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ICC prosecutor urges UN Security Council to act on Darfur cases

Details International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda on Monday urged the UN Security Council (UNSC) to take action “to ensure justice for the long-suffering victims of atrocity crimes”. “It is past time for this Council and States to join forces with the Court and civil society in devising concrete and effective strategies for the arrest...

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Security apparatus donates billions to Sudanese football clubs

Details El Mireikh Sports Club has received a check of SDG1 billion ($165 million) from the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) in support of the club’s participation in the African competition. El Hilal Sports Club will receive the same amount. General Manager of NISS’ Guidance department, Brig. Dukhri El Zaman Omar Musad, handed the che...

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UK urges UN to ensure follow-up on mass rapes in Darfur

Details British UN Ambassador Matthew Rycroft has demanded the UN to review follow-up mechanisms on reports of mass rapes. After his draft resolution for the extension of the UN-AU peacekeeping Mission in Darfur (Unamid) was unanimously accepted by the Security Council, he told the press on Monday that reports of mass rape, as in Tabit, North Darfur last...

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New settlers torch village in Darfur’s East Jebel Marra

Details A group of militant new settlers set fire to Numeira village on Sunday. “The attackers torched the 150 houses of the abandoned village at about 10 pm,” an eyewitness told Radio Dabanga from the area. “The population had fled attacks by the paramilitaries of the Rapid Support Forces earlier this year,” he explained. The three elderly people who r...

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Lack of fuel in eastern Sudan’s El Gedaref puts harvest at risk

Details Farmers in El Gedaref state are complaining about a lack of fuel. They are concerned that the shortage of diesoline will lead to the failure of the current agricultural season. Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a farmer said that the price of a barrel of diesoline at the black market has risen to SDG750 ($124). “We are forced to buy the fuel for this p...

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Darfur’s National Liberation Party resumes power-sharing with Khartoum

Details The National Liberation and Justice Party (NLJP), led by Dr El Tijani Sese, announced its resumed partnership with the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) on Monday. It instructed its members to return to their government posts. After a meeting with President Omar Al Bashir on Monday, Sese told reporters in Khartoum that the NLJP decided to...

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No water again in a number of districts in Sudan’s capital

Details The people living in the Khartoum districts of El Andalus, Mayo Arbaeen, Mayo Nus, Shendi Fog, and Awouda complain about of a renewed water crisis. “As there is no water during the day, we have to stay up all night to obtain some contaminated drops,” an angry listener told Radio Dabanga from Mayo Arbaeen. He said that the people have demanded th...

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UN: South Sudan army raped then burnt girls alive

Details South Sudan's army raped then torched girls alive inside their homes during a campaign marked by "new brutality and intensity", UN reports....

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Unamid denies allegations of delaying Darfur’s disarmament process

Details In a press release today, the UN-AU peacekeeping Mission in Darfur (Unamid) has expressed its concerns about recent media reports in Sudan that the Mission has deliberately delayed assisting the Sudanese Disarmament, Demobilisation, and Reintegration Commission (SDDRC). Unamid’s role in the ongoing disarmament, demobilisation, reintegration (...

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Security Council extends mandate of Unamid in Darfur with one year

Details The mandate of the UN-AU peacekeeping Mission in Darfur (Unamid), with 15,845 military personnel and 1,583 police officers has been extended until 30 June 2016, as approved by the UN Security Council today in an un. The UN Security Resolution 2228 on Darfur, drafted by the UK, has been approved by all UN Security Council (UNSC) members,...

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El Jareeda daily gagged - ‘Hardest time since decades for Sudanese press’

Details Security officers confiscated the entire print-run of El Jareeda daily newspaper this morning. According to the editor-in-chief (88) of the independent El Ayam newspaper, the Sudanese press has never witnessed such pressure as during this year. El Jareeda had published the news about a group of wealthy Sudanese medical students who had left...

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School teachers on strike in Tullus, South Darfur

Details Basic and secondary school teachers in Tullus locality embarked on a strike today, in protest against the delayed payment of their financial entitlements. The director of the Tullus basic schools, Mohamed Yagoub, told Radio Dabanga that the salaries were reduced with five percent eight months ago....

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Spokesman: Top officials Sudan involved in sending IS-fighters

Details Top officials within the Sudanese government are involved in the recruitment of young fighters for the Islamic State, says the spokesman for the Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ali El Sadig....

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‘Radical solution needed for Darfuri students’: lawyer

Details The problems Darfuri students are encountering at Sudanese universities require a permanent solution, according to human rights activist and lawyer Saleh Mahmoud....

