February 27, 2015 (BOR) – More than 400,000 children are not accessing education in Jonglei state either due to the country’s ongoing crisis or tribal violence.
At Friday’s launch of the “Let’s all go back to school”, the state director general in the ministry of education science and technology, Abel Manyuon, said a number of challenges remained, including lack of education facilities, inadequate number of teachers and consistent violence across the state.
All primary and secondary schools in Jonglei have now been officially declared open.
February 28, (NYALA, MEROWE) – A reconciliation conference between Darfur’s Rizeigat and Ma’alia tribes being held in the locality of Merowe in the Northern state has stalled over the right of land ownership known as Hakura (traditional land grant).
Leaders of the traditional administration in East Darfur state called upon the two negotiations delegations to overcome the stalemate in order to restore the social fabric which has been ruptured for long time by fighting among various ethnicities.
February 23, 2015 (NYALA) - Three people were killed and four others injured in an armed attack by unknown gunmen in Girfa area in East Darfur’s state locality of Adila.
An eyewitness told Sudan Tribune that an armed groups on Camel backs opened fire on a gathering of people during a wedding ceremony on Saturday killing 3 people and seriously wounding 4 others.
February 19, 2015 (BOR) – A Danish aid group has paid at least $13,200 in compensation after 15 houses were accidently destroyed by a fire during a mine clearing exercise in Makol Cuei village in Jonglei state’s Bor.
The incident occurred on 13 December 2014 when a mine action team was destroying a number of small arms and ammunitions collected in Bor over a period of time.
February 18, 2015 (NYALA) – The Sudanese government has reaffirmed that presidential and parliamentary elections will be hold in April denying any intentions to postpone it.
Sudan’s minister of justice, Mohamed Bushara Dousa, said in press statements in Nyala on Wednesday the postponement of elections is “impossible” even if a consensus among political parties has been achieved to that effect.