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26 Nov 2014 description
report SUDO (UK)

Savage Janjaweed attack on IDPs in MANAWASHI area

A group of men and women IDPs from Darfur were in a ceremony to remember those who had died last year in HAMADA village North of MANAWASHI. After the ceremony this group was returning to their IDP camp when they were ambushed in HEGEIR by Janjaweed militia riding seven camels, who killed 15 and injured 10, including women. The following were some of those killed; they had not yet been buried when this was written (Wednesday 26th, 14:000)

26 Nov 2014 description
report Radio Dabanga

ED DAEIN (26 Nov.) - The head of Sudan’s Council of States, Ambli Abdulla El Ajab confirmed the worsening of the situation in East Darfur and difficulty containing the conflict between Rizeigat and Ma'aliya tribesmen.

Speaking during the Council of States’ visit to East Darfur, the Deputy- Head of the Council Badawi El Khair said that “the establishment of the State was not successful” and demanded the rehabilitation of the state administration. He said it should “focus on the work on its localities instead of partnership with Ed Daein”.

26 Nov 2014 description
  • In response to the outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) in South Sudan, over 19,000 children were vaccinated last week in Bentiu Poc, where the two cases were reported. Outbreak response plans are in place to hold three rounds of supplementary immunization activities (SIAs) in high risk areas to stop transmission of the virus.

26 Nov 2014 description
report Radio Dabanga

SIRBA (25 Nov.) - Doctors and workers at Sirba hospital in West Darfur have gone on strike in protest against the arrest and beating of health assistant Adam Ishag Dardama on Sunday.

Security forces reportedly detained Dardama, beat and tortured him for about 7 hours before releasing him.

The Coordinator of Sirba camps told Radio Dabanga that at 3 pm on Sunday, three Security force agents stormed Dardama’s home. He was released at 9 p.m. on Sunday after suffering hours of abuse.

26 Nov 2014 description
report Radio Dabanga

KALMA CAMP (25 Nov.) - On Monday morning, 98 displaced villagers from the Labado area in East Darfur arrived at camp Kalma East. The fled their homes when pro-government militiamen burned their villages on Friday.

Saleh Mohamed Issa, the Secretary-General of the Kalma camps told Radio Dabanga that the newcomers came from the villages of Chawa and Tebeldiyat Timan.

Issa said that the newly displaced reported that in addition to the villages, vast areas of farms were destroyed. Abdel Jabbar Adam Suleiman and Juma Yousif Adam were seriously injured in the attacks.

26 Nov 2014 description
report Radio Dabanga

DARFUR (25 Nov.) - Pro-government militiamen shot and killed farmer Musa Adam Omar at Fasa area west of Abta in Central Darfur on Monday morning.

A relative of the deceased told Radio Dabanga that two pro-government militiamen attacked Omar while he was sleeping in his farm. He died on the spot. The witness said that they reported the incident to the police of Fasa where the deceased has been buried.

South Darfur

26 Nov 2014 description
report Radio Dabanga

ADDIS ABABA (25 Nov.) - On the second day of the second track negotiations on Darfur in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Monday, Dr Jibril Ibrahim's Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and the Sudan Liberation Movement led by Minni-Minawi (SLM/A-MM) handed the AU mediation team (AUHIP) under the chairmanship of former South African President Thabo Mbeki their vision for a comprehensive political solution in Sudan.

25 Nov 2014 description

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Tuesday 11/25/2014 - 20:30 GMT

The UN-African Union mission in Darfur said Tuesday that Sudan has asked it to close its human rights office in Khartoum, as tensions rise over investigations into an alleged mass rape.

The mission's attempts to investigate charges that government troops raped 200 women and girls in the Darfur village of Tabit last month have angered Khartoum.

25 Nov 2014 description

Pakistan: Drought conditions in Sindh have affected nearly 1.7 million people; nearly 500 have died in Tharparkar, including 296 children. In FATA, the number of people displaced by the military’s operation Khyber One in the Tirah Valley has grown to 440,000 people, adding to 993,000 displaced by operations in North Waziristan.

Liberia: Two million children are thought to be affected by the consequences of the Ebola epidemic. High levels of unemployment are affecting income: 70% of households in a recent survey said they do not have enough money to afford food.

25 Nov 2014 description

Highlights

  • WFP urgently requires US$120 million for the next six months to meet the needs of all refugees in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan.

  • The resource situation remains critical in all four countries. WFP has started reducing rations in the November distributions in Kenya. In Ethiopia, rations may be reduced if additional resources are not received soon.

  • Congestion in camps is of concern, in Ethiopia and Kenya in particular. Negotiations with authorities on land access are ongoing.

25 Nov 2014 description
report Radio Dabanga

SHANGIL TOBAYA (24 Nov .) - A woman was killed by shelling in Tagali and Magali area, north of Shangil Tobaya, in East Jebel Marra on Saturday.

Farmers from the area reported that the woman was harvesting grains in her farm in the afternoon, when the incident occurred. Pro-government forces in 22 vehicles had moved to Tagali, Magali, Khaja, and Sauda after 5 pm.

25 Nov 2014 description
report Radio Dabanga

NYALA/LABADO (24 Nov .) - One man was killed when militiamen attacked a village south of the Nyala railway in South Darfur on Saturday. They injured four other villagers. The State Governor announced that same day that South Darfur enjoys security.

25 Nov 2014 description
report Radio Dabanga

DERIBAT (24 Nov .) - Militia members raped four women in Jawa, south of Deribat, in East Jebel Marra on Monday.

A relative of one of the victims told Radio Dabanga that several militiamen attacked the four women at 9 am. They were cutting lemons at one of their farms.

The relative stressed that “this incident is the second of its kind in the region”. Two women were raped in Dobo El Omda, also East Jebel Marra, on Friday afternoon. He called upon the authorities to put an end to the violent behaviour of the militia members in Deribat.

25 Nov 2014 description
report Radio Dabanga

EL KURMUK (24 Nov .) - One child was killed, and three other children were injured when the Sudanese Air Force bombed areas in El Kurmuk locality, Blue Nile state, on Sunday. Large tracts of pasture and farmlands were burned as well, the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army-North reported.

25 Nov 2014 description
report Radio Dabanga

MUGLAD (24 Nov .) - Fifteen people were killed and more than 30 people sustained injuries in renewed clashes between two Misseriya clans near Debab, West Kordofan, on Sunday, a Misseriya leader reported. Three days before, a reconciliation conference between the Awlad Imran and El Ziyoud clans was concluded in En Nahud.

Mohamed Wad Abuk told Radio Dabanga today that the dead and the wounded from the clash in Kuak, near Nama agricultural project, were transferred to a hospital in Muglad.

25 Nov 2014 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Source: Reuters - Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:19 GMT

  • Sudan asks UNAMID mission to prepare to leave

  • Mission is ineffective, locals and analysts say

  • Handling of mass rape claims highlights shortcomings

  • Darfur region still blighted by violence, neglect

By Khalid Abdelaziz

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 in a bid 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.