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Arab Coalition head calls on Sudan to repeal security bill

Details The former Qatari Minister of Justice, Dr Najeeb Mohamed Al Nuaimi, has called on the Sudanese government to stop the arbitrary detentions, allow civil freedoms, repeal the National Security Act, and restore the judiciary’s independency. Al Nuaimi, the focal point of the Arab Coalition for Sudan (ACS) in Qatar, declared his “full support” to ACS’...

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Sudan’s opposition parties call for action

Details The National Consensus Forces (NCF), a coalition of opposition parties, have decided to transform the Sudan Appeal document into action, in order to bring about peaceful regime change in Sudan. In a meeting last week, held at the house of the late former president of Sudan (1964-1969), Ismail El Azhari, in Omdurman, the leaders of the NCF decided...

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Robberies by gang ‘led by security police’ in southern Khartoum, Sudan

Details The residents of a number of districts in southern Khartoum suffer from assaults, robberies, and extortion at gunpoint by a gang, led by one of the members of the security police. One of the victims told Radio Dabanga that many people were subjected to robbery by force of arms by a gang headed by a police security officer named Yasir Hamed Saleh....

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West Kordofan marginalisation protests widening

Details People in other towns of West Kordofan have expressed their support for the protesters in Lagawa, who entered their 50th day of a sit-in today. Speaking to Radio Dabanga from El Hurriya Square in Lagawa town, one of the protesters reported that during the past few days more villagers and state employees in Lagawa locality have joined the civil...

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No doctors, medicines in Central Darfur’s Mukjar

Details Residents of Mukjar locality, Central Darfur, complain of a lack of health care, shortages of medicines and medical staff. “Many people are taken ill with winter diseases, such as heavy coughing, inflammation, and flues, in particular children. The health situation in the locality is worse than ever, with almost no medical staff or medicines,” a...

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Large RSF militia force arrives at Kutum, North Darfur

Details The arrival of a large force of paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) to Kutum town in North Darfur on Thursday, has sparked great fear and panic among the population of the town and the neighbouring villages. On the same day, a baker was critically injured in an attack by militiamen in Tawila. “A RSF militia contingent in more than 125 Land C...

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Darfur Association warns for widespread govt. attacks

Details The Darfur Displaced and Refugees Association has warned the people in Darfur, the Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan, and the Blue Nile, for the military “dry season offensive”, announced by the Sudanese government. A number of villages in Tawila, north of Darfur’s East Jebel Marra, burned down to the ground this week. Speaking to Radio Dabanga,...

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Upsurge of attacks in Central Darfur, rape attempt in West Darfur

Details People in Mukjar locality, Central Darfur, complain about an increase of assaults on citizens in the past few weeks. Two women from Kereinding camp for the displaced in El Geneina locality, West Darfur, were injured during a rape attempt by militiamen, on Wednesday. “The attacks and robberies have not only increased, but moved from farmlands and r...

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Attack, fire at North Darfur’s Zamzam camp

Details Two displaced of Zamzam camp, near El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, were seriously injured in an attack by militiamen on Thursday. On the same day, one of the camp schools was destroyed by a fire. “Three government-backed militiamen assaulted displaced workers near the water station of Zamzam camp, while they were refuelling the water engines”...

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Bahri University raided again in Sudan’s capital

Details Government forces stormed the University of Bahri in Khartoum North for the second time this week. Supported by militant student members of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP), they ravaged and torched a number of facilities on Thursday. Forces also search buses in Khartoum for young people of Darfuri origin. Students described to Radio...

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DRA salaries stolen in El Fasher, embezzlement in South Darfur state

Details Armed robbers stole the salaries of the employees working for the Darfur Regional Authority (DRA) in El Fasher, North Darfur, on Tuesday. In Nyala, South Darfur, an audit team reported embezzlement at the state’s Ministry of Urban Planning. According to a DRA employee, a group of four militiamen stormed the treasury office of the Darfur Regional A...

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‘Sanctioning of UN staff in Sudan unacceptable’: Ban Ki-moon

Details UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned Sudan’s decision to expel the Resident Coordinator and the Country Director of the UN Development Programme (UNDP). “The sanctioning of United Nations personnel sent to Sudan to carry out their duties in accordance with the United Nations Charter is unacceptable,” Ban said in a short state...

