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Tigray Forces Say Ethiopian Airstrikes Hit Regional Capital
Forces in Ethiopia's Tigray region said Monday that the Ethiopian government launched airstrikes on the regional capital of Mekelle. The bombing was also reported by residents and humanitarian workers in Tigray, but the Ethiopian government denied the claims. The United Nations said it was looking into the reports of the strikes. "We are deeply concerned about the potential impact on civilians," U.N. spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said. U.S. State Department...

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 17:03:15 -0400

South Africa’s Local Elections Test Loyalty to the Party of Mandela
A floundering economy, in-party fighting and ceaseless corruption allegations are plaguing South Africa's ruling African National Congress. The upcoming local elections on November 1st will test whether loyalties to the party that brought an end to apartheid will prevail or shift in favor of a new political order. For VOA, Linda Givetash reports from Johannesburg. Camera: Zaheer Cassim.

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 12:26:00 -0400

South Africa’s Local Elections Test Loyalty to Party of Mandela
A floundering economy, party in-fighting and ceaseless corruption allegations are plaguing South Africa's ruling African National Congress. The nationwide local elections on November 1 will test whether loyalty to the party that brought an end to apartheid will prevail or shift in favor of a new political order. In the neighborhood of Kliptown, Soweto, the late Nelson Mandela and others laid the foundation for the country’s democracy. Now, nearly 30 years since the end of...

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 11:32:42 -0400

Some Zimbabweans Affected by Cyclone Turn to Beekeeping for Survival
After Cyclone Idai hit in 2019, some Zimbabweans turned to activities like illegal gold panning to survive. Now Voluntary Service Overseas, an international development charity, is giving them a new option – bee keeping. As Columbus Mavhunga reports from the town of Chimanimani, life has turned sweet for one Zimbabwean because of the honey from his bees. Camera: Blessing Chigwenhembe.

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 11:19:00 -0400

Senegal’s Fishing Sector in Crisis
In Senegal, overfishing has led to an environmental crisis that is having an oversized impact on small fishermen. Allison Lékogo Fernandes and Mbaye Ndir report for VOA from the Senegalese capital, Dakar.  Videographer: Mbaye Ndir

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 09:19:00 -0400
Sudan and Southern Sudan: separate nations
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"I am not neutral nor a mediator," says Sudanese prime minister

October 15, 2021 (KHARTOUM) - Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok Friday stressed that he is neither "neutral nor a mediator", in the current political strife between the ruling Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) coalition and the military component of the Sovereign Council.
In a speech to the Sudanese, hours before a demonstration calling to dissolve the FFC-led cabinet, Hamdok took the opportunity to explain his soft attitude with "the al-Bashir's security committee" as his detractors say. (...)

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Abyei: UNSC raises concerns over operation of peacekeepers

October 17, 2021 (ABYEI) – The United Nations Security Council has raised concerns over the operating conditions of peacekeeping forces in Abyei region.
In a press release extended to Sudan Tribune on Friday, the Security Council members expressed grave concerns over recent developments in Gok Machar, South Sudan, including threats to the safety and security of peacekeepers which resulted in the death of a peacekeeper from Ethiopia on September 14, 2021.
The Security Council members, in (...)

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Civil society body calls for political will to implement peace deal

October 17, 2021 (JUBA) - Parties to the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan's should demonstrate the political will required for the full implementation of the peace deal, Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO) said on Friday.
In September 2018, South Sudan's warring parties signed an accord to end a civil war that killed tens of thousands of people and displaced millions. A Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (R-TGNoNU) (...)

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FFC-National Accord calls for dissolution of Sudan's transitional cabinet

October 16, 2021 (KHARTOUM) - A splinter faction of the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC), called the "National Accord Group", organized a demonstration in Khartoum on Saturday to demand the dissolution of the government of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok.
The rally coincided with the group's signing of the founding "Charter of National Accord", which is composed mostly of Darfur armed groups, signatories to the Juba Peace Agreement, and some other small political groups from northern and (...)

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Former head of South Sudan's oil company welcomes sacking

October 15, 2021 (JUBA)- The former head of the oil company in South Sudan has welcomed his dismissal from the office, declaring he remains loyal and ready to serve in any capacity whenever he is assigned.
Bol Ring Morwel, on 14 October thanked President Salva Kiir for the opportunity and trust he bestowed upon him to implement what he described as major projects in the history of the stated own oil company.
“I welcome my relief the same way I welcomed my appointment as the managing (...)

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S. Sudan awards $4bn contract to sanctioned to sanctioned individuals: report

October 15, 2021 (WASHINGTON)- South Sudan awarded contracts worth up to $4 billion to sanctioned businessmen with direct links and business ties to President Salva Kiir, a move that is likely to cast down on the South Sudanese leader's commitment to ensure accountability and fight corruption in the young nation.
In a new report, The Sentry, an investigative arm of The Enough Project, identified Kur Ajing Ater, an in-law to Kiir and Benjamin Bol Mel, a business partner to the South (...)

