June 24, 2016 (JUBA) – In a serous unexpected move which is feared to fail the August 2015 peace deal signed by South Sudanese warring parties, President Salva Kiir has refused to sign resolutions of the consensus reached in the presidency three weeks ago to establish cantonment sites for the forces of the armed opposition faction of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA-IO) under the command of his first deputy, Riek Machar.
June 22, 2016 (JUBA) – Germany has earmarked €1million and €5 for activities of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) and Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangement Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM) in South Sudan respectively.
Chaired by former Botswana President, Festus Mogae, JMEC is mandated to oversee implementation of South Sudan’s peace deal signed late last year.
June 22, 2016 (EL-FASHER) - The governor of North Darfur state Abdel-Wahid Youssef has acknowledged the existence of security problems in the state particularly in the capital, El-Fasher.
El-Fasher has witnessed a number of killing and looting incidents during the fasting month of Ramadan despite the security measures put in place by the government to curb the spread of crime.
June 19, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - The opposition umbrella of the Sudan Call Sunday said they will propose a supplemental document to the African Union mediation, and would reassess their position from the Roadmap Agreement according to its feedback.
In a statement they release at the end of a three-day meeting held in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, political and armed opposition groups of the Sudan Call alliance said they had a positive and deep discussion with the international envoys about their reservations over the Roadmap Agreed.
June 18, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan Call forces that are meeting in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa Saturday have renewed their refusal to join the African Union brokered Roadmap Agreement for peace in Sudan.
In a statement released from Addis Ababa, the opposition Sudanese Congress Party (SCoP) said the Sudan Call forces reiterated Saturday their rejection to sign the roadmap unless its position on the dialogue requirements is taken into account.