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Unamid denies killing civilians in South Darfur

Details Conflicting reports about two deadly incidents in Kass by the AU-UN mission in Darfur and state officials arise, as the latter claims the peacekeepers killed at least six civilians....

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Sudan rebels claim repulsing attack in Blue Nile

Details A convoy of the Sudanese army ran into forces of the SPLA-N in Bau county, resulting in the death of a number of soldiers, according to the spokesman for the rebels....

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‘Technical issues, flour crisis resolved’: Sudan's bakery union

Details Once the major mills of Sudan run again, flour distribution will resume to all bakeries, the union claims. Citizens still face sky-rocketing prices for loafs of bread throughout the country....

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Militiamen kill security officer in El Fasher, North Darfur

Details A member of the Central Reserve Forces in the capital of North Darfur state dies at the hands of militiamen, who also manage to injure one of his colleagues....

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One wounded in robberies by militiamen in North Darfur

Details Witnesses report four robberies and attacks in Kutum, Kabkabiya, and Birkat Seira in the past days, that resulted in the injuring of one man and the missing of vehicles and money....

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Unamid 'clashes' with tribesmen in insecure South Darfur

Details Reports say that patrolling peacekeepers have killed armed tribesmen near state capital Nyala, where the deteriorated security situation has led to murders and robberies....

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Nearly 8 million children in Sudan to be vaccinated against measles

Details The Sudanese Ministry of Health, in cooperation with Unicef and national partners, today launched a massive campaign to immunise 7.9 million children, aged six months to 15 years against the life-threatening disease. In one of the worst measles outbreaks in Sudan’s recent history, which began in the end of 2014, there have been 1,730 confirmed c...

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2,240 people homeless in South Kordofan’s Habila

Details An inter-agency mission visited Habila on 6 April to assess the needs of 13,000 people who fled the town during an attack by the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) on the town on 28 March, and returned after the situation had calmed again. International aid organisations have been unable to reach other affected people in the area,...

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Sudanese NGOs to stop health services in South Darfur

Details A number of national organisations providing health services in the South Darfur camps for the displaced will be forced to halt their services because of financial constraints. Next month, the Rufaida Health Organisation (RHF) will be unable to continue providing health services in Otash camp for the displaced and in the area of Um Dafug,...

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Cooking gas and bread crises continue in Sudan

Details The people in eastern and northern Sudan continue to suffer from a shortage of wheat flour. The Ministry of Agriculture plans to reach “wheat self sufficiency” by 2019. In the area of New Halfa, eastern Sudan, the shortage of bread is accompanied by a lack of cooking gas since two months. “In particular the people in villages located between New...

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‘Collapse of security situation in Darfur’: Umma Party, ICG

Details The National Umma Party (NUP) has warned for a complete collapse of the security situation in Darfur. In a new report on Darfur, the International Crisis Group (ICG) calls on the Sudanese government to disarm the militiamen, and support communal dialogue mechanisms. In the absence of the rule of law and state institutions, militias are...

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South Darfur Finance Ministry official killed in Nyala

Details A senior official of the South Darfur Ministry of Finance was killed in Nyala on Tuesday evening. “At about 10 pm, a group of militiamen raided the home of Abdallah Younes Adam, Director of Expenses at the state Ministry of Finance, in Nyala’s Hai El Matar district,” a neighbour reported to Radio Dabanga....

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Solidarity Committee protest in Sudan’s capital

Details The Committee of Solidarity with the Victims of the September Demonstrations held a sit-in in front of the National Human Rights Commission in Khartoum on Wednesday. The protesters handed a memorandum to the Commission in which they demanded the release of 42 political detainees. Bakheet Ahmed Hamad, member of the Solidarity Committee, told...

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One Sudanese killed, three Chadians injured in Libya

Details In an attack by gunmen in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, a Sudanese national was killed and three Chadians were seriously injured. Speaking to Radio Dabanga from Tripoli, Mohamed Abakar Elyas reported that four Libyan militants attacked a group of Sudanese in the Hamroniya district in southern Tripoli at about 8pm....

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No visa for Western diplomats intending to visit Darfur

Details Khartoum has declined to issue visas for senior US, British, and French diplomats planning to conduct a fact-finding mission in Darfur. UN diplomatic sources told Reuters on Tuesday that Deputy UN Ambassadors Peter Wilson of Britain, David Pressman of the USA, and Alexis Lamek of France intended to visit Darfur in January. They said that...

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Sudan’s FA Ministry ‘exchanges views’ with EU Ambassador

Details The Delegation of the European Union to Sudan confirmed that the Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs held an “exchange of views” with EU Ambassador Tomas Ulicny on Tuesday about the EU position on the election. In the meeting, Ambassador Tomas Ulicny referred to the statement of EU High Representative Federica Mogherini on the election, issued on...

