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Sudan frees 57 victims of human trafficking

December 10, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese security has captured 4 human traffickers as they were preparing to take 57 foreign nationals towards the Libyan border.
The semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) Sunday said the victims were hidden at a house in East Nile locality, east of Khartoum, pointing that the police is still searching for 3 other traffickers.
It added the initial legal action was taken against the human traffickers.
Sudan is considered a country of origin and transit for (...)

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Sudan’s inflation rise to 68,93% as dollar price hits record high

December 10, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's inflation rate has risen to 68,93% in November compared to 68,44 in October, reported the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBoS).
According to a press release on Sunday, the CBoS said the main commodities that have significantly impacted on the rise of the inflation rate include meat, onion, oil and milk.
The highest increase in the price index for goods and services in November was registered in the Red Sea State while the lowest was registered in North (...)

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African mediators launch consultations on ways to amend Sudan’s roadmap

December 9, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) has started a series of meetings with the Sudanese parties to discuss ways to amend the Roadmap Agreement (RMA) for peace in Sudan.
But, the SPLM-N Agar warned that Khartoum has already bypassed the mediation's proposal by adopting the electoral law.
In September 2018, the AUHIP called to review the roadmap which was signed by the government in March 2016 and the opposition alliance in August of the (...)

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Seven Sudanese officials killed in plane crash

December 9, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Governor of Sudan's eastern state of Gedaref and six state officials have been killed on Sunday in a helicopter crash near the Ethiopian border.
The aeroplane carrying governor Mirghani Salih and members of the state security committee was en route from the city of Gedaref to the border city of Galabat as part of a security tour around border localities.
The chopper exploded as its crew tried to land in Galabat area however the cause of the blast is yet to be (...)

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UN Security Council urges South Sudan to punish perpetrators of sexual attacks

December 8, 2018 (JUBA) - The UN Security Council called on the South Sudanese government to condemn and hold accountable the responsible for recent sexual attacks in the country and expressed willingness to impose targeted sanctions.
From 22 to 29 November armed men in military and civilian clothing operating in Government-controlled areas throughout Rubkona County raped more than 150 women and girls.
However, local authorities denied the occurrence of the sexual violence and deployed (...)

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African mediation and Sudan Call delay meeting on peace roadmap

December 8, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - A meeting between the African Union mediation and the opposition Sudan Call has been delayed due to logistical reasons, as a government delegation has arrived in Addis Ababa for talks with the
The purpose of the meeting, which was scheduled for Sunday 9 December, is to discuss a proposal made by the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) to amend the roadmap agreement the opposition group signed with the government in 2016.
However, different (...)

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Central Darfur hands over residential plots to returnees

December 8, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The government of Central Darfur State has begun to hand over residential plots to the first batch of refugees returning from Chad.
The director of the Higher Council for Peace and Voluntary Return in Central Darfur Aamer Youssef said the government started to hand over residential plots to 352 refugees who arrived at Um Dokhon locality from refugee camps in eastern Chad.
He told the semi-official Sudan Media Center that the UN Higher Commission for Refugees (...)

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SPLM-N al-Hilu reiterates rejection of African roadmap for peace in Sudan

December 7, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North led by Abdel Aziz al-Hilu (SPLM-N al-Hilu) voiced its rejection of the African Union Roadmap for Peace in Sudan and called for new plans to ensure political settlement for the political crisis in Sudan.
Amar Amun Daldoum, SPLM-N al-Hilu Secretary-General, issued a statement on Friday denouncing the parliamentarian process to amend the constitution in order to allow the election of President Omer al-Bashir for a third (...)

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Sudan’s al-Bashir to visit Ethiopia amid speculation he will meet Eritrea’s Afwerki

December 7, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir on Saturday would travel to Addis Ababa to participate in the Ethiopian Nations, Nationalities and People's Day celebration amid speculation that the Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki will also be there.
In January 2018, Sudan accused Eritrea of supporting rebel groups and closed the border after the deployment of thousands of troops. Four months later, Asmara accused Sudan, Ethiopia and Qatar of supporting armed opposition (...)

