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27 Jan 2015 description

Snapshot 21-27 January

Nigeria: Boko Haram attacks continue, with Borno state capital Maiduguri and nearby military bases targeted on 25 January. Security forces pushed BH back from Maiduguri, but further attacks are expected. BH also raided villages in Michika local government area, Adamawa state. There are reports that BH has forbidden the use of vehicles in areas under its control.

27 Jan 2015 description
report European Union
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H.E. Jalal Al Digair, Assistant to the President of the Republic received today in his office at the palace Ambassador Tomas Ulicny, Head of Delegation of the European Union to Sudan to discuss the progress in the Euro- Sudanese relations.

At the end of the meeting, the European Union Ambassador told the journalists that he briefed the assistant to the president about the promising developments in the Euro- Sudan relations which expresses the European Union determination to assist the Sudanese people.

27 Jan 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

January 24, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s National Elections Commission (NEC) has revealed that it accepted requests submitted by several foreign bodies to monitor the upcoming general elections.

The pro-government Sudan Media Centre (SMC) website quoted the NEC’s secretary general, Jalal Mohamed Ahmed, as saying that it had received several requests to monitor the elections, including from the World Lake Conference (WLC), Election Network in the Arab Region (ENAR), Union of African Political Parties, as well as other institutions from Brazil, Russia and Nigeria.

27 Jan 2015 description
report Radio Dabanga

Ten villages in the area west of Jebel Marra were reportedly destroyed by fire today. More than 200 families, who fled from Golo and the surrounding villages, have arrived at the Nierteti camps for the displaced.

According to Mustafa Tambour, the spokesman for the Sudan Liberation Movement, led by Abdel Wahid El Nur, government forces stationed in Golo started shelling the villages west of the Sur Reng rebel base, this morning.

“The villages of Bardani, Takaro, Nouni, Tari, Tagana, Delgo, Tariya, Tero, Aradeiba, and Karma burned to the ground.

26 Jan 2015 description
report SUDO (UK)

THE JANJAWEED KILL, RAPE, LOOT AND OCCUPY WATER SOURCES
Updates from East Jabbal Marra and North Darfur

EASTERN JABAL MARRA- 23rd January 2015

The Rapid Support Force attacked the village of Koweala in east Jabal Marra, killing Hamza Eisa Ali, Idris Musa Younis and Adam Haroun Musa. Six minor girls were raped. In addition they looted of 450 heads of livestock.

23rd January

26 Jan 2015 description
report SUDO (UK)

23rd January 2015
Random shelling by 130mm caliber artillery resulted in the injury of two civilians in Alatmour town west of Kadugli in South Kordofan. Suleiman Bolis was injured on the head and Kalo Alriyadha was injured on both legs. Both victims were taken to Kauda hospital for treatment.

26 Jan 2015 description
report SUDO (UK)

Birkat Seiyra village
On the 19th January a group from the Rapid Support Forces led by Mahmood Said-Ahmed attacked and looted the village of Birkat Seiyra, and their leader Mohamed Said told the villagers to pay10 SDG each every month to be protected by them.

Hilat Yagoub-20th January
Janjaweed militia members attacked the village of Hilat Yagoub, east of Tabit, killing Eisa Shomo Gabour, 26 years, and looting all the livestock in the village.

26 Jan 2015 description
report SUDO (UK)

21st January 2015

  • Some Janjaweed militia members attacked the village of Jabroona, east jabbal Mara, killed Idris Adam Abdalla Kabaro and Omer Abdeldaem, and looted 300 livestock heads and displaced all the village inhabitants to Shangel Tobaye.

  • Some Janjaweed militia members camped on the water source in Kotrong, east of Jabal Mara. At around 12:00 noon on the same day they killed Zakaria Hassan and Abdalla Ali Abdel Kareem, who came to irrigate their cattle, which were also looted.

26 Jan 2015 description
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Executive Summary

Opportunities for Peace in 2015

  • Gender agenda: In 2015, the review of the Beijing Platform for Action, Resolution 1325 and the Millennium Development Goals may provide an opportunity for moving towards stronger and more substantive engagement with genuine sustainable development in which gender equality, the empowerment of women and peacebuilding are key elements.

26 Jan 2015 description
report Radio Dabanga

January 23 - 2015 EAST JEBEL MARRA / SIRBA / TABIT

Militiamen have killed three sheikhs and raped ten women, among them four minors, in separate events in Darfur on Thursday and Friday.Three herders near Tabit were injured by milita members on Thursday as well.

26 Jan 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

January 25, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said that flooding has hindered transfer of South Sudanese refugees to new relocation sites in Sudan’s White Nile state.

Last December, the humanitarian commissioner in Khartoum state, Mustafa al-Sinarri announced the relocation of South Sudanese refugees Khartoum state to the While Nile state, adding it was decided to build new refugees camps near the border.

26 Jan 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

January 24, 2014 (EL-FASHER) - North Darfur internally displaced persons (IDPs) who fled their areas in east Jebel Marra following the recent fighting there are now facing water shortages and sanitation-related diseases in Zamzam camp where they reside.

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Wednesday that more than 18,000 people have been newly verified as displaced in El Fasher, Shangil Tobaya, Tawila and Um Baru areas in North Darfur.

26 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

The initial White Nile State relocation of 500 planned households to the new sites of El Redis 2 and Dabat Bosin has been completed, and will continue as required to relieve congestion of existing sites.

26 Jan 2015 description

El Fasher, 25 January 2015 – The African Union United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) facilitated today the launch of the Darfur Internal Dialogue and Consultations (DIDC) process at El Fasher University in North Darfur.

The event brought together Government of Sudan and Darfur Regional Authority (DRA) officials, members of the DIDC Implementation Committee, representatives of the Darfur civil society and internally displaced people and UNAMID officials.

25 Jan 2015 description
report Radio Dabanga

Seven people were injured in Nyala, capital of South Darfur, on Tuesday, when government forces fired on them. Dozens of others were detained.

A delegation of relatives of a man killed by a member of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) a week ago, had come from neighbouring Ed El Fursan locality to submit a memorandum to the state Governor.