Eastern Sudan issue stalls Trilateral Mechanism dialogue

Talks being facilitated by the AU-IGAD-UNITAMS Trilateral Mechanism between the Forces for Freedom and Change-Central Council (FFC-CC) alliance and the ruling military are being pushed towards a settlement despite disagreement over the Mechanism’s involvement in eastern Sudan issues. The Trilateral Mechanism said that it is seeking a settlement “acceptable to a sufficient number of Sudanese,” and not the absolute majority, to guarantee its sustainability. On Thursday, at the end of…

Duk: Two abductees found dead

A woman and a boy abducted during last Thursday’s road ambush by gunmen in Duk County in Jonglei state have been found dead, a local official said.John Chatim Ruei, the commissioner of Duk County, told Radio Tamazuj that the dead bodies and another unconscious boy were found on Saturday by local youth dispatched to Thursday’s crime scene.“The bodies of a woman and a boy aged 12 were found with stab…

COP27: EU ‘disappointed’ with UN climate deal on emissions

SHARM EL SHEIKH (Egypt)— The European Union expressed disappointment Sunday with a lack of ambition on reducing emissions in the climate deal agreed at the UN’s COP27 summit in Egypt.The 27-nation bloc and other developed countries had pushed for stronger commitments to bring down emissions in order to achieve the aspirational goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius from pre-industrial levels.“The European Union came here to get strong…

Sudan, Ethiopia spy agencies agree to enhance cooperation

Sudanese and Ethiopian spy agencies on Sunday signed a memorandum of understanding to increase intelligence sharing on counter-terrorism and crime between the two countries.Director of the National Intelligence and Security Services of Ethiopia (NISS) Temesgen Tiruneh Dinku on Sunday concluded a two-day visit to Khartoum where he held talks with his Sudanese counterpart Ahmed Ibrahim Mufadal Director of General Intelligence Service (GIS).In a statement seen by Sudan Tribune, GIS said…

Africa to replicate China’s experience in poverty reduction

BEIJING, China last week played host to the 2022 Africa-China Poverty Reduction and Development Conference in Beijing aimed at enhancing solidarity and focus of cooperation between the two sides.The inaugural forum, that is part of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation framework, saw China and Africa unveil an alliance for poverty alleviation. The two sides believe the alliance is an important platform to promote cooperation in poverty reduction and development as…

UNHCR appeals for global support for South Sudan amid historic floods

The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, urged international support for humanitarian efforts in South Sudan in the wake of historic floods that for four years in a row have left nearly one million people in desperate need of assistance.Raouf Mazou, UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Operations said the world should intensify support to provide South Sudan with climate-adapted development assistance to help it move away from dependency on humanitarian aid.Mazou…