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2014-08-29 Female Activists Arrested Calling for Release of Opposition Figure
[Sudan Tribune]Khartoum -Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) arrested 16 activists who are part of the "No to oppression of women" initiative during their vigil in front of the Omdurman women's prison on Thursday, to demand the release of deputy chairman of the National Umma Party (NUP) Mariam al-Sadiq al-Mahdi.

2014-08-29 Security Detains Women Protesters in Omdurman
[Radio Dabanga]Omdurman -The security services detained 16 activists of the "No to women's oppression" group, who staged a protest in front of Omdurman women prison today.

2014-08-29 UN Suspends All Flights to S. Sudan's Oil-Rich Town
[Sudan Tribune]Juba -The United Nations has suspended all flights to South Sudan's Unity state capital after its cargo helicopter crashed early this week killing three Russian crew members.

2014-08-29 Sudan Says Suspected Ebola Patient Died of Aids
[Sudan Tribune]Khartoum -The Darfur Regional Authority (DRA) announced that a "weakly suspected" Ebola virus case was infected with HIV. The patient whose identity was not disclosed came from the Chadian town of Abeche and suffered from viral hemorrhagic fever.

2014-08-29 ICRC Signs Country Agreement With Government
[ICRC]Khartoum/Geneva -Sudan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today signed a newly revised country agreement. The legal document formalizes relations between the Sudanese authorities and the ICRC, and will replace a previous agreement dating from 1984.

2014-08-29 Sudan - ICRC Signs Country Agreement With Government
[PR Newswire]Geneva -Sudan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today signed a newly revised country agreement. The legal document formalizes relations between the Sudanese authorities and the ICRC, and will replace a previous agreement dating from 1984.

2014-08-29 Ruling Party Welcomes Efforts to Bring Opposition to Dialogue Process
[Sudan Tribune]Khartoum -The ruling National Congress Party (NCP) has welcomed efforts exerted by opposition parties participating in the national dialogue to convince those who refuse the process to join it.

2014-08-29 Abbala-Beni Hussein Clashes Continue in North Darfur
[Radio Dabanga]El Sareif Beni Hussein -Fighting between militants of the Abbala and Beni Hussein tribes continued for the second consecutive day on Thursday in North Darfur. Sources in the El Sareif Beni Hussein locality reported that the clashes have been taking place in Hijer Tigeiteeg and Um Madsees areas until Thursday evening.

2014-08-29 Red Cross Signs Country Agreement With Sudan Government
[Radio Dabanga]Khartoum -Sudan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today signed a newly revised country agreement.

2014-08-29 Sudan and Red Cross Sign Headquarters Agreement
[Sudan Tribune]Khartoum -Sudan and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) signed a new headquarters agreement, said the international humanitarian organisation in a statement released on Thursday.

2014-08-29 Sudan - Health of Detained Journalist Deteriorating
[Radio Dabanga]Khartoum / El Obeid -The health of journalist Hassan Ishag, detained since June this year, is worsening. The Sudanese Journalists Organisation for Human Rights reported to Radio Dabanga that they have obtained information confirming the worsening of Ishag's health condition. The El Jareeda newspaper correspondent is currently held in custody by the security service in El Obeid, capital of North Kordofan.

2014-08-29 More Than 50 Darfur Displaced Die From Diarrhoea
[Radio Dabanga]Central Darfur / North Darfur -In Nierteti, Central Darfur, 18 children died this week from fever and diarrhoea. In Saraf Umra, North Darfur, at least 20 displaced died of the same ailments. In the Abu Shouk and Korma camps, North Darfur, 21 people died from diarrhoea, eight of them children.

2014-08-29 South Darfur Education Strike Ends With Payment of Arrears
[Radio Dabanga]Nyala -Teachers and other staff members of the Ministry of Education in South Darfur State have ended their strike after they received their monthly entitlements and arrears on Tuesday.

2014-08-29 UNAMID Mandate Extended, UN Security Council Calls for Revised Focus
[Radio Dabanga]New York -The UN Security Council (UNSC) has extended for the mandate of the AU-UN joint mission in Darfur for one year, and asked the mission to focus on its revised strategic priorities.

2014-08-28 Um Dukhun Commissioner Visits UNAMID Office in Zalingei
[Unamid]On 27 August 2014, Mr. Mohamed Awad, Commissioner of the Um Dukhun locality, Central Darfur, visited UNAMID headquarters in Zalingei and met with Mr. Enos Chuma, Acting Head of Office(HoO). The visit was targeted at discussing issues related to developmental projects in Um Dukhun.

2014-08-28 EU Launches New Education Projects in Sudan
[Sudan Tribune]Khartoum -The European Union (EU) mission in Sudan along with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) launched two EU-funded projects aimed at strengthening access to primary education in Gedaref, Red Sea, Kassala, Blue Nile, South Kordofan and Darfur states.

2014-08-28 Parliament Unseats Lawmakers in Conflict With Government
[Sudan Tribune]Juba -The South Sudanese parliament has removed 23 members who are in conflict with the government, declaring their positions vacant on the grounds that they absented themselves for 12 successive sittings without permission.

2014-08-28 Security Council Extends UNAMID Mandate, Calls for Revised Focus
[Sudan Tribune]Khartoum -The UN Security Council (UNSC) has extended for the mandate of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) for one year and asked the hybrid operation to focus on its revised strategic priorities.

2014-08-28 Nile Basin Tension Mounts As Waters Decline
[VOA]Today, nearly a billion people in the developing world don't have access to clean, safe drinking water. In sub-Saharan Africa, people's true potential is restricted by time lost trying to gather water and energy spent suffering from water-borne diseases. Education is lost to sickness. Economic development fails when people have to fight for survival.

2014-08-27 Govt to Begin Implementation of Security Arrangement With Ex-Darfur Rebels
[Sudan Tribune]Khartoum -The head of Darfur Regional Authority (DRA) al-Tijani al-Sissi announced that the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and the national police will soon integrate all the combatants of the former rebel groups which are signatory of peace agreements.

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