'Al Bashir Deserves Nobel Prize'
[Radio Dabanga]Khartoum / Cairo -According to the Sudanese Minister of Information, President Omar Al Bashir is a man of peace who should have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for ending the war between Khartoum and the southern Sudanese rebels in 2005. The opposition leader of the National Umma Party (NUP) has called on Al Bashir to step down, suggesting a kind of "soft exit" for him with regard to the indictment by the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Jonglei's Bor Leader Urges IDPs to Return Home
[Sudan Tribune]Bor -Agot Alier Leek, the commissioner of Jonglei state's Bor county, said challenges facing internally displaced people (IDPs) could be minimised if they were to return to their villages and relax "the phenomenon" of wholly depending on humanitarian agencies.
Sudanese Security Prevents Distribution of Ray Al-Aam Newspapers
[Sudan Tribune]Khartoum -Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) on Thursday has prevented distribution of al-Ray al-Aam newspaper saying it published a report that adversely affects Sudanese-Libyan relationship.
S. Sudan Denies Ambassador to Uganda Quit After Receiving Threats
[Sudan Tribune]Juba -South Sudan has vehemently dismissed reports that its ambassador to Uganda has resigned and requested political asylum in the country amid alleged fears that his life was in danger after receiving threats from subordinate staff members.
UN Chief 'Deeply Troubled' By Darfur Mission's Silence
[Radio Dabanga]New York -Unamid's silence when it should report on crimes against civilians and peacekeepers, has 'deeply troubled' the UN Secretary General.
Bread and Petrol Shortages Reported
[Radio Dabanga]Kassala / El Geneina -The town of Kassala in eastern Sudan is facing a severe shortage of bread. In El Geneina, the capital of West Darfur, petrol stations are closed, owing to a lack of fuel.
Two More Children Die in Central Darfur Refugee Camp
[Radio Dabanga]Azum Locality -The death toll in Um Shalaya camp for Chadian refugees in Central Darfur has risen from six to eight since Monday.
Kerry, Karti Discuss Resumption of Talks On Sudan-Us Relations
[Sudan Tribune]Khartoum -US secretary of state John Kerry has requested his Sudanese counterpart, Ali Karti, resume talks on bilateral relations, the Sudanese foreign ministry said on Thursday.
Villager Beheaded in South Darfur
[Radio Dabanga]Gireida Locality -The beheaded body of a displaced man was found near the village of Habouba in Gireida locality, South Darfur, on Wednesday.
Security Arrests Communist Party Members, Blue Nile
[Radio Dabanga]Ed Damazin -Sudan's security agents have arrested a leading member of the Sudanese Communist Party in Blue Nile state on Wednesday, the party's Secretary-General Suleiman Ali said.
IGAD Mediators Urge S. Sudan Rebels to Immediately Cease Hostilities
[Sudan Tribune]Addis Ababa -The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) special envoys have strongly condemned the fresh clashes that occurred between South Sudan's warring parties, urging opposition forces to immediately cease hostilities.
Review Team Clears Unmaid From Accusations of Covering Darfur Crimes
[Sudan Tribune]Khartoum -A UN review team said that the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) did not seek to intentionally cover crimes but criticized the joint operation for underreporting attacks on civilians committed by government militias.
13-Year-Old Gang-Raped in North Darfur
[Radio Dabanga]Tawila Locality -Militiamen gang-raped a displaced girl in the area of Liwi in North Darfur on Thursday.
Five Die in Continued Air Raids On Darfur's East Jebel Marra
[Radio Dabanga]East Jebel Marra -The Sudanese Air Force continued its bombardments on villages in East Jebel Marra for the second consecutive day, killing a father and his four children, as well as dozens of livestock. Again large tracts of farmland and pasture burned to ashes.
Egypt's Diplomat Meets With Ambassadors of Sudan, Libya, Palestine
[Egypt Online]Assistant Foreign Minister for Neighboring Countries' affairs Ambassador Mohammad Badr Al-Din Zayed received on Thursday the ambassadors of Sudan, Libya, and Palestine.
Enhancing the Protection of Women and Girls in Darfur
[Unamid]More than a decade since the fighting broke out, the situation in Darfur continues to be characterized by a lack of human security. Displaced women and girls are perceived to be at greater risk than other conflict-affected populations as their insecure living conditions render them susceptible to sexual and gender-based violence as well as physical assault, harassment, intimidation, extortion, and so forth.
How Tribalism Continues to Direct Governance
[African Arguments]Tribal clashes between Ma'alya and Rizeigat tribes broke out in early January of this year, multiple clashes throughout the year culminated in an all-out war last August in the oil rich State of East Darfur, leaving scores dead and injured from both tribes.
Bafana Bafana, Sudan Afcon 2015 Qualifier Moved to Durban
[SAFA]The CAF Orange Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2015 qualifier between South Africa and Sudan on Saturday, 15 November 2014 has been moved from Mbombela in Nelspruit to Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.
President Bashir Orders Army to Launch Decisive Attack to End Rebellion
[Sudan Tribune]Khartoum -Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir has said that the Sudanese army (SAF) has won more than 40 battles in South Kordofan, Blue Nile and Darfur, recently ordering it to launch a decisive summer attack against rebels.
Two SANDF Soldiers Wounded in Sudan
[SAnews.gov.za]Pretoria -Two South African National Defence Force (SANDF) members have been injured during an ambush near the South African Battalion Base in Kutum, in the northern Darfur region of Sudan.