Sudan transition forces reach partnership agreement

(KHARTOUM) - The leaders of the parties to the transitional government in Sudan agreed on Wednesday to form the Transition Partners Council, consisting of 21 members. The new political body is one of the disposition added to the transitional constitution after the signing of a peace agreement with the armed groups. It aims to coordinate positions and resolve differences between the parties that signed the political agreement of 17 August…

Sudan denies voting for Israel draft resolutions

(KHARTOUM) - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday that Sudan did not vote for any draft resolutions presented by Israel in the United Nations General Assembly meeting. Local newspapers, however, recently reported that Sudan had voted for an Israeli draft resolution in the United Nations General Assembly. "We would like to make it clear that what has been reported in some media outlets about Sudan’s vote in favour…

Lakes state governor briefs President Kiir on security issues

(JUBA) – South Sudan’s Lakes state governor, Makur Kulang on Tuesday briefed President Salva Kiir on the security situation in his area. A statement from the presidency said President Kiir urged Kulang to emphasize working with other political parties for the smooth implementation of the revitalized peace accord. The South Sudanese leader reportedly encouraged Kulang to prioritise carrying out the disarmament exercise across Lakes state. For his part, however, Kulang…

Hamdok, Merkel, Macron discuss Ethiopian crisis

(KHARTOUM) - Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok, discussed the filling of the Renaissance Dam and influx of Ethiopian refugees with French President and German Chancellor. Last Saturday, Sudan boycotted a meeting on the filling of the giant hydropower dam with Ethiopia and Egypt and reiterated its call for a new method of negotiation after eight years of fruitless talks. Also, eastern Sudan border areas receive thousands of refugees per day…

SRF demands more seats in Sudan’s partnership body

(KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) rejected a proposal from the ruling coalition on the formation of Council of the Transitional Period Partners, demanding to increase its representation in the new body. The amended Constitutional Document - which governs the transition period - provides to establish a partnership body for the Forces for Freedom and Chances (FFC), SRF, and the military component of the Sovereign Council to discuss and…

FFC asks state braches to select nominees for Sudan’s transitional parliament

(KHARTOUM) - The ruling coalition of the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) requested its state branches to nominate is candidates for the Transitional Legislative Council. "The Forces for Freedom and Change demanded its branches in the 18 states, to nominated 107 members for the Transitional Legislative Council," said a leading member of the FFC in statements to Sudan Tribune on Sunday. The source further said that the FFC allocated…

Machar will be held responsible if Olony creates conflict: Kiir

(JUBA) - The South Sudanese First Vice President, Riek Machar will be held responsible if the newly-appointed governor of Upper Nile State, General Johnson Olony creates any conflict, President Sava Kiir has warned.The South Sudanese leader made the remarks while meeting a delegation of church leaders from the All African Conference of Churches and World Council of Churches in Juba on Friday.He said people of Upper Nile do not want…

Machar will be held responsible if Olony creates conflict: Kiir

(JUBA) - The South Sudanese First Vice President, Riek Machar will be held responsible if the newly-appointed governor of Upper Nile State, General Johnson Olony creates any conflict, President Sava Kiir has warned.The South Sudanese leader made the remarks while meeting a delegation of church leaders from the All African Conference of Churches and World Council of Churches in Juba on Friday.He said people of Upper Nile do not want…
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