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Fees imposed on buses stopping at Manawashi, South Darfur

Details The buses on the El Fasher-Nyala route do not stop anymore in Manawashi, Mershing locality, because of the imposition of a high fee per bus. A restaurant owner at Manawashi, “the largest and most popular bus station in the area”, told Radio Dabanga that the buses do not stop at the station anymore since last week, when the authorities of Mershing...

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Students detained in Omdurman, others released in North Darfur

Details Dozens of students were wounded and detained in Khartoum on Tuesday, in a demonstration against the torture of a fellow student by members of the security apparatus. The 21 students detained in El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, have been released. The students of the Faculty of Education at Khartoum University protested against the molest of a...

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People killed, injured in attacks across Darfur

Details A firewood collector of Abyad camp for the displaced in West Darfur’s Gireida locality was found killed on Tuesday. The displaced in Shangil Tobaya, North Darfur, complain about attacks by armed herders, especially when they go out to collect firewood and straw. In Central Darfur, a robber was shot dead and three people wounded in an attack on a...

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Sudanese opposition welcomes Troika statement

Details Members of the Sudanese opposition and the civil society have welcomed the statement of the Sudan Troika members, saying that the general election last week does not reflect the will of the Sudanese people. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs denounced the statement, and summoned the US, UK, and Norwegian ambassadors on Tuesday. NEC chairman Mukhtar...

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West Darfur displaced tortured by military intelligence

Details A resident of Sirba camp for the displaced in West Darfur was detained by members of the Military Intelligence last Thursday. “They held Mustafa Hussein Shareef at the Sirba bus station upon his return from El Geneina,” the coordinator of the Sirba camps told Radio Dabanga....

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West Kordofan protest against detention of anti-election fraud activists

Details Hundreds of people in Lagawa, West Kordofan, took to the streets on Tuesday, in protest against the detention of three members of the Youth for Lagawa. Speaking to Radio Dabanga, one of the protesters told Radio Dabanga that the demonstration started at the Lagawa Youth Centre. “We passed Freedom Square, and headed towards the Lagawa locality o...

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‘Sudan security spies in activists’ homes, cars’: solidarity committee

Details The Committee of Solidarity with Victims of the September Demonstrations denounces the detention of its member Dr Jalaleldin Mustafa since yesterday....

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WFP Sudan receives large US food contribution

Details The USAID food, valued at $135 million, arrives in Sudan ahead of the approaching lean season....

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Troika say Sudan election does not reflect 'will of the people'

Details The US, UK and Norway regret Sudan's "failure to create a free, fair and conducive elections environment" in a joint statement, condemning violent acts by the regime....

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Sudanese gunmen attack West Kordofan oil field

Details In an attack by gunmen on one of the oil fields near the South Sudan border, a policeman and one gunman were killed. The militant group claims killing many more policemen....

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Darfur’s militiamen lash women, shoot man near camps

Details At least three civilians sustain injuries when militiamen carry out attacks throughout the Darfur region, along with the theft of another vehicle in Nyala....

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’Measles spread in Darfur, eastern Sudan’: health ministry

Details Twenty-five people have died from measles, the federal Ministry of Health reports, as the number of confirmed cases is on the rise in six of Sudan's states....

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Newspaper confiscated by Sudan security

Details The national security service NISS confiscates another newspaper, El Sudani, in Khartoum, in a wide crackdown on press freedom since the electoral process....

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‘Sudan's low voter turnout means a vote for change’: rebel leader

Details The 2015 general election has brought about “new political realities”, says Yasir Arman, External Relations Officer of the Sudan Revolutionary Front rebel alliance and Secretary-General of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North. In a statement released today, Arman lauds the “15 percent voter turnout”, saying that the boycott of the election...

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More activists, students detained in Sudan

Details A group of security agents raided the home of the late Dr Faroug Kadouda in Khartoum today, and detained Dr Jalaleldin Mustafa, leading member of the Committee of Solidarity with Victims of the September Demonstrations. On Sunday, the deputy head of the Darfur Students Association was held in Omdurman, and taken to an unknown location. The number...

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Young woman gang-raped for three hours in North Darfur

Details Militiamen gang raped a 17 year-old woman near Katur village in Tawila locality, traditionally belonging to East Jebel Marra, today. Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a cousin of the victim reported that two militiamen wearing military uniforms and riding on camels attacked the woman, when she was collecting firewood north of the village at 2pm this...

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Woman gang-raped for three hours in North Darfur

Details Militiamen gang raped a 17 year-old woman near Katur village in Tawila locality today. Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a cousin of the victim reported that two militiamen wearing military uniforms and riding on camels attacked the woman, when she was collecting firewood north of the village at 2pm this (Monday) afternoon....

