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Sudanese presidency directs to end tribal fighting in West Kordofan

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Sudan Tribune

August 18, 2014 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s first vice-president, Bakri Hassan Saleh, has directed the governor of West Kordofan state, Ahmed Khamis, to end tribal fighting , restore security and mend the social fabric in the state.

Intermittent clashes have been going on between Hamar tribe which dwells in West Kordofan state and Ma’alia tribe which inhabits in East Darfur. The fighting was triggered by land dispute between the two tribes.

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Sudanese consumers hit by spiralling food prices

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Sudan Tribune

August 17, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudanese markets are witnessing a new wave of price increases to food commodities despite the stability of the exchange rate against the US dollar at around 9.5 pounds (SDG).

The prices of cooking oils went up along with onions, meat, milk and dairy products, which prompted the government to reduce the tax on imported oil by 30% in an attempt to rein in prices.

The price of a 16kg can of peanut oil rose to 550 SDG up from 170 SDG, while other kinds of cooking oils reached 450 SDG, with the exception of sesame oil which hit 800 SDG.

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S. Sudan Red Cross to provide counselling for war traumatised children

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Sudan Tribune

August 16, 2014 (BOR) – South Sudan Red Cross (SSRC) has launched a three-state child protection unit in Jonglei state capital Bor which will provide in school psychological counselling to children severely traumatised by the country’s ongoing conflict.

The program, which will be rolled out in Lakes, Central Equatoria and Jonglei states, will target children up to 18 years of age.

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8 killed in renewed tribal clashes in East Darfur

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Sudan Tribune

August 16, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Eight people were killed following the renewal of tribal clashes between Reizaigat and Ma’alia in East Darfur state on Saturday.

The fighting erupted between the two tribes after the theft of livestock belonging to Ma’alia people in Abu Rakubah area which is part of Abu Karnaka county, East Darfur on Saturday.

Eyewitnesses from the area told Sudan Tribune that a group of Ma’ali tribesmen who pursued the raiders was ambushed by a group of Rizeigat gunmen.

“The clashes continued until Saturday afternoon,” further said an eyewitness.

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S. Sudan takes precautionary measures against Ebola

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Sudan Tribune

August 13, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudan announced Wednesday that it had put in place measures to prevent the possible spread of the deadly Ebola virus, which has hit many parts of West Africa.

“We are very concerned about the possibility of the spread of this deadly disease, Ebola. We have many people flying into the country from different parts of the world. Some of these people are working in different capacities helping us here either as part of the humanitarian workers, business people or the United Nations mission and it agencies,” said the health minister, Riek Gai Kok.