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Evidence suggests Sudan armed South Sudan rebels

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JUBA

South Sudan’s SPLM-IO rebels may have received ammunition from Sudanese or outside groups during the civil war, according to evidence presented by the Small Arms Survey (SAS) research group. Meanwhile, the Sudanese government denied it has exported rockets to the Palestinian resistance.

In a report released on...

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Media networks condemn 'terrorist attack' on El Tayyar, Sudan

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KHARTOUM

The Arab Coalition for Sudan (ACS) and the Arab Network for Media Crisis (ANMC) have condemned the attack against the editor-in-chief of El Tayyar daily newspaper inside his office in Khartoum on Saturday afternoon. “The violence against journalists in Sudan is a dangerous development.”

In a press statement...

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Darfur displaced 'deprived' of Ramadan celebration

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KASS

Darfur's soaring prices and deteriorating security situation are taking away the joy of the final Ramadan celebration of the internally displaced people living in the camps, camp officials claimed.

The coordinator of the camps for the displaced in Kass, South Darfur, draws a gloomy picture of the living and...

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Gunmen rob South Darfur hospital, attack West Darfur trader

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ED EL FURSAN/EL GENEINA

A group of masked gunmen robbed nearly SDG 84,000 ($14,640) from Ed El Fursan hospital, the amount of the staff's monthly salaries, in South Darfur on Thursday.

An administrative officer of the locality reported to Radio Dabanga that the stolen amount of SDG 83,867 is the staff’s monthly salaries m...

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Abducted IOM staff released in South Darfur

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NYALA

A Zambian staff member with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), who was abducted in Nyala, South Darfur, on 6 July, was freed today after almost 20 days in captivity. 

The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (Unamid) stated in a press release that Felix Ngoma, a Zambian...

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West Darfur doctors continue strike against non-payment

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EL GENEINA

The strike of the junior doctors in El Geneina hospital, West Darfur, entered its third day on Thursday. They are protesting the non-payment of financial dues by the Ministry of Health.

On Tuesday, about 20 junior doctors started their strike in the capital of West Darfur against the delayed payment of...

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Gireida, South Darfur, imposes fees for ‘protection’

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GIREIDA

The commissioner of Gireida locality, South Darfur, has imposed fees on teachers, internally displaced people, and house owners, under the pretext that he wants to buy weapons, ammunition, and vehicles to protect the area from armed movements.

Activists told Radio Dabanga on Wednesday that the decision...

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Air force drops bombs, UXO kills one in Darfur’s East Jebel Marra

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EL FASHER

An Antonov airplane of the Sudanese Air Force dropped several bombs in East Jebel Marra and killed at least three donkeys on Thursday. On Tuesday, a grenade detonated and killed a woman in Mashrou Abu Zeid.

The aerial bombardment in El Dawai area did not record any human casualties, residents revealed to Radio...

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Sudan govt. to provide relief to displaced in East Darfur

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KHARTOUM

The Sudanese Humanitarian Aid Commission on Monday presented a report to the parliament about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Adila and Abu Karinka localities in East Darfur. Displaced from East Darfur are seeking refuge in North Darfur.

MP Hamdan Abdallah Teirab told Radio Dabanga that the...

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Breakaway rebels attack military post in Karnoi, North Darfur

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EL FASHER / KARNOI

Two army troops were killed and a citizen injured on Thursday in an attack by a breakaway faction of the Justice and Equality Movement-Sudan (JEM-Sudan) on a military post in Karnoi, North Darfur.

El Sadeg Yousif Zakariya, the spokesman for JEM-Sudan, told Radio Dabanga that “this afternoon, about 1 p...

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Hundreds of militia troops enter Central Darfur

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ZALINGEI LOCALITY

Displaced in Central Darfur are living in fear after the large groups of militia combatants have entered the state.

“Large groups of government-backed militia forces in Land Cruisers entered Central Darfur recently, and are stationed around the capital Zalingei,” the coordinator of the Central Darfur cam...

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Opposition party refuses to apologise for its stance on Sudan militia

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EN NAHUD

The Sudanese Congress Party (SCP) refuses to offer any apology for the statements of its president on the Rapid Support Forces (RSF). Security authorities in North and West Kordofan prevent members from engaging in political activities.

In an interview with Radio Dabanga on Wednesday, Mastour Ahmed, SCP’s P...

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Editor-in-chief El Tayyar released from hospital in Sudan’s capital

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KHARTOUM

(UPDATED) The editor-in-chief of El Tayyar daily newspaper, Osman Mirghani, was discharged from the hospital on Wednesday.

