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Third group of Sudanese students join IS

Details For the third time this year, a group of Sudanese students have left the country to join the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria. The four women students left Sudan via Khartoum National Airport. Further details are unknown so far....

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Sudan’s Al Bashir defies AU meeting proposal

Details On Sunday, President Omar Al Bashir announced his rejection of the proposal by the AU Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) to hold a preparatory meeting on the National Dialogue in Addis Ababa. Opposition leader Dr Ghazi Salaheddin Atabani warned the Sudanese government of the consequences of this “illogical” stance....

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US envoy concludes Sudan visit

Details The US Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, Ambassador Donald Booth, expressed regrets that he was unable to make his planned visit to Darfur during his five-day visit to Sudan last week. In a press statement at the conclusion of his visit on 29 August, the US envoy said that he looks forward to re-schedule that visit soon. “Instead we e...

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Darfur crime overview: raids in Nyala

Details An overview of recent crimes that were committed in the Darfur region and reported to Radio Dabanga. Three militiamen raided the market of Birkatuli, south of Nyala......

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Sudanese president orders investigation into DRA fight

Details President Omar Al Bashir issued a presidential decree on Sunday ordering an investigation into the fight that erupted between parties of the Darfur Regional Authority (DRA) in the El Salam Rotana Hotel in Khartoum last Wednesday. During the DRA’s inauguration ceremony of Phase Two of the Darfur development projects, former members of the National...

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Sudanese Baath Party head held incommunicado

Details Adil Khalafallah, the president of the Sudanese Baath Party was detained by agents of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) in Khartoum on Saturday. Several members of the Sudanese Congress Party are still being held in semi-detention....

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Houses demolished ‘in error’ in Sudanese capital

Details Ahmed El Shayeb, chairman of the parliamentary Social Affairs Committee, says a that “an error occurred” with the demolition of houses in El Kheirat neighbourhood in south-east Khartoum on 23 August. He told reporters on Sunday that the body tasked with the implementing the removal demolished the neighbourhood of El Kheirat in Soba East district e...

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‘Darfur Authority chairman did not resign’

Details The National Liberation and Justice Party (NLJP) has denied rumours that Dr El Tijani Sese, chairman of the Darfur Regional Authority (DRA), has submitted his resignation. On Sunday, Ahmed Fadul, Minister of the DRA Cabinet and NLJP spokesman told Radio Dabanga that the rumours circulating on social media about a possible replacement of Sese by...

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Sudan security donates SDG500,000 to University of Khartoum

Details The dean of the University of Khartoum’s Engineering Faculty received a cheque of SDG500,000 ($81,500) from the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) on Sunday, for the renovation and maintenance of the faculty’s workshops and laboratories. The financial contribution is part of the NISS Social Partnership Programme, the pro-government...

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Pregnant woman gang-raped in Darfur’s East Jebel Marra

Details In East Jebel Marra on Saturday, three militiamen raped a woman who is five months pregnant. Her relatives brought her home as there is no health care available in the area. They fear she may lose her baby....

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Three killed for phones in Nyala, South Darfur

Details Three people were shot dead in the South Darfur capital of Nyala on Saturday. Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a listener reported that three gunmen “fired a barrage of bullets” at Ahmed El Tijani, Abdel Majed Suleiman, and Abubakar Mousa in Nyala’s El Salam district on Saturday evening. They died instantly. The gunmen wanted to steal their mobile phon...

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Farmer assaulted, crops destroyed in North Darfur

Details Herders drove their livestock onto farms in the area south of Tabit in North Darfur on Friday. Gunmen assaulted a farmer near Dali village when he attempted to drive off livestock grazing his crops. A farmer from the area told Radio Dabanga that his colleague Ahmed Yagoub was beaten by a group of gunmen after herders released their livestock onto...

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Sudanese Court postpones 25 West Darfuris’ case

Details On Thursday, the Anti-Terrorism Special Court in Khartoum postponed the case against 25 people accused of belonging to the Darfur rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) to give the defence team the opportunity to talk with them....

