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Eid El Fitr wishes for a peaceful, democratic Sudan

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SUDAN

The National Consensus Forces (NCF, a coalition of opposition parties) congratulated the Sudanese people on Eid El Fitr, wishing them a peaceful and democratic Sudan in the near future.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, NCF chairman Faroug Abu Eisa expressed the hope that “Sudan soon may get rid of the National Congress P...

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Gang members arrested in Nyala, South Darfur

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NYALA

The South Darfur State security authorities have arrested seven notorious offenders in Nyala on Sunday.

Security forces on Sunday raided the house of a gang leader in El Riyadh district in northern Nyala, a resident of South Darfur’s capital reported to Radio Dabanga. “They arrested seven members of a gan...

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North Darfur displaced abducted for SDG5,000 ransom

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SARAF UMRA

A group of gunmen on Sunday abducted a displaced man at the market of Saraf Umra, North Darfur, and plundered a number of shops.

A relative of the abducted told Radio Dabanga that on Sunday “government-backed militiamen” in a Land Cruiser raided the Saraf Umra market, and abducted displaced Mohamed Sin...

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Tribal tensions contained after South Darfur cattle theft

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ED ELFURSAN

The theft of cattle by Fellata tribesmen sparked tensions in South Darfur on Monday.

Fathi El Tom, one of the notables of the Beni Halba tribe, told Radio Dabanga from Ed El Fursan that the developing crisis was contained on Tuesday.

“The problems started after Fallata outlaws stole a number of c...

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Tracking devices against hijacks in North Darfur

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EL FASHER

The North Darfur State government will cooperate with a company specialised in the installation of tracking devices for vehicles, in a bid to reduce the increasing number of hijacks.

North Darfur State Governor Osman Yousif Kibir announced that the state government and the state’s Security Committee last week s...

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Sudanese killed by missiles in Tripoli, Libya

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TRIPOLI

Nine Sudanese were killed and many others injured on Monday by a stray missile in the Karimiya district in Tripoli, Libya. On Saturday, 29 Sudanese died and others were injured in the same Tripoli district, when a rocket hit the building they were living in.

“Nine Sudanese were killed on Monday by a stray m...

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South Darfur displaced killed for mobile phone credit

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GIREIDA LOCALITY

A resident of the Gereida camp for the displaced in South Darfur was shot dead, and two others were wounded on Monday.

“Seven militiamen approached the mobile phone credit kiosk of Adam Abdel Razeg in the area of Jertobak, east of Gireida town, on Monday, the first day of Eid El Fitr,” a customer who wit...

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South Darfur camp without water for more than a week

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OTASH CAMP

The residents of the Otash camp for the displaced in Nyala locality, South Darfur, are suffering from an acute drinking water crisis for more than a week.

A camp sheikh reported to Radio Dabanga that the drinking water crisis is caused by a lack of fuel, required to operate the pumps. Several pumps broke down.

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‘Sudan’s 2015 elections nightmare’: Umma Party leader

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OMDURMAN

El Sadig El Mahdi, president of the National Umma Party (NUP), warned that if the general elections will be held in 2015 under the present circumstances, it will be a nightmare.

In his Eid El Fitr speech at the Imam Abdel Rahman El Mahdi mosque in Wad Nubawi, Omdurman, the NUP leader stressed that a continuation...

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Sudan Solidarity Committee demands investigation into Khartoum attacks

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KHARTOUM

The Sudanese Committee of Solidarity with the Victims of the September Demonstrations has requested the formation of an independent commission to investigate “the crimes against civilians committed by the Sudanese government and its militias”.

The Solidarity Committee demands an independent commission that...

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Darfur displaced condemn MuO between rebels and Musa Hilal

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DARFUR

The Darfur displaced and refugees strongly condemn the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signed on 10 July between the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), and Musa Hilal, the leader of El Sahwa Revolutionary Council.

The displaced demand from the SPLM-N leadership to disengage with Musa Hilal, and...

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Detonating grenade kills herder in North Darfur

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KUTUM LOCALITY

A young herder was killed by a detonating grenade in Kutum locality in North Darfur on Sunday.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga from the village of El Sheikh Janna in Kutum locality, a witness said that one of the herders of the village found a grenade. “As soon as he began playing with it, the bomb detonated, a...

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Father, two sons shot in Abu Karinka, East Darfur

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ABU KARINKA

Three men were shot in Abu Karinka locality, East Darfur, on Sunday.

“An unidentified gunman suddenly opened fire on Abdel Rahman Mohamed Idris, and his two sons Musa and Adam, when they were on their way home from shopping in Abu Karinka town,” a relative of the victims told Radio Dabanga.

All three were...

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Sudan hit by heavy rains, floods

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SUDAN

One citizen died, and 12 others were injured in the northern Sudanese River Nile State due to heavy rains last week. Torrential rains also caused severe damages to dozens of houses in localities of Shendi, Matamma, Damer, and Berber.

In South Kordofan, the El Obeid-Kadugli road was blocked, and the railway bridge...

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Amnesty for 200 Sudan army staff prisoners

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KHARTOUM

The Sudanese Minister of Defence on Saturday announced amnesty for 200 army staff prisoners on the occasion of the Eid El Fitr, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

Defence Minister Abdel Rahim Hussein did not identify the nature of the dropped charges against those military personnel granted amnesty.