After recovering from injuries inflicted by a group of masked gunmen on Saturday, Mirghani left El Zeitoun hospital on Wednesday. He directly went to the newspapers’ office in downtown K...

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Ten convicted of violating ‘emergency measures’ in South Darfur

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NYALA

The Nyala Emergency Court, set up last week by the South Darfur State authorities as part of an “emergency measures package” to curb the rampant lawlessness in the state capital, has convicted ten people for violating the emergency orders.

On Wednesday, the Court sentenced ten men to prison for periods ranging...

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Sudan: Condemned Christian woman and her family arrive at Rome

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KHARTOUM / ROME

Maryam Ibrahim, whose case caught worldwide attention when she was condemned to death for apostasy, flew to Italy this morning.

Ibrahim and her family arrived at Rome's Ciampino airport at 9.30am on an aircraft provided by the Italian government, the Italian The Local reported. On the flight, they were...

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Darfur refugees in eastern Chad close to starving

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EASTERN CHAD

Soaring prices and the reduction of food rations have forced a number of Darfuri refugees in the eastern Chad camps to break the fast with bread made of toxic mekheit seeds, and dig into ant hills in search for food.  

The refugees in eastern Chad are facing extremely difficult humanitarian conditions,...

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Date set for integration former rebels into Sudan Armed Forces

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EL FASHER

The former rebels of the split-off faction of the Justice and Equality Movement, led by Bakhit Abdallah Abdel Karim (JEM-Sudan) will be officially integrated into the Sudan Armed Forces next month.

The Security Arrangements Commission of the Darfur Regional Authority announced on Monday that the forces of...

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‘Government responsible for attack on El Tayyar’: Sudan opposition

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KHARTOUM

The National Consensus Forces denounced the emergence of terrorist groups threatening journalists and politicians with murder, and holds the government accountable.

Siddig Yousif, the spokesman for the National Consensus Forces (NCF, a coalition of opposition parties and groups) told Radio Dabanga that “these m...

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Solidarity Committee hands memo to Sudan’s HRs Commission

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KHARTOUM

The Sudanese Committee of Solidarity with the Victims of the September Demonstrations on Tuesday submitted a protest memorandum to the National Human Rights Commission in Khartoum.

In the memo, the Committee strongly condemned the human rights violations in Sudan, and demanded from the government to release all...

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Rapid Support Forces assault, rob people in Sudan’s capital

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KHARTOUM

Elements of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) reportedly attacked five young men in Khartoum this week.

The independent Sudanese electronic newspaper Hurriyat reported on Tuesday that RSF troops riding a Land Cruiser assaulted a group of youngsters in Shambat district, Khartoum North. They...

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Central Darfur displaced ill because of dire sanitary situation

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HAMIDIYA CAMP

Dozens of cases of fever and diarrhoea emerged among the residents of Hamidiya camp for the displaced in Zalingei locality, Central Darfur, during the past two weeks.

“Many people in Hamidiya camp are suffering from diarrhoea, which is in some cases accompanied by fever and vomiting,” the coordinator of the...

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Displaced shot, robbed in Central and West Darfur

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ZALINGEI / SIRBA

Gunmen shot two displaced brothers in Central Darfur on Tuesday. In West Darfur, displaced were violently robbed of 125 goats on Sunday and Monday.

“Gunmen in military uniform opened fire on Abubakar and Ibrahim Adam Abdallah in the area of Dankoj in Zalingei locality on Tuesday morning,” a witness rep...

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Displaced raped, robbed, beaten in South Darfur

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KALMA CAMP

Militiamen raped three residents of Kalma camp in the area of Ba’ashum, South Darfur, on Sunday. In the same area, nine others were severely beaten and robbed of their belongings.

“Militiamen on Sunday assaulted a number of Kalma camp displaced at the farmlands of Ba’ashum, about of 15km east of the camp,” Sale...

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Gunmen kill two, injure one in Kass, South Darfur

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KASS

Two residents of Kass, South Darfur, were shot dead, and one was injured by gunmen on Sunday.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a resident of El Salam district in Kass said that three gunmen on motorcycles stopped Suleiman El Faki when he was returning home from the district mosque after evening prayers.

“They told El Faki t...

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Junior doctors on strike in El Geneina, West Darfur

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EL GENEINA

On Tuesday, junior doctors at the hospital of El Geneina, capital of West Darfur State, embarked on an open-ended strike, in protest against the deterioration of the working environment at the hospital, and the delayed payment of their incentives.

“The doctors had given the State Ministry of Health four days t...

