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Barred Food Trucks for Burundi Return to Rwandan Capital
Ten trucks carrying much-needed food for Burundi are back in Rwanda's capital after authorities denied entry at the border, citing security concerns. The World Food Program in Burundi says the trucks, carrying 300 tons of beans to feed Congolese refugees and other WFP recipients, were stopped at the border last Friday and returned Tuesday to the Rwandan capital, Kigali. Police spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye defended the decision to deny entry, saying Rwanda has been the source of crime...

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:02:49 -0400

Report: Media Freedom ‘Has Never Been So Threatened’
Reporters Without Borders said Wednesday that globally “media freedom has never been so threatened,” as it released its annual press freedom index. The media rights group pointed in particular to democratic countries as places where press freedoms declined during the past year. “In sickening statements, Draconian laws, conflicts of interest, and even the use of physical violence, democratic governments are trampling on a freedom that should, in principle, be one of their leading...

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:36:37 -0400

Zambian Court Rejects Application to Dismiss Opposition Leader's Treason Charge
A Zambian court rejected a bid on Wednesday by lawyers for detained opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema to have treason charges against him dropped. "The charge of treason is only triable in the High Court. The law does not place power in the subordinate court to quash the indictment. The motion to quash the treason charge is untenable," magistrate Greenwell Malumani said in a ruling before a packed court room.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:29:11 -0400

Haley Admonishes Warring Parties in South Sudan
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley has admonished the warring parties in South Sudan, saying they have done nothing to end the suffering of their people and are only exacerbating it. Haley spoke of the on-going violence, worsening food insecurity, massive displacements, and the dangers to humanitarian workers in the young but failing country. “It is clear that the warring parties do not have the political will to end this conflict on their own, and so it falls on us to consider...

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:54:00 -0400

UN Renews Call for Negotiated Solution to Kasai Conflict in DRC
A U.N. official in the Democratic Republic of Congo has repeated calls for a dialogue to end the deadly, months-long conflict in the Kasai region of the central DRC.   “There is no solution in Kasai other than a negotiated solution,” said Mamadou Diallo, the coordinator of humanitarian affairs for the U.N.’s mission in DRC.   Diallo addressed a news conference in Kinshasa the day after DRC government spokesman Lambert Mende showed journalists grisly videos of...

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:00:20 -0400
Sudan and Southern Sudan: separate nations
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Advocacy group calls for new strategy addressing “Sudan's violent kleptocracy”

April 25, 2017 (WASHINGTON) - The advocacy group, Enough Project, has called for a new U.S.-led international effort to addresses the root causes of Sudan's “violent kleptocracy” which is accused of looting the country's resources and use of brutal violence against civilians and human rights abuses.
“The system of rule by al-Bashir's regime in Sudan is best characterised as a violent kleptocracy, as its primary aims are self-enrichment and maintaining power indefinitely. To pursue these aims,” (...)

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Egyptian authorities detain, deport Sudanese journalist at Cairo airport

April 23, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Egyptian authorities on Sunday have denied entry and deported prominent Sudanese journalist al-Tahir Satti at Cairo International Airport.
Satti arrived at Cairo airport from Khartoum on Sunday to join his wife who travelled to Egypt earlier for medical treatment.
In a statement extended to Sudan Tribune Sunday, the pro-government Sudanese Journalists Union (SJU) denounced the move by the Egyptian authorities against Satti, describing it as “arbitrary measure”. (...)

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Humanitarian needs spike for thousands displaced in Wau, IOM says

April 25, 2017 (WAU) – In a statement released on Tuesday, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and partners said they were responding to an influx of more than 22,000 displaced persons in and around Wau, since the upsurge of violence on 10 April 2017.
“The influx is stretching existing humanitarian resources along with the space to shelter displaced families is running out. Needs in the area have remained high since the clashes in mid-2016 displaced more than 42,000 people,” (...)

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Khartoum renews accusations over Juba's support to rebels but SPLM6N denies

April 24, 2917 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) Monday has renewed accusations that South Sudan's government of continuing to harbour and support the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N, warning Juba against interference in Sudan's internal affairs.
But, the SPLM-N has denied the claim saying the last time they went to Juba was at the request Khartoum government last year.
In a statement seen by Sudan Tribune, NISS said the “Sudanese (...)

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No one detained over S. Sudan civilian killings: U.N

April 23, 2017 (JUBA) - The United Nations' top human rights official in South Sudan says no one has been detained in connection with recent killings of civilians in the country's western town of Wau.
In a statement issued on Sunday, the human rights director for the U.N Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Eugene Nindorera, said he was "shaken" to hear testimonies of victims of the government offensive that killed at least 16 people and displaced more than 23,000.
The continued impunity, he (...)

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Rights body concerned over S. Sudan activists' disappearance

April 23, 2017 (NAIROBI) – The U.S-based Human Rights Watch said its concerned about the lack of news on the fate of two South Sudanese activists who disappeared from Nairobi three months ago.
Dong Samuel Luak, a well-known activist and Aggrey Idris, an opposition official, disappeared on January 23 and 24 from Kenya.
The men are believed to have been abducted by or at the request of South Sudan officials and taken illegally to South Sudan, where they are likely to have been abused as the (...)

