Social media goes blue for Sudan

Since April’s military ouster of President Omar Al-Bashir after 30 years in power, pro-democracy protesters’ attempts to negotiate a transition to civilian rule with Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) have faltered, stalled and then broken down.

On June 3, Sudan’s …

Social media goes blue for Sudan

Since April’s military ouster of President Omar Al-Bashir after 30 years in power, pro-democracy protesters’ attempts to negotiate a transition to civilian rule with Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) have faltered, stalled and then broken down.

On June 3, Sudan’s …

Children take on UN radio airwaves to champion their rights ahead of Day of the African Child

It may have started like any other day, but this was no ordinary day for a bunch of excited South Sudanese students.

Marking the Day of the African Child a couple of days early, they took on the reigns of …

Sudan Military Acknowledges Violations in sit-in Dispersal

KHARTOUM, SUDAN – Sudan’s ruling military has acknowledged that security forces committed violations when they moved in to disperse a protest sit-in camp outside the military headquarters in Khartoum last week.

The spokesman of the ruling military council, Gen. Shams …

Millions of People in South Sudan to Face Acute Hunger in Coming Weeks: UN

GENEVA – U.N. agencies warn millions of people in South Sudan will face acute shortages of food by the end of July, with tens of thousands experiencing famine-like conditions. A new report released Friday by the U.N.’s World Food Program, …

Oil prices surge after suspected tanker attack near Iran

Oil prices jumped as much as 4% on Thursday after a suspected attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman near Iran and the Strait of Hormuz, through which a fifth of global oil consumption passes.

The two tankers, …

Frontline spokesman denies IRNA report that Front Altair has sunk

Frontline’s oil tanker Front Altair is still afloat in the Gulf of Oman, a spokesman for the firm said, denying an earlier report by the Iranian news agency IRNA.

“There are pictures from a salvage vessel that is circling the …