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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.

South Sudan foreign minister meets Arab League representative in Juba

May 28 2016
Sudan
Source: 
Radio Tamazuj

The representative of the Arab League in South Sudan, Mohammed Munsif, confirmed their commitment to the return of stability in the country.

Munsif made this statement after a meeting with South Sudan foreign affairs minister Deng Alor on Wednesday.

He added that Egypt and Arab League are reiterating their commitment to the return of stability in South Sudan.

For his part, the minister of foreign affairs Deng Alor said it is important for South Sudan to have a relationship with the Arab League.

Sudan: Detained students face an 'increased risk of torture'

May 26 2016
Sudan
Source: 
Deutsche Welle

In April 2016, government security forces, including national security and riot police, clamped down on student demonstrations against the sale of Khartoum University buildings, as well as the earlier detention of protesters and a range of other issues at campuses across Sudan.

According to HRW, some have been held for more than a month in unknown locations without access to lawyers or contact with their families.

The Deputy Director for HRW's Africa Division, Leslie Lefkow, told DW that the victims were at increased risk of torture.

Sudan Detaining Dozens of Students After Protests

May 25 2016
Sudan
Source: 
Bloomberg

Sudanese authorities have detained dozens of students and activists without charge since protests erupted on university campuses in mid-April, Human Rights Watch said.

Security forces cracked down on the demonstrations in the capital, Khartoum, and other cities using tear gas, rubber bullets and, in some cases, live ammunition, the New York-based rights group said in a statement.

Sudan Opposition Leader Accepts Talks With Government

Jan 04 2016
Sudan
Source: 
Voice of America

A Sudan opposition leader said her party will honor an African Union invitation to hold talks in Ethiopia with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s government to discuss a national dialogue intended to resolve the country’s problems. 

A national dialogue launched last year by President Bashir is currently being held in Sudan. 

Mariam al-Mahdi, daughter of opposition leader Sadig al-Mahdi and vice president of the Umma party has been critical of the current dialogue because it is being held in what she calls, "an unfriendly environment." 

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