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Minister proposes to ban political activities in universities

Jun 29 2016
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

Higher Education Minister, Sumayia Abu Kosha Tuesday proposed to ban armed political activities in the Sudanese universities .

In last April and May, several universities witnessed protests and clashes between students supporting armed groups in Darfur and the Tow Areas and those who are backing the ruling National Congress Party (NCP).

May government officials accused the armed groups of trying to export violence to the Sudanese universities through their sympathisers.

EU welcomes Sudan’s truce call for negotiated settlement

Jun 28 2016
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The European Union on Monday has welcomed the unilateral cessation of hostilities by the Sudanese government and called on the warring parties to move forward for peace in Sudan.

The spokeswoman for the EU’s foreign service, Catherine Ray, said the four-month unilateral truce announced earlier this month comes after a similar gesture by the alliance of rebel groups Sudan Revolutionary Front (SAF)in April 2016.

Sudan’s ruling party says opposition failed to carry out uprising

Jun 27 2016
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

A leading member in the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) Nafie Ali Nafie has resumed verbal attacks on the opposition groups, saying all their attempts to lead a popular uprising “intifada” have failed.

Nafie resigned from his post as presidential assistant and NCP deputy chairman in December 2013 after wide changes in the government.

Sudan’s dialogue welcomes international efforts to bring opposition on board

Jun 24 2016
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The National Dialogue Coordination Committee (7+7) has welcomed the ongoing regional and international efforts to persuade opposition forces and armed movements to sign an African Union brokered roadmap for peace in Sudan.

Last March, the Sudanese government signed a framework agreement calling to stop war in Blue Nile, Darfur, and South Kordofan and to engage in the national dialogue process.

Authorities impose curfew in Western Lakes capital

Jun 22 2016
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

Authorities in South Sudan’ Western Lakes state, have imposed a curfew in the capital, Rumbek from 7:00pm to 7:00am [local time] every day.

The move, a senior state official said, is part of a new security measure aimed at controlling revenge killings and lootings in Rumbek town.

The state council of ministers, in a security briefing to the governor, said Rumbek was to be divided into four zones. Each zone has a commander to quell down insecurity.

The council of minister also sanctioned travelers and those who often walked at night to avoid risks during curfew time.

S. Sudan’s opposition party warns of disintegration

Jun 21 2016
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The leader of South Sudan’s opposition People’s Liberal Party (PLP), Peter Mayen Majongdit said the young nation was at the verge of collapsing unless the international community rescues it.

“External intervention is necessary before it is too late,” warned the outspoken opposition party chairman.

“Am appealing to the leaders of government of national unity to harmonize their leadership and forget the past, only spirit of cooperation and harmonization on the leadership shall pave ways for reconciliation which is powerful tool in rebuilding the country,” he added.

Will the Arab Winter spring again in Sudan?

Jun 14 2016
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The Arab Spring that swept across the Middle East and succeeded in overthrowing three dictatorships in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya in 2011 was a pivotal point in the history of nations.

Despite the subsequent descent into the "Arab Winter", the peaceful protests of young people were heroic. The movement demonstrated the power of the people against the status quo and the grip of repressive regimes.

Darfur Regional Authority officially dissolved

Jun 13 2016
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

Sudanese government Monday, announced the official dissolution of Darfur Regional Authority (DRA) and Darfur Peace Office, indicating that the implementation of peace agreement in Darfur region.

The DRA was established in line with the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD), which was signed in July 2011, by the Government of Sudan and former rebel Liberation and Justice Movement, and the Justice and Equality Movement-Dabajo in April 2013.

Sudan’s dialogue general assembly to be held on August 6th: dialogue body

Jun 12 2016
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

Sudan’s dialogue body known as 7+7 committee has said that the national dialogue’s general assembly would be held on August 6th.

The announcement came after a meeting between the 7+7 committee and President Omer al-Bashir on Sunday.

Member of the 7+7 committee,Information Minister and Government Spokesperson Ahmed Bilal Osman told reporters following the meeting that the national dialogue “came to an end and we are waiting for the general assembly to approve the recommendations which would pave the way for the great shift in Sudan”.

Sudan FM calls on UN chief to put pressure on holdout groups

Jun 10 2016
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

Sudanese Minister of Foreign Affairs has called on the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to intensify pressures on the armed groups and opposition parties to sign the African Union Roadmap Agreement for peace in Sudan.

According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday, Ghandour who is currently in New York briefed Ban Ki Moon on the outcome of the national dialogue and the efforts exerted to convince holdout opposition groups to join the peace process.

South Sudan resumes talks with Sudan on independence issues

Jun 06 2016
Sudan
Source: 
New Vision

South Sudan resumed talks with Sudan on Sunday on a raft of thorny issues, including borders and oil revenues, still outstanding from its 2011 secession.

The south's foreign affairs, defence, interior and oil ministers travelled to Khartoum for the talks, the first since a unity government was formed in Juba last month in a bid to end its devastating civil war.

"There are some difficulties in our relations," South Sudanese Foreign Minister Deng Alor acknowledged at a joint press conference with his Sudanese counterpart Ibrahim Ghandour.

UNHCR urges Sudan to stop deporting Eritreans

Jun 03 2016
Sudan
Source: 
New Vision

The UN refugee agency on Thursday urged Sudan, a key transit route for migrants bound for Europe, to stop "forcibly" deporting hundreds of Eritrean back to their country.

Many of those sent back were arrested as they tried to enter Libya from Sudan, with which the European Union is trying to work to manage the flow of migrants hoping to cross the Mediterranean.

UNHCR's concerns over "collective expulsions" of Eritreans came a day after Human Rights Watch (HRW) said the deported Eritreans were likely to face abuse from a repressive government in their country.

South Sudan presidency agrees to review 28 states

Jun 02 2016
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

 In unexpected move which is described as a breakthrough, the South Sudan’s presidency has agreed to review the 28 states and come up with a recommendation on the number of new states within 30 days.Kiir, First Vice President, Riek Machar and Vice President, James Wani, at the presidential palace on Wednesday.

In a joint statement to the press by the two deputies after the meeting, a committee of 15 members will be constituted from all the parties to the August 2015 peace agreement and from the international partners to come up with recommendation on new states.

Sudan’s Bashir to attend regional summit in Mauritania in July

May 30 2016
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir would head his country’s delegation participating in the upcoming Arab League (AL) summit which will be held in the capital of Mauritania, Nouakchott in July, said Sudan’s state foreign minister

The Sudanese president visited Mauritania two times since the ICC issued the arrest warrants.Bashir is under two International Criminal Court (ICC) arrest warrants since 2008 for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes allegedly committed in Darfur.

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