South Sudan floods wreak havoc on vulnerable communities

This is a summary of what was said by Arafat Jamal UNHCR Representative in South Sudan and ad interim UN Resident and UN Humanitarian Coordinator – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.As the worst flooding in decades impacts over 700,000 people across South Sudan, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is alarmed at the critical needs facing the…

South Sudan: UNHCR Overview of spontaneous refugee returns (as of August 2021)

291,813 A cumulative number of reported refugee returnees since the signing of the revitalized peace agreement in October 2018.UNHCR and South Sudan's Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (RRC) are pleased to share this monthly update on spontaneous South Sudanese refugee returnees.The dashboard highlights cross-border refugee movements between Neighboring countries and South Sudan during August 2021.Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Sudanese Returnees Share Experiences in Running a Successful Business

Migrant returnees in Sudan have to navigate a tough business environment characterized by high inflation which in turn leads to high rentals, rising prices and fuel shortages.However, this has not blunted the entrepreneurial spirit or the resolve of many to succeed. Amani and Huda, who both returned from Egypt early this year, attended 'Start and Improve Your Business' (SIYB) training which supported them to diversify and expand their businesses.Amani runs…

Civil society body calls for political will to implement peace deal

Parties to the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan’s should demonstrate the political will required for the full implementation of the peace deal, Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO) said on Friday.In September 2018, South Sudan’s warring parties signed an accord to end a civil war that killed tens of thousands of people and displaced millions. A Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (R-TGNoNU) was…

Abyei: UNSC raises concerns over operation of peacekeepers

The United Nations Security Council has raised concerns over the operating conditions of peacekeeping forces in Abyei region.In a press release extended to Sudan Tribune on Friday, the Security Council members expressed grave concerns over recent developments in Gok Machar, South Sudan, including threats to the safety and security of peacekeepers which resulted in the death of a peacekeeper from Ethiopia on September 14, 2021.The Security Council members, in the…

S. Sudan awards $4bn contract to sanctioned to sanctioned individuals: report

South Sudan awarded contracts worth up to $4 billion to sanctioned businessmen with direct links and business ties to President Salva Kiir, a move that is likely to cast down on the South Sudanese leader’s commitment to ensure accountability and fight corruption in the young nation.In a new report, The Sentry, an investigative arm of The Enough Project, identified Kur Ajing Ater, an in-law to Kiir and Benjamin Bol Mel,…

Sudanese PM offers “acceptable” proposals to end political crisis: Minnawi

Minni Minnawi, head of the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM-MM), revealed he had received proposals that he described as "acceptable" from the Prime Minister to solve the current political crisis in the country.In an interview with Al-Hilal TV channel on Sunday, Minnawi said he held a two-hour meeting with Abdallah Hamdok, with the participation of the head of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), Gibril Ibrahim.He said that this meeting comes…

U.S. Blinken voices support to Hamdok efforts to end strife in Sudan

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken voiced his support to plan to end the ongoing crisis facing the transition in Sudan."We welcome Sudanese Prime Minister Hamdok’s leadership in laying out a roadmap of principles to sustain the democratic transition in Sudan," said Blink in a tweet posted on Saturday.He further urged all stakeholders to take immediate, concrete steps to meet the key "benchmarks of the Constitutional Declaration".Hamdok who is under…
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