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Mon, 22 May 2017 12:30:00 -0400

As Ethiopian Seeks to Head WHO, Outbreak at Home Raises Questions
Ethiopia is battling an outbreak of acute watery diarrhea (AWD) that has affected more than 32,000 people.  At the same time, Ethiopia's former minister of health, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, is a candidate to lead the World Health Organization.   The two facts are linked in that critics of Tedros say he has tried to minimize the outbreak by refusing to classify it as cholera, a label that could harm Ethiopia’s economic growth. The WHO's 194 member states will gather...

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:27:52 -0400

More Than 31 Million Internally Displaced in 2016
More than 30 million people were displaced within their own countries last year, says a new report.   The Internal Displacement Monitoring Center and the Norwegian Refugee Council cite conflict, criminal violence and natural disasters as the driving force behind the uprooting of tens of millions.   “When a family is pushed out of their home, sometimes for years, it is a sign something is wrong in a nation, the locality, but also in international relations,” Norwegian Refugee...

Mon, 22 May 2017 02:48:27 -0400

Local Radio: Tunisia Protesters Close Second Oil Pump Station
Tunisian protesters demanding jobs have closed down a second oil pumping station in the south in defiance of government attempts to protect oil and gasfields with troops and negotiate an end to unrest, two local radios reported on Sunday. Protesters peacefully shut a pumping station at Faouar in southern Kebili province, where French oil company Perenco operates, according to one local witness and Mosaique FM and Shems FM radio stations. "We shut down the pumping station for...

Sun, 21 May 2017 10:54:12 -0400

Nigerian Troops Battle Boko Haram in Lake Chad Area
Nigerian troops fought Boko Haram in the Lake Chad area on Saturday, killing 13 of the Islamic extremists and arresting 10 others, including 6 women believed to have helped smuggle supplies to the insurgents, said an army spokesman.   Soldiers of the of 8 Task Force Battalion spent 72 hours clearing the location where the Boko Haram fighters were hiding, said battalion spokesman Col. Timothy Antigha. Many other Boko Haram fighters were wounded by gunfire, he said.   The troops,...

Sun, 21 May 2017 08:25:20 -0400
Sudan and Southern Sudan: separate nations
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3 persons killed in South Darfur ammunition depot blast

May 21, 2017 (NYALA) - Three people were killed and more than 20 others injured on Sunday after an explosion in an ammunition depot belonging to the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in Nyala, the capital of South Darfur State.
Sudan Tribune correspondent in Nyala said the blast sent explosive projectiles and bullets for long distances killing one resident at Raig neighbourhood and two children at Al-Masanei neighbourhood.
He pointed out that the deafening sound of the blast sent panic waves (...)

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Darfur groups say they killed 214 government troops in recent clashes

May 21, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan Liberation Movement - Minni Minnawi (SLM-MM) and a splinter group from the SLM- Abdel Wahid said they killed 214 government troops in recent clashes in North and East Darfur states on Friday 19 May.
In a joint statement, the SLM-MM and the SLM-Transitional Council said the enemy suffered heavy losses in lives and equipment in the battles that extended from the far north of Darfur to south and east Darfur.
The enemy lost 214 people of different ranks (...)

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Gbudue state forms Ebola monitoring task force

May 18, 2017 (YAMBIO) – The Government Gbudue, one of South Sudan's newly states, has formed a task force to monitor an Ebola disease outbreak.
The state health minister, Hussein Enoka said the task force, which comprises of other health partners, is mandated to monitor the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The taskforce, comprising of 17 members selected from various health institutions, will monitor and report Ebola related cases.
“We have formed our task force (...)

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Khartoum Juba agree on strategies to secure Sudan's debt relief

May 21, 2017 (ADDIS ABABA) - Last Friday during a tripartite held in Addis Ababa, Sudan and South Sudan agreed on strategies for engaging creditors and donors. to relief Sudan from its debt before the secession of South Sudan in 2011.
The Tripartite Committee was established under the Cooperation Agreement of 2012 between Sudan and South Sudan to jointly pursue debt relief, lifting of Sudanese sanctions and economic assistance to Sudan and South Sudan.
Facilitated by the African Union (...)