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Air raid kills two children, wounds 21 in South Kordofan

Details The casualties fell on Saturday, when Antonovs and MiGs of the Sudanese Air Force bombed villages in Buram locality. The bombardments in East Jebel Marra continued as well....

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Two raped, militia stops villagers from fleeing in North Darfur

Details Militiamen raped and beat the women near Shangil Tobaya, where an assembled paramilitary force is preventing people from fleeing the outlook of potentially large operations against rebel forces....

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'$13,000 for school disappeared': South Darfur residents

Details An elder in Manawashi claimed that money, reserved for the maintenance of schools, has disappeared. Meanwhile, the prices for a El Fasher-Khartoum bus ticket are too high, listeners complained....

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Sudan expels top UN officials

Details Ali El Za'tari and Yvonne Helle ordered to leave Sudan by the end of 2014, for reasons yet unknown....

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Darfuri student protesters in Khartoum court

Details The criminal court challenged ten Darfuri students from the University of Bahri on Monday for several charges....

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Strike for better water, roads in West Kordofan enters 46th day

Details The Lagawa residents and students stated that they will not break the strike until they receive improved water, electricity, and health services, and better roads....

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South Darfur Governor promises protection for returnees

Details South Darfur Governor threatens to hit "outlaws" attacking voluntary returnees "with an iron hand"....

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Woman killed by fire in West Darfur camp, 'security deteriorates'

Details A displaced woman in Sirba camp burned to death inside her house on Monday. Meanwhile, the security situation is deteriorating inside the camp, a coordinator reported....

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‘Troika’ urges resumption of Sudan peace talks, release of detainees

Details The members of the UK, Norway, USA ‘Troika’ have expressed their disappointment about the recent collapse of the Sudanese peace negotiations on Darfur, as well as those on the Two Areas (South Kordofan and Blue Nile). They also are deeply concerned about the detention of opposition and civil society members in the country. In a joint press sta...

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Sudan’s plan to disarm Darfuris denounced

Details The Revolutionary Awakening Council (RAC), led by former Janjaweed leader Musa Hilal, has denounced the plan of the Sudanese government to disarm all citizens carrying weapons in Darfur. Dr Amin Hassan Omar, the government official in charge of the Darfur file, told reporters on Saturday that the government is determined to take action against...

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‘Sudanese mock upcoming elections’: analyst

Details The general elections in Sudan, scheduled for April 2015, do not make any sense, and will increase the polarisation in the country, according to a leading political analyst. “Many Sudanese mock the elections. The polls will cost the country SDG80 billion ($14 billion), and won’t change the government,” said Prof Abdelwahab El Effendi of the Unive...

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‘UN Security Council lacks credibility’: Darfur displaced

Details The displaced in the Darfur camps strongly denounce the failure by the UN Security Council (UNSC) to have indicted Sudanese government officials, headed by President Omar Al Bashir, arrested. They urge the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to recall her decision to suspend investigations into new crimes in Darfur. Yagoub...

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North Darfur medics strike at El Fasher hospitals

Details Doctors working at the hospitals of El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, embarked on a strike on Sunday, because of repeated assaulting by relatives of patients. After the latest attack on a doctor, on Saturday, the specialists, general practitioners, and doctors in training at El Fasher Teaching Hospital and the Saudi Hospital, immediately...

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More than 30 Bahri University students detained in Sudan

Details Security forces detained more than 30 students of the University of Bahri on Monday. A student of the University told Radio Dabanga, that “18 students are held at El Doroshab North Police Station. The whereabouts of 12 others are unknown so far.” “The lectures could not be resumed on Tuesday, because of the massive presence of security forces a...

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Robbers injured in Central Darfur

Details On Monday, four people, among them two gunmen, were wounded in an attack on a commercial vehicle in Wadi Salih locality, Central Darfur. One of the passengers told Radio Dabanga that they were on their way from Central Darfur’s capital of Zalingei to Deleig, when, in the area of Gobi, 8 km east of Deleig, three militiamen stopped the van at g...

