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Newly displaced continue to arrive at El Salam camp in South Darfur

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EL SALAM CAMP

A group of 22 families from Gireida locality reached El Salam camp for the displaced in South Darfur on Monday. Six families arrived from the Bembere refugee camp in the Central African Republic.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, El Salam camp sheikh Mahjoub Adam Tabaldiya reported that newly displaced still...

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Darfur civil society initiative calls for resumption peace negotiations

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KHARTOUM

A group of Darfuri civil society members, united in the Initiative in Support of the Peace Process in Darfur, have handed a memorandum to the head of Unamid in which they call for the resumption of peace negotiations. The Initiative plans to hand a copy to the President of Sudan.

The memorandum, submitted...

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Sudan's military court frees South Kordofan 'spy'

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EL OBEID/KHARTOUM

The judge of the military court in El Obeid, North Kordofan, dismissed the charges against Saeed Ahamed El Awad on 15 April, and freed him. The 26-year-old student arrived in Khartoum on Friday for medical purpose, as his health condition has been very bad during his detention.

The Human Rights and...

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Birkat Seira market looted, North Darfur

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BIRKAT SEIRA

Militiamen plundered the market of Birkat Seira in North Darfur on Sunday.

“For the second time in less than a week government-backed militiamen attacked Birkat Seira,” a witness told Radio Dabanga. “Janjaweed on camels and horses stormed the market of Birkat Seira at 8pm on Sunday, and pillaged the shops....

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Abbala herders release livestock by force on North Darfur farmlands; thousands displaced

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TAWILA LOCALITY

About 7,000 people were displaced in Tawila locality in North Darfur when Abbala camel herders attacked their villages, and released their livestock on their farmlands on Saturday.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, fleeing villagers reported that a large group of Abbala tribesmen on camels and horses, and others...

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Abbala, Beni Hussein clash in North Darfur

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EL SAREIF BENI HUSSEIN

A number of people were killed and others wounded in clashes between members of the Abbala and Beni Hussein tribes in El Sareif Beni Hussein locality, North Darfur, on Saturday and Sunday.

Residents in the area told Radio Dabanga that fierce fighting between the two tribes broke out in the area of...

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Sudanese refugees in CAR living in fear

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BEMBERE

The 2,200 Sudanese refugees of camp Bembere in the Central African Republic CAR have renewed complaints of bad humanitarian, health and security conditions.

Abdulrahman Ismail, the head of camp Bembere explained to Radio Dabanga that the Sudanese refugees of the camp are living in severe fear because of the...

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Protestors beaten, assaulted in Sudan

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KHARTOUM

Badreldin El Haj, who was detained on Friday at a demonstration in El Jareif East in Khartoum says that he and 14 others were beaten with sticks, kicked, bunched and slapped by members of the security forces.

El Haj and other El Jareif East residents staged a protest against the government selling their...

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Displacement from Saraf Omra ongoing’: Darfur camp coordinator

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ZALINGEI

More than 200 displaced families from areas in the east and south Saraf Umra locality in North Darfur have arrived to camp Hamidiya in Zalingei locality of Central Darfur.

The coordinator of Central Darfur camps told Radio Dabanga that the families arrived at the camp four days ago from the Saraf Umra villages...

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Minawi blames Sudan government for Bentiu massacre

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AMSTERDAM

The head of the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) and Deputy-President of the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF), Minni Arko Minnawi, has accused the Khartoum regime, its militias, and the opposition forces in the south of the country of causing last week’s massacre that claimed the lives of Darfuris in Bentiu, S...

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Five women raped in South Darfur wadi

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KALMA CAMP

Five displaced women from Kalma camp in South Darfur were seized and raped by government-backed militiamen in North Darfur on Tuesday.

Jaqoub Mohamed Abdula, coordinator of Kalma camp, told Radio Dabanga that the women, aged between 26 and 36 years, are all newly displaced who have fled the area to the...

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Attacker dies after botched robbery in West Darfur

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EL GENEINA

Three displaced men and three militiamen were injured on Monday evening during a highway robbery in West Darfur.

Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that the militiamen were operating and moving throughout the area of Krendig 1 and 2 camps near state capital El Geneina. “A displaced student was riding his motorcycle f...

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Protests flare in Sudan, citizens arrested

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KHARTOUM

Dozens of residents of residents of Aljiraif East were injured and arrested in a massive demonstration on Friday in protest against the government selling their lands and changing the name of the district into Mansheya East.

Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that the security forces used batons and tear gas to...

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Darfur Bar Association lists Bentiu dead, injured

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KHARTOUM

The Darfur Bar Association (DBA) has made a provisional list of 27 Darfuris who were killed in the Bentiu massacre in South Sudan on Monday and Tuesday of last week. They also list the wounded, as well as those who took refuge in the UN compound.

In a statement released on Sunday, the DBA condemned the “heinous m...

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Death toll 406; condemnation rises in massacre of Darfuris in Bentiu

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BENTIU

Sources from South Sudan have reported the death toll in the Bentiu massacre on Monday and Tuesday of last week has now risen to 406.

Abakar Abdulah, who has traded in the region for more than five years, told El Tagyeer newspaper that the forces of Riek Machar, known as the White Army, entered the city searching...

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Fear of disease among North Darfur displaced

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KUTUM

About 10,000 newly displaced civilians who fled last week’s attacks by government-backed Rapid Support Forces (RSF) on villages in Kutum locality, North Darfur, have reported an outbreak of diseases.

The people, who have taken refuge in the Um Gozain mountains, Hama Gasa Forest, the mountains of Toro Boro, and...

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‘70,000 civilians displaced in Sudan’s North Kordofan’: SPLM-N

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RASHAD

More than 70,000 Nuba Mountains civilians have been displaced as a result of the second phase of the dry season offensive by the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF), according to a press statement issued by Arnu Ngutulu Lodi, the spokesman for the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N).

Lodi said that the...

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Two more maimed by UXO in North Darfur

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UM RAI

A North Darfur youth and a boy were critically injured on Monday after a grenade they found at the roadside detonated. Idriss Nile Salahuddin (20) had his hand blown off, and suffered severe injuries to his neck, while Kamal Mokhtar (12) was seriously wounded throughout his body.

Witnesses told Radio Dabanga the...

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DRA stresses importance of signatories for peace in Darfur

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KHARTOUM

The Darfur Regional Authority (DRA) has affirmed the importance of the participation of the signatory movements of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) in the dialogue with the political forces to reach a way out of the current crisis in the country.

The Sudan News Agency (SUNA) reports that this emerged...

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‘No justice for Sudan protest killings’: HRW

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NAIROBI

Sudanese authorities have failed to provide justice for scores of civilians killed in anti-government protests in September 2013, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a press statement on Tuesday. “Authorities should release all remaining political detainees and investigate allegations of abuse and torture of d...

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One of three Darfur child bomb victims dies, two kling to life

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ANKA

The nine-year-old Khaled Isa Mohamed has died of severe head wounds he received last Sunday when a bomb he and two friends found at a roadside in North Darfur detonated.

As previously reported by Radio Dabanga, Khaled, along with the sisters Amina Abdulah Salem (12), and Hawa Abdulah Salem (10) found the bomb and...

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Fire lays waste to homes, shops in Kass, South Darfur

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KASS

More than 150 homes and 20 shops were destroyed by fire in the South Darfur city of Kass on Saturday.

Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that the blaze began in Kass market at about 8 pm. Citizens used sand and water to fight the blaze, but could not save the houses or shops. They stressed that the area has no fire...

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Oil engineers abducted in Sudan’s South Kordofan

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KANAR

An as yet unidentified armed group has killed five government troops, injured several others, and kidnapped eight oil engineers at Kanar oilfield between Muglad and El Heglig in South Kordofan on Saturday morning.

Sources told Radio Dabanga that those abducted include three foreigners: two Chinese and one Algerian....

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Unamid to deploy 6,000 to protect North Darfur displaced

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NYALA

The General Commander of Unamid in South Darfur has announced that Unamid’s military strength in the area will be substantially reinforced  to provide better protection for the displaced. The move reportedly comes in response to information received of possible attacks planned by the government’s Rapid Sup...

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Displaced man killed near South Darfur camp

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GIREIDA

Militiamen killed an internally displaced man in a camp in Gireida locality, South Darfur, on Thursday.

One of the relatives of Ibrahim Abdul Mahid Abdul Gilal told Radio Dabanga that elements of a pro-government militia opened fire on a group of displaced people in the evening. The group was on its way in donkey...

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Militia pillages North Darfur town

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BIRKAT SEIRA

Militiamen robbed an entire neighbourhood in Birkat Seira town in Saraf Umra locality, North Darfur, on Thursday.