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National dialogue building nation

By Amb. Dhano Obongo
Initially, I congratulate and commend H.E the President of the Republic of South Sudan, Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit, for recognising the need for a national dialogue among 64 ethnic groups, various political groups, etc. Motivating the concept of such a conference is the conflict of 2013 rival SPLM factions over leadership.
I would like to identify some concepts for consideration in conducting this planned consultation:- • Ending current meaningless ongoing conflict in (...)

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Over seven people killed outside South Sudan's Yambio

May 19, 2017 (YAMBIO) – At least seven people have been killed in Rirangu Payam of Yambio County by unknown gunmen during the past two days creating panic among farmers in South Sudan's Gbudue State
An eyewitness told Sudan Tribune on Friday that many people have been killed by unidentified armed men in uniform in Rirangu. The victims are mostly the farmers who went to the area to cultivate their lands.
“Over seven people have been killed by unknown men wearing military uniform in Rirangu (...)

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RSF militia says they killed Minnawi forces commander in N Darfur clashes

May 20, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The government militia Rapid Support Forces (RSF) claimed they killed the commander of the Sudan Liberation Movement Minni Minnaxwi (SLM-MM) during fierce clashes in North Darfur State on Saturday.
The RSF has managed to defeat the rebels and kill SLM-MM General Commander Juma Mundi, said RSF Commander Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, (aka Hametti) in statements to the official news agency SUNA on Saturday evening.
He added they also killed and captured a number of SLM-MM (...)

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Religious leaders call for inclusive dialogue to end South Sudan conflict

May 21, 2017 (JUBA) – Christian and Muslim leaders in South Sudan have reiterated their call for tolerance and peace, following the surge of attacks by armed groups despite the preparations for the country's national dialogue.
“Without a doubt, the swearing in of the members of the dialogue being organised by the government will mark the beginning of a long march together. Hand in hand, Christians and Muslims looking in the same direction in order to eradicate violence, suspicious, mistrust (...)

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Riyadh making efforts to achieve full lift of U.S. sanctions on Sudan:envoy

May 20, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Saudi ambassador to Khartoum Ali bin Hassan Jaafar has revealed efforts by his country to achieve a permanent lift of U.S. sanctions imposed on Sudan in June.
Last January, former President Barack Obama eased the 19-year economic and trade sanctions on Sudan. The decision came as a response to the collaboration of the Sudanese government on various issues including the fight against terrorism.
Washington is involved in a five-track engagement process with the (...)

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S. Sudanese army killed 114 civilians in 6 months: UN

May 20, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudanese government forces killed 114 civilians in Yei, a town located about 100 miles from the capital, Juba between July 2016 and January 2017, the United Nations said.
The U.N, in a new report, also documented various crimes of rape, looting and torture, allegedly committed by government forces in and around Yei town.
"Attacks were committed with an alarming degree of brutality and, like elsewhere in the country, appeared to have an ethnic dimension," partly (...)

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SPLA general accused of involvement in tribal feud

May 19, 2017 (JUBA) - A general in the South Sudan army (SPLA) has been accused of taking side in a recent communal feud that resulted in the death of over ten people.
Dinka Bor and Mundri have used to trade accusations of using weapons belonging to the national army SPLA or claim the involvement of soldiers from the rival tribes in the clashes over ownership and use of natural resources.
This time, the Major General Malual Majok, head of the mechanised unit in the Sudan People's (...)

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SPLM-N obstructs child vaccination in Sudan's Blue Nile state: governor

May 19, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The governor of Blue Nile state has told the United Nations independent expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan, Aristide Nononsi the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N) obstructs the child vaccination programme in areas under its control.
The UN expert is visiting Sudan from 11-21 May to carry out his fourth mission to the country so as to continue his engagement with the Sudanese authorities and discuss the implementation of his (...)

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South Sudan completes preparation to hold national dialogue on Monday

May 21, 2017 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese government has announced that the national dialogue, will convene on Monday 22 May after a long delay in order to include holdout opposition leaders.
Juba has warned the armed and non-opposition groups which have refused to join the dialogue, that any attempt to sabotaging the government-led political process will not be tolerated.
According to leading members of the organising team, President Kiir has given the go ahead to invite, accommodate and (...)