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Darfur politician Ahmed Direig returns to Sudan after 30 years

Details Prominent Darfuri politician Ahmed Ibrahim Direig returned to Sudan on Tuesday, after a self-imposed exile of more than three decades. Upon his arrival at Khartoum airport, the chairman of the Federal Democratic Alliance Party and former governor of Darfur, was welcomed by Information Minister Ahmed Bilal Osman, and Dr Tijani Sese, head of the...

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Faroug Abu Eisa taken to hospital in Sudan’s capital

Details Faroug Abu Eisa, chairman of the National Consensus Forces, detained by the security apparatus on 6 December, was taken to a hospital in Khartoum today. Abu Eisa has been held incommunicado by the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) from the day of his detention until Monday, when he was transferred to Kober Prison in Khartoum...

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Rapid Support Forces, camel militia assemble in Tawila, North Darfur

Details Large numbers of paramilitary Rapid Support Forces have been concentrating south of Tabit, in Tawila locality, North Darfur, since Friday. Large groups of militiamen on camelback, in military uniforms, appeared too in the area. Some of them abducted two young shepherds, and stole 200 sheep near Arasho, in North Darfur, on Monday. Multiple sources...

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Outrage at murders in El Fasher, North Darfur

Details Militant herders shot dead a farmer in the area of Jedid El Seil, north of El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, on Sunday. The next day, seven farmers were killed, and five others wounded by militant herders in the same area. People in El Fasher went to the streets in protest against the killings. An eyewitness told Radio Dabanga that the farmer...

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‘Security situation deteriorating at South Darfur’s El Salam camp’: sheikh

Details Groups of militiamen assaulted and injured a number of residents of El Salam camp in South Darfur on Monday. The security situation at the camp is worsening since more than a week. Sheikh Mahjoub Adam Tabaldiya told Radio Dabanga that a group of seven militiamen in a Land Cruiser raided the south-eastern part of El Salam camp (Centre 10) on...

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Popular singers not invited to Darfur music festival

Details The Darfur Regional Authority, that organised the folkloric music festival, currently being held in El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, has not invited leading Darfuri singers and musicians. Popular singers from Darfur expressed their anger for not being invited to the festival that started this Monday under the banner “Let’s sing for peace”....

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Security permit imposed on commercial transports in West Kordofan

Details Merchants and traders in West Kordofan complain about the imposition of a permit for transporting their goods in the state. In El Gedaref state, eastern Sudan, and Khartoum people are protesting against the confiscation of their lands. Speaking to Radio Dabanga from the capital El Fula, a trader reported that the West Kordofan state authorities...

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West Darfur: 2,800 ex-rebels integrate into Sudan’s regular forces

Details West Darfur state has welcomed the integration of 2,800 ex-combatants of the Liberation and Justice Movement from South and East Darfur into the regular armed forces. “With the realisation of the security arrangements, we have removed the Devil’s eyes,” Governor Haidar Jalokuma commented at the graduation ceremony of the Batch 42 recruits at the D...

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Letter on Sudan to Ban Ki-Moon signed by 123 NGOs, representatives

Details A large group of international and Sudanese NGOs, individuals, and representatives of Sudanese political parties have written a letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon regarding the suspension of further investigations into war crimes in Darfur by the International Criminal Court (ICC). The 123 signatories express several concerns, saying that...

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Sudan’s security beats lawyers, files charges against Dr Madani

Details Security forces attacked members of the Sudanese Democratic Lawyers, holding a sit-in in front of the Khartoum District Court on Monday morning. Five people were detained. The security apparatus has filed charges against civil society leader and human rights lawyer Dr Amin Mekki Madani. The lawyers protested against the detention of Dr Madani,...

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Govt. forces storm Khartoum Bahri University, detain Darfur students

Details Dozens of students of the Khartoum Bahri University were injured, and others detained in a clash with government forces on Monday. A force of policemen and security agents in 14 lorries and eight vans raided the Kadaro compound of the Bahri University at noon today (Monday)”, a student told Radio Dabanga, “while members of the Darfur Students Ass...

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Govt. forces storm Bahri University, detain Darfur students

Details Dozens of students of the Khartoum Bahri University were injured, and others detained in a clash with government forces on Monday. A force of policemen and security agents in 14 lorries and eight vans raided the Kadaro compound of the Bahri University at noon today (Monday)”, a student told Radio Dabanga, “while members of the Darfur Students Ass...

