March 18, 2018 (KHARTOUM) Sudan's refugee commissioner Hamad al-Gizouli said arrangements are underway to transfer the South Sudanese refugees to new areas outside of the capital, Khartoum.
Speaking at a workshop on the outcome of a recent survey about the status of South Sudan refugees on Sunday, al-Gizouli said South Sudanese refugees are present in all Sudanese states which pose a real challenge to the government.
March 14, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan Disarmament, Demobilization and. Reintegration Commission (SDDRC) Wednesday said it plans to demobilize 6500 ex-combatants from the various former rebel groups in the country.
SDDRC Commissioner further said the demobilization exercises will continue until 2020 and projects to demobilize and integrate over 40,000 combatants.
Salah Eltayeb Awad met on Wednesday with a delegation from the Central Darfur Legislative Council and briefed them about the implementation of the ongoing exercise in their state.
March 13, 2018 (KHARTOUM) Sudan’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour has underlined his country’s readiness to participate in international efforts to combating human trafficking and illegal migration.
Ghandour on Monday discussed with the visiting Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) William Lacy Swing a number of issues pertaining to migration besides Sudan’s efforts to combating human trafficking and illegal migration.
March 11, 2018 (ZALINGEI) - Representatives of internally displaced persons (IDPs) condemned the recent beating and humiliation of civilians during an arms collection exercise in Central Darfur State and called to investigate the incident.
A video clip that was widely circulated on social media this week showed Sudanese government forces humiliating and beating dozens of men of Artala area in a Central Darfur State to force them to reveal the whereabouts of weapons caches.
March 4, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The government of the White Nile State said arrangements are underway to receive the new influx of the South Sudanese refugees.
The Secretary-General of the White Nile State government and chairman of the technical coordination committee for refugee affairs, Al-Tayeb Mohamed Abdallah said his state has so far received 148,065 South Sudanese refugees.
February 25, 2018 (EL-FASHER) The government of North Darfur State acknowledged that four localities are suffering from food shortage due to lack of rain during the last fall season.
Governor of North Darfur State Abdel-Wahid Youssef said there is a food shortage in the localities of Um Kaddada, Tawila, al-Kouma and Twaisha, pointing out that residents of these localities can’t get grains due to lack of rainfall.
February 23, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N Agar) led by Malik Agar said it has discussed with the Chadian President Idris Deby efforts to achieve peace in Sudan.
In a statement seen by Sudan Tribune Friday, SPLM-N Agar spokesperson said a delegation including the Movement chairman Malik Agar, deputy chairman Yasser Arman and member of the leadership council Jar al-Nabi Abas visited N’Djamena from 13 to 22 February.
He pointed out that the delegation met with President Deby and a number of the Chadian officials.
February 19, 2018 (JUBA) – South Sudan government has denied reports that it supplies food and free transport to refugees returning from neighboring Uganda upon their arrival to the war-torn nation.
“The government does not provide any assistance to the returnees, but works with aid agencies that provide food and other life-saving assistance to returnees upon arrival,”, Peter Gatwech Kulang, the undersecretary at the humanitarian affairs ministry told said Monday.
February 16, 2018 (NYALA) - Head of the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) South Sector office Berhanemeskel Nega said security and stability are the top priority of the Mission in Darfur.
On Friday, a meeting including the government of South Darfur, UNAMID and a number of United Nations agencies was held in Nyala to form a joint committee to develop an integrated plan to tackle issues of voluntary return, peace, security and stability.
February 14, 2018 (KHARTOUM) Sudan’s Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) Commission said the United States would soon join donor countries supporting the implementation of its programmes.
The DDR commissioner Salah al-Tayeb said a number of new donors would implement DDR projects through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) which is the commission’s main partner.
February 14, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The number of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan’s White Nile State has reached 150,000, said the chairman of the technical coordination committee for refugee affairs in the state, Altayeb Mohamed Abdallah.
He told the semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) the South Sudanese refugees have been accommodated in two camps in Al-Gabalain area and six camps in Al-Salam area.
Abdallah pointed out to new flows of refugees which require the establishment of additional camps in areas that need to be provided with the basic services.
February 12, 2018 (NYALA) - The government of South Darfur State has embarked on planning the El-Sereif camp for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) as part of a plan to transform camps into permanent towns.
The government seeks to dismantle IDPs camps that have been established in areas around the capitals of Darfur’s five states since the eruption of the armed conflict in the region.
February 12, 2018 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s armed opposition faction allied to the country’s former first vice president Riek Machar opted out of the ongoing peace talks on Monday in protest against what it described as continued attacks on the positions by the government.
February 12, 2018 (ABUROC) - One year after fighting erupted across South Sudan´s Upper Nile region, many of those who fled the violence remain in the village of Aburoc. But soon this community will face a difficult choice: stay in the area, where living conditions are harsh and getting worse or return home to their old villages where tensions persist.
February 10, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese government has expressed readiness to give the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N al-Hilu) a new chance to reach a peace deal in the Two Areas during the coming round of talks.
During the recent round of talks from 1 to 3 February, the Sudanese government and SPLM-N al-Hilu failed to reach a cessation of hostilities agreement.
The mediation delinked the ceasefire and the humanitarian access and focused at this round only on the cessation of hostilities agreement.
February 8, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan peace talks have stalled over a text mediators and opposition officials want added to a provision that authorizes levying punitive measures against individuals who violate the peace process.
The parties, multiple sources attending the ongoing talks said, also failed to reach a consensus on governance and security sector reform matters.
February 5, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese government has blamed the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North al-Hilu (SPLM-N al-Hilu) for the setback of the recent round of talks on a cessation of hostilities agreement after the rebel focus on delivery of humanitarian assistance from neighbouring countries.
February 5, 2018 (JUBA)- The second phase of the IGAD-brokered South Sudanese peace talks have resumed in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, despite a boycott by the government delegation demanding more representation.
The Second Phase of High-Level Revitalization Forum was launched Monday after the signing of a cessation of hostilities agreement poorly enforced by the warring parties. So the deal which was designed as a confidence-building measure contributed to further deteriorate the conducive environment before the talks.
February 4, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North led by Abdel Aziz al-Hilu (SPLM-N al Hilu) have failed to reach a cessation of hostilities agreement.
The African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) "has adjourned the negotiations and will reconvene the parties at a later date to continue the talks," says a statement released by the mediation on Sunday morning in Addis Ababa.
February 3, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Three armed groups in Darfur region have extended a unilateral cessation of hostilities for three months, and reiterated their adherence to the African Union-brokered roadmap agreement for peace and constitutional reforms in Sudan