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Hopes That New Nigeria DNA Lab Will Embolden Rape Victims
The launch of Nigeria's first state-owned DNA lab will speed up rape cases and should encourage more victims to seek justice, prosecutors and rights groups have said. The Lagos State DNA Forensics Centre (LSDFC) was commissioned last month by the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, to cut the time and cost of sending samples abroad for analysis. A 2013 report by NOI Polls showed that 30 percent of Nigerians know someone who has been raped, with most of the assaults going unreported...

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:08:48 -0400

Senegal Presidency Targets 'Fake News'
Senegal’s presidency is getting into the fact-checking business. “Fake news is flourishing. It is something people cannot control and that can end up affecting politics, society and the way people behave," says the Special Advisor to President Macky Sall, Ousmane Thiongane. It is a concern being raised around the continent, and around the world for that matter. A recent study of the Kenyan electoral campaign released in July found that 90 percent of Kenyans had “seen or heard...

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:25:17 -0400

Uganda Confirms 1 Death From Ebola-like Marburg Virus
Uganda’s ministry of health confirmed Thursday that one person has died of Marburg hemorrhagic fever, a close relative of the Ebola virus. Surveillance teams have deployed to the affected district in the eastern part of the country to contain the outbreak. Uganda’s Ministry of Health says one of the two suspected cases of Marburg virus disease has been confirmed via laboratory tests conducted by the Uganda Virus Research Institute. “The confirmed case was a 50-year-old female from...

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:07:14 -0400

At Least Four Dead in Anti-Government Protests in Togo
At least four people have been killed across the small West African nation of Togo in clashes between security forces and protesters demanding an end to the rule of President Faure Gnassingbe. Security Minister Colonel Damehame Yark said Wednesday that one person was shot dead in the capital, Lome, while three others were killed in Togo's second-largest city of Sokode, more than 300 kilometers north of Lome. Yark says 60 demonstrators were arrested in Wednesday's...

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 03:12:28 -0400

Report: North Korea’s Illicit Trade Network Hits Africa’s Vulnerable Wildlife
North Korea’s government has relied for decades on illicit trade to fill its coffers, but a new report notes what appears to be a recent rise in Pyongyang’s trafficking of illegal wildlife from African nations. The report, by the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime, warns that the trade is putting further pressure on Africa’s endangered rhino and elephant populations. North Korea is finding itself increasingly squeezed by international sanctions imposed to try to...

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:17:23 -0400
Sudan and Southern Sudan: separate nations
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Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt discuss divergences over dam construction

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle
October 17, 2017 (ADDIS ABABA) – Water ministers of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt Wednesday discussed in Addis Ababa, ways to address the outstanding issues after a study done by consultancy firms over the Renaissance Dam filling period.
Egypt, actually, still fears that the power production of the High Aswan Dam be affected by the reduction of water volume in Lake Nasser when begins the filling of the GERD which is expected to hold 74 billion cubic metres of water. (...)

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Former Darfur rebel faction freezes peace deal with Sudan government

October 16, 2017 (EL-FASHER) - The former rebel group Sudan Liberation Movement led by Nour al-Din Zorgi (SLM-Zorgi) has suspended the peace accord signed with the government of North Darfur in protest against the slow pace of implementation of the agreement.
In February 2016, Sudanese government signed a peace deal with breakaway commanders from Sudan Liberation Movement led by Abdel-Wahid al-Nur (SLM-AW) including Nour al-Din Zorgi and Salih Adam Ishag allowing them to join Doha Document (...)

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Gunman killed by hand grenade in North Darfur capital

October 16, 2017 (EL-FASHER) - A gunman was killed and his body smashed to pieces in downtown El-Fasher, capital of North Darfur state, on Sunday night after an explosion of a hand grenade bomb he was carrying.
A security source who spoke to Sudan Tribune on the condition of anonymity Monday said a security squad was pursuing the man after he fired live bullets inside a park in El-Fasher.
He pointed out that the man escaped from the security squad and attempted to fire at them but he (...)

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Gunmen kill three people in Abyei: UNISFA

October 18, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Unknown gunmen killed three civilians in Abyei during the last week in a series of attacks that the UN security force (UNISFA) considers as "a blatant violation of the weapons-free status" of the disputed area.
An unidentified armed group opened fire on the Amiet Common Market, 15 km north of Abyei town, killing two women and injuring four people on 13 October. Two days later in Banton area, 8 km south of Abyei town, three gunmen fired at a commercial vehicle (...)

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JMEC to present "comprehensive" evaluation of S. Sudan peace accord

October 18, 2017 (JUBA) - The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC), the body monitoring South Sudan's peace process is to present to the regional bloc (IGAD) a comprehensive evaluation of the status of implementation of the 2015 peace agreement.
The report, the JMEC chairperson said, highlights the continuous violation by the two warring factions of the permanent ceasefire agreed upon.
“Our evaluation report will be presented to IGAD pursuant to our mandate and will form part (...)

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Juba gave "lukewarm response" to peace revitalization process: UN official

October 17, 2017 (WASHINGTON) - South Sudanese government is unenthusiastic for the IGAD revitalization process as a means to end the four-year war and implement reforms in the troubled country, UN peacekeeping chief said on Tuesday.
"With regard to the Revitalization Forum announced by IGAD, the government has only given a lukewarm response," Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the Under-Secretary-General of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), said in a monthly briefing about the (...)

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Lifting of sanctions enables foreign aid groups to enter Sudan: COR

October 18, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's Commission Of Refugees (COR) Wednesday said the lifting of U.S. sanctions would positively impact on the refugee situation saying it will allow international aid groups to enter the country.
The deputy refugee commissioner Adel Daffallah told the semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) that donor countries would meet their obligations towards the refugees after the lifting of the economic embargo.
He pointed to the resumption of international banking (...)

