August 27, 2015 (GANYLIEL) - South Sudanese rebels say they twarted attempts by pro-government forces (SPLA) to recapture Taiyar port in Payinjiar county, south of Unity state.
The rebel-appointed commissioner for Payinjiar county, John Tap Puot said their forces pushed back the enemy on Thursday.
“Our forces have repulsed the attackers, and we are still speedily pursuing them towards Shambe port,” he told Sudan Tribune over satellite phone from Ganyliel payam.
August 26, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - The rebel umbrella Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) and a group of opposition forces that pulled out of the dialogue have agreed to boycott the ongoing process and to launch an alternative dialogue if the government insists on going ahead with it.
The Sudanese president had told the African Union chief mediator Thabo Mbeki that he is determined to move forward with the dialogue with or without participation of the holdout political parties and rebel groups.
August 26, 2015 (JUBA) - Authorities in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria state have accused the national army (SPLA) of allegedly killing dozens of civilians and burning villages after unknown gunmen killed at least six soldiers in Zara county on Tuesday.
Nzara county commissioner, Elia Box accused government forces of indiscriminately firing at unarmed civilians in Brisii village located within the county.
He said the soldiers, predominantly members of the Dinka ethnic group, tortured to death a young man who was ferrying an old man to a health facility for treatment.
August 24, 2015 (EL FASHIR) - The governor of North Darfur, Abdel-Wahid Youssef, on Monday denied that the state government has banned flights of the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID)’s planes over the skies of the state.
Speaking under the cover of anonymity, a Sudanese official on Sunday told Sudan Tribune that the government of North Darfur state has imposed an air ban on planes belonging to the UNAMID and suspended all its flights from the state’s capital, El-Fashir, pointing the mission will now require permission to fly its planes.
August 23, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - Senior Sudanese officials said the government of North Darfur state has imposed an air ban on planes belonging to the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and suspended all its flights to the state’s capital, El-Fashir.
JPEG - 13.3 kb A Rwandan soldier serving with the UNAMID stands next to a UN helicopter in North Darfur (Photo AFP) UNAMID will now require permission to fly its planes. In the past it only needed to notify the state government before flying.