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24 Nov 2014 description

This month’s issue focuses on rebel violence in central Africa’s DR-Congo, on-going and escalating volatility in Libya, prospects of peace in Mali as talks continue apace in Algeria, and a review of electoral violence in Mozambique. A special focus topic highlights the dynamics, uses and patterns of remote violence such as that involving IEDs and landmines on the continent.

24 Nov 2014 description

In this study, IPIS analyses the conflict dynamics in the Central African Republic (CAR) since the outbreak of the latest crisis in September 2012 up to September 2014. The analysis specifically looks into the motivations and interests of the main conflict parties, Seleka and anti-balaka, and the influence and interests of neighbouring countries. The report covers the following key questions. What is the background of the conflict parties Seleka and anti-balaka, and how are they structured? Which strategic interests do they prioritise, or ignore? What do they want to achieve?

24 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Kyung-wha Kang, concluded a three-day mission to South Sudan, calling on all parties to the conflict to respect their ceasefire commitments, and urged for more international support to enable humanitarians to scale-up and expand critical aid operations.

  • The security situation in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites in Malakal remained relatively calm, as community elders engaged the warring youth to defuse the tensions.

24 Nov 2014 description

Addis Abeba, Ethiopie | AFP | Monday 11/24/2014 - 07:44 GMT

Sudan's government and rebels from Darfur opened talks late Sunday, as mediators pushed for a ceasefire to end over a decade of war and insurgents warned the country was close to "collapse".

African Union chief mediator Thabo Mbeki called for a cessation of hostilities between the government and two rebel factions, part of wider efforts to stem multiple rebellions across Sudan.

24 Nov 2014 description
report Radio Dabanga

ED DAEIN(23 Nov.) -

The Ma’aliya and Rizeigat tribes in East Darfur will hold a reconciliation conference in Marawi, Sudan’s Northern state, on 5 December, the East Darfur state Govenrnor announced.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, Governor Col. El Tayeb Ahmed Abdelkarim said that the initiative came from the reconciliation commission of the Darfur Regional Authority (DRA), following consultations among the chieftains of both tribes.

24 Nov 2014 description

Khartoum, Nov. 23 (SUNA) The Minister of Labor and Administrative Reform, Ishraqa Sayed Mahmoud, has appreciated the support of 13 million dollars provided by China for the rehabilitation of the Friendship Vocational Training Center in Umdorman city.

This came during her visit to the center, in the presence of Engineer Salih Imam Al-Awad, the Director of the Chinese Center in Sudan and Engineer Jin Shu Ha, the Senior Maintenance Engineer, who they briefed the minister in details on the progress of work in the center that was completed by 73%.

24 Nov 2014 description
report Radio Dabanga

EAST JEBEL MARRA(23 Nov.) -

A rebel movement has claim to have killed 18 Sudanese troops during an attack on a military base in East Jebel Marra today. A local resident reported that the clash resulted in the deaths of two children.

The Sudan Liberation Movement for Justice, led by Taher Hajar (LJM-TH) attacked the military base of Khazan Tunjur today (Sunday), spokesman Mohamed Ahmed Yagoub told Radio Dabanga. “The rebels destroyed the base and seized control of the entire area.” He added that they captured two Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) troops.

24 Nov 2014 description
report Radio Dabanga

YASSIN/NIERTETI(23 Nov.) -

Two people were killed in the Labado area in Yassin locality, East Darfur, on Thursday, in a dispute over the ownership of a farm.

The Governor, Col. El Tayeb Ahmed Abdelkarim, told Radio Dabanga that the incident happened between 'outlaws' in Labado. He stressed that it had nothing to do with tension between tribes.

Abdelkarim said that he instructed the Yassin commissioner and the security service to deter any outlaws in Labado area.

Four wounded in Nierteti accident

24 Nov 2014 description

El Daein, 21 November 2014 - The Acting Joint Special Representative (JSR) of the African Union – United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and Joint Chief Mediator a.i., Abiodun Bashua, visited Nyala in South Darfur and El Daein in East Darfur from 18-20 November, as part of his regional tour to follow up on coordination and cooperation between the Mission and the states' authorities to achieve peace in Darfur.

23 Nov 2014 description
report African Union
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Gov of Sudan Chief Negotiator Speech Dr Amin
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STATEMENT OF THE SUDAN LIBERATION MOVEMENT Mini Minawi

JEM Chairman speech Mr Mohamed Gebreil

OPENING STATEMENT TALKING POINTS FOR OPENING CEREMONY

November 2014

Than you, everyone, for being here today for this opening ceremony for these important negotiations.

Thank you, [Mediation Panel], for your time and guidance in mediating these negotiations.

Thank you, [GoS Delegation], for being here to engage in meaningful negotiations committed to seeking durable, comprehensive peace for all of Sudan.

23 Nov 2014 description

Grown on over 22.2 million hectares worldwide, groundnut (Arachis hypo-gaea L,) has been used for decades as an important protein-rich source for people in developing countries, while its oilseed, cake and haulms are used traditionally as animal feed.

23 Nov 2014 description
report Radio Dabanga

ED DAEIN (23 Nov.) - The Ma’aliya and Rizeigat tribes in East Darfur will hold a reconciliation conference in Marawi, Sudan’s Northern state, on 5 December, the East Darfur state announced.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, Governor Col. El Tayeb Ahmed Abdelkarim said that the initiative came from the reconciliation commission of the Darfur Regional Authority (DRA), following consultations among the chieftains of both tribes.

23 Nov 2014 description
report Radio Dabanga

DOBO EL OMDA (23 Nov.) - Three militiamen raped two women south-east of Dobo El Omda in East Jebel Marra on Friday afternoon.

A relative of the victims told Radio Dabanga that the incident occurred when the women were coming from El Falluja area, where they had went to grind grains and buy sugar.

“Three pro-government militiamen riding on camels crossed their path on their way home, threatened them, and then raped them,” the listener said. The women are 22 and 27 years old.

23 Nov 2014 description
report Radio Dabanga

SIRBA (21 Nov.) - The internally displaced people living in the camps in West Darfur's Sirba locality have boycotted the registrations for Sudan's national elections. They were offered food and security in exchange for the registrations, according to a coordinator.

23 Nov 2014 description
report Radio Dabanga

NEW YORK (21 Nov.) - A researcher at the Cornell University in the United States has demanded the UN Security Council to hold an emergency session as soon as possible, to discuss the security and humanitarian situation in Darfur, and take the necessary measures to protect civilians in Darfur. “The situation in Darfur is a shame on humanity's face.”

23 Nov 2014 description

El Fasher, 22 November 2014 – More than 140 women representing the five states of Darfur participated in a Global Open Day forum on the UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 organized by the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) in El Fasher, North Darfur. The event that took place on 20 November 2014 was held under the theme “Women count for peace.”

23 Nov 2014 description
report SUDO (UK)

15th November 2014

KALMA IPD camp south Darfur

22 Nov 2014 description

SG/A/1525-BIO/4666-PKO/454

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Major General Birhanu Jula Gelalcha of Ethiopia as Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA).

21 Nov 2014 description

11/21/2014 - 20:09 GMT |

Sudan said Friday it has asked the UN-African Union Mission in Darfur to prepare an "exit strategy" from the region, amid strained ties over investigations into an alleged mass rape.

A local news website reported Sudanese soldiers raped 200 women and young girls in the village of Tabit on October 31 after one of their men went missing, which Khartoum has repeatedly denied.

Government forces initially denied UNAMID monitors access to the area.