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Airforce Bombs Central Darfur Killing Several

Airforce Bombs Central Darfur Killing Several

The Sudanese Air Force bombed Solo and Dalo, west of Rokoro in Central Darfur, on Thursday. According to an armed rebel group, three civilians were killed, including a child. A large number of livestock did not survive the explosions. The military spokesman for the Sudan Liberation Movement led by Abdel Wahid El Nur (SLM-AW), Mustafa […]

Sudan Calls for Omar al-Bashir to Be Arrested in SA

Sudan Calls for Omar al-Bashir to Be Arrested in SA

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir must be arrested if he arrives in South Africa for the African Union summit in Johannesburg, two organisations said on Friday. The Democratic Alliance and the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) want to secure a warrant of arrest for Bashir. He was reportedly expected to arrive in South Africa on Saturday. […]

Darfur Situation Worsening: United Nations

Darfur Situation Worsening: United Nations

The UN has warned that violent attacks on international peacekeepers and civilians in Sudan’s conflict-torn Darfur region have been increasing while tens of thousands of people have been forced to flee the fighting. UN peacekeeping deputy chief Edmond Mulet told the 15-member Security Council on Wednesday that there has been negligible progress in peace efforts […]

Emir of Kano Describes Sudan As “Fountain of Ancient Islamic Scholarship”

Emir of Kano Describes Sudan As “Fountain of Ancient Islamic Scholarship”

The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi ll, on Tuesday, described Sudan as one of the most respected citadels of scholarship in the world. He made the remark while delivering a Keynote address at the opening of the First Nigeria-Sudan International Conference in Kano. The conference was organised by Bayero University Kano, in conjunction with […]

Sudan frees kidnapped Russian pilots

Sudan frees kidnapped Russian pilots

Two Russian pilots taken hostage in Sudan’s Darfur region in January have been freed, Russian officials say. The two men, Sergei Cherepanov and Mikhail Antyufeev, had been captured by an unidentified group in the town of Zalingei in January. They had been working for UTair, which runs aircraft for the joint UN-African Union peacekeeping mission […]

ACP Places 11 Countries Under Sanctions

ACP Places 11 Countries Under Sanctions

Eleven member countries of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States are currently serving sanctions by the group for non-payment of annual contributions. The 11 countries include the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan and Central Africa Republic. This is according to a document titled list of States under sanctions as at May 25 […]

Omar Bashir Declares Numerous Pledges At Inaugural Speech

Omar Bashir Declares Numerous Pledges At Inaugural Speech

President Omar Bashir who was sworn in before the parliament on Tuesday delivered a speech in which he promised achieving peace and halting blood shedding in conflict area. In a ceremony attended by the heads of state from Egypt, Chad, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Djibouti and Somalia, beside representatives from Arab and African states, the president renewed […]

Opposition Forces Regret Inauguration of Omar Al Bashir

Opposition Forces Regret Inauguration of Omar Al Bashir

Khartoum / Zalingei — The opposition forces allied by the Sudan Appeal and the people in Darfur regret the inauguration of Omar Al Bashir as president of the country for another five years. Sarah Nugdallah, the secretary-general of the National Umma Party (NUP) commented to Radio Dabanga by saying that the ruling National Congress Party […]

Africa: The Growing Appeal of Popular Uprisings

Africa: The Growing Appeal of Popular Uprisings

Lagos, Nigeria — It’s been a month since protesters in Burundi began their campaign to block President Pierre Nkurunziza from seeking a third term in office. A May 13 coup against the 51-year-old former sports professor failed, but demonstrators are rolling out on a daily basis, calling for him to step down. The tiny Great […]

Sudan accused of ‘systematic press repression’

Sudan accused of ‘systematic press repression’

Khartoum — Local journalist accuses authorities of ‘systematic press repression’ Last Monday, Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) confiscated the print-runs of 10 daily newspapers in the morning without giving any reason – an action that came against the backdrop of an ongoing brutal security campaign against the freedoms of speech and the press […]

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