Sudan’s Hamdok rejects Burhan’s request to dissolve government

Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok has rejected a request by the leader of the military component to dissolve the FFC-majority cabinet and to appoint a new government they support.The Head of the Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan flanked with his deputy Mohamed Hamdan Daglo aka ’Hemetti" met with Hamdok on Thursday to discuss the ongoing political crisis in the country.Multiple sources confirmed to the Sudan Tribune that the head of…

Sudanese lawyers demonstrate in support of civilian-led government

Hundreds of lawyers and jurists demonstrated, Thursday, outside the Sudanese presidency calling on the military component of the Sovereignty Council to hand over power to civilians.The Forces of Freedom and Change say that the head of the Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, is seeking to remain at the chairmanship of the Sovereign Council until the end of the transition period or take over the power.The lawyers handed a memorandum to…

SPLM-IO demands apology over disruption of meeting in Aweil

The armed opposition (SPLM-IO) led by South Sudan’s First Vice President Riek Machar has demanded apology after security forces disrupted a consultative meeting in Northern Bahr el Ghazal State capital, Aweil on Tuesday.In a statement issued on Wednesday, the party’s chairperson in the state, Aweng Abraham Akoon warned that the issue could escalate to the national authorities should state leaders fail to address the grievance with the urgency it deserves.“I…

Civil society body petitions MPs over communal violence in S. Sudan

Lawmakers in South Sudan’s Transitional National Legislative Assembly and the Council of States should debate ongoing violence in Warrap State and Western Equatoria State, Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO) said in a petition on Thursday.The call comes in the wake of a recent inter-communal violence in South Sudan’s Warrap State, which left more than 30 people dead and 80 wounded.The violence among communities in Tonj East and Tonj North…

SPLM-IO splinter group demand full implementation of security arrangements

The interim leader of the armed opposition (SPLM-IO) splinter group, General Simon Dual Gatwech has clarified that his group is not after positions, but pushing for full implementation of the security agreements.“We are not after positions. The Kit Gwang Declaration is advocating for the honest implementation of Chapter II: Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements. It is the contention of the SPLM-IO (Kit Gwang) that the Security Arrangements are central to…

Civil society body condemns attack on W. Equatoria state minister, urges probe

A civil society body has strongly condemned the attempted assassination of South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State Information minister, William Baiki, urging state authorities to hold accountable those who carried out the attack.Baiki narrowly escaped death when armed men allegedly attacked him at his residence in the state capital, Yambio on Monday night. A suspect attacker was apprehended and handed over to police.“Community Empowerment for Progress Organization strongly condemns the unfortunate…

South Sudan unified forces to graduate next month: army

South Sudan has set November 1 as the day on which members of the unified forces will be graduated from various training camps.The military spokesman Lul Ruai Koang said the exercise, expected to be the last leg in the process, will be preceded by dispatching a team of military experts to conduct screening of the forces in various training centers across the country.He did, however, divulged further details on the…

FFC-Minnawi calls for partial dissolution of Sudan’s transitional authority

A faction of the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) led by Minni Minnawi refused to meet with the ruling coalition and requested the partial dissolution of the cabinet and the Sovereign Council.Minnawi and Gibril Ibrahim leader of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) besides some small factions signatory of the Juba peace agreement call to review the positions allocated to the political parties and civil society groups saying they…