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UN urges South Sudan to prioritize polls, humanitarian crisis in 2024

People Daily 08 Dec 2023
The government should fully fund and operationalize the elections and constitution-making bodies, said Guang Cong, the deputy special representative of the Secretary-General for South Sudan and Officer-in-Charge of UNMISS ... South Sudan is supposed to hold elections in December 2024 at the end of the current transitional period.

More than 12,000 killed in Sudanese conflict: UN

Anadolu Agency 07 Dec 2023
More than 12,000 people have been killed in war-torn Sudan since April, the UN humanitarian affairs office said on Thursday ... Sudan has been mired by fighting between the army, led by Gen.

US finds both sides in Sudan conflict have committed atrocities in Darfur

The Grio 07 Dec 2023
“Based on the State Department’s careful analysis of the law and available facts, I have determined that members of the SAF and the RSF have committed war crimes in Sudan,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement ... All three held senior government positions under former autocratic President Omar al-Bashir, who ruled Sudan for 30 years.

Health hazard looms as billions of flies engulf one of Sudan’s biggest cities

The Daily Telegraph 06 Dec 2023
Port Sudan, the northeast African country’s main seaport and the source of 90 per cent of its international trade, faces a looming health crisis as billions of flies infiltrate homes, offices and food supplies.

US determines warring factions in Sudan conflict have committed war crimes

Tamil Guardian 06 Dec 2023
The Biden administration said Wednesday it has determined that both sides in the ongoing conflict in Sudan have committed atrocities in the African nation’s western region of Darfur and elsewhere, saying the fighting “has caused grievous human suffering.” ... Sudan ceasefire breaks down as fighting escalates.

Sudanese army, paramilitary forces exchange accusations over attacking major oil refinery

Xinhua 06 Dec 2023
Sudan has been witnessing deadly clashes between the SAF and the RSF in Khartoum and other areas since April 15, killing up to 9,000 people by October, forcing more than 6 million displaced within and outside Sudan and leaving 25 million in need of aid, according to the Sudan situation report on Nov.

UNICEF country rep presents credentials to Tangara

The Point 06 Dec 2023
Prior to joining UNICEF The Gambia Country Office on December 01 2023, Ms ... Before that, she had also served as UNICEF Chief of Field Office, Homs and Hama, Syria from 2016-2018 and UNICEF Deputy Representative in Sudan (2018-2020) and Azerbaijan (2014-2016).

US designates Sudanese actors for undermining security, stability in Sudan

Kuna 04 Dec 2023
WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- The US Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Monday several Sudanese individuals for their role in undermining the peace, security, and stability of Sudan ... executive officer, or member of the board of directors.

Sudan cholera cases up 70 pct with 160 deaths: UN

Xinhua 04 Dec 2023
4 (Xinhua) -- UN humanitarians on Monday reported a 70 percent surge in cholera cases in strife-torn Sudan, which has prompted a scale-up of response ... 26," said OCHA, citing data from Sudan's Federal Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO).

U.S. imposes sanctions on three Sudanese figures with ties to former leader Omar al-Bashir

SCNOW Morning News 04 Dec 2023
All three held senior government positions under former autocratic President Omar al-Bashir, who ruled Sudan for 30 years ... At least 161 people have died from cholera in Sudan since September, the U.N's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said in a report published Monday.

Any peace negotiations unable to fulfill Sudanese's wishes unacceptable: Al-Burhan 03 Dec 2023
3 (Xinhua) -- Chairman of Sudan's Transitional Sovereign Council and General Commander of the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF), Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, said on Sunday that any peace negotiation unable to fulfill the wishes of the Sudanese people would not be acceptable, the council said in a statement.

NBA launches new basketball court, junior league in South Sudan

Xinhua 02 Dec 2023
2 (Xinhua) -- Former National Basketball Association (NBA) player Luol Deng's foundation initiated the NBA Junior League and a new basketball court in South Sudan on Saturday, setting the stage for the tournament early next year ... NBA launches new basketball court, junior league in South Sudan.

Nearly 600 civilians killed in South Sudan attacks last year: UN

The Daily Tribune - Bahrain 02 Dec 2023
The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and the UN Human Rights Office said investigators had documented "indiscriminate attacks, abductions, sexual violence, including rape, gang rape and sexual slavery, and the recruitment and use of children in hostilities, committed by the parties to the conflict.".

Unraveling the Sudan Civil War’s Disturbing Impact on Women

OWP 01 Dec 2023
Moreover, the UN assistance mission in Sudan – the joint OHCHR-UNITAMS office – has documented over 50 cases of sexual violence against 105 victims, primarily women and children ... The alarming escalation of sexual violence against women and girls in the Sudan civil war demands immediate global attention and condemnation.

‘I wake up in pain’ – refugees struggle in Tunisian winter

Al Jazeera 01 Dec 2023
Moreover, the rise in the number of refugees arriving here since fighting broke out in Sudan in April has overwhelmed the two Tunisia offices – one here and one in Zarzis ... Abdullah Babaker from Sudan claims that he was picked up by police at Tunis train station along with five ...