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Sudan’s general elections postponed by 11 days

Details The general elections, scheduled to commence on 2 April next year, have been postponed to 13 April. The chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC), Mukhtar El Asam, told Reuters on Saturday that the reasons for the “slight delay” would be announced on Sunday. He also noted that the period for submitting nominations for the presidency has...

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Children dying of fever in South Darfur’s Otash camp

Details The mortality rate in the Otash camp for the displaced in Nyala locality, South Darfur, has risen in the past two months, owing to the spread of a disease causing high fever, vomiting, and diarrhoea. “In particular children suffer from the disease,” a resident of the camp reported to Radio Dabanga. “Many died during the past two months, as the sta...

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Militiamen release three hostages in Tawila, North Darfur

Details On Sunday, three villagers, taken hostage by militiamen in Tawila locality, North Darfur, were released after intervention of the authorities and local leaders. Militant herders, under command of the notorious militia commander Badur Abu Kineish, had taken three men from Hillet Hajar, located 7 km west of Tawila, as hostage for 117 cows they...

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Farmer shot dead in Kass, South Darfur

Details A group of gunmen killed a farmer in Kass locality, South Darfur, on Sunday. Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a camp coordinator of the Kass camps told Radio Dabanga that “five government-backed militiamen murdered Abdelsadig Abakar (31) when he was on his way from Gemeiza Kamira, north of Kass town, to his farmland in the area”. “Suddenly they fir...

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Security raids NGO in Sudan’s capital, detains journalist

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KHARTOUM

Members of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) raided the premises of the Sudanese Human Rights Monitor in Khartoum today. One journalist was detained.

A group of seven security agents stormed the premises of the NGO in the Khartoum II district around noon today (Sunday), where a training...

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Militia troops reinforced, bombing resumes in East Jebel Marra, North Darfur

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EAST JEBEL MARRA / TAWILA

The Sudanese air force resumed its bombardments on areas north of East Jebel Marra on Saturday and today. On Saturday, militia reinforcements arrived to Wadi Marra, south of Tabit in Tawila locality. On the same day, a herder was detained by members of the Rapid Support Forces in Wadi Marra.

On...

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Militia reinforced, bombing in East Jebel Marra, North Darfur

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EAST JEBEL MARRA / TAWILA

The Sudanese air force resumed bombardments on areas north of East Jebel Marra on Saturday and today. On Saturday, militia reinforcements arrived at Wadi Marra, south of Tabit in Tawila locality. On the same day, a herder was detained by members of the Rapid Support Forces in Wadi Marra.

On...

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Three Unamid troops injured in East Darfur

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ED DAEIN

Three Unamid peacekeepers were wounded in an attack by unidentified gunmen in East Darfur on Saturday.

A Unamid official told Sudan Tribune that a group of militiamen ambushed a Unamid patrol in Um Zahima valley in the area of Labado in Yassin locality.

In the ensuing clash that lasted a quarter of an...

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‘Sudan’s judiciary corrupted after 1989’: former judge

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KHARTOUM

The level and performance of the Sudanese judiciary has significantly deteriorated during the past 25 years, according to a former judge.

“The Khartoum regime that came to power by a military coup in 1989, has corrupted almost the entire judiciary,” former judge Seifeldawla Hamdallah said in Radio Dabanga’s satel...

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‘Sudan’s judiciary corrupt since 1989’: former judge

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KHARTOUM

The level and performance of the Sudanese judiciary has significantly deteriorated during the past 25 years, according to a former judge.

“The Khartoum regime that came to power by a military coup in 1989, has corrupted almost the entire judiciary,” former judge Seifeldawla Hamdallah said in Radio Dabanga’s satel...

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‘Let’s sing for peace’ festival launched in North Darfur

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EL FASHER

The Darfuri traditional folkloric music festival commenced in El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, today, with the theme “Let’s sing for peace”.

Folkloric troupes from the capitals of the five Darfur states, El Fasher, Nyala, El Geneina, Zalingei, and Ed Daein, will participate in the festival. 

The Darf...

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