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Sudan Appeal Forces to Meet in Europe – Develop ‘Joint Strategy’

Sudan Appeal Forces to Meet in Europe – Develop ‘Joint Strategy’

Khartoum — The signatories of the Sudan Appeal, a political communiqué calling for regime-change are planning to develop their joint strategy soon. “The Sudanese government’s non-seriousness concerning the national dialogue constitutes the main obstacle for a peaceful solution for the crises in the country,” Dr Jibril Ibrahim, head of the Justice and Equality Movement, told […]

Human Rights Expert Concerned of Darfur Displaced

Human Rights Expert Concerned of Darfur Displaced

Khartoum — At the end of his first mission to Sudan, the UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the country, Aristide Nononsi, gave a press briefing in Khartoum. The UN human rights expert arrived in Sudan on the 13th of May. He visited Khartoum, where he spoke with a large number […]

Sudan and Madagascar surprising winners of Africa’s food ‘superpowers’

Sudan and Madagascar surprising winners of Africa’s food ‘superpowers’

There are twists and turns in the data: Ethiopia produces more cereals than South Africa, while Nigeria is Africa’s star in oil crop production. THE Food and Agriculture Organisation has released its biannual report on global food markets, providing a mixed picture for Africa. Large supplies and a strong US dollar are keeping food prices […]

US Secretary of State John Kerry Gets Emotional With South Sudan

US Secretary of State John Kerry Gets Emotional With South Sudan

Kerry appeals to South Sudan’s warring leaders, threatens them with accountability for crimes. NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry condemned South Sudan’s warring president and opposition leader as “disgraceful” Monday for squandering the promise of the world’s youngest country and pledged $5 million to create a court or another institution that might […]

An old-fashioned African political victory: Sudan’s Bashir reelected with 94.5% of the vote!

An old-fashioned African political victory: Sudan’s Bashir reelected with 94.5% of the vote!

SUDANESE President Omar al-Bashir was reelected on Monday with 94.5% of the vote in polls he had been widely expected to win, the National Electoral Commission said.The victory, in a vote boycotted by the main opposition, enables Bashir to extend his quarter-century rule over the North African nation.“The number of votes obtained by candidate Omar […]

Elections Extended By One Day In Sudan as Police Are Ordered to Vote For The Rulling Party

Elections Extended By One Day In Sudan as Police Are Ordered to Vote For The Rulling Party

Sudan-The National Election Commission (NEC) announced the extension of the official three-day voting process with one day. Two presidential candidates announced their withdrawal. The police in Khartoum was pressured to vote.Because of the very poor voters’ turnout throughout the country, the NEC on Tuesday had already extended the voting time for Wednesday, the third and […]

AU gives approval to elections

AU gives approval to elections

KHARTOUM — African Union observers have given tacit approval to elections in Sudan, while noting concerns about the suppression of human rights and low voter turnout. President Omar al-Bashir is widely expected to win the vote, which the opposition boycotted. In a statement released at the end of voting Thursday, the AU electoral observation mission […]

British aid worker shot dead by a gunman in South Sudan

British aid worker shot dead by a gunman in South Sudan

A British aid worker in war-torn South Sudan was shot dead late on Tuesday in the capital Juba, colleagues said.The Briton, who was working for an international aid organisation, was reportedly killed by a gunman who followed him into his compound in the capital Juba by a gunman who then fled, colleagues said, who asked […]

Sudanese army rape 221 women, girls in a series of organized, house-to-house attacks

Sudanese army rape 221 women, girls in a series of organized, house-to-house attacks

Sudanese army troops raped at least 221 women and girls in a Darfur village in a series of organized, house-to-house attacks last year, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Wednesday.The organization’s Africa director, Daniel Bekele, called it “a new low in the catalog of atrocities in Darfur.”The incident is at the heart of […]

300 feared drowned in new Mediterranean boat tragedy

300 feared drowned in new Mediterranean boat tragedy

More than 300 migrants are feared drowned after their overcrowded dinghies sank in the Mediterranean, triggering calls for the world to act after the latest boat disaster in a perilous crossing from Africa to Europe.The victims were mainly from sub-Saharan Africa who had left the coast of conflict-wracked Libya at the weekend in four small […]

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