ICC delegation prepares Bensouda’s visit to Darfu

(KHARTOUM) - A delegation from the International Criminal Court (ICC) held meetings with Sudanese officials to prepare a visit of Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to the Darfur region and the activities of investigation teams alike.During her visit to Sudan last October, Bensouda expressed her wish to visit the Darfur region and to meet the victims of the former regime before the end of its term in June 2021.Also, last February, an…

Al-Burhan, al-Hilu discuss resumption of talks for peace in Sudan’s Two Areas

(JUBA) - Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, head of the Sovereign Council and Abdel Aziz al-Hilu, SPLM-N leader discussed the resumption of peace talks in a surprising meeting held in Juba on Wednesday.Al-Burhan travelled Wednesday to the Ugandan capital for talks with President Yoweri Museveni on bilateral ties and Nile water and stopped in Juba where he met South Sudanese President Salva Kiir.Also, he met with al-Hilu in presence of the South…

Tigray Victim Pleads for Justice After Eritrean Soldiers Allegedly Massacre Civilians

WASHINGTON - Guesh Liasanewerk’s family had just gathered to celebrate the birth of his sister’s child born four days earlier. Sitting in their home in a rural area outside of the historic Ethiopian city of Axum, they were interrupted by Eritrean soldiers storming in. Within moments, the men, including his 78-year-old father and 17-year-old brother, were executed by gunshots. Amnesty International has called the Axum killings, which took place Nov.…

Kiir, Machar symbolize failure of leadership: Jieng elders

(JUBA)- The Jieng Council of Elders (JCE) on Friday penned a scathing letter, describing President Salva Kiir and his First Deputy, Riek Machar, as a symbol of failed leadership and demanded they step aside.In a letter dated 19 February, the influential body of the Dinka traditional leader across South Sudan admitted that the leaders have contributed to achieving the independence of South Sudan but now they become an obstacle for…

British lawyer elected ICC’s new prosecutor

arim Asad Ahmad Khan, a British lawyer has been elected on Friday as the new prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) for a nine-year term starting on June 16.The new ICC prosecutor will replace the Gambian Fatou Bensouda who was the first prosecutor to visit Sudan last October seeking Sudanese government’s cooperation over Darfur war crimes.Khan is the first prosecutor to be elected by secret ballot in the history…

Sovereign Council urges to finalize drafting Sudan’s security law

The Sudanese authorities arrested a number of active members of the former regime, accusing them of being behind the riots in several Sudanese cities where protesters looted stores and street vendors and burned vehicles s and public buildings."The conditions that the country is going through require to expedite the endorsement of the Internal Security Law," said al-Faki in a statement posted on his Facebook page, Thursday."Achieving justice and reforming the…

Top UN official welcomes S. Sudan approval of Hybrid Court

(NEW YORK) – A top United Nations official has welcomed the Government of South Sudan’s approval to establish transitional justice mechanisms, including the African Union (AU) Hybrid Court for South Sudan.In a statement issued Tuesday, Alice Wairimu Nderitu, the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide said the decision is a crucial step towards establishing accountability for serious human rights violations, many of which may constitute atrocity crimes, that…

Sudanese protest in Khartoum over bread shortages

(KHARTOUM) - Hundreds of people demonstrated in different areas in the Sudanese capital on Saturday to protest breadlines and fuel shortages.Hundreds of protesters marched in Al-Arbaeen Street of Omdurman and a number of neighbourhoods where they blocked roads and set fire in tires.Similar protests took place in the neighbourhoods near the centre de Khartoum North.The demonstrators chanted slogans against the economic plans of the transitional government and protested over bread…
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