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11 Sep 2012 description
report Sudan Tribune

September 10, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – U.S. Senior Adviser for Darfur Dane Smith reaffirmed the support of his government to Darfur Regional Authority (DRFA) particularly its plans to for the voluntary return of internally displaced persons (IDPs).

In a meeting he held with DRA finance minister, Amna Haroun, in El Fasher on Monday, the US diplomat disclosed that his country will participate in the funding of recovery and development projects to be presented at the donors’ conference for Darfur reconstruction which will be held in Doha next December.

11 Sep 2012 description
report Miraya FM

Saturday, 08 September 2012 09:40 Muna Tesfai

Authorities of Central Equaoria state are urging Juba City Council to implement the school projects in Gudele, Gurey and Munuki residential areas.

Authorities say this could enable school children in those areas to study in nearby schools other than going to schools in downtown Juba.

Speaking on the inauguration of a two-floor Juba Payam building on Friday, State Minister of Local Government, Albert Pitia Redentore Pitia, said most primary and secondary schools are located in downtown Juba.

11 Sep 2012 description
report Miraya FM

Saturday, 08 September 2012 09:34 Muna Tesfai

The United Nation High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) says it urgently needs 20 million US dollars to support over 100,000 Sudanese refugees who fled Sudan's Blue Nile State and South Kordofan war and are now residing in South Sudan.

Speaking to the press in Juba on Saturday, George Okoth Obbo, UNHCR's Director of the Regional Bureau for Africa, said that UNHCR needs this money now to be able to sustain the program until the end of the year.

10 Sep 2012 description

The road infrastructure in South Sudan can be challenging. Seasonal rains which occur from March to October turn roads into mud and streams into rivers. WFP uses its fleet of over 70 trucks in South Sudan, 20 of which are its own, to navigate the rising waters as best they can.

10 Sep 2012 description

Geneva, 10 September 2012

I would like to begin by expressing sympathy with the victims and families of those who have lost their lives or been injured as a result of the earthquakes in China and the bombings across Iraq.

10 Sep 2012 description
report Sudan Tribune

September 9, 2012 (KHARTOUM) — Khartoum announced last Friday that Sudan and South Sudan finalised discussions over four freedoms as the text of the deal is ready for signing by the presidents of the two states at the end of the month.

The four freedoms agreement which was negotiated last March by the two countries, allows citizens of both states to enjoy "freedom of residence, freedom of movement, freedom to undertake economic activity and freedom to acquire and dispose property".

10 Sep 2012 description

High-ranking officials of IGAD Member States convene today at Kampala’s Munyonyo common wealth resort to launch a regional strategy on conflict early warning and response. The meeting, that will be presided over by First Lady and Minister of Karamoja Affairs of the Republic of Uganda Hon. Janet Museveni, marks a significant commitment by Member States on early warning information-sharing, as well as joint policy and operational response to emerging threats of violent conflict.

10 Sep 2012 description
report Miraya FM

Muna Tesfai South Sudan

The African Union Chief Mediator for Sudan - South Sudan talks, Thabo Mbeki, has confirmed that Presidents Salva Kiir and Omer Al-Bashir will meet on the 21st September in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, to resolve the outstanding issues between the two countries.

The UN Security Council had earlier said that 22nd of September is the deadline set for the two countries to reach a comprehensive agreement on all the remaining issues.

10 Sep 2012 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. The Price Watch provides an update on trends in selected urban centers. Prices for key markets and commodities monitored are made available in the Price Watch Annex.

09 Sep 2012 description

Christian Jepsen (07.09.2012)

Thousands of Sudanese refugees have been forced to flee their homes for the second time. They are now facing extremely challenging conditions in camps in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state, where humanitarian actors are working overtime to provide lifesaving assistance.

NRC’s Rapid Response Team has recently assessed the refugee situation in Upper Nile.

09 Sep 2012 description

Sat, 8 Sep 2012 22:16 GMT

By Justyna Pawlak

PAPHOS, Cyprus, Sept 8 (Reuters) - European governments must wield their influence and engineering skills more effectively to prevent conflicts over water supply that could threaten global security, the European Union's policy chief Catherine Ashton said.

Read the full article on AlertNet

07 Sep 2012 description

ACORD is implementing various livelihood programmes in South Sudan's Lobonok, Terekeka Central, Tombek and Muni Payams. The areas are characterised by fertile soils and good rainfall making it a good location for planting cassava, sorghum and ground nuts. In order to improve food security in the various Payams, ACORD has been supporting the establishment of farmer groups and strengthening existing ones.

07 Sep 2012 description
report DanChurchAid

Sometimes a single factor means the difference between hopelessness and optimism; between stagnation and development – and for many between life and death. In the village called Ajuong in South Sudan the factor is a dike.

07.09.2012

Ajuong is situated in Jonglei state in South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation, which celebrated its first birthday on July 9th this year. It is a harsh area with an extreme climate.

07 Sep 2012 description

Budding journalists in South Sudan need training driven by the needs of the media of Sudan, rather than the interests of the international community, a study supported by Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) finds

Author: Tine Johansen07.09.12

The study, carried out by the Swedish journalism training institute FOJO in collaboration with the Association for Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS) and supported by IMS and Norwegian People's Aid, states that journalism training in the world’s youngest country often is too brief and sporadic.

07 Sep 2012 description
report Logistics Cluster

Contents:

  1. SITUATION UPDATE

  2. LOGISTICS COORDINATION

  3. TRANSPORT SECTOR

  4. STORAGE

  5. INFORMATION MANAGEMENT/ASSESSMENTS

SITUATION UPDATE

  • The influx of refugees continues, although the flow is slower than during the dry season, it is expected to have a significant increase as soon as November. The current number of refugees residing in South Sudan is over 200,000.

07 Sep 2012 description
report Enough Project

Sudan and South Sudan are engaged in a final round of talks to settle the outstanding issues of Abyei, border disputes and demarcation, security arrangements along the border, and citizenship. In the previous round, the two parties provisionally agreed to an economic deal.

By Amanda Hsiao | Sep 6, 2012

07 Sep 2012 description
report Resolve

September 6, 2012 by Paul

06 Sep 2012 description

Monday July 9th 2012 marked South Sudan’s first anniversary as an independent state. But one year down the road, what is there to celebrate for this newborn polity? Faced with political stability and enduring external and domestic threats to its security, the nascent state of South Sudan has evolved into a patronage and crisis management tool for the ruling elite, putting the benefits of governance well beyond the reach of the majority of the population.

06 Sep 2012 description

The El Niño/La Niña–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Alert System is currently on “El Niño Watch” status, with all leading Global Climate Centre’s (GCC’s) indicating increased likelihood for its occurrence by October - September 2012. The El Niño would be expected to continue into early next year.