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Woman raped, air raids resume in East Jebel Marra, Darfur

Details Two members of a government militia raped a 25-year-old woman near the village of Faluja on Saturday. On Sunday, the Sudanese Air force resumed its bombardments on the area south of Dolma. Speaking to Dabanga, a relative of the victim said that two militiamen wearing military uniforms attacked the woman about 10 kilometres south of Dubo El...

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Inferno at West Darfur’s Kerendig camp

Details An extensive fire destroyed 144 homes at Kerendig camp for the displaced in El Geneina locality in West Darfur on Saturday. “Large quantities of food, and agricultural crops were lost in the fire,” a sheikh told Dabanga. “In addition, 54 sheep died, along with a number of horses, donkeys, and hens....

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Measles outbreak in South Darfur’s Otash camp

Details Measles is spreading fast in the Otash camp for the displaced in Nyala locality, South Darfur. “The three health centres at the camp daily are currently receiving more than 100 children under the age of 10,” a sheikh told Dabanga from Otash camp, “while the centres are equipped to treat 30 patients each a day only.”...

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Unamid to cut 770 posts in Darfur

Details Unamid continues to realign its resources and staffing to “best serve the achievement of the Mission’s revised strategic priorities”, the peacekeeping force stated in an Information note on Saturday. 770 positions are to be abolished. “Following the strategic review of Unamid operations undertaken in 2014, and as endorsed by the African Union Peac...

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Sudan Appeal signatories ‘ready for National Dialogue process’

Details The Sudanese opposition forces are prepared to discuss the requirements and procedures of the National Dialogue with the ruling National Congress Party. Concluding a conference, organised by the Berghof Foundation and the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Berlin, from 24 to 27 February, the Sudan Appeal signatories,...

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Sudan Appeal signatories ‘ready for National Dialogue’

Details The Sudanese opposition forces are prepared to discuss the requirements and procedures of the National Dialogue with the ruling National Congress Party. Concluding a conference, organised by the Berghof Foundation and the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Berlin, from 24 to 27 February, the Sudan Appeal signatories,...

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No health care in Darfur’s East Jebel Marra, three children die

Details Three children died in the area of Barkero, west of Katur, on Friday, of the consequences of diarrhoea, coughing, and swelling of the hands, legs, and neck. A relative of the children told Dabanga that dozens of children below seven years old are suffering from diseases. “We cannot reach health centres, or obtain any medicines in the area, b...

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Health care blockade claims three children in Darfur’s East Jebel Marra

Details Three children died in the area of Barkero, west of Katur, on Friday, of the consequences of diarrhoea, coughing, and swelling of the hands, legs, and neck. A relative of the children told Dabanga that dozens of children below seven years old are suffering from diseases. “We cannot reach health centres, or obtain any medicines in the area, b...

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Sudan rebels claim victory in Bau, Blue Nile state

Details The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North reported that it inflicted heavy losses to government troops in Jam and Soda, Bau locality, on Saturday. “The SPLM/N’s second front of the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) in Blue Nile state liberated Jam town and the area of Soda area today,” rebel spokesman Arno Ngutulu Lodi announced in a press relea...

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Sudan rebels claim victory in Bau, Blue Nile

Details The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North reported that it inflicted heavy losses to government troops in Jam and Soda, Bau locality, on Saturday. “The SPLM/N’s second front of the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) in Blue Nile state liberated Jam town and the area of Soda area today,” rebel spokesman Arno Ngutulu Lodi announced in a press relea...

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‘No improvement in Sudan’s war-torn regions”: US official

Details The US Deputy Secretary of State for Democracy and Human Rights, who visited Sudan last week, reported that his country's position on the Darfur issue has not changed, and that he has not seen any improvement in the situation in Darfur, or other war zones. Concluding his visit on Thursday, Steven Feldstein told reporters in Khartoum that the USA...

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‘No improvement in Sudan’s war zones”: US Deputy

Details The US Deputy Secretary of State for Democracy and Human Rights, who visited Sudan last week, reported that his country's position on the Darfur issue has not changed, and that he has not seen any improvement in the situation in Darfur, or other war zones. Concluding his visit on Thursday, Steven Feldstein told reporters in Khartoum that the USA...

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Opposition refuses to apologise for Sudan Appeal

Details Faroug Abu Eisa, head of the National Consensus Forces (NCF), and Dr Amin Mekki Madani, chairman of the Civil Society Initiative (CSI), will not offer their apologies for signing the Sudan Appeal. Bakri Yousef, head of the Media Committee of the NCF, a coalition of opposition parties, stressed to Dabanga that the signatories “will never apologise...

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Opposition refuse to apologise for Sudan Appeal

Details Faroug Abu Eisa, head of the National Consensus Forces (NCF), and Dr Amin Mekki Madani, chairman of the Civil Society Initiative (CSI), will not offer their apologies for signing the Sudan Appeal. Bakri Yousef, head of the Media Committee of the NCF, a coalition of opposition parties, stressed to Dabanga that the signatories “will never apologise...

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Displaced leaders asked to vote for Sudan's ruling party

Details The commissioner of rural El Fasher summons and requests the support of omdas of displaced communities for the ruling NCP in April's elections....