The “pro-government militia” stormed Hajer El Wehda neighbourhood at 11am, and started pillaging from house to house. They robbed the residents at gunpoint from their money, mobile phones, clo...

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Militiamen attack, abduct woman in Kutum, North Darfur

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KUTUM

Elements of a pro-government militia have abducted a woman in Disa in Kutum locality, North Darfur, on Thursday.

The mother of a four months old baby is called Maida Yousif Nureldin. One of her relatives told Radio Dabanga that the gunmen, riding on the backs of camels and horses, attacked two women and a minor...

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UN Security Council adopts anti-genocide resolution

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NEW YORK/EL FASHER

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted a resolution (2150) on Wednesday, in which it called on all states to renew their commitment to prevent and fight against genocide and other serious crimes under international law. The community in Darfur stressed that “genocide is still g...

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Darfur crimes Prosecutor summons El Fasher students

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EL FASHER

The Special Prosecutor for the Darfur crimes' Office summoned 30 students from the University of El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, to investigate charges of criminal damage and arson against them.

A student at the Faculty of Education, Ahmed Omar, told Radio Dabanga that thirty students from different...

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Sudan opposition suspends parties for joining National Dialogue

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KHARTOUM

The National Consensus Forces, a coalition of opposition parties, have suspended the membership of the National Umma Party (NUP), the Popular Congress Party (PCP), and the Justice Party, owing to their decision to unconditionally engage in the National Dialogue with the ruling National Congress Party.

Yousif...

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US dollar price still rising against Sudan pound

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KHARTOUM

Approaching nine pounds, the price of the US dollar against the Sudanese pound rose to 8.85 SDG on Thursday in the parallel market in Khartoum.

Economists and traders in the parallel (black) market for foreign currency in downtown Khartoum have attributed the rise in the dollar price to strained relations...

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Darfur camps for the displaced call for aid, reject re-planning

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NYALA/SIRBA

The sheikhs of camp El Salam in Bielel locality, South Darfur, have demanded urgent solutions to the problems the newly internally displaced persons are facing, from a number of humanitarian organisations during a meeting this week.

Sheikh Mahjoub Adam Tabeldiya told Radio Dabanga that the number of newly...

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'More robberies of drugs in Darfur, Sudan': Ministry

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KHARTOUM

The Sudanese Ministry of Interior has revealed that the number of reports of armed robbery in the country has increased during the last three months, including 193 cases in Darfur.

The Ministry announced that 4.7 tons of opium, 1.3 tons of ghat, and more than 2 million stimulant tablets have been confiscated.

The...

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Dead, injured in North Darfur accident, attack

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KABKABIYA/KOBE

A displaced man was killed and four others seriously injured in a bus accident in North Darfur on Tuesday.

Yahya Abakar Mohammed (47) died when a bus carrying 48 passengers, en route from Kabkabiya to Jebel ‘Amer gold mine, was involved in an accident. The circumstances of the accident itself were not know...

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‘Legal technicality’ leads to expulsion of NGO Merlin from Sudan

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EL GENEINA

The British-based humanitarian NGO Merlin, which became part of Save the Children in July 2013, has been forced to cease its work in Darfur owing to a ‘legal technicality’. The move will impact on some 600,000 Darfuris, who have been receiving a range of life-saving medical care from Merlin, which has been ope...

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North Darfur Governor brokers agreement to protect villages

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EL FASHER

Following complaints from the leaders and citizens of rural areas in El Fasher and Tawila localities last week, the Governor of North Darfur, Osman Kibir, has acknowledged the occurrence of the burning and looting of villages.

Governor Kibir confirmed that after one meeting with the Arab tribes in El Fasher and...

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Darfur gold concession winner warned-off by Hilal

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JEBEL 'AMER

The Sudanese Federal Ministry of Minerals has awarded the concession for exploration for gold deposits in Jebel ‘Amer in North Darfur to the MAM Group, a major Sudanese industrial group with subsidiaries in various areas of contracting and construction. However, militia commander Musa Hilal, who last m...

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Hundreds feared dead in Bentiu massacres, South Sudan

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BENTIU

Hundreds of people are unaccounted for and feared dead after rebel forces overran Bentiu town in Unity State of South Sudan on Tuesday, with multiple sources describing incidents of forced disappearances and mass killings of civilians. 

