Sudan rejects UN proposed-benchmarks for lifting Darfur sanctions

Sudan rejected four benchmarks proposed by the UN Secretary-General to the Security Council to assess the situation in Darfur before deciding on the lift of the weapon embargo on the western Sudan region.The UN Security Council Last February, requested the Secretary-General to assess the situation in Darfur and to recommend benchmarks that can serve for reviewing the individual sanctions and weapon embargo on Darfur imposed in March 2005.On 31 July,…

South Sudan foreign minister urges collective responsibility

South Sudan’s Foreign Affairs minister, Mayiik Deng Ayii has called for collective responsibilities to accomplish priority areas of the government.The new minister was speaking at a reception held at the Foreign Affairs ministry’s headquarters in the capital, Juba on Monday.Deng said the government’s top agenda is to implement the peace agreement, besides promoting and protecting core values and interests.Such interests, he added, include national identity, national security, ideological goals and…

Conflicts in S. Sudan undermining peace implementation: monitors

South Sudan’s peace monitoring body (RJMEC) has warned that raging subnational conflicts in the countryside undermine implementation of the peace accord.Speaking during the third anniversary of the revitalized peace agreement signing, Charles Tai Gituai, the Interim Chairperson of RJMEC said it was time leaders to the agreement commit themselves to the full implementation of the peace deal, citing the frustration among citizens.“There is a sense of frustration prevalent among the…

S. Sudan: WFP to cut food aid to over 100,000 displaced people

The World Food Programme (WFP) will suspend food assistance for more than 100,000 displaced people in parts of South Sudan for three months as part of a prioritization exercise driven by funding shortages this year.The agency said while generous contributions from donors have enabled it reach millions in need with lifesaving assistance, many vulnerable people living in crisis areas continue to suffer from the highest levels of food insecurity and…

S. Sudan: WFP to cut food aid to over 100,000 displaced people

The World Food Programme (WFP) will suspend food assistance for more than 100,000 displaced people in parts of South Sudan for three months as part of a prioritization exercise driven by funding shortages this year.The agency said while generous contributions from donors have enabled it reach millions in need with lifesaving assistance, many vulnerable people living in crisis areas continue to suffer from the highest levels of food insecurity and…