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2015-05-23 Students Attacked Inside University in Khartoum
[Radio Dabanga] Omdurman -Students in a discussion corner in El Ahliya University came under attack by other students on Thursday. At least eleven students, mainly from Darfur, were injured. In addition, two students were detained by security service troops.

2015-05-20 Sudan, ISIS and Radical Islam - Examining a Contradictory Approach
[African Arguments] When Sudan's Vice-President Hassabo Abdul Rahman declared on 22nd March 2015 the "non-existence of any signs of extremism or [related] terrorism" in his country, the irony could not have been greater. Just a day earlier a group of nine Sudanese university students, four women and five men, had traveled in secret to Turkey and then into ISIS-controlled territory in Syria.

2015-05-22 Unamid Donates Women's Clothing to the Displaced in Zalingei, Central Darfur
[Unamid] Zalingei -UNAMID donated one hundred pieces of clothing to women at Taiba camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Zalingei, Central Darfur, as part of the Mission's celebration of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, observed annually on 29 May. The event was attended by community leaders, IDPs and representatives of UNAMID.

2015-05-22 Two High-Level UN Human Rights Delegations Visit Darfur
[Unamid] The Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, Rashida Manjoo, and the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, visited Darfur consecutively from 18 to 21 May as part of their missions to Sudan.

2015-05-22 UN Human Rights Expert Concerned About Future of Darfur Displaced
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -At the end of his first mission to Sudan, the UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the country, Aristide Nononsi, gave a press briefing in Khartoum.

2015-05-22 Militiamen Release Livestock By Force On North Darfur Farmlands
[Radio Dabanga] Tawila Locality -A displaced man was shot near Tina, Tawila locality, on Wednesday, in an attack by militiamen, who wanted to enter their livestock on farmlands in the area.

2015-05-22 EU Ambassador Stresses Need for Sudanese Dialogue
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Assistant to the President of Sudan, Dr Ibrahim Ghandour received EU Ambassador Tomas Ulicny at his office in the Republican Palace in Khartoum today.

2015-05-22 Sudanese Novelist Wins Major Regional Award
[SudaNow] Doha -The Sudanese novelist Amir Taj al-Sir is among the five Arab novelists who won the Qatari Arab Novel Award "Katara", the biggest prize of its kind in the Arab world.

2015-05-22 Workshop On EEBC Ruling Conducted in Republic of Sudan
[Shabait] Asmara -A workshop organized by the Eritrean Embassy in the Republic of Sudan was conducted this week pertaining to the final and binding resolution of the Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission's ruling on border delimitation.

2015-05-20 Power Cuts, Drinking Water Crisis in Eastern Sudan
[Radio Dabanga] Port Sudan / El Gedaref -The people living in Port Sudan are suffering from long daily power cuts since one month. In El Gedaref state, also in eastern Sudan, villagers are complaining of an acute drinking water crisis.

2015-05-21 Sudanese Opposition Leader Prevented From Travelling Abroad
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Security officers at Khartoum International Airport on Tuesday prevented Farouk Abu Eisa, chairman of the National Consensus Forces, a coalition of opposition parties, from leaving the country.

2015-05-21 'Darfuri Students Still Targeted in Khartoum' - Students Association
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Darfur Students Association (DSA) has demanded the release of the Darfuri students being held in Khartoum. In a statement on Wednesday, the Association reported that Darfuri students are still being harassed and assaulted in the country's capital.

2015-05-21 North Darfur Army Troops to Protect Kutum Market
[Radio Dabanga] Kutum -The traders at the market of Kutum have lifted their strike on Tuesday, after the government of North Darfur affirmed it will provide protection to the market stores.

2015-05-21 Unrest in South Darfur Over Ban On Tea Sellers, Teachers' Salaries
[Radio Dabanga] Gireida -On Wednesday, tea sellers from the Gireida camp for the displaced in South Darfur staged a sit-in on Wednesday, in front of the offices of the security apparatus and the locality commissioner, against the detention of a colleague. The teachers of Gireida town embarked on a strike in protest against the reduction of their salaries.

2015-05-21 'Sudanese Forces Torch Villages in Blue Nile State' - Arab Coalition, Fayda
[Radio Dabanga] Bau Locality -Fayda Organisation, operating in Blue Nile state, and the Arab Coalition for Sudan have expressed their concern about the violence employed by government forces against villagers in Bau locality.

2015-05-21 Head of Student Association Abused in Khartoum
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The head of the students' association of an university in El Manaseer, northern Sudan, was taken from the centre of Khartoum on Monday by allegedly the security service apparatus, and beaten in an office before his release.

2015-05-21 East Darfur Authorises Arrests of 'Tribal Clash Agitators'
[Radio Dabanga] Abu Karinka / Khartoum -The Governor of East Darfur has announced granting full authorisation to the forces that are deployed to arrest "outlaws and agitators" who were involved in the tribal clashes between Rizeigat and Ma'aliya in Abu Karinka on 11 May. Sudan's ruling party has planned the voluntarily disarmament of the two tribes.

2015-05-21 Displacement Follows Attacks By RSF in Darfur's Jebel Marra
[Radio Dabanga] Tawila -The majority of the population in the areas of Tabit, Shangil Tobaya, and Tawila in East Jebel Marra have left their houses in fear of more attacks by Sudanese paramilitary forces.

2015-05-21 Kass Official Accused of Rape in South Darfur
[Radio Dabanga] Kass -People have accused the executive director of Kass locality in South Darfur of raping a 14-year-old, displaced girl. Relatives claimed that the girl and a witness are being held at the police station.

2015-05-21 Trial Against South Sudanese Priests Delayed
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum North -The trial procedures of the two held South Sudanese priests in Khartoum North were delayed by the criminal court on Tuesday, and are planned to continue on 31 May.

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