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Excessive and Deadly : The use of force, arbitrary detention and torture against protesters in Sudan

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Amnesty

Those behind unlawful killings and torture of protesters must be brought to justice

The brutal suppression of protest in Sudan must end, and members of the security forces responsible for killing, injuring, and torturing protesters must be held to account, said Amnesty International and the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) in a report published today.

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CrisisWatch N°133 - 1 September 2014

The fight for control of Libya between the Misrata-led Islamist-leaning coalition and the Zintan-led forces is escalating by the day. Hundreds have been killed and thousands displaced in over six weeks of clashes and heavy artillery fire. The Misrata side emerged victorious in the battle over Tripoli’s international airport, taking control of the capital, and made advances around Benghazi, but the larger political divide remains unresolved.

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In Sudan, male allies critical in fight against FGM

KHARTOUM, Sudan – Sheikh Mohamed Saeed, a 74-year-old community leader in Sudan’s Wad Sharefai Refugee Camp, has become an unlikely advocate to end female genital mutilation (FGM).

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South Sudan + 5 others
Featherstone: UK pledges further support for humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

Britain announces additional £30 million to help those affected by serious humanitarian crisis.

Britain will provide further life-saving support for the hundreds of thousands of people fleeing the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, International Development Minister Lynne Featherstone announced today during a visit to the country.

Since fighting broke out in December 2013, 1.3 million South Sudanese have become internally displaced and more than 400,000 have fled to neighbouring countries. There is also an impending risk of famine.

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Ethiopia + 8 others
Desert Locust Bulletin 431 ( 2 September 2014)

General Situation during August 2014 Forecast until mid-October 2014

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Militiamen murder, injure citizens in Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

ZALINGEI / NYALA (2 Sep.) - A resident of Hamidiya camp for the displaced in Zalingei locality, Central Darfur, was murdered by militiamen on Sunday. On the same day, a citizen was shot by two gunmen near Nyala, capital of South Darfur.

The coordinator of the Central Darfur camps reported to Radio Dabanga that Ahmed Adam of Hamidiya camp was shot dead on Sunday evening, when he was visiting his mother in Jawiri village, 30 km east of Zalingei, capital of Central Darfur.

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Mother, daughter gang-raped in Kabkabiya, North Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

KABKABIYA LOCALITY (2 Sep.) -Militiamen raped two displaced women in Kabkabiya locality, North Darfur, on Sunday.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a sheikh of El Salam camp for the displaced in Kabkabiya reported that a mother and her 16 years-old daughter were assaulted by six gunmen on the road between Kabkabiya town and Shuba village.

“The two women were returning from their farmland to El Salam camp, when six militiamen intercepted them, and raped them alternately for hours.”

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Torrential rains kill three, destroy more than 9,000 homes in Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

KASS LOCALITY / ZAMZAM CAMP(2 Sep.) -Three residents of the Kass camps in South Darfur died, and eight others went missing during heavy downpours on Sunday. More than 6,000 homes collapsed in Ardeba, El Beitari, Dobo, and El Safna camps.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, the coordinator of the Kass camps reported that three displaced were killed, eight others went missing, and a number of livestock died, as a result of extremely heavy rainfall and the ensuing floods on Sunday evening.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 27 August–2 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Central African Republic Refugee Situation UNHCR External Regional Update #30, 23-29 August 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The newly-appointed interim Prime Minister of the Central African Republic (CAR), Mahamat Kamoun unveiled the new government on 22 August which includes 30 cabinet ministers who are now responsible to ensure the implementation of the cease-fire signed in Brazzaville in late July 2014.

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Al Maktoum Foundation signs contract to implement 10 water pumping stations in Sudan

KHARTOUM: In implementation of the directives of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and U.A.E. Minister of Finance, and sponsored by the Al Maktoum Foundation, the foundation has signed a contract for the implementation of 10 water stations in South Darfur and West Kordofan in Sudan, at a cost of Dh1 million.

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Teachers strike against insecurity in North Darfur’s Kutum

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Radio Dabanga

KUTUM LOCALITY (1 Sep.) - (UPDATE 20:00) Teachers of 14 secondary schools in Kutum locality, North Darfur, embarked on a one-week strike today, in protest against the murders of seven teachers in the locality since last year.

“The killing and beheading of secondary school teacher Salah Ahmed Adam at the hands of government-backed militiamen on Sunday was the last attack in a row on teachers in the locality,” secondary school teacher Abdel Nasir El Hinu told Radio Dabanga from Kutum.”

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Tribal leaders meet with UNAMID representatives, discuss reconciliation

On 28 August 2014, following a recent rift between the Reizegat and Ma’alia tribes, tribal leaders of South, East and Central Darfur met with UNAMID Sector East Head of Office (HoO), Mr. Landing Badjie, and representatives of the Civil Affairs and Public Information sections in El Daein, East Darfur. The visiting delegation was led by the Shartai (leader) of the Fur tribe and the Federal Minister for Education, Dr. Farah.

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South Sudan + 3 others
IOM Regional Response to South Sudan Crisis, External Sitrep 25 – 31 August 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

South Sudan: Peace is in sight as warring leaders sign ceasefire deal.

Ethiopia: IOM has moved a total of 171,794 refugees from both Gambella and Benishangul-Gumuz regions, since December 2013.

Uganda: IOM has supported 2,897 households with WASH sensitization and latrine construction.

Sudan: IOM has tracked and registered 47,008 South Sudanese Refugees since the onset of the crisis.

OVERVIEW

International Organization for Migration:

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Kenya + 8 others
High food prices: Region pays for poor farming methods

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EastAfrican

IN SUMMARY

  • Although most farmers in East Africa are ready to make efforts to boost production, the institutional set-up, governance as well as management of land and other resources create conditions that inherently make farming an inefficient enterprise.

  • To a large extent, agriculture is in the hands of small-scale farmers who use rudimentary tools of production and methods passed down across generations, resulting in low crop yields, despite their high commercial and export potential.

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Global Weather Hazards Summary August 29 - September 4, 2014

Rainfall expected to alleviate some dryness in Central America and Haiti

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and hurt the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi areas of central Ethiopia.

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Sudan’s rebel SLM-MM agree to engage in dialogue with the government: official

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Sudan Tribune

August 30, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) said it had received “verbal approval” from the chairman of the rebel Sudan Liberation Movement-Minni Minnawi (SLM-MM), Minni Arku Minnawi through the head of the government’s liaison committee with rebel groups, Siddig Wada’a, to engage in dialogue aimed at ending the conflict in Darfur.

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Sudan says rebels rejected African Union invitation to resume talks on Two Areas

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Sudan Tribune

August 30, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudanese presidential assistant and government chief negotiator Ibrahim Ghandour said the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) has declined an invitation by the African Union mediation team to resume talks on the Two Areas at the end of this month, expressing concern over the long suspension of talks, which have been on hold since April.

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Woman killed, four injured in East and South Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

YASSIN / NYALA (31 Aug.) -

A woman was killed and three others injured in an ambush by militiamen in the area of Labdo, Yassin locality in East Darfur on Friday. In Nyala, capital of South Darfur, gunmen shot a citizen on Thursday.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a resident of Labdo camp for the displaced reported that on Thursday evening a group of four armed men on camelback had stolen 150 sheep from his neighbour Mohamed Adouma in the area of Labdo, near Muhajiriya town.