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Sudan’s opposition denies demanding transfer of talks with military council to Ethiopia

June 15, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese opposition Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) said they did not demand the transfer of talks to Addis Ababa denying statements made by the spokesperson of the Transitional Military Council on this respect.
On Thursday, Shams al-Din Khabbashi said the opposition groups and not serious to reach an agreement with the military council and said they asked the Ethiopian mediator to transfer the talks on the transfer of power to Addis Ababa.
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Sudan’s military council calls for resumption of discussions on power transfer

June 13, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - A spokesman for the Transitional Military Council (TMC) said that they called for the resumption of negotiations with the opposition Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) within 24 hours, as he admitted for the first time that they ordered to disperse the sit-in on June 3.
Pointing to the confidence-building measures made by the two sides, the Council's Spokesperson Shams al-Din Kabbashi told a press conference on Thursday night that the TMC considers that the (...)

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Military council must head Sudan’s collegial presidency

June 13, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - A member of the military junta, Salah Abdel Khaliq, stated that the security situation in Sudan requires that the Sovereign Council be headed by an army general.
Abdel Khaliq made this statement during an interview with the BBC Radio Arabic Service on Tuesday, days after a decision by the African Union's Peace and Security Council suspending Sudan's membership and tasking the Ethiopian prime minister with a mediation to form a civilian-led transitional authority. (...)

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Sudan summons British ambassador after outrage over junta’s violence

June 12, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese foreign ministry Wednesday summoned the British Ambassador to Khartoum, Irfan Siddiq following his recent tweets criticizing human right violations by the ruling junta.
Siddiq recently posted a number of tweets criticizing the bloody violence on peaceful protesters on 3 June, the deportation of SPLM-N goodwill delegation to Khartoum and the reported killing of 19 children in since June 3.
The ministry summoned him “to express Sudan's concerns and (...)

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President Kiir relieves South Sudan’s oil minister

June 12, 2019 (JUBA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir Wednesday unexpectedly relieved his Oil Minister Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth who served for nearly three years in this position.
Gatkuoth was appointed as oil minister on 2 August 2016; following the defection from the SPLM-IO of a faction led by First Vice President Taban Deng who joined the government of President Salva Kiir.
Government officials declined to comment on the sack of the former oil minister but some others hinted that he was (...)

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Security Council condemns killing of civilians in Sudan

June 11, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The United Nations Security Tuesday strongly condemned the attacks on civilians by the militiamen of the Rapid Support forces nine days ago.
Despite the important number of victims which has reached over 100 peaceful protesters, China and Russia had blocked a bid at the Security Council by Germany and United Kingdom on 5 June to condemn the killing of civilians on 3 June.
However, after the decision of the African Union's Peace and Security Council to suspend (...)

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South Sudan court sentences rights activist to two years in prison

June 11, 2019 (JUBA) - A South Sudanese court Tuesday sentenced for two years of imprisonment South Sudanese rights activist and vocal critic Peter Biar who is indicted of spying after giving interviews to a foreign media.
Biar who was arrested on 28 July 2018 was initially charged with national security-related offences after posting several tweets criticizing the peace process.
However in March 2019 he was accused with six others of orchestrating a riot at the National Security (...)

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U.S. top diplomat for Africa visits Sudan to encourage power transfer

June 11, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - U.S. Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Tibor Nagy will hold talks with Sudanese stakeholders on Wednesday to encourage the resumption of talks over power transfer to a civilian government.
Nagy's visit to Khartoum comes within an African tour from 12 to 23 June to Sudan, Mozambique, and South Africa to discuss bilateral relations and to highlight the importance of democracy, human rights.
"In Sudan, he will meet with members of the Forces for Freedom and (...)

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U.S. administration to appoint special adviser for Sudan

June 11, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Former U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Donald Booth will be appointed as Special Adviser on Sudan to Tibor Nagy the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, reported The Foreign Policy Magazine on Monday evening.
The move comes as over 70 U.S. lawmakers last May urged the State Department to put pressure on the military council to ensure rapid power transfer to a civilian-led government in Sudan.
Also, the US House of Representatives is set (...)