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South Sudan's Malong denies severing ties with Amum

October 15, 2021 (JUBA) - Paul Malong Awan, leader of South Sudan United Front/Army (SSUF/A) on Friday dismissed reports that he had severed ties with his ally Pagan Amum, the leader of the Real SPLM.
Since last year, Malong and Amum have formed a separate faction of the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOMA) that negotiating with the South Sudanese government under the auspices of the Sant'Egidio Community.
It was rumoured that the two allies have split as Malong was preparing to rejoin (...)

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Sudan trains 4000 troops to protect civilians in Darfur

October 15, 2021 (KHARTOUM) - The alternate chairman of the Joint Higher Military Committee revealed an agreement to train 4,000 combatants from the signatories of the Juba Peace Agreement to maintain security in the Darfur region.
The Joint Higher Military Committee, which oversees the implementation of the security arrangements, is composed of military leaders, representatives of the United Nations, the African Union, South Sudan, Chad and the Commissioner of the DDR.
"The Military (...)

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Sudan's livestock export loses $83m due to seaports closure: minister

October 16, 2021 (KHARTOUM) - A Sudanese minister said that the livestock export has incurred losses of about $83 million as a result of the continued closure of roads and seaports in eastern Sudan.
Supporters of the Hadandawa tribal chief have been shutting down vital facilities in eastern Sudan, including the main port on the Red Sea, as well as the road linking Port Sudan and the capital, Khartoum, for about a month.
The tribal leader demands the abolition of the eastern track in the (...)

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Sudanese PM offers "acceptable" proposals to end political crisis: Minnawi

October 17, 2021 (KHARTOUM) - Minni Minnawi, head of the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM-MM), revealed he had received proposals that he described as "acceptable" from the Prime Minister to solve the current political crisis in the country.
In an interview with Al-Hilal TV channel on Sunday, Minnawi said he held a two-hour meeting with Abdallah Hamdok, with the participation of the head of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), Gibril Ibrahim.
He said that this meeting comes as part of (...)

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U.S. Blinken voices support to Hamdok efforts to end strife in Sudan

October 16, 2021 (KHARTOUM) - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken voiced his support to plan to end the ongoing crisis facing the transition in Sudan.
"We welcome Sudanese Prime Minister Hamdok's leadership in laying out a roadmap of principles to sustain the democratic transition in Sudan," said Blink in a tweet posted on Saturday.
He further urged all stakeholders to take immediate, concrete steps to meet the key "benchmarks of the Constitutional Declaration".
Hamdok who is under (...)

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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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As War Rages in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region, Bodies Float Into Sudan
The disfigured bodies are the latest indication of atrocities as the conflict over the Tigray region spreads to other parts of Ethiopia and across international borders.

Tue, 12 Oct 2021 21:05:13 +0000

Sudan Leaders Say They Thwarted Coup Attempt by Loyalists of Former Dictator
Government officials blamed the bid on supporters of longtime ruler Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who was overthrown in 2019 by a military takeover prompted by widespread popular protests.

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 16:06:05 +0000

In Sudan Border Town, Desperate Ethiopians Find ‘Second Mother Country’
Tens of thousands of Christian refugees, fleeing the violence in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, have been given a warm welcome by the residents of a sleepy Sudanese town: “We are brothers.”

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 11:21:33 +0000

As Sudan Stumbles Toward Peace, a Standoff Over Corpses Is the Latest Obstacle
The Sudanese deposed a dictator, but some fear true stability can never come until the truth is revealed about who killed more than a hundred protesters.

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 11:21:06 +0000

Sudan May Hand Omar al-Bashir to I.C.C. Over Darfur Atrocities
An international court has accused Omar Hassan al-Bashir of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity in the western region of Darfur, where at least 300,000 were killed.

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 11:20:28 +0000

Reporter Reflects on the Original Guantánamo Detainees
With the United States preparing to withdraw forces from Afghanistan, a Times reporter who has covered the naval base in Cuba reflects on those original prisoners.

Tue, 20 Jul 2021 19:55:24 +0000

El origen de la sandía
El análisis genético de un melón que se encuentra en Sudán podría apuntar a la fruta silvestre que dio origen a uno de los antojos más dulces del verano.

Tue, 01 Jun 2021 13:36:31 +0000

Where Your Watermelon Came From
A genetic analysis of a melon found in Sudan may point to the wild fruit that gave rise to one of summertime’s sweetest treats.

Fri, 28 May 2021 09:00:33 +0000

John Grisham Leaves the Courtroom for Basketball, and Sudan
Grisham has spent the past 30 years churning out legal thrillers, but the pandemic’s impact on college sports prompted him to shift his focus to a basketball novel called “Sooley.”

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 17:20:00 +0000

A Decade After the Arab Spring, Autocrats Still Rule the Mideast
The popular uprisings of 2011 mostly failed, but they gave the region a taste for democracy that continues to whet an appetite for change.

Sun, 14 Feb 2021 21:24:26 +0000