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Lack of medicines in Darfur torments displaced

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NYALA/EL FASHER

Three displaced people of El Salam camp, South Darfur, have died in a week’s time, owing to the spread of diseases and a scarcity of medicines. Mershing camp residents also complained about expensive medicines. A North Darfur Minister acknowledged that the transportation of medicines to camps has been h...

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‘Cattle herders destroy crops’: South Darfur farmers

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EL SALAM / GIREIDA

Residents in El Salam and Gireida localities, South Darfur, have complained about the livestock that nomads enter on their farmlands, destroying their crops.

One of the farmers, from Dalal Abu Angara in El Salam, told Radio Dabanga that around 15 villages experience fierce attacks from Arab nomads,...

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Rebels discuss Sudan's peace talks in Berlin

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BERLIN

Members of the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) met in Germany’s capital on Wednesday to discuss key negotiation issues for the upcoming peace talks on Sudan, held in Ethiopia.

The spokesman for the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), Jibril Adam Bilal, told Radio Dabanga that the preparatory meeting in Berlin...

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Police campaign against street vendors in Sudan’s capital

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KHARTOUM

On Wednesday, the police of the Sudanese capital launched a relentless campaign against street vendors and tea women in the area of the Khartoum stadium.

“The police confiscated all our goods and the property of the tea and coffee selling women,” a peddler told Radio Dabanga.

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Sudan security interrogates El Gedaref youth about slogans

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EL GEDAREF

Security authorities in eastern Sudan’s El Gedaref interrogated a number of young people because of the many slogans written on walls in the town.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, Jaafar Khidir, activist and founder of the Sunrise Cultural Centre in El Gedaref reported that security agents on Tuesday detained a...

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Sudan security quizzes El Gedaref youth about graffiti

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EL GEDAREF

Security authorities in eastern Sudan’s El Gedaref interrogated a number of young people because of the political graffiti that has appeared on walls in the town.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, Jaafar Khidir, activist and founder of the Sunrise Cultural Centre in El Gedaref reported that security agents on Tuesday...

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Rizeigat, Fellata clash in East Darfur

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YASSIN LOCALITY

14 tribesmen were seriously injured in a fight near Labda, Yassin locality, in East Darfur on Tuesday.

“On Tuesday evening, Rizeigat tribesmen prevented livestock traders from the Fellata tribe to cross their lands in the area of Otab, 2km south of Labda,” a listener told Radio Dabanga from Labda.

“When p...

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14 injured as Rizeigat, Fellata clash in East Darfur

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YASSIN LOCALITY

14 tribesmen were seriously injured in a fight near Labda, Yassin locality, in East Darfur on Tuesday.

“On Tuesday evening, Rizeigat tribesmen prevented livestock traders from the Fellata tribe to cross their lands in the area of Otab, 2km south of Labda,” a listener told Radio Dabanga from Labda.

“When p...

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‘Security apparatus is ruling Sudan’: Umma Party, Unionists withdraw from govt.

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KHARTOUM

The National Umma Party and the Reform Now Movement have reiterated their condemnation of the speech of President Omar Al Bashir, delivered at the general convention of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) in Khartoum on Saturday. The mainstream Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has announced its “immediate w...

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Water crisis in Sudan’s Red Sea state, new hemorrhagic fever cases

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PORT SUDAN / EL GEDAREF / KHARTOUM

People living in the eastern Sudanese Red Sea state are complaining of a shortage of drinking water for nearly nine months.

“There is no indication that the water problem will be solved soon,” activist Amin Sinada told Radio Dabanga from the P...

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Thirst, hemorrhagic fever in Sudan’s Red Sea state

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PORT SUDAN / EL GEDAREF / KHARTOUM

People living in the eastern Sudanese Red Sea state are complaining of a shortage of drinking water that has lasted for nearly nine months.

“There is no indication that the water problem will be solved soon,” activist Amin Sinada told Radio Dab...

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South Darfur military recruits reject increase of fees

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NYALA

Sudan Armed Forces recruits in South Darfur reject new fees imposed on them by the Coordination Office of the National Military Service.

“The military Coordination Office raised the fee for an identity card from SDG10 ($1.75) to SDG35 ($6.10), the costs for a leave permission were increased from SDG10 to S...

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New fees vex South Darfur military recruits

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NYALA

Sudan Armed Forces recruits in South Darfur reject new fees imposed on them by the Coordination Office of the National Military Service.

