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Musa Hilal denies accepting local mediation over weapons collection

September 14, 2017 (EL-FASHIR) - The Sudanese Revolutionary Awakening Council (SRAC), headed by tribal leader Musa Hilal, denied reports about an agreement reached with Khartoum over the issue of weapons collection from its Border Guards Forces (BGF).
"There is no agreement with the Presidency, and all that is rumoured is a mere fabrication," SRAC spokesperson Haroun Medikheir told Sudan Tribune on Thursday.
Medikheir was reacting to press reports saying that Hilal accepted an initiative (...)

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Ethiopia’s ethnic crisis escalates: deaths, displacements reported

Ethnic clashes between Ethiopia’s Oromo and Somali regional states have escalated leading to reports of deaths and displacement in the respective regions.

A top official of the Oromia regional government confirmed to the BBC that 18 people had died from the clashes – twelve Somalis and six Oromos were involved.

He further clarified that the cause of the crisis was as a result of an ‘invasion’ of the Oromo region by a special police unit and militia force belonging to the Somali side.

An official on the other side also said it was rather Oromo regional police who were attacking civilians along their common border. ‘They are targeting unarmed peaceful Somali civilians in those areas,’ Mohammed Bile, an advisor to Somali regional state president told the BBC.

The clashes which started over the last few weeks has meanwhile caused thousands of people to flee. Local media portals shared videos and photos of people being evacuated in large buses away from the conflict areas.

The Addis Standard news portal says the conflict which is predominantly in the east was now adversely affecting areas in the south and souh east of the country.

victims of recent clashes who were displaced from Jijiga in Eastern #Ethiopia thank the #Harari regional state for sheltering & feeding them pic.twitter.com/5NtW4UAGLz— Addis Standard (@addisstandard) September 14, 2017

The Federal government had earlier this week spoken about efforts to mend the cracks between the two states. The military had been deployed to restore security whiles leadership on both sides were being engaged to avert an escalation.

Oromo activists have, however, maintained that the whole situation is part of a grand ploy by the government to further suppress demands by the Oromo people. They accuse Addis Ababa of using a special security apparatus, the Liyu police, to perpetrate the perceived tention between both states.

The Oromia region – one of the biggest in the East African country, was at the heart of spreading anti-government protests last year. It led to a security crackdown that killed thousands with massive arrests recorded.

In October 2016, the government declared a state of emergency to quell the protests. The six-month measure was extended by four months upon expiration in April 2017. It was lifted in August after a ‘return to peace.’

Health worker injured in Gogrial road ambush

A health organization, the Arkangelo Ali Association, says one of its staff members has been injured in a road ambush in Apuk South County in Gogrial State. The incident happened over the weekend in a...

S. Sudan’s Kiir reiterates rejection for Machar’s return

September 14, 2017 (JUBA) - A meeting of South Sudan's president Salva Kiir and his first deputy the coalition government held on Thursday reportedly resolved that the exiled ex-first vice president, Riek Machar should not be allowed to return in his official capacity.
“The president of the republic, his Excellency, General Salva Kiir Mayardit and the first vice president, his Excellency General Taban Deng Gai met today and held a meeting on number of issues regarding peace, stability, (...)

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Sudan’s RSF militia arrests 21 illegal immigrants heading to Libya

September 14, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Rapid Support Forces (RSF), a government militia, Thursday said they foiled an attempt to smuggle 21 illegal foreign immigrants to Libya. While some 170 Sudanese returned to the country from Libya voluntarily.
Figures published by the UNHCR, shows a decline in the number of Sudanese refugees and migrants arriving in Europe in the first half of 2017.
In its bulletin of most common nationalities of Mediterranean sea arrivals from January 2017 to August (...)

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South Sudan’s president sacks Wau state governor

September 14, 2017 (WAU) – South Sudan president, Salva Kiir on Thursday issued a directive for the removal of Wau state governor Andrea Mayar Achor who was replaced by Angelo Taban.
The order, announced on the state-owned SSBC, gave no reasons for Mayar's sacking.
Taban previously served as minister of local government before Western Bahr El Ghazal was divided into two states.
In June last year, Mayar, a former speaker of Western Bahr el Ghazal state assembly was appointed governor of Wau (...)

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Egypt: ISIS kills 18 policemen during attack on convoy

The Islamic State has claimed an attack on a police convoy which killed at least 18 soldiers on Monday.

Medical and security sources say, the attackers managed to destroy three armoured vehicles and a signal-jamming vehicle near Arish, the capital of North Sinai province.

The attack turned into a gunfight and the militants also opened fire on ambulance workers, injuring four.

At least 18 policemen, two of them officers, died in the violence, and a brigadier general lost a leg in the blast.

Militants have killed hundreds of soldiers and police there since 2013, when the military, led President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, ousted Egypt’s Islamist president Mohamed Mursi after mass protests against his rule.

Egypt: ISIS kills 18 policemen during attack on convoy

The Islamic State has claimed an attack on a police convoy which killed at least 18 soldiers on Monday.

Medical and security sources say, the attackers managed to destroy three armoured vehicles and a signal-jamming vehicle near Arish, the capital of North Sinai province.

The attack turned into a gunfight and the militants also opened fire on ambulance workers, injuring four.

At least 18 policemen, two of them officers, died in the violence, and a brigadier general lost a leg in the blast.

Militants have killed hundreds of soldiers and police there since 2013, when the military, led President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, ousted Egypt’s Islamist president Mohamed Mursi after mass protests against his rule.

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