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Civil society to Germany: 'Sudan continues atrocities'

Details In a letter to the German government, which is meeting Sudan opposition groups in Berlin, sixteen civil society members claim that Khartoum continues its crimes against civilians....

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Fire destroys houses in East Darfur camp

Details A massive fire in El Neem camp destroys more than a hundred houses of displaced families, who now live without cover....

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Security confiscates money from West Darfuris

Details Security agents confiscate money, collected for building a school and a mosque, from Jebel Moon citizens, under the pretext that they are supporting rebels....

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Water shortage, raids cause mass exodus in North Darfur

Details During one day, 17,000 people and their cattle fled their home areas in Um Baru and Karnoi from raiding militiamen and a widespread water shortage. The areas with important water sources seem to be targeted most by the Sudanese air force....

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Sudanese tribesmen request reconciliation mechanism

Details The Ma’aliya and Rizeigat tribes demand the Sudanese Presidency of the Republic ebony porn to form a mechanism to bring together the warring tribes, following their reconciliation conference....

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President of Sudan offers release of political detainees

Details President Al Bashir demands the apologies of Faroug Abu Eisa and Amin Mekki Madani in exchange for their release....

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Sudan admits children lack iodine

Details Sudan's Federal Ministry of Health reports a deficit in iodine, causing many children and newborns in the country to suffer from disorders and health problems....

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Airlines threaten to suspend Khartoum, Port Sudan flights

Details Sudan's Civil Aviation Authority plans to increase ground handling tariffs by 250 percent....

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Sudan security tortures man in Sirba, Central Darfur

Details The security apparatus released Adam Abakar Adam El Dom in Sirba, West Darfur, today, after torturing him for five days. One of his relatives reported to Dabanga that El Dom, a trade middleman at Sirba, disappeared on Sunday. “We were shocked to find him lying at the side of the road, this (Thursday) morning, in a very bad mental and physical c...

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Two young firewood collectors killed in Central Darfur

Details Two young residents of the Hamidiya camp for the displaced in Zalingei locality, Central Darfur were shot dead today. A third man was seriously injured. “Militiamen in military uniforms, riding on camels and horses, attacked a group of displaced when they were collecting firewood at Wadi Oyur, northeast of Zalingei,” the coordinator of the Cen...

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Tortured Hausa prisoners released in eastern Sudan

Details Authorities in Kassala released the number of people convicted of rioting and violating the public order after they served their prison sentences. One of the people released told Radio Dabanga they were beaten and tortured by the police, to force them to confess that they had been involved in rioting and torching government facilities. The police...

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Two firewood collectors killed in Central Darfur

Details Two young residents of the Hamidiya camp for the displaced in Zalingei locality, Central Darfur were shot dead today. A third man was seriously injured. “Militiamen in military uniforms, riding on camels and horses, attacked a group of displaced when they were collecting firewood at Wadi Oyur, northeast of Zalingei,” the coordinator of the Cen...

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‘Freedoms severely curtailed in Sudan in 2014’: Amnesty

Details Freedoms of expression, association, and assembly were severely curtailed last year, with crackdowns on the media, public dialogue, and demonstrations, Amnesty International (AI) says in its annual State of the World’s Human Rights Report on 2014, released on Wednesday. In its chapter on Sudan, the human rights organisation furthermore states t...

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Aid arrives for 38,000 new displaced in North Darfur

Details Aid organisations continue to assess and verify the needs of thousands of people who fled their homes following attacks on their villages and fighting between government forces and rebel movements in North Darfur, and parts of Jebel Marra since December 2014. By 22 February, about 38,000people, accounting for 93 percent of the total figure of...

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Sudanese returning from Libya complain about high customs fees

Details Sudanese, who fled the armed conflicts in Libya, complain about the imposition of high levies and taxes upon their return. Speaking to Dabanga from Dongola in northern Sudan, one of the returnees said that the war in Libya forced them to return home in dire circumstances. “Yet instead of welcoming us with hugs,...

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‘Sharp drop in Sudanese remittances’: economist

Details The total annual amount sent by expatriates to their families in Sudan, dropped from $3 billion in 2011, to $400 million last year. In a workshop held in Khartoum on Tuesday, Khalid Hussein reported that about 90 percent of the remittances come from Arab countries, and are spent on health, education, and consumption, rather than production. The...

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‘Ten govt. troops killed in attack on South Kordofan garrison’: SPLM-N

Details The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) claims to have killed ten army and militia troops in South Kordofan on Tuesday....

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Military Intelligence officers beat up man in North Darfur

Details Members of the Military Intelligence severely beat a man in Ailliet Jarelnabi, North Darfur, on Wednesday....

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Two children die in explosion, North Darfur

Details Two children were killed in the area of Khazan Tunjur, North Darfur, on Wednesday, when unexploded ordnance (UXO), they had found, detonated....

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‘88,000 displaced in eastern South Kordofan’: HAC

Details An inter-agency needs assessment mission was conducted in El Abassiya, Rashad, Abu Jubaiha, Kalogi, El Leri, and Talodi localities, in the eastern part of South Kordofan. The governmental Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC), UN agencies, the International Organization for Migration, and the Sudanese Red Crescent Society took part in the needs...