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Reflections on the SPLM-Ns

By Mohamed Yassin
It is sad, weird and ugly that some comrades reduced the vision of the SPLM to the SPLM-N standing for North, as a compromise. Its adaptation, it was bitterly adopted in an unaccomplished and amputated process of disengagement. Subsequently, similar wrong transformational or self-claimed reform path is imposed becoming New reality, thus reducing the indication of N standing for the North or the Non-liberated Sudan to an N for Nuba in a limited vision of Nuba as Nation or (...)

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S. Sudan energy conference attracts over 400 delegates

October 16, 2017 (JUBA) - About 400 delegates attended South Sudan's just-concluded first-ever energy and infrastructure, which aimed at attracting investment into oil, gas, power sectors as well as supporting infrastructure.
Oil giants, CNPC, Petronas, Tullow Oil, the national oil company Nilepet and its international joint ventures sponsored the two-day event.
The conference, endorsed by the Ministry of Petroleum and organized by Africa Oil and Power, was oversubscribed by 30%.
“We were (...)

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S. Sudan rebel chapter in U.S appoint national leaders

October 17, 2017 (JUBA) – Members of South Sudan's armed opposition chapter in the United States have completed constituting their national leadership committee, marking the start of re-organizing the group led by the country's ex-first Vice President, Riek Machar.
“After a long and deliberate reorganization process of the movement in the US, which will culminate in a national convention next month, the offices of the SPLM/A (IO) representatives and acting coordinator have witnessed an (...)

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S. Sudan rebels downplay Machar's meeting with religious leaders

October 16, 2017 (JUBA) – A member of South Sudan armed opposition has downplayed the meeting in South Africa between their leader Riek Machar and religious leaders, insisting they do not recognized the national dialogue initiative the president launched in May this year.
Machar is understood to have snubbed the national dialogue steering committee team in South Africa, but met religious leaders.
“The SPLA-IO [South Sudan armed opposition] position on the so-called “national dialogue” was (...)

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S. Sudanese opposition leaders in US for peace mobilization

October 18, 2017 (JUBA) – Leaders of the various South Sudanese opposition factions are in the United States to rally for support for peace, days after the regional bloc (IGAD) released the peace revitalization forum timetable.
Those in the US include the National Democratic Movement (NDM) party leader, Lam Akol, the chairperson of the National Salvation Front (NSF) General Thomas Cirilo Swaka and leader of the Federal Democratic Party (FDP), Gabriel Changson Chang. “The mission is about (...)

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S. Sudanese rival factions agree on declaration of ceasefire

October 16, 2017 (JUBA) - Rival factions involved in the South Sudanese conflict have accepted to denounce violence and declare permanent ceasefire, raising hopes for peace and stability in the country, should they adhere to this pronouncements.
The presidential adviser on security affairs told Sudan Tribune Monday that the government has now accepted in principle to participate in the revitalization forum because all issues that needed clarification have been addressed.
“There was the (...)

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SPLM-N al-Hilu calls for cross-border humanitarian corridors

October 16, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North led by Abdel Aziz al-Hilu (SPLM-N al-Hilu) Monday said they stick to the relief delivery of through humanitarian corridors from abroad and inside the country alike.
The peace talks between the government and the SPLM-N before the rift stalled over the rebels' demand to allow the direct access of 20% of the humanitarian aid from Ethiopia to the rebel-controlled areas in the Blue Nile state. Khartoum refused the demand (...)

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South Sudan renews commitment to restore permanent ceasefire

October 18, 2017 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese government has renewed its earlier commitment to restore a permanent ceasefire in the war-torn nation.
The foreign affairs spokesperson, Mawien Makol said government remains committed to the restoration of permanent ceasefire amid ongoing High-Level Revitalization consultation by members of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).
"The government is fully committed to restoration of the permanent ceasefire; we are also committed to (...)

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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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U.N. Peacekeeping Chief Issues Warning on South Sudan
The under secretary general for peacekeeping exhorted South Sudan’s antagonists to “bring the country back from the impending abyss.”

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:07:07 -0500

In Long-Isolated Sudan, ‘Lot of Excitement’ as U.S. Sanctions End
Economic sanctions imposed on Sudan had turned it into a pariah state, with a national airline reduced to one plane. Their lifting is expected to increase Western investment.

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 11:30:08 -0500

Trump Administration Formally Lifts Sanctions on Sudan
State Department officials emphasized that while the Sudanese government was still far from perfect, there were enough signs of progress to move forward.

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 20:48:25 -0500

The Rebel Puppeteers of Sudan
Fighting bombs with satire.

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 15:45:23 -0500

The Rebel Puppeteers of Sudan
Fighting bombs with satire.

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 15:43:32 -0500

My Sister’s Murder in Darfur
For our family, this is a tragedy. For the European Union, which subsidizes the militia group her killer belonged to, it is a scandal.

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 07:01:28 -0500

Russia’s Sudan Ambassador Found Dead
Mirgayas Shirinsky, 60, was said to have been discovered in the pool of his Khartoum home. He was at least the fourth Kremlin envoy to die prematurely since December.

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:58:20 -0500

Over One Million South Sudanese Flee From Violence to Uganda
The daily exodus of villagers escaping armed conflict, hunger and sexual violence prompted the U.N. refugee agency to urge international action.

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:18:20 -0500

Japan’s Defense Minister Resigns, in Blow to Shinzo Abe
Tomomi Inada resigned amid allegations that she misled Parliament about dangers faced by Japanese soldiers on a United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 07:12:02 -0500

South Africa Should Have Arrested Sudan’s President, I.C.C. Rules
Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who is accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur, visited the country for a summit meeting in 2015.

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 10:18:02 -0500