South Sudan declared most violent country in the world

South Sudan again topped the list of most violent countries in the world in which to deliver aid in 2017, in a report launched by Humanitarian Outcomes today. “It’s the third consecutive year that South Sudan tops the global list, underscoring the complexities in delivering aid in this war, and the impunity with which armed actors […]

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Deng Bol meets Kiir, asks him to release Biar Ajak and Kerbino Wol

Red Army chairperson, Deng Bol met President Salva Kiir yesterday at State House where they discuss numerous issues related to the Red Army Foundation. Bol also discusses the arrest and detention of Peace Activist, Peter Biar Ajak, and businessman, Karbino Wol Agok who are under National Security detention at Jebel. President Kiir Assured that he would […]

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Ethiopia: UNICEF Horn of Africa Drought Situation as of August 2018

Source: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan

16.3 million people in need of humanitarian services

8.2 million children in need of humanitarian services

667,948 children under-five in need of SAM treatment

14.8 million people are in need of water

At least 6.2 million children are at risk of dropping out of school

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The current number of IDPs in Somalia has increased to 2.6 million from 2.1 million in May

3,590 cumulative Cholera/AWD cases resulting in 26 deaths (CFR 0.4) have been reported in 2018

The current number of IDPs in Ethiopia has increased to 2.8 million from 1.6 million at the beginning of the year, while there are nearly 920,000 refugees in Ethiopia.

Seasonal flooding from July to September is expected to affect 2.5 million people.

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Floods have afected 800,000 people and displaced more than 244,400 people.

In March 2018, approximately 2.55 million people were food insecure, down from 3.4 million as from August 2017.

A total of 5,470 Cholera/AWD cases resulting in 78 deaths (CFR 1.4%) have been reported in 2018.

Ethiopia: East Africa Alert: August 13, 2018

Source: Famine Early Warning System Network
Country: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan

Further flooding expected across East Africa throughout 2018

Well above-average March to May 2018 _Gu_/long rains caused significant flooding over the …

26,595 IDPs families return to Central Darfur State: report

August 13 2018 (ZALINGEI) – Voluntary Return Commission (VRC) in Central Darfur State said 26,595 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) families have returned to the state as part of the voluntary return programme.
In a report seen by Sudan Tribune, the VRC said there are 19 IDPs camps in 7 out of 9 localities in Central Darfur, pointing there are no camps in North and Central Jebel Marra localities.
According to the report, 1654 families have returned to 13 villages of voluntary return in (…)


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26,595 IDPs families return to Central Darfur State: report

August 13 2018 (ZALINGEI) – Voluntary Return Commission (VRC) in Central Darfur State said 26,595 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) families have returned to the state as part of the voluntary return programme.
In a report seen by Sudan Tribune, the VRC said there are 19 IDPs camps in 7 out of 9 localities in Central Darfur, pointing there are no camps in North and Central Jebel Marra localities.
According to the report, 1654 families have returned to 13 villages of voluntary return in (…)


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Sudan’s FM proposes joint meeting between IGAD and Troika on South Sudan peace

August 13, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan Monday has proposed to hold a joint meeting of the IGAD foreign ministers and their counterparts from the Troika countries to discuss ways to support the negotiations for peace in South Sudan, which began its final round in Khartoum.
The proposition was made public by the foreign ministry spokesperson Gharib-Allah Khidir in a statement released after a meeting between the foreign minister El-Dirdeiry Mohamed Ahmed and the U.S., Britain and Norway as well (…)


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Sudan’s FM proposes joint meeting between IGAD and Troika on South Sudan peace

August 13, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan Monday has proposed to hold a joint meeting of the IGAD foreign ministers and their counterparts from the Troika countries to discuss ways to support the negotiations for peace in South Sudan, which began its final round in Khartoum.
The proposition was made public by the foreign ministry spokesperson Gharib-Allah Khidir in a statement released after a meeting between the foreign minister El-Dirdeiry Mohamed Ahmed and the U.S., Britain and Norway as well (…)


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Somalia: East Africa Alert, August 13, 2018

Source: Famine Early Warning System Network
Country: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan

Further flooding expected across East Africa throughout 2018

Well above-average March to May 2018 Gu/long rains caused significant flooding over the Eas…

Collusion and harmful actions against South Sudan peace process

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi
For a very long time now since the war in South Sudan erupted in 2013, there have been accusations that some South Sudanese political actors together with others in the region and in the international community are conspiring to make South Sudan ungovernable so that the situation could be used as a pretext for the Country to be taken over by a foreign body in collaboration with those South Sudanese or have the country placed under the United Nations for some (…)


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South Sudan parties start final phase of peace talks

August 13, 2018 (KHARTOUM/JUBA) – The IGAD mediation has formally launched in Khartoum the final phase of talks on the pending issues and the modalities of implementation of the revitalized peace agreement, as they have one week to finalize their discussions before the 19 of August.
According to the agenda seen by Sudan Tribune, the parties will discuss the Article 4 of the governance chapter on the number and boundaries of states, the creation of five new ministries and their clustering, (…)


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Sudan’s Supreme Court revokes death sentence for college student

August 13, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s Supreme Court on Monday has revoked death sentence against University of Khartoum student Asim Omer who was charged for killing a policeman during protests in 2016.
Omer, 23-year-old and member of the opposition Sudanese Congress Party (SCoP) was accused of killing an anti-riot policeman who died after a hit by a Molotov cocktail during the student protests in April 2016.
Last September, Khartoum North Criminal Court found Omer guilty of premeditated (…)


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