Gov't Changes Law That Left Rape Victims Punished for Adultery
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Sudan has overhauled a law that led to rape victims being put on trial for adultery, a crime punishable by jail, flogging or even stoning.
U.S. $81 Million Announced to Fight Malaria in Sudan
[UNDP] Geneva -A new agreement reached in Sudan by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is set to provide a major boost in the fight against malaria in the country.
Unamid Peacekeepers Repel Two Attacks in South Darfur
[Unamid] El Fasher -UNAMID peacekeepers have repelled two attacks by unidentified armed men in Kass, 85 kilometers north-west of Nyala, South Darfur. The ensuing exchange of fire resulted in at least four attackers killed and six peacekeepers and one assailant injured.
Troika Statement On Elections in Sudan
[PR Newswire] London -Troika members regret the Government of Sudan's failure to create a free and fair elections environment.
Militiamen Kill Security Officer in El Fasher, North Darfur
[Radio Dabanga] El Fasher -Militiamen stabbed a Central Reserve Forces member to death northeast of El Fasher, North Darfur, on Wednesday. One of his colleagues was wounded in the same incident. One of the perpetrators was recognised by witnesses who found his mobile phone.
The Chaos in Darfur
Sudanese Court Preliminarily Sentences Egyptian Fishermen for Breaching Waters - State Agency
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -A Sudanese court sentenced 29 Egyptian fishermen and sailors to pay a fine of 5,000 Sudanese pounds each or to two years in jail for anyone who fails to pay, on Thursday, state news agency MENA said.
Sudan Elections - Rumours of Ruling Party's Death Greatly Exaggerated
[African Arguments] It looks like a funeral, it sounds like a funeral - but it isn't, not really.
Sudanese NGOs to Stop Health Services in South Darfur
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -A number of national organisations providing health services in the South Darfur camps for the displaced will be forced to halt their services because of financial constraints.
Nearly 8 Million Children in Sudan to Be Vaccinated Against Measles
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / Geneva / Nairobi -The Sudanese Ministry of Health, with support from Unicef and national partners, today launched a massive campaign to immunise 7.9 million children, aged six months to 15 years against the life-threatening disease.
2,240 People Homeless in South Kordofan's Habila
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -An inter-agency mission visited Habila on 6 April to assess the needs of 13,000 people who fled the town during an attack by the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) on the town on 28 March, and returned after the situation had calmed again.
One Sudanese Killed, Three Chadians Injured in Libya
[Radio Dabanga] Tripoli -In an attack by gunmen in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, a Sudanese national was killed and three Chadians were seriously injured.
Solidarity Committee Protest in Khartoum
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Committee of Solidarity with the Victims of the September Demonstrations held a sit-in in front of the National Human Rights Commission in Khartoum on Wednesday.
'Collapse of Security Situation in Darfur' - Umma Party, ICG
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / Nairobi-Brussels -The National Umma Party (NUP) has warned for a complete collapse of the security situation in Sudan's western region. In its latest report on Darfur, the International Crisis Group (ICG) calls on the Sudanese government to address the "concerns of all Darfur communities on issues such as security, land ownership, services and development".
Cooking Gas and Bread Crises Continue
[Radio Dabanga] New Halfa / Kurti / Khartoum -The people in eastern and northern Sudan continue to suffer from a shortage of wheat flour. The Ministry of Agriculture plans to reach "wheat self sufficiency" by 2019.
South Darfur Finance Ministry Official Killed in Nyala
[Radio Dabanga] Nyala -A senior official of the South Darfur Ministry of Finance was killed in Nyala on Tuesday evening.
MSF Supports the Ministry of Health to Respond to Measles Outbreak
[MSF] M√©decins Sans Fronti√®res (MSF) is supporting the Sudanese Ministry of Health (MoH) to respond to a measles outbreak in parts of Sudan. In North Darfur, a mass vaccination was launched at the end of March, 2015 to stem the outbreak and increase the immunisation coverage in the population.
The Real Stakes of Sudan's Elections
[ISS] Sudan's presidential and parliamentary elections were held from 13 April, and lasted four days due to the low voter turnout. They are estimated to have cost as much as US$600 million and were closely overseen by the country's omnipresent National Intelligence and Security Service.
Observers Say Election Does Not Reflect 'Will of the People'
[Radio Dabanga] Washington DC -The United States, the United Kingdom, and Norway (the members of the 'Sudan Troika') announced in a press release yesterday that they do not consider the Sudanese election held last week to express the will of the people.
Al-Bashir Cancels Indonesia Trip
[HRW] So far, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has avoided arrest for alleged international crimes - including genocide - committed in Darfur. But his world has certainly gotten smaller.