Time is short for Sudan to resolve political crisis, UN Mission chief warns

UNITED NATIONS— Time is short for Sudan to reach a solution to its protracted political crisis, the Special Representative for the country told the Security Council, warning that if the impasse is not urgently overcome, the consequences will be felt beyond national borders, impacting a whole generation.“The crisis facing Sudan is entirely homegrown and can only be resolved by the Sudanese,” Volker Perthes, who is also Head of the United…

“How Dare They Peep into My Private Life?” – Children’s Rights Violations by Governments that Endorsed Online Learning During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Governments of 49 of the world’s most populous countries harmed children’s rights by endorsing online learning products during Covid-19 school closures without adequately protecting children’s privacy, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The report was released simultaneously with publications by media organizations around the world that had early access to the Human Rights Watch findings and engaged in an independent collaborative investigation.“‘How Dare They Peep into My…

Cyclones and More Frequent Storms Threaten Africa

Global warming is causing an increase in the frequency and intensity of storms in Africa, which are exacerbating other socioeconomic stressors across the continent.More Rain…The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts that, as a result of global warming, the frequency and intensity of heavy rainfall events will increase for most of tropical Africa (while parts of northern and southern Africa will become drier). This translates into a significantly increased risk…

Cyclones and More Frequent Storms Threaten Africa

Global warming is causing an increase in the frequency and intensity of storms in Africa, which are exacerbating other socioeconomic stressors across the continent.More Rain…The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts that, as a result of global warming, the frequency and intensity of heavy rainfall events will increase for most of tropical Africa (while parts of northern and southern Africa will become drier). This translates into a significantly increased risk…

UN concerned over escalating violence in Sudan’s Darfur region

The United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres has expressed deep concerns over the escalating violence in Sudan’s western region of Darfur, saying it has resulted in a growing number of fatalities and significant new forced displacement.The concerns are contained in a report to the Security Council on the situation in Sudan and activities of the UN Integrated Transitional Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS).The Secretary General’s report covers political, security, human…

UNITAMS disappointed by Sudan’s visa denial for senior expert

The UNITAMS said disappointed by the Sudanese government’s rejection to not renew the visa of a senior adviser working in peacebuilding.In a statement released on Monday, the political mission said the Sudanese government declined to renew the residency permit of Ambassador Rosalind Marsden, a former British Ambassador and former EU Special Representative to Sudan.“It is disappointing that after considering the application for many weeks, the authorities have chosen not to…

S. Sudan’s Kiir sacks deputy governor of Upper Nile State

The South Sudanese President Salva Kiir on Monday removed the deputy governor of Upper Nile State, James Tor Monybuny.Kiir, in presidential decree announced on the state-owned television (SSBC), appointed Dak Tap Chuol Mabor as Monybuny’s immediate successor.Mabor will also double as the state interim chairperson for the ruling party (SPLM).The former deputy governor, who is regarded as a close ally of South Sudan’s Vice President for Infrastructure Cluster, Taban Deng…

Sudan keen to resume strategic dialogue session with France: FM

The Sudanese acting minister for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Ali Al-Saddiq on Monday revealed his country’s keenness and readiness to resume strategic dialogue sessions with France.He made the remarks during a meeting with the French Ambassador to Sudan, Raja Rabia and her deputy in his office in the capital, Khartoum.Ambassador Rabia said the aim of the meeting was to call for the resumption of the strategic dialogue sessions between Sudan and…