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21 Dec 2012 description

An entire village was set on fire during an offensive in the Nuba Mountains by the Sudanese Armed Forces against a rebel group said MISNA sources after the announcement of a redefinition of the administrative boundaries of this economically important border region.

The village that was razed to the ground is called Almanzala and, from a political point of view, it is located in the Sudanese state of South Kordofan. Based on the MISNA’s sources, some 300 homes were torched during the offensive while a few thousand people are said to have fled.

24 May 2012 description

At least 17 people were arrested yesterday in Tel Aviv for acts of violence against African immigrants during a demonstration against the presence of asylum seekers and illegal migrants in Israel, from various African nations.

According to the Haaretz newspaper, Some 1,000 protesters rallied in Tel Aviv’s Hatikva neighborhood, where numerous people from Eritrea, Sudan and South Sudan live.

18 May 2012 description

“Fear comes with the night, when Antonov aircrfat fly over the villages to drop bombs or incendiary chemicals” said MISNA sources in the Nuba Mountains in the South Kordofan region of Sudan, talking about the unfolding drama of the conflict that resumed almost a year ago.

16 May 2012 description

A buffer zone to avoid the conflict, the violence, the bombings and a new prospect of war is the demand underlying the petition from South Sudanese women presented to the international community and the Secretary General of the United Nations.

31 Jan 2012 description

“We are waiting for new arrivals. Since mid-September and to date there are about 50,000 Sudanese refugees who have crossed the border and until the fighting in the regions of the Blue Nile and South Kordofan continues, the exodus of civiliansfleeing the fighting is not going to drop ” said to MISNA Demissew Bizuwork, a spokesman for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Ethiopia, the new office coordinating body to Assosa, capital of the Benishangul region on the border with Sudan.

14 Oct 2011 description

Les représentants d’organisations internationales et africaines ont demandé, lors d’un séminaire à Libreville (Gabon) du bureau régional de l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique centrale (Onoca), d’intensifier les efforts de la communauté internationale pour vaincre l’Armée de résistance du Seigneur (Lra), rébellion ougandaise active en République démocratique du Congo, au Soudan et en Centrafrique.

16 Jun 2011 description

The armed forces of Khartoum bombed the airport of a town in South Kordofan, considered crucial for the provisioning of food, water and medicine to thousands of people forced to flee the fighting that began this week in the border State between the North and South.

“On Tuesday evening the air strikes destroyed the airstrip of Kauda”, said to MISNA a witness, a volunteer of the Nuba Relief, Rehabilitation and Development Organization (NRRDO) based in the town.

27 Dec 2010 description

Direct talks between the Sudanese government and the Justice and Equality Movement rebels (JEM), one of the main Darfur based rebel groups, have resumed yesterday in an attempt to reach a peace accord after the intense fighting of the previous days. African Union (AU) and UN mediators, whoa re engaged in the talks, said that the parties met in Doha (in Qatar) to discuss the differences on the draft agreement that was presented to them by the mediators.

18 Nov 2010 description

Le transfert de quelque 3500 Soudanais réfugiés au Nord vers la région de Bambari (plus au sud) a commencé depuis une semaine, indique le Haut commissariat aux réfugiés (Hcr) de l'Onu, qui a déjà procédé au transport aérien de 500 personnes, essentiellement originaires du Darfour, en collaboration avec le gouvernement centrafricain. Le transfert des réfugiés découle de raisons sécuritaires : le récent retrait de la mission de paix locale de l'Onu (Minurcat) de la zone de Sam Ouandja o=F9 se trouvaient les réfugiés auraient favorisé l'avancée de rebelles armés et de bandes …

19 Oct 2010 description

L'Armée de résistance du seigneur (Lra) ne sera plus qualifiée de "mouvement rebelle" mais de "groupe terroriste", afin de permettre aux autorités des régions o=F9 elle sévit de bénéficier de financements internationaux et d'une coopération judiciaire de l'extérieur, ont décidé les gouvernements de l'Ouganda, du Congo-Kinshasa, du Centrafrique et du Soudan, à l'issue d'une réunion dernièrement tenue à Bangui (Centrafrique).

