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2014-09-19 Ruling Party Slams Calls for Truce and Transitional Government
[Sudan Tribune]Khartoum -Sudanese presidential aide, Ibrahim Ghandour, has reiterated his government rejection for any discussions outside Sudan and slammed call for cessation of hostilities and the formation of a transitional government.

2014-09-19 Human Rights Defender Hassan Ishaq On Hunger Strike in Detention
[Fahamu]The journalist and human rights activist suffers from constant migraines and severe back pain as a result of a beating to his head, back and legs. Despite this, he has been denied medical access. His lawyer's letters to the prison administration to take Hassan Ishaq's medical condition seriously and grant him access to medical care have been ignored

2014-09-19 Ethiopia, Sudan Houses Sign MoU
[ERTA]The Sudanese National Assembly Speaker said he could witness that Ethiopia is building its capacity in manufacturing industry in an effort to join middle income nations within a decade.

2014-09-19 Hackers Attack Website That Covers Sudan's War-Torn Regions
[RSF]The website is concerned for its correspondents after the DDoS attack

2014-09-19 W. Bahr El Ghazal Governor Slams Allegations of Interference
[Sudan Tribune]Wau -The governor of South Sudan's Western Bahr el Ghazal state, Rizik Zackaria Hassan, has dismissed criticism directed at him over his handling of the budget and interference in parliamentary affairs.

2014-09-19 Humanitarian Aid Will Not Resolve S. Sudan Conflict - EU
[Sudan Tribune]Juba -A visiting European Union (EU) representative has warned that no amount of aid assistance can avert a looming famine in South Sudan, which is expected to affect some 3.7 million people.

2014-09-19 N. Bahr El Ghazal Denies Looming Cabinet Resignation
[Sudan Tribune]Juba -Authorities in South Sudan's Northern Bahr el Ghazal state have dismissed reports that a number of its cabinet ministers wanted to resign due to existing political differences with the caretaker governor, Kuel Aguer Kuel.

2014-09-19 President Sacks Heads of State TV and Radio
[Sudan Tribune]Khartoum -Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir conducted a shakeup of state-owned media outlets on Thursday, removing the managing director of Sudan TV, Mohammed Hatem Suleiman, and his counterpart at Sudan Radio, Muatassim Fadl, from their posts.

2014-09-19 Sudan Troika Welcome New Push At National Dialogue
[Sudan Tribune]Khartoum -Members of a troika group comprised of Norway, United Kingdom and the United States issued a statement on Thursday welcoming "recent efforts to reinvigorate a process of genuine national dialogue in Sudan".

2014-09-19 Nine Civilians Sentenced by Military Court
[Radio Dabanga]El Obeid / Khartoum -On Sunday, the Military Court of El Obeid, North Kordofan, sentenced nine citizens from Darfur and South Kordofan to seven years imprisonment.

2014-09-19 Sudan Documentary Wins People's Award in Canada
[Radio Dabanga]Toronto -The documentary film, Beats of the Antonov, shot and directed by the Sudanese filmmaker Hajooj Kuka has won the People's Choice Documentary Award at the 39th International Film Festival of Toronto in Canada.

2014-09-19 Killing of Sudanese Soldier in East Darfur Leads to 'Chaos'
[Radio Dabanga]Yassin Locality -A Sudanese army soldier was shot dead in Yassin locality, East Darfur, on Wednesday.

2014-09-19 Mass Resignation Looms in N. Bahr El Ghazal State
[Sudan Tribune]Aweil/Juba -Almost half of South Sudan's Northern Bahr el Ghazal state ministers are set to resign from government in coming days, a cabinet member told Sudan Tribune.

2014-09-19 'ThereiIs No Military Solution to the Conflicts in Sudan' - Troika
[Radio Dabanga]Washington / London / Oslo -The members of the 'Sudan Troika', the USA, UK, and Norway, welcome the "recent efforts to reinvigorate a process of genuine national dialogue in Sudan".

2014-09-19 Juba to Delay Expelling Foreign Workers
[Sudan Tribune]Juba -South Sudan government backtracked on expelling foreign nationals working with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and private companies by mid-October after apparently fierce criticism from neighbours.

2014-09-18 Ivory Poaching Funds Insurgencies
[African Arguments]At the beginning of August, the minutes of a meeting of intelligence chiefs from African states were released, revealing the extent to which poaching and the smuggling of ivory and rhino horn were being used to fund insurgent groups in South Sudan, Al Shabaab in Somalia and the Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).

2014-09-18 UN Mission Urges Feuding Groups to Reconcile
[Unamid]As part of ongoing efforts to diffuse tension between the Maalia and Reizeigat, UNAMID, World Food Programme, UNICEF and OCHA conducted an assessment visit to Adila locality in East Darfur on 16 September 2014 to assess the security situation. This is the first time that such a mission has been undertaken to the conflict area since clashes erupted between Maalia and Reizeigat in 2013.

2014-09-18 Downpours Destroy More Than 3,700 Homes in Darfur
[Radio Dabanga]Nierteti Locality / Kalma Camp -Heavy downpours destroyed more than 3,000 homes at the Nierteti camps in Central Darfur on Monday and Tuesday. More than 700 homes collapsed in South Darfur's Kalma camp owing to torrential rains and floods this week.

2014-09-18 Breaking Report Exposes Sudan's Hidden Economic Implosion
[ENOUGH]The Sudanese economy faces serious economic vulnerabilities that have been hidden by the government and whitewashed by the IMF and World Bank, reveals a breaking report published today by the Enough Project, "Watching the Bubble Burst: Political Implications of Sudan's Economic Implosion."

2014-09-17 Observers Fail to Record Nuba Abuses
[Nuba Reports]As violence and rebellion burn across Sudan, delegates from around the world have gathered in Geneva to discuss human rights in the war-torn country.

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