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Darfur displaced ‘utterly reject’ exit of Unamid

Details The UN-AU peacekeeping mission should only leave Darfur after a comprehensive solution for the violent conflicts in Darfur has been found, according to the Displaced and Refugees’ Association. Hussein Abu Sharati, spokesman for the Association, told to Radio Dabanga that the Darfuri displaced and refugees “totally reject any plans for Unamid’s exi...

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Al Bashir extends Darfur Regional Authority mandate for one year

Details President Omar Al Bashir issued a Republican Decree on Sunday, extending the Darfur Regional Authority’s (DRA) term for another year, effective from 15 July. Amin Hassan Omar, the head of the governmental Darfur Peace Follow-up Office told the press in Khartoum on Sunday that he will brief the sponsors of the 2011 Doha Document for Peace in D...

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Police in eastern Sudan release 47 abducted refugees

Details 47 abducted refugees from Eritrea and Ethiopia were released by police forces in Kassala state, eastern Sudan, on Saturday. A human right activist from Kassala reported to Radio Dabanga that the police forces clashed with elements of a human trafficking gang near Kassala town on Saturday afternoon....

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Car of public prosecutor hijacked in Central Darfur

Details Gunmen hijacked the vehicle of a public prosecutor in downtown Zalingei, capital of Central Darfur, on Saturday. Speaking to Radio Dabanga, an eyewitness reported that two gunmen intercepted the double-cabin car in Dabkar Street, “near the offices of the paramilitary Popular Defence Forces and the Zakat Chamber, and just a few metres from Z...

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Sudan OCHA bulletin 25: Influx of South Sudanese refugees into Sudan continues

Details Between 4 and 17 June, more than 15,600 people crossed into Sudan, of whom nearly 9,200 arrived in Kharasana, West Kordofan. Refugees continue to arrive in Kharasana in Keilak locality at a rate of 100 to 150 people a day, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Sudan reported in its latest weekly bulletin. Those...

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Sudanese Public Order Court starts trial of one Christian student

Details The Public Order Court of Khartoum North this morning dealt with the case of one of the ten Christian women students, who were charged with wearing indecent dress on Friday. A group of 12 women students were detained by the Public Order Police when they were leaving the Baptist church in El Izba because of their “scandalous outfits”....

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More medical students leave Sudan to join IS

Details A group of 12 Sudanese university students left Khartoum on Friday to join the ranks of Islamic State (IS) in Syria....

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Bombardments, rape, robbery in Darfur’s East Jebel Marra

Details The Sudanese Air Force bombed the area east and west of Fanga in East Jebel Marra on Saturday. A woman was gang-raped near Dolma village, and in Hashaba, Tawila locality, villagers were robbed of their livestock. “An Antonov dropped seven bombs, but no losses occurred,” a listener told Radio Dabanga from Fanga....

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‘Sudanese forces used people in Wad Abuk as human shields’: SPLM-N

Details An investigation committee of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) has accused government forces of using civilians in the area of Wad Abuk, Blue Nile state, as human shields, and recruiting members of pastoral tribes to support Sudanese army operations. The investigation committee was formed by Zayed Eisa Zayed, S...

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People of Kutum, North Darfur, demand return of police

Details The people of Kutum have called on the Sudanese Presidency to restore law and order to the locality. The Presidency should “immediately intervene to restore security to the locality”, an activist told Radio Dabanga from Omdurman, “and prevent the continuous assaults on the people. “The population is terrorised day and night by gunmen, who beat,...

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35 killed in attack on gold mines in South Kordofan, Sudan

Details At least 35 people were killed and about thirty others were injured in an attack by a group of armed men on two gold mines in Talodi, South Kordofan, on Thursday night. The governor of South Kordofan, Eisa Adam Abakar, told the press that the motives behind the attack are unknown. He added that the gunmen also robbed the people in the area and...

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Sudan’s Public Order Police detain 12 Christian students

Details 12 Christian women students were detained in Khartoum North on Thursday, on charges of undermining the public order. The students, aged between 20 and 22, were held when they were leaving the Baptist Church in Teiba El Ahameda. They were wearing trousers and skirts....

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Unamid recovers ambushed NGO staff in North Darfur

Details The joint Au-UN peacekeeping mission in Darfur reports that South African peacekeepers rescued a NGO employee three weeks ago, in North Darfur....

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Radical Sudanese imam of president Bashir fully supports IS

Details A leading imam of Sudan, Mohamad Algizouli, right after his release repeats his support for the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, which got him into prison 8 months ago....