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South Darfur customs suspend used vehicle imports

Details The South Darfur customs police suspended the licensing procedures for the import of used vehicles from neighbouring countries last week. On 26 July, the newly sworn-in South Darfur government ratified the import of vehicles from Chad and the Central African Republic (CAR) with a customs fee reduction of less than 50 percent of the vehicles’ v...

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Aid needed for South Darfur camp schools

Details After an assessment of nine schools at the camps for the displaced in South Darfur’s Nyala and Bielel localities, the state Ministry of Education and Unicef concluded that 506 classrooms need rehabilitation. The schools are also short of teacher kits, student kits, and textbooks, according to the assessment conducted between June and the first w...

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‘Sudan detained at least 17 activists this month’: HRW

Details Sudan’s security forces have arrested, detained, and interrogated at least 17 opposition activists since early August, Human Rights Watch (HRW) stated on Friday. Most of those detained are affiliated to the Sudanese Congress Party (SCP), which has an active student and youth wing that conducts public rallies and events, HRW said. Most of them w...

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Darfur lawyers demand students’ release

Details The Darfur Bar Association (DBA) condemned the arrest of two Darfuri students at the Khartoum Bahri Criminal Court last week. In a statement issued on Friday, the Darfur lawyers point to the legal right to attend trial sessions in the country, and demand the immediate release of the two Darfuri students who were arrested at the Khartoum Bahri...

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'Sudan‬ Humanitarian Response Plan has funding gap of 61%'

Details The Sudan‬ Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for this year aims to provide humanitarian assistance to 5.4 million people, which constitutes 13 percent of the total population in the country. As of 24 August, humanitarian organisations in Sudan are seeking additional funds to solve the funding gap....

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'Sudan‬ Humanitarian Response Plan has a funding gap of 61%'

Details The Sudan‬ Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for this year aims to provide humanitarian assistance to 5.4 million people, which constitutes 13 percent of the total population in the country. As of 24 August, humanitarian organisations in Sudan are seeking additional funds to solve the funding gap....

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Sudan OCHA bulletin 34: Food aid for displaced in Guldo, Central Darfur

Details The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Sudan reported in its bulletin this week that the World Food Programme (WFP) distributed 90 metric tons of food aid to some 9,500 displaced people in Central Darfur’s Guldo town last Thursday. As of 19 August, the number of South Sudanese refugees who have taken refuge in Sudan s...

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UN experts urge Sudan to overturn ‘outrageous conviction’ for indecent dressing

Details A group of independent United Nations human rights experts have voiced alarm after a female Sudanese student was sentenced to public flogging and a fine for charges of “indecent dressing.” The experts urged that the convictions be overturned immediately....

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Gunmen rape four girls in North Darfur

Details Four girls were raped in Saraf Umra locality and East Jebel Marra in North Darfur state on Thursday and Friday. One of the victims might succumb to her wounds. Unknown armed men raped a 10-year-old girl near Wadi Singo in south Saraf Umra on Thursday. The victim was not found until Friday afternoon, and she is in a coma in Saraf Umra...

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More opposition parties applaud AU statements on Sudan

Details Sudan's opposition parties have welcomed the outcomes of the newest African Union Peace and Security Council's meeting on Tuesday. The council repeated the importance of a holistic approach to solve the multiple crises in Sudan and realise a democratic transformation. The National Umma Party described the council's decision, to call on the...

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Special envoy inquires about Sudan's gum Arabic for US market

Details The delegation of the United States Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, Donald Booth, held talks with the Sudanese Gum Arabic Company on Thursday and showed interest in whether the country is ready for the US market of gum Arabic. The president of the Gum Arabic Company......

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Homeless protest the removal of their houses in Khartoum

Details The former residents of El Kheirat in the east of the Sudanese capital protested yesterday against the removal of their houses by authorities on Sunday. About 800 houses were demolished the same day, affecting hundreds of families which now live outside. The residents submitted a memorandum to the Social Affairs committee at the Parliament, in...

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Striking North Darfur doctors demand safety

Details The strike of doctors in El Fasher's Teaching Hospital entered its fourth day on Thursday, because of the unpunished assault on a doctor on duty by a member of a paramilitary force. The doctors only respond to emergency cases. One of the striking doctors speaking to Radio Dabanga reported that a committee of doctors has issued a statement that...