Fighting between the South Sudanese army and the Sudan People’s L...

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Atrocities against Kordofan civilians as Sudanese army strikes in force

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SOUTH KORDOFAN

The Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N) has confirmed that a force of government militias and elements of the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) launched an attack on the villages of Tommy, Al Mansour, Kilora, Tarawa, and Tindimin in Rashad locality in the Nuba Mountains area of South Kordofan on T...

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International Court adjourns Darfur rebel trial

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THE HAGUE

The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday postponed the start of the trial of Darfur rebel leader Abdalah Banda Abaker Nourain, until further notice, blaming "logistic difficulties" for the delay.

"Today the trial chamber decided to vacate the date of May 5, initially scheduled for the opening of...

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Sudan army preparing for major offensive in Nuba Mountains

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WASHINGTON

Satellite photographs have revealed the deployment of more Sudanese troops and equipment into the Nuba Mountains region in preparation for an offensive against the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N).

Sudan’s Defence Minister, Abdelrahim Mohamed Husein, announced in parliament on Monday the start of a...

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Three Darfur children maimed after playing with bomb

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ANKA

Three children from North Darfur were severely injured on Sunday when a bomb they found at the roadside exploded.

A relative told Radio Dabanga that Amina Abdulah Salem (12), her sister Hawa Abdulah Salem (10), and Khaled Isa Mohamed Musa (9) of Anka town in Kutum locality found the bomb and began to play with it.

“Wh...

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Darfuri students protest militia abuses at Sudan Parliament

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OMDURMAN

Dozens of Darfuri students gathered at the Sudanese Houses of Parliament in Omdurman on Tuesday to protest the deteriorating security in their region, as well as the abuses by the government-backed militias of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), popularly known as Janjaweed.

The students raised banners and placards,...

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Two killed in new village attack in Darfur’s East Jebel Marra

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EAST JEBEL MARRA

Two men were killed and a still unknown number of others wounded on Tuesday, when elements of the government Rapid Support Forces (RSF) plundered the village of Tangara, 20 km south of Tabit in East Jebel Marra.

Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that Mahjoop Jaqoob Adam and Adam Mukhtar Saleh died of bullet...

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‘Entire generation may face extinction’ in Sudan’s South Kordofan: SPLM-N

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SOUTH KORDOFAN

(Updated 17 Apr 00:29 am) The civil administration of the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) says it holds the international community and the African Union responsible for the humanitarian disaster currently taking place in war-torn South Kordofan.

The spokesman for the Nuba Mountains...

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‘Al Bashir’s decree shows inconsistency, conflicts within government’: CPS

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KHARTOUM

The spokesman for the Communist Party of Sudan (CPS), Yusif Hussain has reiterated his Party’s proposal to abolish all laws that restrict freedom.

Speaking in reaction to the latest decree (No. 158) by Sudan’s President Omar Al Bashir which severely restricts the activities of political parties, Hussain said t...

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Dozens still detained in Sudan despite promise of amnesty

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KHARTOUM

At least 43 political detainees are still in prison in Sudan, despite promises by President Omar Al Bashir to facilitate National Dialogue by releasing them.

The detainees include dozens of students, arrested during protest action against the rise of fuel and food prices in September 2013.

The Chairman of the...

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Stunned Sudanese opposition parties study Bashir’s restrictive decree

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KHARTOUM

The main Sudanese opposition, organised within the National Consensus Alliance (NCA), have condemned a new Presidential decree that is does not allow parties to have meetings without prior approval.

NCA chairman, Faruog Abu Eisa, told Radio Dabanga that “the President has no such right to issue decrees on other p...

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334 Sudanese refugee students sit exams in Chad

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ABECHE

From the refugee camps of Eastern Chad, 334 Sudanese students are currently sitting for their Sudanese Certificate examinations.

Speaking from the Sudanese-Chadian Friendship School in the Chadian city of Abeche, the Chief Proctor delegated by the Sudanese government, El Zein Hamadoun, reported to Radio Dabanga...

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North Darfur banker abducted ‘for the second time’

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EL FASHER

An employee of the Livestock Bank in El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, has been abducted for the second time in less than a month.

On Sunday, Salah Siddiq Juma Abdullah, was abducted by pro-government militiamen and taken to an unknown location.

In a press statement, Abdullah’s father said that his son’s veh...

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