US Senators Express Support for Sudan’s Transitional Government

KHARTOUM, SUDAN - A delegation of U.S. senators who visited Sudan this week expressed support for Khartoum's transitional government in moving toward democracy and debt relief. Senators Christopher Coons and Chris Van Hollen met with Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok; the head of Sudan’s Transitional Sovereignty Council, General Abdel-Fattah Burhan; and the ministers of finance, water and irrigation during a three-day visit that ended Thursday morning. The talks centered on Sudan’s…

Govt, UNDP Launch Jobs and Livelihoods Plan for Refugees, Host Communities

Kampala -- A framework to address the socio-economic needs of refugees and host communities, tackle environmental challenges and promote investment, has been launched. The *Jobs and Livelihoods Integrated Response Plan (JLIRP) for Refugees and Host Communities *will also foster peaceful coexistence, job creation in refugee-hosting districts and drive inclusion for sustainable economic growth. The Plan, developed by the Government of Uganda with support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)…

Sudanese minister calls to resist attempt to change Islamic laws

April 30, 2021 (KHARTOUM) - Gibril Ibrahim, head of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and Minister of Finance called on the Sufi Muslim leaders to stand against any attempt to change the Islamic laws especially the Personal Status Law. JEM is one of the Darfur armed groups that signed the Juba peace agreement with the transitional government in October 2020. Its leader joined the cabinet as finance minister in…

Sudan FM to start African tour over GERD issue

April 26, 2021 (KHARTOUM) - Maryam Al-Mahdi, Minister of Foreign Affairs, is visiting a number of African countries to explain Sudan’s position on the process of filling and operating the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). The Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Monday that the visit will include the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. In a statement issued by the Foreign Ministry, the Sudanese government affirmed…

Opposition SSNMC/A condemns “assassination” of chief of staff

April 22, 2021 (KAMPALA) – The leadership of South Sudan National Movement for Change/Army (SSNMC/A) has condemned the alleged assassination of its chief of staff, General Abraham Wana Yoane in Kampala, Uganda. The deceased, the group said in a statement, was “attacked, badly beaten and left dead” on April 20. “General Abraham succumbed to his injuries that was inflicted by thugs of Juba and died today 22nd April, 2012 in…

U.S. senator “disappointed” with Ethiopia PM over Tigray conflict

April 18, 2021 (NEW YORK) – A United States senator has expressed disappointment over the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s failure to withdraw Eritrean forces from the Tigray region, remove obstacles to humanitarian access and hold perpetrators of human rights abuses accountable. “I’m concerned by atrocities continuing to occur across #Ethiopia—inside & outside of Tigray,” Senator Chris Coons tweeted Friday. Early this month, Ethiopian authorities said Eritrean troops started withdrawing…

Sudanese government says keen to end violence against women

April 18, 2021 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese government reiterated its keenness to address violence against women across the country. Sudan’s Social Affairs Ministry and the United Nations Population Fund (UNPFA) launched on Sunday a workshop to review the government’s strategy to end violence against women in Sudan. Speaking at the opening session Social Affairs Minister Ahmed Adam Bakhit stressed that the issue of violence against women is one of his government…

President Kiir on a 3-day visit to South Africa

South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayaridit on Thursday morning traveled to Pretoria, South Africa to hold bilateral talks with his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa. Ateny Wek Ateny, the press secretary to the president, told Radio Tamazuj that Kiir and Ramaphosa will discuss issues that will strengthen and deepen bilateral relations between the two countries. He said that during the three-day visit, the two leaders will also discuss the progress made…
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