August 20, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - Talks between the government and the armed groups over cessation of hostilities and humanitarian access agreements in Sudan’s Two Areas and Darfur will resume next September, said the Sudanese government on Saturday.
Last Sunday the African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) suspended sine die the two tracks for the humanitarian truce after the failure of the parties to strike a deal over the two matters. from 9 to 14 August.
August 19, 2016 (WAU) – Mayor of Wau town municipal council in South Sudan’s newly created Wau state, Akol Akol Ajith, said the security situation in Wau town has returned to normal following, owing it to the newly appointed governor, Andrea Mayar Acho.
He said the security organs operating in the town have been doing their level best throughout the night during their patrols.
August 16, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese government on Tuesday has expressed readiness to resume talks on a permanent ceasefire in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile saying the recent round of talks with rebel groups has not collapsed but was adjourned.
A four-day round of talks between the Sudanese government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N) on the Two Areas on Sunday has stalled over humanitarian access.
August 15, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - The United States has expressed deep concern over Sudan’s government continued detention of at least 15 Darfurians including one Sudanese national working for the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID).
On July 26, the United States Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, Donald Booth, started a visit to Darfur states to assess the security and humanitarian situation on the ground particularly in Jebel Marra area.
August 14, 2016 (LEER) - 45 people died and dozens were injured when armed youth clashed with government forces in Tharjiathbor county of South Sudan’s Unity state, an aid worker said.
The incident in Rubkuai area occurred over the weekend.
An aid worker, who spoke to Sudan Tribune on condition of anonymity, said youth who attacked government controlled areas came from neighbouring Koch county which is under the administration of Northern Liech state.
He said the numbers of the dead could rise from among those were critically injured.