(KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s foreign minister Ibrahim Ghandour Sunday has asked the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) to put pressure on the rebel groups in order to join the peace process.
International and regional mediators have been brokering different process to end Darfur conflict since 2003 and the conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states since 2011.
February 4, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) – Leadership of the armed opposition faction led by former Vice-president, Riek Machar, said they wished a Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) would have been formed in the first week of February as called for in the recent communiqué of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), but said it was too soon and unrealistic.
January 29, 2016 (GAMBELLA) – Deadly clashes occurred on Thursday and continued on Friday in the Ethiopian region of Gambella between the two majority communities of Nuer and Anyuak in the area.
Multiple sources told Sudan Tribune that dozens of people have been killed on both sides and many more wounded when members of Nuer and Anyuak, the two ethnic groups which constitute the first and second largest, respectively, in Gambella region, clashed in the outskirts regional capital, Gambella, and spread to the center of the town.
By Tesfa-Alem Tekle
January 26, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) – South Sudan rebel movement, SPLA-in Opposition (SPLM-IO) and Uganda’s ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) have agreed to work together on peace and other political matters.
According to a press release SPLM-IO leader, Riek Machar issued on Tuesday an agreement was reached to work to start a new page in relations between the two sides.
January 25, 2016 (BENTIU) - At least 2,000 children in South Sudan’s Unity state started their primary leaving examinations, two years after war broke out in the world’s youngest nation, killing tens of thousands and displacing more than two million people.
Nyagoa Kai, a pupil, said getting back to school was a new beginning in life.
“I believe today [Monday] as we kick off our exams we are in a new world. We need education more than anything to change this country,” said Kai.