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Sudan’s opposition takes advantage of criminal gangs to stage successful strike: TMC

June 9, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) on Sunday said the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) take advantage of attacks by criminal gangs to ensure the success of the general strike.
The claim was made by the head of the TMC security committee, Maj-Gen Gamal Omer who issued a statement at the end of the first day of the open-ended general strike on Sunday evening.
"The method of closing roads and building barricades practised by the FFC is contrary to law, (...)

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African Unions calls to take needed measure before to resume talks

June 8, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Moussa Faki the head of the African Union Commission urged the Sudanese parties to take the needed measures to create a good atmosphere for the resumption of talks on the power transfer in the country.
Faki made his call in a statement on Saturday welcoming the visit of the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to Sudan in his quality as the IGAD chair to discuss ways to settle the dispute between the ruling military council and opposition Forces for Freedom and (...)

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UAE calls for investigation into Sudan’s “massacre”

June 7, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The United Arab Emirates voiced concern about the “massacre” committed against Sudanese peaceful protester and calls for an investigation on the attack, said Anwar Gargash Minister of State for Foreign Affairs on Friday.
Gargash made his call during a speech he delivered at the Globsec security and policy conference in Slovakia's capital, on Friday.
"We are concerned about the massacre we've seen. We support calls for proper investigation," he said according to (...)

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Sudanese authorities say death toll from raid on protest site reached 61 people

June 6, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - An investigation committee set up by Sudan's public prosecutor has started a probe into the circumstances of violence at the main protest site outside the army headquarters on 3 June, as the health ministry said the death toll has reached 61 people.
The official Sudan News Agency (SUNA) reported on Thursday that the committee began questioning a number of witnesses and continue its investigations day and night to accomplish its mission in a short time.
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U.S. applauds African Union decision to suspend Sudan’s membership

June 6, 2019 (WASHINGTON) - The U.S. State Department has welcomed the decision of the African Union's Peace and Security to suspend Sudan's membership in the AU and announced contacts with United Arab Emirates (UAE) to support efforts for a political solution in Sudan.
"I applaud the African Union for sending this strong message to Sudan's security forces over their killing of innocent civilians, and for demanding a transfer of power to a civilian-led government," said Tibor Nagy the top (...)

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Over 40 bodies pulled from Nile River in the Sudanese capital

June 6, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Over 40 bodies of protesters killed by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) were pulled from the Nile River on Wednesday, confirming previous reports that the militiamen threw their victims in the Nile.
The Central Committee of Sudan Doctors (CCSD) which is part of opposition professionals association, said that over 40 bodies were pulled from the Nile. Also, it added that the number of people killed by the government militiamen has reached 108 including four slain in (...)

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Saudi Arabia and UAE call for dialogue in Sudan

June 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Wednesday said they follow with "great concern" the ongoing developments in Sudan and called for dialogue between the Sudanese parties.
The United States encouraged its allies in the region to use their influence on the ruling Transitional Military Council and prevent the escalation of the ongoing brutalities in Sudan against civilians in Sudan.
Trump administration has come under pressure from lawmakers and (...)

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Sudanese opposition rejects TMC offer to resume talks over power handover

June 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The opposition Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) Wednesday have rejected a timid offer by the Transitional Military Council to resume talks over power handover to civilian authority in Sudan.
In a short speech broadcasted on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan the TMC said they are ready to resume talks for negotiations for "the national interest" to "complete the "establishment of the legitimate authority that expresses the aspirations of the (...)

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U.S., Saudi Arabia discuss Sudan, as Troika condemn attack on civilians

June 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale and the Saudi Deputy Defence Minister Khalid bin Salman discussed the bloody violence in Sudan against protesters as the Troika countries called for power transfer to a civilian-led government.
According to the latest update by the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors (CCSD), over 100 people were killed by the militiamen of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) who stormed the site of protest last Monday (...)

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