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Sudan Appeal forces will not recognise election results

Details The Sudan Appeal signatories will not recognise the outcome of the election, nor the government that will be based on it. The allied opposition forces, who signed the Sudan Appeal, a political communiqué calling for regime-change, in December last year, have held ebony porn meetings with US, European, and African officials. They informed them that the...

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Umma Party official held incommunicado in Sudan for months

Details A prominent member of the National Umma Party (NUP) is held incommunicado by the security apparatus since more than five months. Bashir Tawer of the NUP White Nile branch, and member of the party’s Central Bureau, was detained by security officers at Khartoum Airport in November last year, upon his return from South Sudan, where he had attended a...

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West Darfur security agents beat up electoral candidate

Details The candidate of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) for the Abu Suruj constituency in West Darfur was detained and beaten by security agents from Thursday to Sunday. Speaking to Radio Dabanga from Sirba locality, several listeners reported that DUP candidate Mubarak Abdallah Adam was held by security agents at the Abu Suruj polling centre on...

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‘4.800 million Sudanese cast their votes’: NEC

Details The head of the National Election Commission NEC), Mukhtar El Asam, announced on Sunday that the number of votes cast in the presidential and parliamentary election reached 4.800 million. 13.8 million Sudanese were eligible to vote. He predicted that the percentage of the voter turnout will lie between 36 and 38 percent in the end. “It may r...

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Rescue operation at collapsed gold mine in North Darfur called off

Details The rescue operation at the collapsed gold mine in Jebel ‘Amer, El Sareif Beni Hussein locality, was called off this morning, because the safety of the local rescue workers cannot be guaranteed anymore. Speaking to Radio Dabanga from the mining area in Jebel ‘Amer, activist El Sadig Daoud reported that continuing the operation has become too dan...

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Sudan security continues its press curbs

Details The Sudanese Journalists Association for Human Rights (JAHR) has denounced the continued curbing of the press freedom by the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS). On Saturday, the print-run of the daily newspaper El Youm El Tali was confiscated. Three days before, all copies of El Mijhar El Siyasi had been seized from the printing...

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Three killed in missile attack in Sudan’s South Kordofan

Details Three civilians were killed, and five were wounded in a missile attack launched from Kadugli, capital of South Kordofan, by the Sudanese army on Wednesday. Arnu Ngutulu Lodi, spokesman for the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), reported in a statement on Saturday, that the shelling targeted the area of Shururu village. The m...

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Relief agencies continue to assist newly displaced in Darfur

Details Aid agencies continue to register and provide assistance to the tens of thousands of people who fled the violence in North Darfur’s Tawila locality and the area of Jebel Marra area. Organisations have so far assessed and verified the needs of 31,800 newly displaced, who sought refuge in North, Central, and South Darfur the UN Office for the C...

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Counting of ballots starts in Sudan

Details The counting of the ballots started on Friday, after the presidential and parliamentary election, extended with a fourth day on Thursday, was concluded. The National Election Commission (NEC) will announce the results on 27 April. The chairman of the AU Election Observation Mission, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, confirmed the weak...

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Sudan should step up gum Arabic production: economist

Details Sudan should step up its gum Arabic production, to meet the growing demand in the world. An increased export may not only lead to improved relations with the USA, but will boost the Sudanese economy significantly, according to Dr. El Sheikh El Mak, economist, and former policy-maker at the Ministry of Finance and National Economy....

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Aerial attack on Tanpona, Blue Nile, kills one

Details One woman reportedly was killed in an aerial bombardment by the Sudanese Air Force in Kurmuk county in Blue Nile state. Five others sustained injuries, according to the SPLA-N rebels....

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North Darfur butcher shot by militiamen, one dead

Details Militiamen shoot a merchant in a market south of Kabkabiya after he demands money for his goods, but the fatal shot hits his neighbour....

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'Students beaten and humiliated in prison': lawyers, North Darfur

Details One of the 18 university students arrested at protests in El Fasher this week is a minor. Three other university students were detained by paramilitary forces in East Jebel Marra....

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Mine collapses: 82 dead in North Darfur

Details Thirty-five of the killed miners have been recovered since a well collapsed three days ago, while others remain under the rubble....

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AU critical on election Sudan after low voter turnout

Details The election had 'a generally low turnout of voters', says the African Union, monitoring the election process in Sudan. It does not qualify the polls as being 'free and fair'....

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Port Sudan police releases election candidates

Details The six detained independent candidates are released against the backdrop of protests at polling centres in Port Sudan. Their agents remain detained....

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Charges filed against protesting students, North Darfur

Details Anti-election protests this week by university students in North Darfur's capital result in the arrest of eighteen protesters, charged with undermining the constitutional order....

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