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Darfuris pray for ‘justice and dignity’ at Eid El Fitr

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DARFUR / EASTERN CHAD

The Darfuri displaced and refugees congratulate all the Sudanese people in general and the Darfuris in particular, on the occasion of the Eid El Fitr on Monday, praying that peace and stability may prevail throughout Sudan.

The displaced also express their sadness for not being able to buy sweets...

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Beja veterans occupy ruling party’s office in Port Sudan

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PORT SUDAN

Demobilised Beja Congress fighters on Saturday occupied the premises of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) in Port Sudan, in protest against the non-implementation of the 2006 Eastern Sudan Peace Agreement (ESPA). On the same day, police forces raided the market of Port Sudan, as part of a campaign to...

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Proposal to extent security measures in South Darfur’s capital

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NYALA

The Commissioner of Nyala North proposed to verify the identity of all residents in the northern districts of South Darfur’s capital.

Nyala North Commissioner El Hadi Eisa Saeed told the press on Saturday that he has called for the verification of “any person” living in the northern parts of the capital.

“There are t...

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Sudan rebel front to unify opposition forces

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PARIS

The Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF, an alliance of the main rebel movements) will work towards unifying all opposition forces as a necessary measure to overthrow the regime, or reach a comprehensive peaceful solution to end war, and bring about democratic change in the country.

The rebel alliance will make its...

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Masked gunmen raid opposition party office in Sudan’s capital

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OMDURMAN

Masked gunmen raided the office of the Sudanese Congress Party (SCP) in Omdurman, the sister-city of Khartoum, on Sunday morning, molested the seven party members present, and destroyed the office.

“A group of 12 masked gunmen in civilian clothes raided the SCP office in the Abbasiya district, at about 3 am on S...

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Abbala kill translator Unamid Kabkabiya team in North Darfur

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EL SAREIF BENI HUSSEIN

The translator of the Unamid team in Kabkabiya, North Darfur, was killed on Friday, his companion abducted, and a protection commander injured by Abbala gunmen.

 “Abbala militiamen in a Land cruiser on Friday persecuted Hamid and another man, who were on their way from Saraf Umra to El Sareif B...

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Abduction, assault, robberies in Darfur

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DARFUR

Militiamen on Friday abducted a resident of El Salam camp for the displaced in South Darfur, and stole six cows. In El Geneina, the capital of West Darfur State, gunmen attacked the vehicle of the State Minister of Finance and killed the driver. In North Darfur, a lorry was plundered.

Sheikh Mahjoub Tabaldiya...

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Darfur displaced hope to celebrate next year’s Eid in peace

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DARFUR

The Association of the Darfur Displaced and Refugees congratulated all the Sudanese on the occasion of Eid El Fitr, the feast concluding the fasting month of Ramadan, expected to commence on Monday. At the same time, the Association pointed to the dire humanitarian situation the Darfur displaced and refugees are...

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‘Hamza Combat Group does not exist’: editor-in-chief Sudan’s El Tayyar

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KHARTOUM

The editor-in-chief of El Tayyar daily newspaper who was attacked by a group of masked gunmen in his office in Khartoum last Saturday, said that the group claiming responsibility for the assault does not exist.

Osman Mirghani, El Tayyar’s editor-in-chief, told Radio Dabanga on Friday that the group that had a...

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Rainfall across Sudan; 800 homes washed away in Central Darfur

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NIERTETI

Heavy rainfall and the ensuing floods affected different parts in Sudan the past few days. Torrential rains in Nierteti locality, Central Darfur, destroyed more than 800 camp shelters on Tuesday and Wednesday.

A camp leader reported to Radio Dabanga that heavy downpours on Tuesday and Wednesday wiped away more...

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Unamid promises to protect displaced in West Darfur

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SIRBA LOCALITY

After an absence of three years, a Unamid delegation paid a visit to Sirba locality in West Darfur, and met with representatives of the displaced in the locality on Thursday.

“The displaced explained how they suffer from the deterioration of the security situation in the region,” the coordinator of the Wes...

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Localities’ staff salaries deducted in East Darfur

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ED DAEIN

The Labour Union branches of Adila and Abu Karinka, East Darfur State, protests the large deductions from the staff salaries taken by the state and locality authorities.

The Secretary-General of the Labours Union in Adila and Abu Karinka localities, Ahmed Hamed Mireikha Hajar, told Radio Dabanga that deductions...

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Four wounded in militiamen’s attack, South Darfur

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KATILA

Pro-government militiamen attacked Hashaba in Katila locality, South Darfur, and wounded four displaced people on Friday.

A witness said that the 15 militia members attacked Hashaba, an area for voluntary returning internally displaced people, while riding on the backs of camels and horses early Friday morning....

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Two abducted by RSF in North Darfur

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EL FASHER

Elements of a Sudanese paramilitary force abducted two shepherds in the area between Shangil Tobaya and Tabit in El Fasher locality, North Darfur, on Friday.

Residents in the area told Radio Dabanga that the kidnapping occurred near Tinkarara. Abdel Nasser Jacob (25 years) and Adam Hari Musa (21 years) had...

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Herdsmen rob, threaten voluntary return towns in Darfur

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KABKABIYA/ZALINGEI

Armed herdsmen threatened to attack and burn down villages west of Kabkabiya town, North Darfur, on Thursday, if the residents did not pay them a large amount of money. 

A resident of Ardushuf, about 18 km west of Kabkabiya, told Radio Dabanga that the herders, “armed by the g...

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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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