US Commerce Department to lift terror-related export restrictions on Sudan

(WASHINGTON) – The United States Department of Commerce (DoC) is set to publish an amendment to its regulations that would eliminate export restrictions that were imposed on Sudan because of its previous inclusion on the U.S. list of states that sponsor terrorism.The White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) had cleared the amendment for publication on December 21st after an 18 days review.President Donald Trump notified Congress in late…

US Commerce Department to lift terror-related export restrictions on Sudan

(WASHINGTON) – The United States Department of Commerce (DoC) is set to publish an amendment to its regulations that would eliminate export restrictions that were imposed on Sudan because of its previous inclusion on the U.S. list of states that sponsor terrorism.The White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) had cleared the amendment for publication on December 21st after an 18 days review.President Donald Trump notified Congress in late…

South Sudan: Grave Violations Against Children Declined Following Revitalized Peace Agreement and UN Engagement with Parties, But More Remains to Be Done

New York– Encouraging signs of progress are reflected in the third report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict in South Sudan released today. Covering a period of nearly two years (July 2018 – June 2020), the report highlights the significant decrease of violations against children since the signing of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of SouthSudan (R-ARCSS) in September 2018. Nevertheless,…

An analytic perspective of a mixed methods study during humanitarian crises in South Sudan: translating facility- and community-based newborn guidelines into practice

Samira Sami, Ribka Amsalu, Alexander Dimiti, Debra Jackson, Kemish Kenneth, Solomon Kenyi, Janet Meyers, Luke C. Mullany, Elaine Scudder, Barbara Tomczyk & Kate Kerber.AbstractBackgroundIn South Sudan, the civil war in 2016 led to mass displacement in Juba that rapidly spread to other regions of the country. Access to health care was limited because of attacks against health facilities and workers and pregnant women and newborns were among the most vulnerable.…

Sudan closes airspace on Ethiopian border

(KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) has declared the closure of airspace over eastern Sudan region of Gadaref, after the incursion of an Ethiopian fighter plane on Wednesday."The measure has been taken in the wake of the violation of the Sudanese airspace by an Ethiopian fighter jet on Wednesday morning," the SCAA Director Ibrahim Adlan told the Sudan Tribune.On Wednesday, the head of the Sovereign Council Abdel Fatah…

Sudan closes airspace on Ethiopian border

(KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) has declared the closure of airspace over eastern Sudan region of Gadaref, after the incursion of an Ethiopian fighter plane on Wednesday."The measure has been taken in the wake of the violation of the Sudanese airspace by an Ethiopian fighter jet on Wednesday morning," the SCAA Director Ibrahim Adlan told the Sudan Tribune.On Wednesday, the head of the Sovereign Council Abdel Fatah…

Sudanese Coptic say facing restrictions to build new churches

(KHARTOUM) - A Sudan’s Coptic Church official said they are still facing difficulties to get permission for the construction of new churches despite the regime change in Sudan in April 2019.The International Christian Concern released a statement on 10 January saying that Sudanese Christian they are still facing the same administrative hindrances similar to the situation under the former Islamist regime.According to the group, Hani Faiz Butros of the Coptic…

Sudanese Coptic say facing restrictions to build new churches

(KHARTOUM) - A Sudan’s Coptic Church official said they are still facing difficulties to get permission for the construction of new churches despite the regime change in Sudan in April 2019.The International Christian Concern released a statement on 10 January saying that Sudanese Christian they are still facing the same administrative hindrances similar to the situation under the former Islamist regime.According to the group, Hani Faiz Butros of the Coptic…