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Landmines exposed by rain in North Darfur

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KUTUM LOCALITY

The Sudan Liberation Movement led by Abdel Wahid El Nur (SLM-AW) claims that government forces planted landmines in Kutum locality, North Darfur.

Mustafa Tambur, the military spokesman for the SLM-AW reported to Radio Dabanga that heavy rainfall exposed 23 landmines in the area of Fonu,...

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Citizen found dead in Port Sudan police cell

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PORT SUDAN

A citizen held in a police cell in Port Sudan was found dead on Monday, reportedly as a result of torture.

A relative of the deceased told Radio Dabanga that El Hajaj Osman, detained by the police in Port Sudan on Sunday, was found dead on Monday morning inside a holding cell of the Police Department in the...

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Farmers abducted, livestock released on farmlands in Darfur

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ZALINGEI LOCALITY / EAST JEBEL MARRA

Militiamen abducted two farmers and seized their tractor in the area of Dankoj in Central Darfur on Friday. The farmers were released on Sunday. The gunmen demand SDG35,000 for the return of the tractor. In East Jebel Marra, herders released their camels and cattle on farmlands by...

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Displaced assaulted, robbed in Central and South Darfur

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WADI SALIH / KASS

A group of former displaced was injured in an armed robbery on three lorries in Wadi Salih locality, Central Darfur, on Sunday. On the same day, a displaced worker was shot in the area of Lebeir, near Kass in South Darfur.

On Sunday evening, a group of gunmen ambushed three lorries near the Deleig camp...

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Unknown group claims attack on Sudan newspaper

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KHARTOUM

An unknown group, calling itself the Hamza Combat Group Against Atheism and Heresy, has claimed responsibility for the attack on Osman Mirghani, the editor-in-chief of El Tayyar daily newspaper, in Khartoum on Saturday.

The group has vowed to attack anyone who is “openly hostile to the Palestinian resistance”, ac...

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Three sisters gang raped in Gireida locality, South Darfur

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GIREIDA LOCALITY

On Monday, three sisters were gang raped by militiamen in Gireida locality, South Darfur.

“Eight government-backed militiamen on camelback, wearing military uniforms, at about 8am on Monday, attacked a family of father, mother, and three daughters, tending their farmland in the area of Um Asal, about 1...

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Detained Mukjar teacher transferred to Central Darfur’s capital

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MUKJAR

Sheikh Suleiman Ibrahim Hussein, who was detained on 15 July in Mukjar town, Central Darfur, has been transferred to the main security detention centre in Zalingei on Sunday.

The sheikh, a well known basic school teacher in Mukjar, and former head of the Mukjar Displaced Council, was detained by security...

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More than 20 dead in traffic accident in Sudan’s White Nile

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EL QUTAINAH

A collision of a bus with a lorry on El Qutainah road, about 30 km north of Ad Duwaym in the White Nile State on Monday, caused the death of 23 people, and the injury of three others.

The accident occurred when the bus, on its way from Kosti to Khartoum, smashed into a lorry that was coming from the opposite...

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Darfur students in Khartoum expelled from boarding houses

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KHARTOUM

The National Students’ Fund on Saturday expelled about 450 Darfuri students from boarding houses of the Faculty of Education at the University of Khartoum.

On Saturday evening, police forces evacuated the Darfuri students from the boarding houses, by order of the National Students’ Fund, Mohamed Zein, the head o...

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Sudan military intelligence targets civilians in South Kordofan

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SOUTH KORDOFAN

Last week two houses were torched, and four people detained, in a displaced settlement near the village of Um Mareh in South Kordofan. 

On Wednesday, elements of the paramilitary Popular Defence Forces (PDF) torched two houses in the settlement of displaced near Um Mareh village, 40km northwest of...

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Central Darfur staff salaries used for visit Governor

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UM DUKHUN LOCALITY

Government employees at Um Dukhun locality, Central Darfur, have not received their salaries for the month of June. The payment of their salary bonuses from January until June has been delayed as well.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, one of the employees said that the authorities had informed them that the...

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Health centre plundered in North Darfur’s Fata Borno camp

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FATA BORNO CAMP

Gunmen on Friday pillaged the health centre in the Fata Borno camp for the displaced in Kutum locality, North Darfur.

On Friday evening, militiamen riding a Land Cruiser and five motorcycles attacked the camp’s health centre run by the Ireland-based GOAL organisation, a camp sheikh reported to Radio D...

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Darfur displaced unable to pay increased school fees

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ZAMZAM CAMP / DEREIG CAMP

Displaced in Darfur complain about the rise of tuition fees, the costs of school books, and a shortage of teachers and furniture.

