Pro-military meeting kicks off in Khartoum amid broad boycott of political forces

A military-supported meeting began in Khartoum on Saturday in a bid to forge a consensus ending the nine-month political crisis, amid a broad boycott of the revolution’s forces.The People of Sudan initiative launched by a religious leader, al-Tayeb Aljid kicked off a two-day conference at the Friendship Hall in Khartoum to discuss the appointment of a prime minister who can form a new civilian government to achieve the remaining reforms…

SSUF/A accuses Juba government of violating ceasefire agreement

Rebels led by South Sudan’s ex-army chief, Gen. Paul Malong has accused government forces of attacking its bases in Greater Bahr el Ghazal region in contravention of a ceasefire deal.South Sudan United Front/Army (SSUF/A), in a statement, condemned the attacks which allegedly resulted in some of its officers taken hostage.“We call upon the Community of Sant’Egidio particularly the CTSAMVM [Ceasefire & Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring & Verification Mechanism] to investigate…

Sudan, Ethiopia are on the agenda of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Somali group

The recent attacks by the Somali al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabab militant group in the Ethiopian depth represent a dangerous development in the Horn of Africa. Nonetheless, the group does not intend to stop there but plans to spread to several countries, including Sudan.Al-Shabab last July attacked several positions in eastern Ethiopia, Somali Region in Ethiopia, before the Ethiopian Defence Forces hit the assailants and prevent their advance.The Ethiopian army inflicted heavy losses…

Amending the South Sudan’s Revitalized Peace Agreement: The Implications of the Extension and its Roadmap

Publication SummaryOn 4 August 2022, the Parties to the Revitalized Peace Agreement agreed to extend the Transitional Period for 24 months. The Parties, led by the Council of Ministers, acted under article 8.4 of the Agreement which provides a three-stage procedure for amending the Agreement. The three stages include: (1) approval by two-thirds of the Council of Ministers, (2) consent by two-thirds of the members of the Revitalized Joint Monitoring…

S. Sudan’s Kiir, Machar discuss outstanding peace deal issues

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir his first deputy in the coalition government, Riek Machar met and discussed ways of addressing the current pending issues in the revitalised peace agreement.The two leaders, the state-owned television (SSBC) reported on Thursday, also discussed the participation of other political parties in the governance structure of the three Administrative Areas and reached a consensus.“They also deliberated the issue of security bill, whether the national security…

China Critical of Blinken’s Africa Offensive

We're not in competition: That was the line from both the United States and China as U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Africa this week, but analysts said the trip was indeed aimed at, among other things, countering Beijing's massive influence on the continent.Blinken denied repeatedly on his three-country tour that this was the case — stressing African agency and autonomy — while China dismissed his comments and accused…