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Sudanese refugees protest against UNHCR in Ghana

December 7, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - A group of Sudanese refugees have organized a sit-in in front of the UN Higher Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) headquarters in the Ghanaian capital, Accra to protest against the latter's refusal to issue their refugee documents.
One of the protesters, Hib al-Din Mohamed said 764 Sudanese refugees including women and children have arrived in Ghana 6 years ago, pointing out that UNHCR refused to issue them refugee identification cards.
“I arrived in Ghana in 2014 (...)

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SPLM-IO Taban is yet part of South Sudan ruling party: Kiir

December 6, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir and leader of the ruling party disclosed Thursday that the SPLM-IO faction of his First Vice President has not been yet merged into the SPLM-IG awaiting their formal request.
Speaking during the closing session of SPLM retreat held in Lobonok of Jubek state, President Kiir explained to the conference why Vice-President Taban and other leading members in his faction were not among them during the three-day meeting.
"My colleague (...)

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Egypt’s al-Sisi, Sudan’s defence minister discuss threats to regional security

December 5, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Egyptian President Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi and the Sudanese Defence Minister Awad Ibn Ouf on Tuesday have discussed the current security challenges in the region.
Ibn Ouf has arrived in Cairo to participate in the first international exhibition EDEX 2018 (Egypt Defense Expo) which was inaugurated on Monday.
During the meeting, President al-Sisi stressed the importance to continue to support joint military cooperation between Sudan and Egypt and the exchange of (...)

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Sudan, U.S. discuss military cooperation

December 5, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Commander of the U.S. Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa James Craig has praised Sudan's efforts to achieve regional security and stability.
Sudanese Army's Chief of General Staff Kamal Abdel-Marouf on Tuesday met with Craig in the presence of the military attaché at the U.S. embassy in Khartoum Adam Cordish.
In a press release on Tuesday, the Sudanese army said the meeting discussed ways to promote joint military cooperation as well as the ongoing (...)

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Outcome of Kiir’s efforts for peace in Sudan will be discussed next week: security official

December 4, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The results of meetings between South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit and armed movements fighting the government in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan will be on the negotiating table next week, a senior Sudanese intelligence and security official said on Tuesday.
President Salva Kiir recently launched an initiative to narrow the gaps between the government in Khartoum and the armed opposition groups in the country.
Kiir's aides said they will start by the (...)

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294 Sudanese MPs introduce bill to scrap presidential term limit

December 4, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese lawmakers representing 33 political parties Tuesday have introduced a bill to amend the constitution to allow President Omer al-Bashir to run for a third term in 2020 elections.
Al-Bashir's term ends in 2020 and he couldn't run for office again according to the constitution. Also, the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) statute limits to two terms the nomination of the party candidate for the presidential elections.
However, the NCP Shura (...)

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Sudan’s negotiators to travel to Berlin and Addis Ababa to meet rebel leaders

December 3, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese government would dispatch two envoys to Berlin and Addis Ababa as part of the efforts to resume the peace talks in Darfur and the Two Areas, well-informed sources told Sudan Tribune
According to the sources, the presidential assistant and head of the government negotiating team for the Two Areas talks Faisal Hassan Ibrahim would leave for Addis Ababa next week to meet with the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N).
Also, the (...)

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Sudan, Egypt to hold military discussions in Cairo

December 3, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's Defence Minister Awad Ibn Ouf will hold military discussions with his Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Ahmed Zaki in Cairo.
Ibn Ouf has arrived in Cairo to participate in the first international exhibition EDEX 2018 (Egypt Defense Expo) which was inaugurated on Monday.
The Sudanese minister is also expected to meet President Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi on the sidelines of the exhibition. He would also meet with a number of participating companies to discuss ways (...)

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16,000 people displaced from Jebel Marra since September: UNAMID

December 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) chief, Jeremiah Mamabolo, on Sunday said thousands of people have been displaced due to continued clashes between government forces and armed groups in Darfur.
Speaking at a press conference in Khartoum on Sunday, Mamabolo said 16,000 people have been displaced to camps in the various localities of Jebel Marra in south and central Darfur since September.
He pointed out that repeated skirmishes between armed (...)

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