“The annual fees for basic school students have been increased to SDG170 ($30). Besides, we have to pay monthly tuition fees SDG20 to 25 ($3.50 to 4.40),” a parent in...

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Attack on vehicles, village kill at least 17 people in Darfur

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EL FASHER / MALAM

At least 13 people, among them women and children, were shot dead, and others injured in an ambush in North Darfur on Saturday. On Sunday, four herdsmen were killed and six others injured in an attack on their village near Malam in South Darfur.

Multiple witnesses told Radio Dabanga that a...

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Insecurity, prices soar, food rations cut, no jobs in Darfur

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DARFUR

The residents of Zamzam camp in North Darfur are complaining of the soaring food prices.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga from the Zamzam camp in North Darfur, an activist reported that the prices of basic commodities have dramatically risen. “Half a litre of cooking oil now costs SDG20 ($3.50), a quarter of a kilo of m...

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Newborn babies dying in El Malha locality, North Darfur

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El MALHA

In El Malha locality, North Darfur, the number of newborn babies dying of an infection of the umbilical cord is increasing.

A medical source reported to Radio Dabanga that during the past four months, two to three newborn babies have died each week. “They die within one to three days after the start of the i...

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Initiative to reconcile Misseriya clans in West Kordofan

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KHARTOUM

A delegation from the Rizeigat tribe, headed by the former Governor of East Darfur State, Abdel Hamid Mosa Kasha, is leading an initiative to mediate between the Beni Imran and Ziyoud clans of the Misseriya.

In heavy clashes that erupted between the two clans in Babanusa locality, West Kordofan, on 27 June, at...

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Gunmen block farmers from tending their lands in Darfur

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DARFUR

In North Darfur, militiamen deny farmers access to their farmlands. In Kass locality, South Darfur, gunmen robbed a group of farmers on Friday.

In North Darfur, farmers in the areas of Simeiha, Amarjadeed, Um Sidir, Donki Ba'ashim and Amarei complain about the deterioration of the security situation. “Apart from s...

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Saudi breakfast for South Darfur displaced

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EL SALAM CAMP

The Saudi Shiryan El Hayah organisation on Saturday provided food and drinks for the breaking of the fast for 5,000 residents of El Salam camp in South Darfur. HAC officials told the newly displaced at the camp that the distribution of food rations will begin next week.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga from El...

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Sudan: Gunmen storm office El Tayyar daily, attack editor-in-chief

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KHARTOUM

A group of unidentified armed men on Saturday stormed the office of El Tayyar daily newspaper in Khartoum, and attacked its editor-in-chief, Osman Mirghani, and journalist Abdallah Ishag. The gunmen also seized the mobile phones and laptops of the newspaper’s staff.

Mirghani had to be transferred to a hospital...

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Three abducted aid workers released in North Darfur

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EL FASHER

Three Sudanese humanitarian workers abducted in Kutum, North Darfur, on 18 June 2014, were freed today in the same locality after 32 days in captivity.

Mustafa Abdallah Adarj, working with Unicef, Mohamed Abulgasim, and Ahmed El Sayed, working with the international Goal organisation were immediately taken to...

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'170,000 newly displaced in rebel-held South Kordofan, Sudan'

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KADUGLI

Since April this year, more than 170,000 people have been displaced in parts of South Kordofan controlled by the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N).

The South Kordofan and Blue Nile Coordination Unit (SKBNCU), an informal locally-led unit to support more effective humanitarian assistance to...

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'NGO expulsions harm Darfur healthcare': Health Sector Sudan

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KHARTOUM

About 206,000 people have no access to healthcare services in Darfur, owing to the suspension of the International Committee of the Red Cross and other NGOs, the Health Sector in Sudan stated. The health delivery systems in Darfur are “severely overstretched” following the upsurge in newly internally displaced p...

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Sudan security disperses students' protest in Khartoum

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KHARTOUM

Security forces in Omdurman beat students and used tear gas to disperse them during their peaceful protest against the tribal conflict in East Darfur, staged in front of the National Assembly on Thursday. Five of the students were arrested.

“The security used excessive violence to disperse the demonstration,” the...

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Three North Darfur girls raped by militiamen

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TAWILA

Three girls were raped by militiamen in Atabra area, 15km west of Tawila in North Darfur, on Saturday.

Omda Musa Mukhtar Bosh told Radio Dabanga that pro-government militia elements, riding on the backs of camels and horses, attacked 20 women who were working in farms in Atabra. They seized three girls, aged 14,...

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