Norway provides $10m to support education in S. Sudan

(JUBA) - The Norwegian government has signed an agreement worth about $10 million to support a safe return to school for children in South Sudan in 2020-2021.According to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), with 2.2 million children not enrolled before the pandemic, South Sudan was already one of the countries with the highest proportion of out-of-school children.“Norway is committed to contribute to ensure children will return safely to school especially…

SLM’s al-Nur arrives in Uganda, renews commitment to Sudan’s process

(KHARTOUM) - Abdel Wahid al-Nur the leader of the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM-AW) arrived Friday in the Ugandan capital, the first stop on his way to Sudan.Al-Nur was residing in France for several years. In September 2019, he met with the Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok in Paris. But, he declined to join a peace process brokered by President Salva Kiir.En return, he pledged to return to the country to launch…

Over 24,000 Ethiopian refugees cross into Sudan

(KHARTOUM) - The number of Ethiopian refugees that crossed the Sudanese border has reached over 24,000, as Sudanese and UN refugees (UNHCR) officials travelled again to the border areas in eastern Sudan on Sunday."The number of Ethiopian refugees who arrived in the states of Gedaref and Kassala, until today Saturday, increased to 24,944 refugees," reported the Sudan News Agency (SUNA) in coverage to a visit to the border area in…

Supporters of Darfur holdout group attack peace rally in Khartoum

(KHARTOUM) - The Sudan Liberation Movement-Transitional Council (SLM-TC) condemned an attack by the supporters of the SLM-Abdel Wahid al-Nur (SLM-AW) on a public meeting held in an eastern Khartoum suburb on Friday.The SLM-TC which is one of the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) held meeting in al-Haj Yousef to brief the residents of the area many of whom are from Darfur about the peace agreement they signed on 3 October in…

Egypt, Sudan hold joint air exercices

(KHARTOUM) - Sudan and Egypt launched joint air exercises in the desert of the Northern State, northern Sudan, on Saturday.The preparations of the military drills began a week ago when a number of MIG29/M2 fighter jets of the Egyptian army arrived in the Meroe airbase in northern Sudan to participate in these exercises.This exercise, which will last for two weeks, is the first of its kind between the Sudanese and…