Sudan’s NUP calls for al-Burhan’s resignation

The National Umma Party (NUP) called on the Chairman of the Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, to step down from the head of the transitional collegial presidency.The NUP’s political bureau held a meeting on Sunday to discuss the situation in the country and the continued violent repression of protesters by the security services.In a statement after the meeting, the party said their road map to end the current political stalemate…

Report: Anti-corruption Fight Is Stalled, COVID Not Helping

Most countries have made little to no progress in bringing down corruption levels over the past decade, and authorities' response to the COVID-19 pandemic in many places has weighed on accountability, a closely watched study by an anti-graft organization found Tuesday.Transparency International's 2021 Corruption Perceptions Index, which measures the perception of public sector corruption according to experts and business people, found that "increasingly, rights and checks and balances are being…

South Sudan president urges decisive action in church dispute

South Sudan President Salva Kiir urged community leaders, intellectuals, and imminent personalities in Jonglei state to come together and make a decisive action to break dispute pitting two bishops and their followings in Anglican church in Bor town.Presidential Affairs Minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin told reporters on Monday president Kiir decided to hold a meeting with the leaders from Bor Community in Jonglei State to discuss how to resolve the ongoing…

Covid-19: Pandemic causing ‘nearly insurmountable’ education losses globally – UNICEF

GENEVA–School closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic have caused “nearly insurmountable” losses in education among children around the world, UNICEF said.More than 616 million students are still being affected by full or partial school closures, the United Nations children’s agency said.In many countries, in addition to depriving millions of children of the chance to acquire basic skills, these disruptions have affected students’ mental health, put them at greater risk of…

Sudan’s NUP calls for al-Burhan’s resignation

The National Umma Party (NUP) called on the Chairman of the Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, to step down from the head of the transitional collegial presidency.The NUP’s political bureau held a meeting on Sunday to discuss the situation in the country and the continued violent repression of protesters by the security services.In a statement after the meeting, the party said their road map to end the current political stalemate…

South Sudan president urges decisive action in church dispute

South Sudan President Salva Kiir urged community leaders, intellectuals, and imminent personalities in Jonglei state to come together and make a decisive action to break dispute pitting two bishops and their followings in Anglican church in Bor town.Presidential Affairs Minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin told reporters on Monday president Kiir decided to hold a meeting with the leaders from Bor Community in Jonglei State to discuss how to resolve the ongoing…

Security forces arrest medical workers in Khartoum

The Unified Doctors’ Office announced the arrest of nine physicians, six foreigners and three Sudanese, by the security authorities on Monday.According to a press release, the medical staff are members of the international humanitarian medical organization Médecins Sans frontières (MSF) working at Al-Jawda Hospital in Khartoum.The Sudan Tribune learnt that nine doctors four including four women were taken to the Police Northern Section. Three are French, an Italian, a Pakistani…

Covid-19: Kenya, UAE in talks to end covid-related flight bans – Minister

NAIROBI— Kenya says it will consider allowing Emirati aircraft only after negotiations with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to reopen their airspace on Kenyan flights.The two countries have been embroiled in a feud over a mutual flight ban that Dubai began, citing Covid-19 infections before Nairobi paid back in the same coin.Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo said the two sides were holding discussions on the matter but there…