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Radical Sudanese imam fully supports IS

Details A leading imam of Sudan, Mohamed El Gizouli, right after his release repeats his support for the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, which got him into prison eight months ago....

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'Use Shoot to Kill principle to end rebellion': Sudanese security committee

Details The Chairman of the Security subcommittee in the Sudanese parliament attempts to regain control over the government-backed militias in Darfur and other areas, which have been heavily criticised in Sudan and by international actors....

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Militiaman kills senior on farm in Central Darfur

Details A 75-year-old was shot dead while working on a farm in Nierteti, Central Darfur, by a militia member in military uniform....

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North Darfur medics strike against militia assault in hospital

Details Medical staff in the Kabkabiya hospital embarkon a strike to protest a militia assault on Tuesday. Patients fled the scene in fear that night....

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Water crisis demonstrators block road in Khartoum

Details Protests and road blocks against the water supply disruptions in the Sudanese capital continue. “The government lets people pay for more expensive water.”...

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Legal experts demand Sudanese law against female circumcision

Details Sudan told the UN it had been working on a law that prohibits female genital circumcision (FGM) in 2012. Legal experts demand the formation of the law now....

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Sudan's capital assigns 9.5 mln pounds to solve water crisis

Details $1.57 million is allocated by the state to solve the potable water crisis. Residents in Khartoum continue to demonstrate on the streets against the disruptions....

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New Darfur governors to address security and development issues

Details During a visit of the new governor of East Darfur, native administrations and women groups demand the provision of necessary services to their localities....

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Activists call to stop Unamid exit plan from Sudan

Details Over 80 organisations and activists send an urgent, open letter to the UN Security Council members, demanding the renewal of Unamid's mandate, which ends 30 June....

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'Blue Nile residents forced to transfer by Sudan's army': organisation

Details The Sudanese army has forcibly transferred civilians from their homes in Bau locality, to a camp for displaced people, according to a humanitarian organisation....

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Militiamen open fire on bus in South Darfur, kill passenger

Details Various incidents in South Darfur have led to the kiling of a bus passenger, and the serious wounding of four, at the hands of militiamen, or in grenade explosions....

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South Africa considers quitting ICC after escape Bashir

Details South Africa will consider withdrawing from the International Criminal Court as a "last resort" following a dispute over a visit by Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir....

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Germany restricts Dutch export after providing army trucks to Sudan

Details The German Ministry of Economy is restricting companies to re-export German trucks without prior approval after a Dutch company exported German army trucks to Sudan in 2001 and 2012. The Khartoum government used the trucks in the civil war in the Nuba Mountains....

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Gunmen assassinate sheikh in El Geneina, West Darfur

Details Sheikh Adam Arbab, imam of El Geneina Grand Mosque, succumbs to his wounds from a grenade explosion in his house. One of the attackers is captured....

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Militiamen assault and rob displaced men in North Darfur

Details Pro-government militiamen shoot and seriously wound a displaced man in Tawila locality, along with robbing eighteen sheep in another violent incident....

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West Kordofan workers to strike in need of salaries

Details The workers' unions lay down their work and strike against the non-payment of three months' salaries, which they especially need during Ramadan....

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AU extends Unamid mandate while supporting exit strategy

Details The mandate for the joint peacekeeping mission in Darfur is extended for another year by the AUPSC, while it also supports the steps taken for the mission's exit strategy from Darfur....

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UNHCR alarmed by upsurge of South Sudanese fleeing into Sudan

Details The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), its sister UN agencies and humanitarian partners, including the Sudanese Red Crescent Society, are concerned at the dire situation of South Sudanese refugees having recently fled into Sudan. Since 20 May, nearly 30,000 South Sudanese have sought refuge in Sudan, mainly in...

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Militiamen beat, extort displaced people in South Darfur

Details Pro-government militiamen beat seven displaced people near their camp in Mershing, and do not release them until being paid the next day....

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Three children, one adult succumb to scorpion bites in North Darfur's El Kuma

Details Following the deaths, a medical assistant in El Kuma claims that bites of scorpions and snakes are widespread in the area, amid a lack of vaccines....

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Measles vaccinations start in Mellit, North Darfur

Details The locality of Mellit launches the measles vaccination campaign that continues for almost a week, targeting boys and girls in villages and camps....

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Sudan's Finance Minister suspends Form-15 transaction receipt

Details Dealings with Form-15, a receipt required for financial transactions, are invalid in all of Sudan as of July. Any dealings come under the penalty of criminal charges....

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