“The military Coordination Office raised the fee for an identity card from SDG10 ($1.75) to SDG35 ($6.10), the costs for a leave permission were increased from SDG10 to S...

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‘Unicef will increase support of South Darfur’s Kalma camp’

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KALMA CAMP

A delegation of Unicef in Sudan has visited Kalma camp for the displaced in Nyala locality, South Darfur, and pledged increased support in various fields.

Saleh Eisa, secretary general of Kalma camp told Radio Dabanga that a representative of the UN Children’s Fund (Unicef) in S...

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Unicef pledge increased support for South Darfur’s Kalma camp

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KALMA CAMP

A delegation of Unicef in Sudan has visited Kalma camp for the displaced in Nyala locality, South Darfur, and pledged increased support in various fields.

Saleh Eisa, secretary general of Kalma camp told Radio Dabanga that a representative of the UN Children’s Fund (Unicef) in S...

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West Darfur: Sirba residents urge Unamid to defuse UXOs

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SIRBA LOCALITY

People from the area of Manjoura in Sirba locality, West Darfur, have found six pieces of unexploded ordnance (UXOs) of various size and type.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga today, the coordinator of the Sirba camps said that a group of Manjoura residents submitted a request to the West Darfur state authorities...

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West Darfur residents urge Unamid to defuse UXOs

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SIRBA LOCALITY

People from the area of Manjoura in Sirba locality, West Darfur, have found six pieces of unexploded ordnance (UXOs) of various size and type.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga today, the coordinator of the Sirba camps said that a group of Manjoura residents submitted a request to the West Darfur state authorities...

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Sudan: Sep. 2013 protesters acquitted, re-detained on same charges

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OMDURMAN

On Tuesday, an Omdurman court acquitted 12 young men who were detained during the demonstrations of September 2013.

The case of the 12 youths is known in the Sudanese media as the “Dar El Salam protesters case”. The police of the Dar El Salam district charged the young men with rioting, violence, and theft.

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‘Al Bashir’s speech setback for National Dialogue’: Sudan opposition

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KHARTOUM / DARFUR

The speech by President Al Bashir on Saturday has been received with mixed feelings by the Sudanese opposition forces and the Darfuri displaced.

In his address to the general convention of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) in Khartoum on Saturday, Al Bashir said that the general elections will...

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Crops spoiled in Central Darfur, farmers demand investigation

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AZUM LOCALITY

Farmers of Azum locality in Central Darfur state, whose crops were spoiled by pesticides sprayed by the state’s Ministry of Agriculture on their farmlands, demand an investigation of the damage.

On Sunday, a committee formed by affected farmers of Wadi Azum...

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Farmers demand investigation of 'spoiled crops' in Central Darfur

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AZUM LOCALITY

Farmers of Azum locality in Central Darfur state, whose crops were spoiled by pesticides sprayed by the state’s Ministry of Agriculture on their farmlands, demand an investigation into the damage.

On Sunday, a committee formed by affected farmers of Wadi Azum...

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Libyan commander accuses Sudan of supporting Islamist militias

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EL KUFRA

A senior military official of the Libyan National Army on Sunday reported that a convoy of vehicles loaded with militiamen crossed the Libyan-Sudanese border at El Kufra in support of the Libyan Islamist insurgents. 

Field commander...

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Sudan Pilgrimage Mission in Saudi Arabia complains about food

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MECCA

The Sudanese Pilgrimage Mission in Saudi Arabia has submitted an official complaint to the Saudi Ministry of Pilgrimage about the poor quality of food services to the pilgrims.

The Sudanese pilgrims have paid 1,040 Saudi Riyal ($277) each for the provision of meals. They had refused...

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El Mahdi will return to Sudan on request of Umma Party or AU mediators

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CAIRO

In response to President Al Bashir’s announcement on Saturday that the leader of the National Umma Party (NUP), El Sadig El Mahdi, will be detained upon return to Sudan, El Mahdi said he would return in three cases.

El Mahdi, currently residing in the Egyptian capital, said he will return to his...

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El Mahdi 'will return to Sudan on request of Umma Party or AU'

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CAIRO

In response to President Al Bashir’s announcement on Saturday that the leader of the National Umma Party (NUP), El Sadig El Mahdi, will be detained upon return to Sudan, El Mahdi said he would return in three cases.

El Mahdi, currently residing in the Egyptian capital, said he will return to his...

