Nearly 8 million children already in humanitarian need in Sudan at greater risk from growing economic crisis, hunger, conflict and harmful practices [EN/AR]

Today, as we mark the International Day of the African Child, Plan International Sudan, Save the Children, UNICEF, and World Vision International Sudan call upon all duty-bearers to stand in solidarity with Sudanese children and uphold the collective responsibilities to leave no child behind.We are deeply concerned that Sudan’s worsening economic situation, ongoing conflicts, growing hunger, and the global impact of climate change, in combination with the protracted nutrition and…

Detention of former Sudanese police officer aims for dropping corruption lawsuits

A lawyer defending the Empowerment Removal Committee (ERC) members said that the purpose of the continued detention of a former police officer was to pressure him to waive corruption lawsuits he had filed against former regime leaders.Abdallah Suleiman, a police colonel heading the forces tasked with the implementation of the committee’s decisions was arrested after the coup of last October. The other members have been released but he remains in…

South Sudan Water Resources and irrigation minister dead

South Sudan’s Irrigation and Water Resources minister, Manawa Peter Gatkuoth is dead, a senior government official has confirmed.The country’s The First Vice President, Riek Machar said in a statement that Manawa died at a hospital located in Cairo, Egypt on Sunday morning.“He [Manawa] was, on Friday 17th June 2022, flown from Juba to Egypt after being attended to in Freedom and Baraka hospitals for chest pain in Juba. In Cairo,…

Military leaders control power in Sudan due to lack of political agreement: al-Burhan

The lack of an agreement between the political parties forces the military component to retain power in Sudan, said the coup leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan who further accused the demonstrators of attacking security forces.On October 25, 2021, al-Burhan seized power and dissolved the civilian government saying it was controlled by a minority of political forces.In fact, the divorce with the formerly ruling Forces for Freedom and Change occurred after disagreeing…

Late Water Resources minister was “leader on his own”: Kiir

South Sudan’s President, Salva Kiir has described late Manawa Peter Gatkouth as a “leader on his own,” who will be remembered for leadership roles played as a youth in the country’s political scene.Manawa, who serving as South Sudan’s minister for Water Resources and Irrigation, died on Sunday morning at a hospital in Cairo, Egypt.“On behalf of my family, the government and people of South Sudan, I offer my heartfelt condolences…

Late Water Resources minister was “leader on his own”: Kiir

South Sudan’s President, Salva Kiir has described late Manawa Peter Gatkouth as a “leader on his own,” who will be remembered for leadership roles played as a youth in the country’s political scene.Manawa, who serving as South Sudan’s minister for Water Resources and Irrigation, died on Sunday morning at a hospital in Cairo, Egypt.“On behalf of my family, the government and people of South Sudan, I offer my heartfelt condolences…