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S. Sudan governors wrap up security conference in Gogrial state

April 23, 2017 (JUBA)- A peace and security conference bringing together more than 10 governors and representatives in South Sudan has concluded in Gogrial state with calls to strengthen security, enhancing information sharing and deployment of joint security forces along "volatile and hotspot zones".
The event held at Kuacjok town, the administrative headquarters of Gogrial state, brought together of governor Northern Liech, Ruweng, Southern Liech, Tonj, Twic, Gogrial and a representative (...)

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S. Sudan has highest numbers of school drop-outs globally: U.N

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle
April 24, 2017 (ADDIS ABABA) - South Sudan has the highest proportion of out-of-school children among conflict zones globally, the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) said.
The agency, in a new assessment, said over 25 million children are missing in conflict zones across the 22 countries.
Continued civil war between the two South Sudanese rival factions is said to have been to have denied an estimated two million South Sudanese children access to education. (...)

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S. Sudan judges postpone strike to dialogue with President Kiir

April 25, 2017 (JUBA) – A lead justice told local media that the South Sudan judges and justices called off their strike following an engagement with the office of President Salva Kiir on Monday. The strike, which was announced last week was scheduled to begin on Monday 24.
“Due to continued dialogue with the presidency, we, Justices and Judges, in our general assembly have decided to [cancel] our open strike across the country with effect from Monday 24th April 2017 until Monday, May 1, (...)

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S. Sudan security recommends dismissal of chief justice

April 24, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudanese security service officials have allegedly advised President Salva Kiir to remove and replace the country's Chief Justice, Chan Reec Madut, warning that a delay to could result in the situation being exploited by political dissidents and sections of frustrated populations to go on a mass demonstration.
“The issue of chief justice is a recurring matter, and we have done our best to resolve the differences between him and his colleagues, including acting (...)

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S. Sudan's Kiir appoints Rebecca Garang to the National Dialogue

April 25, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Tuesday has appointed Rebecca Garang, the widow of late SPLM founding leader John Garang and a political rival, to the National Dialogue committee.
In a decree read on state-owned South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (SSBC) on Tuesday evening, President Kiir also appointed Transport Minister John Luk and former finance minister Kosti Manibe.
The duo together with Rebecca Garang are members of the Former Political Detainees (FDs), (...)

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SPLM-N calls to postpone Sudan peace talks and to delay lift of U.S. sanction

April 24, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) Monday announced they agreed with the African Union chief mediator Thabo Mbeki to postpone peace talks to next July and requested Washington to delay the permanent lifting of sanctions on Sudan for another six-month period.
An SPLM-N delegation, including its chairman Malik Agar, secretary general Yasir Arman and SPLA-N deputy chief of general staff Izzat Koko has been in Addis Ababa for talks with the African (...)

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South Sudan army minimises calls to pull troops of out Juba town

April 25, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudanese army (SPLA) has attached little importance to calls by civil society groups to withdraw troops currently deployed in the streets of the national, instilling fear and movement in the town.
The army started deploying troops over the weekend, posting tanks, heavy artillery weapons including howitzer to key and strategic places in town. The areas which experienced huge deployment include ministries area, parliament, the presidential palace, markets and (...)

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South Sudan secures $106 million loan to buy food items

April 25, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan government has secured $106 million to pay for food imports as millions face starvation, the finance minister disclosed.
Part of it, Stephen Dhieu Dau said, will fund the construction of a road to Kenya.
The minister, in a statement, said the funds will come from the World Bank and the African Development Bank, adding that that South Sudan government signed a deal with the World Bank for a $50 million grant “to meet the food gaps in South Sudan”.
Dau, (...)

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South Sudan unveils strategic plan to protect oil fields

April 24, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan government has unveiled a strategic plan to protect its oilfield in order to curb sabotage and allay fears of kidnapping by the armed opposition of foreign workers.
The presidential advisor on security affairs, Tut Kew Gatluak told reporters that the general security situation in the young nation was “under control except few isolated incidents carried out by bandits”.
“The general security situation in the country is under control except that we've (...)

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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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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

Six Aid Workers Are Killed in South Sudan Ambush
The latest in a series of attacks on humanitarian workers is the deadliest since the country’s civil war began in 2013.

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 19:03:59 -0500

U.N.’s Famine Appeal Is Billions Shy of Goal
The agency says it has received barely a tenth of the $4.4 billion it appealed for last month to help 20 million people in four countries at risk.

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:21:28 -0500

Time Short to Avert Starvation in Yemen and Somalia, Red Cross Says
The aid agency needs $300 million to deliver assistance to five million people in Yemen, Somalia and northeast Nigeria as well as areas of South Sudan.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:53:25 -0500

Hunt for Joseph Kony, No Longer Seen as a Threat, May Shrink
The Pentagon wants to shift to a more narrow pursuit of Mr. Kony, the African warlord whose guerrilla group gained notoriety for its use of child soldiers.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:49:10 -0500

We Who Remain
A relentless war persists in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains. Thousands have had to flee. In this virtual reality film, witness the story of those who remain.

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 11:23:27 -0500