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South Sudan's armed opposition deny replacing leader Machar

May 20, 2017 (JUBA) - Members of South Sudan's armed opposition faction (SPLM-IO) have dismissed as untrue reports that their leader Riek Machar was replaced with his wife.
Social media was awash with news that Angelina Teny had allegedly been appointed acting chairperson of the armed opposition movement.
But Machar's press secretary Lam Kuei Lam denied the veracity of the said document, describing it as “fake and forgery”.
He called on all supporters, members of the movement and South (...)

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Sudan, armed groups discuss reference to Doha document in Darfur peace talks

May 19, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - In a two-day meeting held in Berlin, the Sudanese government and two main armed groups in Darfur showed interest to resume talks on Darfur conflict but they failed on how to refer to the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD).
The informal consultations meeting from 18-18 May, included Amin Hassan Omer, the government chief negotiator, Gibril Ibrahim, leader of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), Minni Minnawi leader of the Sudan Liberation Movement (...)

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Sudan, map and flag from Wikipedia, below. Southern Sudan was part of this nation until 2011.
Location of  Sudan  (dark blue)– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)– in the African Union  (light blue)
Southern Sudan, map and flag from Wikipedia, below. Declared itself an independent nation on Jul 9, 2011.
Pictures above, below and background: a conference called in Philadelphia, at Temple University, in Dec 2011, to bring together all factions involved in the ongoing Sudanese genocides and other human rights abuses  in Sudan and South Sudan. The convener, Dr Abdel Gabar Adam, founder of Darfur Human Rights and adviser to Sudan Sunrise, is sitting below, with his hands raised, addressing the speaker.
The Kingdom of Northern Sudan was proclaimed on June 16, 2014 by US Army veteran, former congressional candidate in Virginia and neo-colonist Jeremiah Heaton rocks. He maintains that 1300 square kilometers of desert was previously unclaimed by either Sudan or Egypt. He is not limited by his imagination; he wants to turn the land into a food-producing area to alleviate world hunger. However, I hope he knows that the other Sudans are not getting along, and I really hope there is no oil in his country of North Sudan.
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Sudan President, Charged With Genocide, Is Invited to Saudi Summit with Trump
If President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan attends the meeting with Mr. Trump, it would be a major breach of longstanding American policy.

Tue, 16 May 2017 19:38:45 -0500

A Better Way to Help the World
Humanitarian aid is a moral obligation. But there are smarter ways to do it.

Wed, 10 May 2017 03:21:05 -0500

South Sudanese Stand Out in Australian Basketball
A community of South Sudanese refugees in Australia has become a recruiting ground for top basketball prospects. Check out their gym and local church community in 360.

Thu, 04 May 2017 00:01:03 -0500

Two Very Different Australias?
In this week’s newsletter, John Howard, South Sudanese basketball stars, Darwin essays, and what Australia’s favorite chef wants you to hear.

Wed, 03 May 2017 19:14:02 -0500

South Sudanese, Seeking to Fit In, Stand Out in Australian Basketball
A program meant for fun now has to protect its young players from something it never expected: the interest of American recruiters.

Wed, 03 May 2017 15:09:30 -0500

Seeking the Truths Locked Inside a Child Soldier
Thousands of children are fighting on front lines across the world, but there may be no area where the problem is as pernicious as the beat I cover.

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 10:54:34 -0500

We Witnessed South Sudan’s Anguish
Our reporters went to South Sudan and found that the world’s newest nation has not turned out the way it was supposed to.

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 05:00:30 -0500

A Child Soldier Sees His Mother After 6 Years. But Why Doesn’t He Speak?
The teenage boy had seen things no child should ever witness. Now he would see his mother for the first time in six years.

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 05:00:27 -0500

Mother and Son, Separated During South Sudan’s Civil War, Make Contact
Displaced people often have few means of tracing loved ones. But through the help of a Times photographer, a family found one another.

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:25:08 -0500

Drought and War Heighten Threat of Not Just 1 Famine, but 4
Six years after its last famine, another is about to tighten its grip on Somalia. South Sudan, Nigeria and Yemen are also at risk.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 05:00:32 -0500