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19 Jul 2012 description

Dear Reader,

MICT has been working with Sudanese journalists in North and South Sudan since 2009. Our projects, funded by the German Foreign Office, aim to support our partners as they strive to improve journalistic quality, while also working to prevent civilian conflict.

14 Sep 2011 description

Sudan and South Sudan have agreed on a number of issues concerning the administration of Abyei, the disputed border region that analysts have warned could be shaken by new hostilities.

In talks brokered by the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, representatives of the two countries announced a timetable for the redeployment of all forces out of the Abyei area that was to begin on 11 September.

17 Aug 2011 description

by Hisham al-Tayeb

KHARTOUM - In response to ongoing violence in Southern Kordofan, peace groups and private citizens are appealing to the Sudanese government for policies that steer the country away from war with its newly independent neighbour.

When Sudanese tally the effects of a war that claimed over two million lives, left thousands injured and disabled, and displaced four million citizens, not counting nearly half a million in the diaspora, the south’s independence need not seem like such a tremendous blow to the north.

09 Jul 2011 description

by Adam Abkar Ali | in Society | 07.07.2011

KHARTOUM – The Sudanese government has announced southerners living in the north can no longer keep their jobs.

The government statement was announced by the Ministry of Labour.

Sadiq Joma Bab al-Kheir, the Ministry’s acting undersecretary, said the move is in accordance with a decree issued on 9 June that dismissed all southerners working in the Khartoum government.

08 Jun 2011 description

by Zeinab Saleh | 05.06.2011

KHARTOUM - The Government of Sudan (GoS) has declared the end of the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS), ignoring the UN Security Council’s resolution to extend the mission’s mandate.

The recent war of words has led to yet another stalemate between the Sudanese government and the UN.

Last month, the Sudanese government thanked UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for the mission’s peacekeeping efforts and showed UNMIS the door, asking it to leave Sudan by 9 July.

08 Jun 2011 description

by Bonifacio Taban 06.06.2011

BENTIU - Unity State officials have rejected allegations that the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) set fire to nearly 8,000 homes in three districts of Mayom County last month.

Gideon Gatpan Thoar, Minister of Information and Communication for Unity State, said the accusations were baseless and a misinterpretation of the situation on the ground by county authorities.

Mayom County Commissioner Charles Machieng Kuol had said on 18 May that 7,800 homes had been burned down by the SPLA during fighting with militias in the area.

08 Jun 2011 description

by Hassan Farouk

Will history repeat itself with another senseless war because of one soldier’s inconsiderate action? A senior government official who resigned in protest of Khartoum’s handling of the Abyei crisis says the reaction of SAF has been too severe.

The incident began with a "mindless action of a Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) soldier opening fire unsystematically and in an unintended way. The reaction of the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) was to open fire in all directions."

05 Mar 2011 description

by Aisha Al-Samany

Students receiving their education on the floor has become a familiar picture in most of South Kordofan's primary schools. Along with this reality, other aspects contribute to the miserable state of the education sector in the Nuba Mountains region.

The two third-grade students hit and kick for what they deem to be a crucial matter. The fight, although seemingly innocent and childish, has deep connotations. At the heart of the fight: a prize.