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…

Sudan removes reservations on AU charter banning child girl marriage

(KHARTOUM) - Sudan on Saturday announced its adoption of all child rights contained in the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC) including the prohibition of child marriage.The ACRWC was adopted in 1990 and came into force in 1999. It sets out rights and defines principles for the status of children.Article 21 (2) of the regional treaty provides that "Child marriage and the betrothal of girls…

Sudan boycotts GERD talks reiterates call for new method of negotiation

(KHARTOUM) - Sudan declined to take part in a meeting on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on Saturday, reiterating its demand for a new negotiation mechanism, according to a statement released in Khartoum.On Saturday, Ethiopia and Egypt held a virtual meeting hosted by the Ethiopian water ministry with the participation of South Africa, in its capacity as Chair of the African Union, the European Union and the United States."In…

Sudan orders to exhume mass graves of civilian protesters

(KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s public prosecutor has decided on Saturday to begin excavating mass graves thought to hold the corpses of sit-inners killed outside the army headquarters on 3 June 2019.On November 11, the public prosecutor announced they discovered mass grave sites near the Al-Markhiyat Mountains northwest of Omdurman.At the time, Judicial sources told the Sudan Tribune that the three burial sites contained bodies of the victims of the attack on…

African Union, UN approve UNAMID termination by end of 2020

(KHARTOUM) - The African Union and the United Nations have recommended the termination of the hybrid peacekeeping operation in Darfur (UNAMID) paving the way for the deployment of the political support mission to Sudan (UNITAMS).Initially, the UNAMID withdrawal was planned to take place by the end of June 2020. But, in October 2019 Sudan’s civilian Prime Minister requested to align the drawdown of the hybrid force with the peace process…