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Apr 16th, 2014
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April 16, 2014 (KAMPALA) – South Sudanese rebels claimed they have killed 510 soldiers including a top general while fighting the South Sudan army (SPLA) over the control of the strategic state capital of Unity state, Bentiu, for the last three days. Lt. Col. Peter Riek Gew, a militarily spokes...
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In Sudan
Apr 16th, 2014
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April 15, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The spokesperson of the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF), Al-Sawarmi Khalid Saad, has dismissed claims South Sudanese rebels led by former vice-president Riek Machar are being trained at camps inside Sudan. Rebel fighters aligned with former vice-president Riek Machar march ...
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In Sudan
Apr 16th, 2014
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April 15, 2014 (JUBA) – Local and international organisation in South Sudan on Thursday urged President Salva Kiir to ensure his country ratifies the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR). The appeal was made in a petition issued ahead of the 55th ordinary session of the Af...
By IAfrica
In Sudan
Apr 16th, 2014
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April 15, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Presidential aide, Ibrahim Ghandour, regretted that the rebel alliance Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) decided to not participate in the national dialogue which aims to discuss regional conflicts and ways to ensure democratic transition in Sudan. Sudanese presiden...
By IAfrica
In Sudan
Apr 16th, 2014
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April 15, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government has sharply criticised the role of the regional block, the Intergovernmental Authority of Development (IGAD), in the ongoing conflict in South Sudan, warning against gravity of the situation in the newborn state. From left: IGAD’s execut...
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In Sudan
Apr 16th, 2014
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April 15, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese opposition alliance of the National Consensus Forces (NCF) has said that the recent presidential decree on regulation of activities of political organisations poses restrictions on political parties and represents a throwback on promises to allow freedom...
By IAfrica
In Sudan
Apr 16th, 2014
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By Tesfa-Alem Tekle April 15, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – The government of Djibouti says it has handed over 267 Eritrean prisoners of war to the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR), ending an incarceration that began in 2008, when the two neighbouring countries engaged in a territorial dispute. The...
By IAfrica
In Sudan
Apr 16th, 2014
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April 15, 2014 (JUBA) – The army in South Sudan’s Western Bahr el Ghazal state on Monday vowed to promote and strengthen cooperation for peaceful coexistence among the population, citing its role as an institution set up to protect lives and properties. SPLA soldiers drive in a truck in J...
By IAfrica
In Sudan
Apr 16th, 2014
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Letter to the Government of South Sudan on the ratification of the African Charter H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit President of the Republic of South Sudan Juba, South Sudan CC: Dr. Barnaba Benjamin Marial, Minister of Foreign Affairs CC: Paulino Wanawilla Onango, Minister of Justice CC: Lawrence Korbandy, ...
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In Sudan
Apr 16th, 2014
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By Maiwen Dot Phoet April 15, 2014 – Over the past month, reports received from sources on the ground in Abyei confirm the withdrawal of soldiers affiliated with South Sudan’s army and police from villages where they were previously stationed. However, this withdrawal alone is not enough ...