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Print run of Sudan’s El Ahram El Yowm confiscated

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KHARTOUM

Security officers confiscated the entire print run of El Ahram El Yowm daily newspaper on Monday. No reason was given.  

The Minister of Information, Ahmed Bilal Osman, however, recently announced that the government decided to stop “all exceptional m...

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Sudan acknowledges ‘significant increase in human trafficking’

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KHARTOUM

The Sudanese Minister of Interior, Lt. Col. Ismat Abdel Rahman, has acknowledged a significant increase in human trafficking in the country.

The Minister said in a press statement on Monday that human trafficking did not exist in Sudan before 2007. He stated that...

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Six dead in North Darfur cattle theft; sheep stolen in East Darfur train robbery

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SHANGIL TOBAYA / ADILA

Five people were killed, and three others wounded on Saturday, in a clash between a group of cattle thieves and a local rescue team in North Darfur. On Friday, a group of armed robbers ambushed a train loaded with sheep in East Darfur.

Janjaweed on camels attacked cow herders at a pasture near...

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One killed, two raped in Tawila, North Darfur

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TAWILA LOCALITY

One person was killed and two young women raped in Tawila locality, North Darfur, on Monday.

“Five militiamen wearing military uniforms assaulted two young women who were tending their farmlands in the area of Martal, west of Khazan Tunjur, on Monday afternoon,” a relative of the victims reported to Radio...

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Computers stolen from Central Darfur refugee camp

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AZUM LOCALITY

On Sunday, seven computers were stolen from a youth centre in the Um Shalaya camp for Chadian refugees in Azum locality, Central Darfur, on Sunday.    

Wardi Bahreldin, representative of the refugee camp, reported to Radio Dabanga that a group of gunmen wearing military uniforms raided the Subul...

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Spanish Embassy official murdered in Sudanese capital

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KHARTOUM

On Monday, an official of the Spanish embassy in Khartoum was murdered in the district of Garden City, located in the eastern part of the Sudanese capital.

The Sudanese Ministry of Interior Affairs has confirmed the death of the official (61), who headed the visa section at the Embassy of Spain for the last...

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Hamar, Ma’aliya reach agreement in West Kordofan

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EL FULA

Leaders of the Hamar and Ma’aliya tribes signed a reconciliation agreement in El Fula, West Kordofan, on Saturday.

The two warring parties agreed to pay compensation for the losses sustained during fierce clashes that erupted in East Darfur and West Kordofan in April this year. The Hamar are to pay the Ma’aliya S...

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Hamar, Ma’aliya reach agreement in Sudan's West Kordofan

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EL FULA

Leaders of the Hamar and Ma’aliya tribes signed a reconciliation agreement in El Fula, West Kordofan, on Saturday.

The warring parties agreed to pay compensation for the losses sustained during fierce clashes that erupted in East Darfur and West Kordofan in April this year. The Hamar are to pay the Ma’aliya SDG15...

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Darfur peace accord incorporated in Sudan’s Interim Constitution

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KHARTOUM

The parliamentary committee tasked with amending the 2005 Interim Constitution, in cooperation with the Council of States, has completed the incorporation of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD).

Tahani Toreldaba, heading the parliamentary Justice and Legislation Committee, explained at a press...

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Sudan Air Force bombs farmlands in Darfur’s East Jebel Marra

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EAST JEBEL MARRA / EAST DARFUR

The Sudanese Air Force bombed the area east of Mashrou Abu Zeid in East Jebel Marra on Saturday. On the same day, a citizen was killed in an armed robbery in East Darfur.

According to local residents, the air raids on the area, located 3 km east of Mashrou Abu Zeid, caused the burning of...

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Air raid burns crops in Darfur’s East Jebel Marra

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EAST JEBEL MARRA / EAST DARFUR

The Sudanese Air Force bombed the area east of Mashrou Abu Zeid in East Jebel Marra on Saturday. On the same day, a citizen was killed in an armed robbery in East Darfur.

According to local residents, the air raids on the area, located 3 km east of Mashrou Abu Zeid, burned vast tracts of...

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South Darfur governor sacks all ruling party officials

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NYALA

The governor of South Darfur state dismissed all National Congress Party officials on Sunday.

Governor Maj. Gen. Adam Mahmoud Jarelnabi on Sunday issued an order of dismissal for all South Darfur state ministers, advisors, commissioners, heads of government offices, secretaries, and technical experts, belonging to...

