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New UN Human Rights Office to Open in Sudan

New UN Human Rights Office to Open in Sudan

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet and Sudan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Asma Mohamed Abdalla have signed Wednesday at the UN headquarters in New York an agreement to open a UN Human Rights Office in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum.   “With this milestone agreement, we are poised to accompany Sudan through an important […]

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Netherlands donates $28 million to build more resilient food systems in Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan

Netherlands donates $28 million to build more resilient food systems in Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan

The Netherlands has contributed $28 million to back FAO’s work to boost the resilience of food systems in Somalia, Sudan, and South Sudan – part of a new initiative to scale-up resilience-based development work in countries affected by protracted crises. In such contexts, humanitarian interventions often focus on meeting immediate and urgent needs, like providing […]

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Sudan: New political transition could bring long-term stability to Darfur, Security Council told

“Important developments” under way in Sudan since midsummer, including a pledge to end the country’s outstanding conflicts, and the establishment of a new transitional government, could serve to edge the country’s people closer to stability, Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix said Monday at a briefing to the UN Security Council. Mr. Lacroix, speaking by […]

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Sudan’s military and Eritrea boost ties

Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) has welcomed an Eritrean delegation sent by President Isaias Afwerki to support the army, the people and political players. The delegation members that included Eritrea’s foreign minister, Osman Saleh, met leaders of the TMC and the head of the political committee, to express their support for the prevailing transitional arrangement. […]

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Sudan: Military Council threatens to break up sit-in

The interim military council in Sudan Sunday asked tens of thousands of demonstrators camping in front of the military compound in capital Khartoum to remove road blocks, in sign of growing breakup between the two sides. A sea of peaceful protestors has been staging a sit-in for two weeks in front the military camp in […]

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Sudan: Army shots at anti-riot forces heralding a crack within armed forces

The Soudanese army Saturday opened fire on the anti-riot forces at the largest demonstration calling for the country’s President to step down. Sudan has been embroiled in political crisis since December with repeated demonstrations demanding President Omar al-Bashir to leave power. Saturday demonstration in capital Khartoum called by organizers took place around military headquarters of […]

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Sudan restricts social media access to counter anti-govt protest

Sudanese authorities are blocking access to popular social media platforms used to organise and broadcast nationwide anti-government protests, local media reported. In a country where the state tightly controls traditional media, the internet has become a key information battleground, according to Reuters. “There was a discussion in the government about blocking social media sites and […]

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Sudan: Death Toll Rises Amid Growing Turmoil Over Bread Price Hike

Several Sudanese cities and towns have been rocked since last week by widening anti-government protests, triggered by a rise in bread and fuel prices. The demonstrations, which started on December 19 in the city of Atbara, quickly spread across the country, including to the capital Khartoum. In some cities, security forces have used tear gas […]

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Qatar vows support to Sudan’s Bashir to survive anti-govt protests

Qatar’s Amir, Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, has pledged to provide every possible support to Sudan as anti-government protests in Sudan entered their second week. The Amir made the pledge during a telephone conversation with the President of Sudan Omar Hassan Ahmed Al-Bashir, Sudan official news agency SUNA reported. During the phone call, President […]

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Violence spreads in Sudan over rising cost of bread, fuel

About 20 people have died in violent anti-government protests in Sudan as Police have fired tear gas at protesters in the capital, Khartoum and other parts of the country. Sudan’s main opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi on Saturday blamed “armed repression” over the rising cost of bread, although officials gave a lower death toll. A government’s […]

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