May 29, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - Leaders of Darfur rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM-MM) would arrive in Doha on Monday to discuss with the Qatari mediation the peace process in the region.
Last January, the Qatari Deputy Prime Minister, Ahmed bin Abdullah al-Mahmoud met in Paris with the leader of JEM Gibril Ibrahim and SLM-MM leader Minni Minnawi on their request to discuss their demand to open the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) for discussions.
May 21, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s opposition alliance of the Future Forces of Change (FFC) has expressed optimism that it could reach an agreement with the national dialogue mechanism known as “7+7” on how to deal with the outcome of the dialogue conference.
The internal dialogue conference was inaugurated in Khartoum on October 10th ,2015 amid large boycott from the major political and armed opposition.
Last month, FFC and the 7+7 committee held discussions in and agreed to hold a series of meetings to reach joint understanding on peace and dialogue issues.
May 19, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese government Thursday said it sticks to end the hybrid peacekeeping operation in Darfur region (UNAMID) and to speed up the tripartite discussions on its withdrawal.
Sudan, African Union and the United Nations since two years hold discussions on the UNAMID’s exit from western Sudan. Khartoum says the security situation is stable and its efforts to curb the tribal violence have been successful.
May 18, 2016 (JUBA) – South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and his first deputy, Riek Machar, and second deputy, James Wani, have been urged to ensure that humanitarian assistance reaches the needy populations across the country.
In a letter directed to the three leaders in the presidency, a group calling itself a Coalition of Advocates, also congratulated the top leaders on the formation of the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU), but added there was need for an attitude of “honesty” among the leaders in implementing the peace agreement.
By Tesfa-Alem Tekle
May 16, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) – Ethiopian officials on Monday said dozens of children who were kidnapped by a South Sudanese militia group have been recovered and safely returned home following negotiations with the abductors.
JPEG - 12.5 kb According to Gambela regional officials 44 children have so far been returned home after being held hostage for weeks.
The regional state and military officials of the Ethiopian Defense Force are receiving the children upon arrival at Gambella region bordering South Sudan.