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Sudan's opposition 'unimpressed' by Al Bashir speech

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ADDIS ABABA / OMDURMAN

The speech of President Omar Al Bashir at the general convention of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) in Khartoum on Saturday, has not impressed the opposition forces.

According to Jibril Adam Bilal, the spokesman for the Justice and Equality Movement, the speech is part of the genocide...

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AU, UN, Sudan conclude tripartite meeting on Unamid

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NEW YORK

Representatives of the AU, UN, the Sudanese government, and Unamid have concluded the 18th Tripartite Coordination Mechanism meeting on Unamid, in New York.

In their opening statements, the AU, UN, and the Sudanese government delegates welcomed the progress made in the implementation of Unamid’s mandate, and c...

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‘Sudan regime keeps to its principles’: Al Bashir

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KHARTOUM

President Omar Al Bashir has reiterated his call upon all the political forces to respond to the National Dialogue launched by the Sudanese government, in order to build a “secure, stable and inclusive country” on Saturday. He also said that National Umma Party (NUP) leader El Sadig El Mahdi will be det...

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‘IMF figures on Sudan deficit, economy imploding’: analyst

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WASHINGTON

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank have failed to present a full or accurate picture of Sudan’s economic situation in particular about the government’s military and security expenditures.

“There is in the July 2014 IMF report not a single line item –not one– reflecting or indicating the sc...

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‘IMF figures on Sudan inadequate; economy imploding’: analyst

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WASHINGTON

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank have failed to present a full or accurate picture of Sudan’s economic situation in particular about the government’s military and security expenditures.

“There is in the July 2014 IMF report not a single line item – not one – reflecting or indicating the...

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UN Human Rights Council adopts draft resolution on Sudan

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GENEVA / KHARTOUM

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a draft resolution in Geneva on Friday calling on the Sudanese government to conduct an independent enquiry into the killing of protestors in September 2013, and March 2014. It also agreed to renew the mandate of the Independent Expert on the Situation of...

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UN Human Rights Council calls on Sudan for independent inquiry

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GENEVA / KHARTOUM

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a draft resolution in Geneva on Friday calling on the Sudanese government to conduct an independent enquiry into the killing of protestors in September 2013, and March 2014. It also agreed to renew the mandate of the Independent Expert on the Situation of...

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Militiamen kill displaced man in Tawila, North Darfur

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TAWILA

Militiamen killed an internally displaced man and wounded another in Jely area in Tawila locality, North Darfur, on Wednesday.

Omda Boash told Radio Dabanga from Tawila that five pro-government militia elements attacked Omar Arko (71 years old) and El Amin Ibrahim Doak (30 years old) at 2am in Jely district. They...

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One dead, one injured in attack in Tawila, North Darfur

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TAWILA

Militiamen killed a displaced man and wounded another in the Jely area in Tawila locality, North Darfur, on Wednesday.

Omda Boash told Radio Dabanga from Tawila that five pro-government militiamen attacked Omar Arko (71) and El Amin Ibrahim Doak (30) at 2am. When they opened fire on the two men, Arko was killed...

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Sudan security bans Darfur lawyer to travel

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KHARTOUM

Security forces prevented Mohamed Abdallah El Doma, chairman of the Darfur Bar Association (DBA), of travelling from Khartoum airport on Thursday, on the grounds that he is listed as a person restricted from travelling outside of Sudan.

The chairman of the lawyers' association told Radio Dabanga that he was...

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Sudan security bars Darfur lawyer from travel

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KHARTOUM

Security forces prevented Mohamed Abdallah El Doma, chairman of the Darfur Bar Association (DBA), from travelling from Khartoum airport on Thursday, on the grounds that he is listed as a person restricted from travelling outside of Sudan.

The chairman of the lawyers' association told Radio Dabanga that he was...

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Sudan’s Umma Party condemns continuing Khartoum arrests

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KHARTOUM

The National Umma Party has denounced the behaviour of Sudan’s ruling party and the security services for their arrests and prosecutions against activists, politicians, and party leaders in Khartoum these past days, to prevent commemoration services of k...

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Sudan’s Umma Party condemns continuing Khartoum detentions

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KHARTOUM(UPDATED 22:00)

The National Umma Party (NUP) has denounced Sudan’s ruling party and the security services for their detentions of activists, politicians, and party leaders in Khartoum these past days, to prevent the commemoration of killed protesters one year ago. A total of 60 people in s...

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