UN Experts Urge Sudan to Overturn 'Outrageous Conviction' for Indecent Dressing
[UN News] A group of independent United Nations human rights experts have voiced alarm after a female Sudanese student was sentenced to public flogging and a heavy fine for charges of "indecent dressing," while another received a hefty fine for the same charges, and urged that the convictions be overturned immediately.
Gunmen Rape Four Girls in North Darfur
[Radio Dabanga] Saraf Umra/Tabit -Four girls were raped in Saraf Umra locality and East Jebel Marra in North Darfur state on Thursday and Friday. One of the victims might succumb to her wounds.
Survivors Fight for Air On 'Boat of Death' Off Libya
[UNHCR] Palermo -Abdel pushed his face up to the cracks between the wooden floorboards, gasping for air.
Wave of Opposition Arrests
[HRW] Kampala -Sudanese security agents have arrested, detained, and interrogated at least 17 members of opposition parties since early August 2015. Most of those arrested are affiliated with the Sudanese Congress Party (SCP), which has an active student and youth wing and conducts public rallies and events.
Unamid Special Representative Briefs the AU Commission Chairperson On Developments in Darfur
[African Union] Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - -The Acting Joint Special Representative for the African Union - United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), Amb. Abiodun Oluremi Bashua, briefed the African Union Commission Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, on the latest humanitarian and political developments in Darfur and the region.
Opposition Welcomes AU CommuniquÃ©
[Radio Dabanga] Addis Ababa -The Sudan Appeal opposition coalition welcomed the decision of the AU Peace and Security Council (AUSCP) in its 359th meeting on 25 August. They consider it a firm base for further negotiations with the Sudanese government.
UN Chief Welcomes Signing of South Sudan's President On Peace Deal
[Focac] United Nations -UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday welcomed the signature by President Salva Kiir of the agreement on the resolution of the conflict in the Republic of South Sudan, said a statement of the secretary-general's spokesperson.
More Opposition Parties Applaud AU Statements On Sudan
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Sudan's opposition parties have welcomed the outcomes of the newest African Union Peace and Security Council's meeting on Tuesday. The council repeated the importance of a holistic approach to solve the multiple crises in Sudan and realise a democratic transformation.
Motorcycle Ban Makes East Darfur Farms Difficult to Reach
[Radio Dabanga] Ed Daein -People working on farms in East Darfur state have complained about the effects of the Governor's decision to ban motorcycles as one of his measures to improve the security.
Striking North Darfur Doctors Demand Safety
[Radio Dabanga] El Fasher -The strike of doctors in El Fasher's Teaching Hospital entered its fourth day on Thursday, because of the unpunished assault on a doctor on duty by a member of a paramilitary force. The doctors will only respond to emergency cases.
Homeless Protest the Removal of Their Houses in Khartoum
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The former residents of El Kheirat in the east of the Sudanese capital protested yesterday against the removal of their houses by authorities on Sunday. About 800 houses were demolished the same day, affecting hundreds of families which now live outside.
Special Envoy Inquires About Sudan's Gum Arabic for U.S. Market
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The delegation of the United States Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan held talks with the Sudanese Gum Arabic Company on Thursday and showed interest in whether the country is ready for the US market of gum Arabic.
Food Aid for Displaced in Guldo, Central Darfur
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / Guldo -Some 9,500 displaced in Guldo town in Jebel Marra, Central Darfur, received food aid last week. The World Food Programme (WFP) distributed 90 tons of food aid last Thursday, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Sudan reported in its latest weekly bulletin.
Fight Mars Darfur Inauguration Ceremony
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The inauguration ceremony of Phase Two of the Darfur development projects in the El Salam Rotana Hotel in Khartoum on Wednesday evening was marred when a fight broke out between delegates.
U.S.$200 Million-Contracts for Generating Electricity in East Sudan Signed
[SudaNow] U.S. $200 million-contracts for generating electricity in East Sudan region was signed Thursday at the Friendship Hall in the presence of the First Vice-President General Bakri Hassan Salih, the Minister of Water Resources and electricity Mutaz Musa and a number of senior officials.
'More Than 191,000 South Sudanese Refugees in Sudan' - OCHA
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -As of 19 August, the number of South Sudanese refugees who have taken refuge in Sudan since mid-December 2013 has reached 191,624, according to the UNHCR.
Darfur Students Arrested in Khartoum Court
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Two Darfuri students were arrested in the Khartoum Bahri Criminal Court on Wednesday, after they protested against the process.
Livestock Released On South Darfur Farms
[Radio Dabanga] Nyala Locality -Armed herders drove their livestock onto farms belonging to displaced residents of El Salam camp near Nyala, capital of South Darfur on Monday and Tuesday.
Lightning Kills Five in South Darfur
[Radio Dabanga] Nyala / Um Dafug -Six people were struck by lightning in a thunderstorm in South Darfur on Tuesday. Five died, while a fifth is in hospital with serious burns.
Central Darfur Displaced Reject Model Villages
[Radio Dabanga] Ronga Tas -The more than 30,000 residents of Ronga Tas camp for the displaced in Central Darfur's Azum locality reject the moving of schools and health centres from the camp to model villages constructed by the Darfur Regional Authority DRA).