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Motorcycle ban makes East Darfur farms difficult to reach

Details People working on farms in East Darfur state have complained about the effects of the Governor's decision to ban motorcycles as one of his measures to improve the security. A farmer estimated that about 300 farmers and craftsmen have been affected by the ban on the use of motorcycles. This is their only way of transport to reach the pastoral...

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Fight mars Darfur inauguration ceremony

Details The inauguration ceremony of Phase Two of the Darfur development projects in the El Salam Rotana Hotel in Khartoum on Wednesday evening was marred when a fight broke out between delegates....

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Food aid for displaced in Guldo, Central Darfur

Details Some 9,500 displaced in Guldo town in Jebel Marra, Central Darfur, received food aid last week. The World Food Programme (WFP) distributed 90 tons of food aid last Thursday, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Sudan reported in its latest weekly bulletin. The people arrived in Guldo between March and June following...

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Central Darfur displaced reject model villages

Details The more than 30,000 residents of Ronga Tas camp for the displaced in Central Darfur's Azum locality reject the moving of schools and health centres from the camp to model villages constructed by the Darfur Regional Authority DRA). On Wednesday the coordinator of the Central Darfur camps told Radio Dabanga that the state government closed two...

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Darfur students arrested in Khartoum court

Details Two Darfuri students were arrested in the Khartoum Bahri Criminal Court on Wednesday, after they protested against the trial of their colleague Mohamed Bukhari, who stands accused of killing a leader of the ruling National Congress Party's students wing of on 29 April....

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Livestock released on South Darfur farms

Details Early this week, armed herders drove their livestock onto farms belonging to displaced residents of El Salam camp near Nyala, capital of South Darfur. Speaking to Radio Dabanga, Sheikh Mahjoub Adam Tabaldiya reported that the herders told the farmers in the area of Tabaldiyat village that they will beat them if they drive the animals from their...

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Sudanese opposition welcomes AU communiqué

Details The Sudan Appeal opposition coalition welcomed the decision of the AU Peace and Security Council (AUSCP) in its 359th meeting on 25 August. They consider it a firm base for further negotiations with the Sudanese government. Yasir Arman, the secretary-general of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) and foreign relations secretary o...

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'More than 191,000 South Sudanese refugees in Sudan': OCHA

Details As of 19 August, the number of South Sudanese refugees who have taken refuge in Sudan since mid-December 2013 has reached 191,624, according to the UNHCR. Of these people, some 114,000 have received some form of assistance, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Sudan reports in its latest weekly bulletin. Most of...

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Lightning kills five in South Darfur

Details Six people were struck by lightning in a thunderstorm in South Darfur on Tuesday. Five died, while a fith is in hospital with serious burns. “Three of the victims were walking along the road between Bonbol Timbisko and Nyala [capital of South Darfur]”, a listener told Radio Dabanga. He said that three others, all members of the same family, were...

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Dozens die of fighting, hunger, thirst in Sahara gold mines

Details Dozens of people, including Sudanese, were killed during fighting at the gold mines in the desert area of Kori Bokadi on the Chad-Libya border on Monday and Tuesday. Others died of hunger and thirst. Gold prospector Ahmed Adam Abdallah informed Radio Dabanga from Kori Bokadi that conflicts between two tribes in the area some 12 days ago led to...

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Darfur displaced call for US Envoy to visit camps

Details The Darfur displaced welcome the visit of Donald Booth, US Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, but stressed the importance that he visit the camps. Yesterday, the US envoy arrived at Khartoum for talks with Sudanese officials on bilateral relations. The Darfur Displaced and Refugees Association also called on the US envoy to pay a visit to...

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Three Darfur children die after drinking from pond

Details Three young herders died in East Jebel Marra on Monday, after drinking water from a rain pool. A relative of one of the victims informed Radio Dabanga that Aisha Suleiman Yahya (14), Abakar Ishag (12) and Ismail Adam Musa (10), as well as 20 of their goats died after drinking from a pond near Tamra village, seven kilometres east of Fanga. “The c...

