January 14, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan government has banned international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from operating in the rebel-controlled Payinjiar county, according to confidential statement Sudan Tribune has obtained.
South Sudan Nation Security Service, in a letter addressed to 8 international organizations in the area, advised these entities to cease from operating in a territory controlled by rebels forces allied to ex-First Vice President Riek Machar.
January 15, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese Council of Ministers on Sunday has decided to extend the unilateral cessation of hostilities in war zones for six months.
The Sudanese army has been fighting the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N) rebels in Blue Nile and South Kordofan, also known as “Two Areas” since 2011 and a group of armed movements in Darfur since 2003.
January 5, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Seven people were Killed and 11 others wounded on Thursday in an exchange of fire between gunmen in the capital of West Darfur State, El Geneina, over stolen livestock.
Eyewitnesses told Sudan Tribune that the owners of livestock traced their stolen animals and reached a house in Aljebel neighbourhood in El-Geneina, but the owner of the house rejected their claim and launched hand-grenades into the undesirable visitors.
January 5, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Khartoum and Juba governments Thursday signed an agreement extending river and land transit of international humanitarian assistance for the South Sudanese civilians for a six month period.
In July 2014, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to open a humanitarian corridor to deliver food assistance to vulnerable South Sudanese through the Nile river or by road.
December 28, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese politician Mubarak al-Fadil al-Mahdi Tuesday said that the Sudanese government accepted that 20% of the humanitarian aid passes through Ethiopia, as it is demanded by the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) but the latter denied the claim.