Moscow endorses deal on Russian naval base in eastern Sudan

The Russian government approved the establishment of a military naval base in eastern Sudan on the Red Sea, the last step before its ratification by President Vladimir Putin.TASS news agency reported on Wednesday that Russia’s Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin approved a draft agreement to build a logistics base for the Russian navy and directed to submit it to the President for signature.The draft agreement which is approved by the Sudanese…

UNHCR provides planes to transport Ethiopian refugees from Sudanese border

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced will provide planes to transport Ethiopian refugees to new camps set up by the Sudanese government away from the border areas.Thousands of Ethiopians fleeing the armed conflict in Tigray Region arrived in Sudan through several areas, from the conflict zones adjacent to the Sudanese states of Gedaref and Kassala. Also, armed elements sneaked into the Sudanese border areas, despite the deployment…

UNHCR provides planes to transport Ethiopian refugees from Sudanese border

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced will provide planes to transport Ethiopian refugees to new camps set up by the Sudanese government away from the border areas.Thousands of Ethiopians fleeing the armed conflict in Tigray Region arrived in Sudan through several areas, from the conflict zones adjacent to the Sudanese states of Gedaref and Kassala. Also, armed elements sneaked into the Sudanese border areas, despite the deployment…

Moscow endorses deal on Russian naval base in eastern Sudan

The Russian government approved the establishment of a military naval base in eastern Sudan on the Red Sea, the last step before its ratification by President Vladimir Putin.TASS news agency reported on Wednesday that Russia’s Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin approved a draft agreement to build a logistics base for the Russian navy and directed to submit it to the President for signature.The draft agreement which is approved by the Sudanese…

Court sentence on artists raises questions about needed reforms of justice in Sudan

(KHARTOUM) - The ruling of a Khartoum court imprisoning young artists has sparked widespread controversy on social media and among youth groups about the need for swift reforms in the legal system inherited from the former Islamist regime and the police apparatus in Sudan. Last Thursday, the Khartoum Central Criminal Court imposed a two-month prison sentence and a fine of 5 thousand pounds for 5 members of the (Civic Lab)…

Sudan: Indicted war crimes suspects must be brought to justice – ICC prosecutor

Buoyed by the surrender of a key Darfur war crimes suspect, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is urging the Security Council to press Sudan to do more to bring other indicted persons – including ex-president Omar Al-Bashir – to justice.   Fatou Bensouda acknowledged that, more than year after Al-Bashir’s ouster, the authorities in Khartoum have their hands full with competing priorities, including the COVID-19 pandemic, as…

Victims of intercommunal violence in South Sudan deserve ‘justice, truth and reparations’: Bachelet

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday condemned a fresh wave of intercommunal violence in the world’s youngest nation, South Sudan, that has left hundreds dead across 28 villages in Jonglei State, according to local authorities. Three aid workers were among those killed. “The reports from Jonglei State are appalling”, Michelle Bachelet said of fighting that broke out between 16 and 17 May, forcing thousands to flee their…

UNMISS support national efforts to resolve juvenile court cases amidst COVID-19

Court hearings for more than 118 young people on remand for alleged criminal activity have been completed at the Juvenile Reformatory Centre in Juba. The hearings began on 25 March as part of a national effort to reduce the backlog of juvenile cases awaiting trial and to decongest the Juvenile Reformatory Centre (JRC) as part of the national effort to prevent and respond to COVID-19. The initiative was led by…
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