Blue Nile State

SPLM-N Agar accuses government of attacking its positions in Blue Nile again

April 29, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N) led by Malik Agar said government forces on Saturday attacked its positions in the Blue Nile for the second time in less than a week.
Since two years the government and rebel group committed themselves to a unilateral cessation of hostilities in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan encouraged by the regional and international mediators and facilitators.
In a statement extended to Sudan Tribune on Sunday, the (…)


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More Sudanese refugees return to Blue Nile state voluntarily

April 28, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Member of the government delegation to the Two Areas talks Abdel-Rahman Abu Median said large numbers of Sudanese refugees have returned to the Blue Nile from Ethiopia.
Blue Nile State and neighbouring South Kordofan state have been the scene of violent conflict between the SPLM-N and the Sudanese army since 2011.
Abu Median disclosed refugees have voluntarily returned to their original areas in Kurmuk, Gisan and Wad Al-Mahi due to the stable security situation (…)


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Thousands of IDPs and refugees returned to Blue Nile: official

April 20, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – A government official at the Blue Nile State on Friday said thousands of refugees have recently returned to the state from South Sudan and Ethiopia.
Blue Nile State and neighbouring South Kordofan state have been the scene of violent conflict between the SPLM-N and the Sudanese army since 2011.
The commissioner of Bau county of the Blue Nile State Abdel-Ghani Digais said his county is witnessing the voluntary return of displaced persons as well as refugees from (…)


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SPLM-N Agar says Sudanese army attacked their positions in Blue Nile State

March 4, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North Malik Agar (SPLM-N Agar) Sunday said they repelled an attack by Sudanese government forces on their positions in the Blue Nile State.
In a statement released on Sunday, Mubarak Ardol, SPLM-N Agar spokesperson said the government forces violated the cessation of hostilities and attacked their positions in the Blue Nile State.
“On Saturday morning, March 3, 2018, at about 8:00 am, the SPLA-N managed to defeat government (…)


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13,000 Sudanese refugees return from Ethiopia: governor

January 13, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Governor of the Blue Nile State Hussein Yassen Hamad said 13,000 out of 55,000 Sudanese refugees have returned to their home areas from Ethiopia.
He told the official news agency SUNA that his government in coordination with the Humanitarian Aid Commission has provided food, clothing and medicine to returnees after they settled in their villages of origin.
Hamad added that a number of rebel fighters have also laid down their arms and returned to the state (…)


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SPLM-N Agar warns against renewed fighting with al-Hilu in Blue Nile

December 15, 2017 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N Agar) led by Malik Agar has warned against hostile moves by the SPLM-N al-Hilu faction that could usher in renewed fighting between the two groups in the Blue Nile state.
The SPLM-N is now divided into two factions: one led by Abdel Aziz al-Hilu and the other led by Malik Agar. The rift emerged several months ago over the right of self-determination and other issues.
As a result of the rift between Agar and (…)


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Sudanese army breaches ceasefire in Blue Nile again: SPLM-N Agar

December 10, 2017 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N Agar) led by Malik Agar Sunday accused the Sudanese government forces of breaking a unilateral cessation of hostilities in the Blue Nile State for the second time within a week.
Since two years the government and rebel group committed themselves to a unilateral cessation of hostilities in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan encouraged by the regional and international mediators and facilitators.
However, in (…)


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Blue Nile state to kick off disarmament campaign next month

October 28, 2017 (KHARTOUM) – The government of the Blue Nile has held a number of workshops in preparation to launch the disarmament campaign across the state in November.
The information minister of the Blue Nile Abdel-Muni’m Mohamed Abu al-Gasim said the native administration has welcomed the decision to collect illegal arms and expressed readiness to participate in the campaign.
He told the semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) the government has held several involving the traditional (…)


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SPLM-N Agar reports new clashes with Sudanese army in Blue Nile state

September 21, 2017 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army-North (SPLM/A) led by Malik Agar said on Thursday that their forces have once again clashed with the Sudanese army in Blue Nile state.
“On 16 September, SPLA forces managed to repel again the (government) force that attacked our positions in Taga, Ingessana Hills area of the Blue Nile state, which is a strategic area, located about 40 miles from the state capital Ed Damazin,” said Mubarak Ardol le SPLM-N AGar (…)


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Sudanese army denies SPLM-N Agar claims over ceasefire breach

September 16, 2017 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudan Armed Forces (SRF) on Saturday has denied claims of attacking positions of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North led by Malik Agar (SPLM-N Agar) in Blue Nile state.
On Thursday, SPLM-N Agar said its fighters have repulsed a government attack against afternoon at Taga area in the Ingessana Hills, Blue Nile state.
In a statement extended to Sudan Tribune on Saturday, SAF spokesperson Ahmed Khalifa al-Shami said the army didn’t violate the (…)


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