Dinka Ngok, Misseriya conference in Uganda calls for peaceful co-existence

A three-day joint traditional leaders peace conference for Dinka Ngok and Misseriya communities commenced in Entebbe, Uganda on Tuesday with calls for peaceful co-existence.30 traditional leaders are attending the forum organized by the United Nations Interim Force in Abyei (UNISFA) under the theme, “Peace through dialogue”.The Ngok Dinka delegation is headed by their paramount chief, Bulabek Deng Kuol, while El Sadig Hireka Izzal Din is heading the Misseriya team at…

Egypt’s ancient ‘zar’ ritual puts exorcism on stage

Published by RelaxnewsA stage, lights, a mesmerised audience: it looks like an Egyptian folkloric concert but Umm Sameh is singing to heal the sick by driving out the demons that possess them. The music and dance ritual known as "zar", with centuries-old roots in Ethiopia and Sudan, is traditionally performed to ward off or exorcise jinn or evil spirits. "We're not quacks or witches," said Umm Sameh, aged in her…

AU, UNTIAMS diverge over Sudan’s dialogue process: sources

The divergence of views within the tripartite mechanism over who is eligible to take part in the intra-Sudanese dialogue to end the political crisis in Sudan led to the postponement of the preliminary meeting.The Trilateral Mechanism released a statement on Tuesday saying that the talks between the Sudanese parties would be held “in indirect format”.The facilitators did not explain the reason behind this decision but added that they would issue…

East African Community’s Ability to Equip Military Force Questioned

Analysts are questioning the East African Community’s capacity to equip a multinational military force formed to battle insurgencies in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.Last week, the seven nations that make up the regional body announced the force’s mission would be to ''end decades of bloodshed," Reuters reported.The challenges of getting the force on the ground are enormous, said Onesphore Sematumba, an analyst on the DRC and Great Lakes region…

Elders, intellectuals petition Kiir over Jonglei Canal project

South Sudanese intellectuals and the Jieng (Dinka) Council of Elders have petitioned President Salva Kiir over the resumption in digging of the Jonglei Canal and dredging of the Nile River tributaries.In an interview with Sudan Tribune on Monday, the Council’s Secretary General Joshua Dau Diu said they twice met government officials and expressed concerns on how digging of the canal and combing of the Nile tributaries would drain water from…

Ukraine exposes US & Europe’s preference for white refugees

Published by Al-ArabyIt took more than a month and a half, but finally the last remaining African students trapped in occupied Kherson, Ukraine, are said to have been evacuated from the city, weeks after video and images circulated showing Black evacuees in Ukraine being denied safe passage out of the warzone. In a blatant display of racism and shocking disregard of international law, even Ukrainian pets were given precedent over…

Sudan ready to train unified command leaders: official

The government of Sudan has expressed its willingness to train South Sudanese military leaders appointed to serve in the country’s military command structure, a presidential advisor has disclosed.Tutkew Gatlauk Manime, an advisor on security affairs, said President Salva Kiir had already received lists of the opposition officers to be integrated into the army.“Our brothers in Sudan are not going to leave us alone. They will stand side by side and…

Sudan ready to train unified command leaders: official

The government of Sudan has expressed its willingness to train South Sudanese military leaders appointed to serve in the country’s military command structure, a presidential advisor has disclosed.Tutkew Gatlauk Manime, an advisor on security affairs, said President Salva Kiir had already received lists of the opposition officers to be integrated into the army.“Our brothers in Sudan are not going to leave us alone. They will stand side by side and…
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