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Sudan: Six injured, nine detained in El Hamadab protest

Details The number of people, who were wounded in the demonstration in El Hamadab neighbourhood, Khartoum, on Tuesday, has risen to six....

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Herder set on fire in Darfur’s East Jebel Marra

Details A herder burned to death in Fanga, East Jebel Marra, on Tuesday. “Elements of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) seized Muntasir Saleh Ahmed, while he was grazing his livestock in the area,” a relative of the victim told Dabanga....

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'Sudan becomes major weapon producer'

Details A wide range of Sudanese weapons and military equipment are currently on display at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (Idex) in Abu Dhabi. All the weapons are produced by the state-owned Military Industry Corporation (MIC). Since its establishment in 1993, MIC has strongly expanded its production, making Sudan the third largest...

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Sudan becomes 'major weapons producer'

Details A wide range of Sudanese weapons and military equipment are currently on display at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (Idex) in Abu Dhabi. All the weapons are produced by the state-owned Military Industry Corporation (MIC). Since its establishment in 1993, MIC has strongly expanded its production, making Sudan the third largest...

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Security detains anti-dam activist in northern Sudan

Details Security officers detained Salah Abdelrahman, a leading member of the Nubian committee against the Kajbar and Dal dams in northern Sudan, on Tuesday. His son, Mohamed Salah, told Dabanga that officers of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) raided their house in Abri in the Northern State on Tuesday morning. “After they searched...

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Soldier injured in North Darfur army-militia clash

Details A soldier was wounded in a fight between army troops and militia members at the crops market in Kabkabiya, North Darfur, on Tuesday. Speaking to Dabanga from Kabkabiya, a trader reported that army soldiers and militiamen clashed at the market at 10 am, sparked by a disagreement about fees the militiamen continue to impose on the traders at the...

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National Congress Party official killed in eastern Sudan

Details El Samani Mahmoud Omar Amara, member of the ruling National Congress Party’s Shura Council in Kassala state and manager of the state’s Youth Stabilisation Projects, was stabbed to death by unknown assailants on Monday....

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Convicted Darfur rebel commander taken to hospital

Details The administration of Kober prison in Khartoum North has transferred Lt. Gen. Ibrahim El Maz, assistant to the head of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), to the Police Hospital in the Sudanese capital. The wife of El Maz, Rasha Hamad, told Dabanga that last week his health deteriorated. “He suffered from heart and lung infections, and his b...

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Displaced farmer abducted in North Darfur

Details A resident of Naivasha camp for the displaced near Shangil Tobaya in North Darfur was kidnapped by militiamen on Monday. A witness told Dabanga that seven militiamen riding on camels seized Adam Hassan, when he was tilling his farmland in the area of Numeira, west of Tabit. “They left with him in the direction of El Malam.”...

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Protests in Sudan's capital after demonstrator dies

Details A number of people were injured in a mass demonstration in the southern Khartoum district of El Hamadab this morning. Hundreds of protesters walked behind the bier of Samia Mohamed Bushra, who died from injuries she sustained during a demonstration in January. They circled the district, chanting slogans like “We will not rest, you serial killer”,...

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Darfur displaced invite US Deputy Secretary of State to visit camps

Details The Darfur Displaced and Refugees Association has invited the US Deputy Secretary of State for Democracy and Human Rights, who is currently in Sudan, to visit the camps in Darfur. “We want to directly tell Steven Feldstein about the dire humanitarian, security, and health conditions we are living in,” Hussein Abu Sharati, the spokesman for the Ass...

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Three die in militia attacks in South and North Darfur

Details Two people were shot dead by armed robbers in Abu Selala, Tullus locality in South Darfur, on Sunday. In Shangil Tobaya, North Darfur, a farmer was overrun by a vehicle of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces. “Militiamen attacked several people in the area of Abu Selala, with the purpose of robbing them,” a listener told Dabanga....

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Darfur displaced invite US Deputy Secretary of State to visit their camps

Details The Darfur Displaced and Refugees Association has invited the US Deputy Secretary of State for Democracy and Human Rights, who is currently in Sudan, to visit the camps in Darfur. “We want to directly tell Steven Feldstein about the dire humanitarian, security, and health conditions we are living in,” Hussein Abu Sharati, the spokesman for the Ass...

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National Liberation and Justice Party launched in Sudan’s capital

Details On Monday, the founding conference of the National Liberation and Justice Party, led by Dr El Tijani Sese, was launched at the Friendship Hall in Khartoum. Sese, who is also chairman of the Darfur Regional Authority (DRA), said in his opening speech that “today, we celebrate the birth of a new political entity, named the National Liberation and J...

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Two slain in East Darfur army-militia clash

Details In a clash between army soldiers and members of the paramilitary Popular Defence Forces (PDF) in East Darfur on Sunday, a PDF commander and a soldier were killed. Speaking to Dabanga, an eyewitness reported that an army force entered the market of Jad El Seed, 40 km north of Abu Karinka on Sunday evening, and ordered the closure of all shops and...

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