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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." 

Sudanese opposition starts meeting in France

Nov 12 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The opposition Sudan Call forces have started discussions on ways to coordinate their positions for the upcoming round of negotiations with the Sudanese government over a cessation of hostilities deal, preparing the way for their participation in the national dialogue.

In a statement extended to Sudan TribuneThursday, the opposition groups said the agenda of the meeting includes a review of the past activities and resolutions and the general framework for alternative policies.

High Court rules S Africa should have arrested Bashir

Sep 17 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Al Jazeera

South Africa's High Court has denied the government leave to appeal against a court ruling that it should have arrested Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during a recent visit.

The High Court on Wednesday rejected the government's bid to appeal the ruling that it had a legal duty to arrest the Sudanese president.

"We do not hold the opinion that the appeal has reasonable prospects of success at all," Judge Hans Fabricius said in the country's administrative capital Pretoria.

"The application for leave to appeal is dismissed with costs."

Turabi’s party reveals ongoing contacts to secure al-Mahdi’s return Sudan

Jul 28 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

 Sudan’s Popular Congress Party (PCP) led by Hassan al-Turabi has disclosed ongoing contacts with the exiled leader of the opposition National Umma Party (NUP) al-Sadiq al-Mahdi to convince him to return to the country.

The NUP leader left the country in August 2014 after a month in jail over remarks he made against the government militia known as the Rapid Support Force (RSF).

Bashir to meet with political leaders to discuss start of national dialogue

Jul 28 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

An official in Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) said on Monday that president Omer al-Bashir will hold a meeting with political party leaders next week to schedule the opening session of the national dialogue.

The head of the NCP political sector Mustafa Osman Ismail told reporters that his party did not seek to postpone the dialogue but that the debate took place within the dialogue’s 7 +7 mechanism on the date change.

Opposition’s PCP rejects new delay of Sudan’s dialogue

Jul 24 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The opposition Popular Congress Party (PCP) expressed its opposition to a proposition by the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) to delay the national dialogue to next October saying they can no longer accept a new postponement.

NCP officials said last June they would launch the national dialogue after the end of Ramadan. But, some other members within the ruling party and some dialogue forces said it is better to delay it in order to persuade the holdout forces to take part in the process.

Sole the president has the privilege to appoint DRA chairman : Sissi group

Jul 23 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The National Liberation and Justice Party (NLJP) headed Tijani al-Sissi underscored on Wednesday that the chairman of Darfur Regional Authority (DRA) is appointed by the president of the republic and chosen from the signatories of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD).

The NLJP was reacting to a statement by the Justice and Equality Movement of Bakheit Dabajo (JEM-Dabajo) Tuesday saying they would propose a candidate to the Sudanese president for the DRA chairmanship.

SPLM-N says it received no invitation for meeting with AU mediator

Jul 15 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The rebel group of Sudan People Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) denied media reports published in Khartoum claiming that the head of the African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) Thabo Mbeki invited the group’s Secretary-General Yasir Arman to travel to Addis Ababa for consultations.

SPLM-N spokesperson Ardol Mubarak blamed this report on a member of the Sudanese government negotiating team by the name of Hussein Karshum.

Sudan’s JPF chairman discusses return of NUP leader with presidential assistant

Jul 15 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The chairman of the Just Peace Forum (JPF), al-Tayeb Mustafa, on Wednesday said he discussed with the presidential assistant, Ibrahim Mahmoud, the return of the opposition National Umma Party’s leader, al-Sadiq al-Mahdi, from his voluntary exile.

The NUP leader left the country in August 2014 after a month in jail over remarks he made against the government militia known as the Rapid Support Force (RSF).

Sudan’s dialogue opposition forces to meet with holdout parties

Jul 11 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The chairman of the Just Peace Forum (JPF), al-Tayeb Mustafa, has announced that the opposition forces participating in the government-led dialogue formed a committee to convince the holdout political forces to join the process.

Mustafa also said the dialogue opposition parties would meet with the government parties soon in order to move the dialogue process forward.

Govt reiterates rejection of foreign involvement in Sudan’s dialogue as opposition supports it

Jul 09 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

foreign minister Ibrahim Ghandour reiterated his rejection for external intervention in Sudan’s affairs and praised the role of the African Union mediation in this respect, while the leader of the opposition National Umma Party Sadiq al-Mahdi called on the African Union to support the involvement of the international community to achieve peace in the country.

Government rejects opposition call for UN resolution over Sudan peace process

Jul 09 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

 The Sudanese government Thursday rejected a call by the National Umma Party (NUP) leader Sadiq al-Mahdi for a new peace process supported by a resolution from the United Nations Security Council under Chapter Seven.

On Wednesday, al-Mahdi accused the Sudanese government of killing the national dialogue and called on the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union to adopt a news peace process where the mediation is consolidated by including international partners. He also called to empower the mediators to judge the actions of the Sudanese antagonists .

SPLM-N rebels reiterate calls for new peace process in Sudan

Jul 08 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The secretary-general of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), Yasir Arman, said his group won’t participate in a peace process designed to allow the regime win time and covers its crimes, pointing they wouldn’t start negotiations from where the last round of talks has stopped.

Arman stressed they are currently mobilizing internal, regional and international public opinion to launch a new peace process that tackles the two key issues: stopping the war and addressing the humanitarian crisis, and allowing freedoms.

Bashir government is formed on tribal lines : Turabi

Jul 06 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The leader of the Islamist opposition Popular Congress Party (PCP) Hassan al-Turabi harshly criticized the new government of president Omer Hassan al-Bashir saying it is formed along tribal lines.

Al-Turabi who is the only opposition leader supporting the national dialogue remained silent and refused to speak publically about the delay in the political process or to criticize the ruling National Congress Party (NCP). But, he refused that his party participate in the general election last April.

Sudan’s opposition party denies participation in NCP-led dialogue

Jul 05 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

-The opposition Sudanese Congress Party (SCoP) led by Ibrahim al-Sheikh has dismissed press reports claiming that it decided to join the national dialogue.

Al-Siyasi newspaper on Sunday quoted the member of the dialogue coordination body known as 7+7, Aboud Jaber, as saying that the SCoP would join the national dialogue.

However, the SCoP , in a statement issued on Sunday, denied Jaber’s statement, describing the government-led dialogue as “infamous”.

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