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…

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…

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…

32 dead in South Sudan inter-ethnic violence: UN

JUBA— The United Nations on Tuesday said 32 people, including women and children, had been killed during armed raids in a region of South Sudan plagued by inter-ethnic violence.The deadly attacks on two villages in the troubled Jonglei State on Jan 23 sent civilians fleeing as armed youths from a rival ethnic group opened fire and torched property.Among the dead were three children who drowned in a river while trying…

Over 3000 starving Jie in need of humanitarian aid in Kapoeta North County

At least 3,500 Jie have left their homes in Kapoeta East County, in Eastern Equatoria State due to drought-induced starvation and relocated to Kapoeta North County in search of food and clean drinking water, local authorities said.The Jie community areas have also been hit by an acute shortage of water.Kapoeta North County Commissioner Emmanuel Epone Lolimo confirmed the arrival of starving members of the Jie community in his area and…

Lands ministry starts surveying, opening roads in Lakes State

The Lakes State ministry of housing, lands and public utilities has launched a master plan survey for opening up road networks in all the payams in the state commencing with Aluakluak Payam in Yirol West County.The state roads minister, Majur Mayom, told Radio Tamazuj Thursday morning during the launch of the project in Aluakluak Payam in Yirol West county that he was following the governor’s directive to survey and open…

South Sudan former minister hurt while hiking

South Sudan’s former deputy defense minister, Majak D’ Agoot fell and hurt himself during a mountain hike in the capital, Juba on Wednesday.Majak, in a tweet on Wednesday, said he slipped off a rock on Jebel Mountain while on fitness hiking and fractured his arm in the process.The former deputy defense minister, however, assured the public that he was recuperating following a successful procedure to fix the humerus.“Slipped over a…

Sudan’s Burhan forms caretaker government

Abdel-Fattah al-Burhan Commander in Chief of the Sudan Armed Forces Wednesday tasked ministerial undersecretaries with the duties of ministers within the framework of a caretaker government.The Sudan News Agency, SUNA, in a separate report, added that al-Burhan tasked the Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers Osman Hussein with the duties of the Prime MinisterThese decision aims to prepare for holding elections in the country, said the official agency.The National Charter…