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Abu Kineish militia hands abductees to North Darfur authorities

Details Six of a group of 13 North Darfuris abducted in the area of Tawila more than a month ago, were released on Monday. Omda Mukhtar Bosh, coordinator of the Tawila camps for the displaced reported to Radio Dabanga that members of the militia led by Badur Abu Kineish handed six abductees and four stolen Hilux vehicles to the authorities in Tawila....

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Medics strike in North Darfur and El Gezira

Details The doctors of the Teaching Hospital of El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, as well as the Wad Madani Hospital in the capital of central Sudan’s El Gezira state, embarked on a strike on Monday. Speaking to Radio Dabanga from El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, a doctor said that they temporally stopped their work after a member of the p...

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AU: ‘Holistic solution’ required for Sudan

Details In the 539th meeting of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AUPSC) held on 25 August, the Council discussed the activities of the AU High-level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) for Sudan and South Sudan, and demanded the various Sudanese parties concert their efforts to realise peace in the country....

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North Darfur Governor denies Unamid no-fly ban

Details Media reports that the government of North Darfur had imposed a ban on aircraft operated by Unamid in the state’s airspace were denied by Governor Abdelwahid Yousef in El Fasher on Tuesday. The government’s spokesperson, Khalid Marioud, dismissed the reports about the imposition of an air ban on Unamid planes as untrue, saying the mission is able...

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EU Ambassador to visit Blue Nile, eastern Sudan

Details European Union Ambassador Tomas Ulicny announced that his delegation will visit eastern Sudan areas and Blue Nile state to gather information about development and stability there. Ulicny met with the Assistant to the Sudanese President at the Republican Palace in Khartoum on Tuesday morning. He focused the discussion on the implementation of...

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More Sudanese parties join Addis AUHIP meeting

Details The two-month ceasefire declared by President Omar Al Bashir could be extended should the national dialogue in the country make progress. Meanwhile, another opposition party has arrived at the table in Addis Ababa, where the Sudan Appeal delegations have confirmed their readiness to engage with the Sudanese government in a comprehensive peace and...

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US special envoy expected in Khartoum today

Details Donald Booth, the US Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, is expected to hold talks with Sudanese officials on bilateral relations in Khartoum today. The official Sudanese media agency Suna did not mention when Booth will arrive exactly or the period he will stay in the Sudanese capital. ‘The talks will deal with the bilateral relations b...

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Hundreds of houses demolished in Khartoum

Details Hundreds of houses and a basic school in El Kherat area in Khartoum were demolished by the authorities on Sunday morning, under the pretext of their being illegal residences. 21 people were arrested and a number of them were beaten in detention, until their release on Monday. One of the affected residents confirmed......

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Disease spreads in South Darfur camps

Details The deteriorating health situation in Otash camp in South Darfur has prompted the displaced Darfuris living there to renew their appeal to the authorities and relief organisations to treat them against diseases. Many children are suffering from diseases and malnutrition in El Salam camp. A resident of the camp near Nyala revealed to Radio...

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Sudanese in Libya call for repatriation

Details Sudanese citizens stranded in Libya have described their deteriorating situation as “complicated”, as it has become almost impossible for them to find employment. Moataz Abdelsalam, a Sudanese in Benghazi, told Radio Dabanga: “Life has become very difficult. The Sudanese now cannot go out to work unless accompanied by Libyans as there is a lack...

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‘AUHIP mediation should be strengthened’: Sudan’s opposition forces

Details The Sudan Appeal forces, represented by leaders of the Sudan Revolutionary Front rebel alliance and the National Umma Party, led by El Sadig El Mahdi, submitted a position paper to the AU High-level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) in Addis Ababa on Sunday evening. The AU mediation team invited the opposition leaders for a consultation meeting in the...

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12-year-old raped in Central Darfur

Details On Saturday afternoon, two militiamen wearing military uniforms ambushed a displaced 12-year-old girl as she collected straw in Azum Valley in Zalingei locality. They raped her alternately for two hours....

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