Peace agreement on Two-Areas is game-changer for Sudan: Arman

(KHARTOUM)- The peace agreement for the two regions has achieved a qualitative leap towards establishing a citizenship state in Sudan, said Yasir Arman, the SPLM-N deputy leader and chief negotiator. “This deal actually is a key step in the construction of a democratic Sudan. It is not only about the Two Areas. I think it is a game-changer,” Arman stressed He pointed out that the agreement which was initialled Saturday…

Sudanese army buys new Russian weapons

(KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese army has acquired weapons from Russia during a military forum held in Moscow, said the Russian defence ministry on 27 August. The large-scale international military-technical forum Army-2020 took place from 23 to 29 August at the Russian Armed Forces’ conference and exhibition centre Patriot in Moscow. The event is an occasion for the Russian army to show off tanks, guns and other weaponry. According to the…

South Sudan eradicates wild poliovirus

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN, 27 August 2020- On 25 August 2020, the African Regional Certification Commission for poliomyelitis eradication (ARCC) officially declared that the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region is free of wild poliovirus South Sudan has hereby joined the group of countries who eradicated wild poliovirus.. The last known case of indigenous wild poliovirus transmission in South Sudan occurred in June 2009. The Africa Regional Commission for Certification of…

South Sudan: COVID-19 Update, July 2020

Key Developments • A cumulative total of 2,437 detected cases, there are 1,173 active confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Sudan, with 1,217 (50%) recoveries and 47 deaths. • The Ministry of Health requested State governments to discontinue the locally imposed requirement for humanitarian personnel arriving from Juba to quarantine for an additional 14 days upon arrival into the state as this practice is inconsistent with the national COVID-19 guidelines…