13 Oct 2010 description

The struggle over control of the natural resources, concentrated in the southern states and the province of Abyei, is fueling the tensions in view of the forthcoming self-determination referendum in South Sudan: such is the astonishing revelation proffered by MISNA sources in Khartoum, starting from the very archbishop of the Sudanese capital, Cardinal Zubeir Wako. "The contentions over the administrative status and the borders of Abyei - suggests Cardinal Wako - is revealing: the North wants control of crude oil, which accounts for a large percentage of government revenue".

07 Oct 2010 description

Au moins cinq personnes ont trouvé la mort dans des combats advenus entre les rebelles ougandais de la Lra (Armée de résistance du seigneur) et des forces ralliées au gouvernement centrafricain, indiquent des sources de police, reprises par les médias internationaux. Les affrontements ont éclaté après qu'un groupe de la Lra a attaqué plusieurs villages de la zone de Tiringoulou (nord-est), à proximité de la frontière du Tchad et du Soudan.

06 Sep 2010 description

Diffuser des messages radios pour inciter les rebelles ougandais de l'Armée de résistance du seigneur (Lra), responsables de nombreux massacres et d'enlèvements de mineurs, à se livrer aux autorités : telle est l'initiative proposée par les sociétés civiles de la République Démocratique du Congo, du Centrafrique, du Soudan et de l'Ouganda.

06 Sep 2010 description

"The world has forgotten us, it's terrible", said to MISNA Monsignor Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala, Bishop of the diocese of Tombura-Yambio, after celebrating the funerals of the latest victims of the Ugandan rebels of the LRA (Lord's Resistance Army). LRA attacks and raids are relentless in this main Sudanese city in West Equatoria, not far from the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. The last victims were killed in the middle on the night on Saturday, just 2km from the centre of Yambio.

03 Sep 2010 description

Civil society in the DR Congo, Central African Republic, Sudan and Uganda are proposing to broadcast messages to incite the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) to put down their weapons and surrender. This rather optimistic (at best) idea aims to get a group, the LRA, responsible for all kinds of violence and the most outmost contempt for human life - kidnapping, vandalism, murder - to surrender based on radio appeals.

27 Jul 2010 description

La Commission Darfour est la nouvelle antenne du gouvernement soudanais chargée de gérer la délicate situation du Darfour (ouest), théâtre depuis février 2003 d'une guerre civile et d'une grave crise humanitaire conséquente.

07 Jul 2010 description

At least five people were killed and two were wounded after an attack in by armed men in the village of Tajalen, some 70 km. from Abyei (south-central Sudan). Sources said that a group involved in recurring disputes between local tribes of shepherds and farmers has claimed responsibility; according to the 'Sudan Tribune' the attackers are members of the Messeriya tribe while the victims include police officers and civilians.

02 Jul 2010 description

It is of one killed civilian and several hundred refugees the toll of an attack that members of the Lord's resistance army (LRA) have launched in the village of Kasha, in the state of Western Equatoria. The news was confirmed to MISNA by father Ignatius Mborihenga, secretary of the dioceses of Tombura-Yambio and director of the radio station 'Anisa fm', of the Sudan Catholic radio network (Scrn).

25 Jun 2010 description

The latest raid from the LRA, the originally Ugandan army of bandits now based in parts of the DR Congo, Central African Republic and Sudan has left five people dead. Five bodies were found today in the Sudanese state of Western Equatoria. The five had been kidnapped by the LRA, says, Lexon Wari, director of the Commission for the Rehabilitation of Southern Sudan, quoted by the UN radio station 'Miraya Fm'. Fearing more LRA attacks, some of the residents of the villages in the area of Bangasu (about 45 km.

17 Jun 2010 description

At least 10 rebels and three soldiers were killed in clashes in Khorfus, in Jonglei State, between the SPLA (Sudan People's Liberation Army) and the militias of the dissident general George Athor. According to an army spokesman, the violence erupted yesterday morning when a patrol individuated Athor's hiding place and part of his followers near the Wunlam village, thanks to revelations from a member of the group captured previously. The dissident general took up arms against the Juba administration last April after losing the governorship elections in Jonglei state.