Fighting in border areas prevent Ethiopian from crossing into Sudan

(HAMDAYET) - The intensification of the fighting in the neighbouring Tigray region considerably reduced the number of refugees crossing into Sudanese territory. During the past few days, the Ethiopian army retook control of Humera near the border with Sudan and Eritrea, as the government forces seek to encircle the Tigrayans fighters from several fronts. Also, there no reports about the humanitarian situation in the area. However, an AFP reporter who…

Sudan condemns Houthi attack on Saudi oil facility

(KHARTOUM) — Sudan has condemned the terrorist attack carried out by the Houthi terrorist militia on a petroleum distribution terminal on Monday. The Iran-backed Yemen’s Houthi rebels fired a Quds-2 missile on a plant of Saudi Aramco in Jeddah. The Saudi government confirmed the attack and called on the UN Security Council to “stop the threat” to global energy security. In a statement issued by the Sudanese Foreign Ministry Tuesday,…

South Sudan vaccinates over 690, 000 children against measles

(JUBA) - The second phase of the measles follow up campaign to vaccinate over 690,000 children aged 6-59 months against measles to ensure continuation of immunization activities commenced on November 15, despite the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. The campaigns, organized and led by the Ministry of Health with support from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, World Health Organisation (WHO), UN Children Fund (UNICEF) and other partners, are part of the efforts to…

Sudan pledges to keep its border open for Ethiopian refugees

(GADAREF) - A high-ranking Sudanese military official stressed on Monday that his country will not close its borders to the influx of Ethiopians refugees fleeing the war in the Tigray region. Humanitarian officials in the eastern Sudan border areas told Sudan Tribune reporter that the number of Ethiopians who crossed into the Sudanese border has reached over 45,000 refugees. They projected that the number will rise to 100,000 in the…

Members of Bul community in Unity State reconcile: official

(BENTIU) – Members of the Bul community in South Sudan’s Unity State who had held grudges against each other have reconciled after successful mediation, an official disclosed. The reconciliation process was mediated by Lt. General Bapiny Manytuil Wejang, the Chairman and commander in chief of South Sudan Liberation Movement/Army (SSLM/A) and the head of military and security coordinator for South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA). In a statement, Col. Samuel Chan…

Sudanese civilian govt says not aware of Israeli visit

(KHARTOUM) - Israeli Army Radio reported that Tel Aviv sent its first delegation to Sudan on Monday, but the government spokesman in Khartoum said that the cabinet was not aware of the visit. The visit comes after an agreement brokered by Trump administration to normalize relations between the two countries announced on October 23. Last week, the Israeli Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen said that a small delegation will visit Sudan…

South Sudan hailed for adopting inclusive policies on IDPs

(JUBA) - The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has hailed South Sudan government for recently adopting inclusive policies to enable the safe return of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees living in the neighboring countries. IDPs shelter near the UNMISS base in Wau (IOM/Gonzalez 2016) UNHCR, in a statement, said the resolutions adopted on Tuesday last week at the conclusion of the national dialogue largely focused on displacement solutions that…

Sudanese army participates in large-scale regional exercices

(KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese army is participating in military manoeuvres including five other armies of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. A few days ago, the Sudanese and Egyptian armies conducted air drills at the Meroe airbase in the north of Sudan. The Nile Eagles 1 was the first joint exercise for more than thirty years ago. The six armies military exercises which take place in…