Four arrested over Twic-Abyei conflict

At least four officials have been arrested for allegedly inciting communal clashes in Abyei as well as Twic county in Warrap state.Dhieu Mathok, a member of the fact-finding committee investigating the Abyei-Twic conflict, said the suspects were involved in inciting the youth to cause violence.Mathok, who also doubles as the country’s Investment minister, identified the officials arrested as the Abyei Administrative Area minister for Infrastructure, Mayot Kunit, Rumamer County commissioner,…

Kenyan television apologizes for anti-President Kiir remarks

Kenya Television Network (KTN) has apologized for disrespectful remarks directed towards South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir.While appearing on the Kenyan-based television station last week, renowned South Sudanese activist Peter Biar Ajak claimed President Kiir failed to address mourners at the late Kenyan leader Mwai Kibaki’s funeral service in Nairobi due to “a hangover”.Kiir was among the leaders invited for the funeral of Kenya’s third president. The activist’s remarks against the…

Sudan Frees Ex-Officials in Effort to End Political Impasse

Sudanese authorities released two outspoken former government officials from jail, lawyers said Wednesday, part of trust-building measures amid efforts to end the country's political impasse.Sudan has been plunged into turmoil since an October military coup upended its short-lived transition to democracy after three decades of repressive rule by former strongman Omar al-Bashir. Al-Bashir and his Islamist-backed government were removed in a popular uprising in April 2019.Khalid Omar, a former minister…

Sudan’s NUP, SRF groups distance themselves from new controversial initiative

The signing of a new political platform for the transitional period in Sudan has caused confusion and chaos within the National Umma Party (NUP), while other political forces have been quick to distance themselves from this initiatives.The UNITAMS and the African Union prepare together with the IGAD to launch an intra-Sudanese dialogue aiming to bring the country out of the political strife and restore a civilian transitional government.Several political parties…

Sudan’s NUP, SRF groups distance themselves from new controversial initiative

The signing of a new political platform for the transitional period in Sudan has caused confusion and chaos within the National Umma Party (NUP), while other political forces have been quick to distance themselves from this initiatives.The UNITAMS and the African Union prepare together with the IGAD to launch an intra-Sudanese dialogue aiming to bring the country out of the political strife and restore a civilian transitional government.Several political parties…

Sacked Sudan TV director ignored al-Burhan news: adviser

Al-Buran’s media adviser on Monday censured the dismissed director of Sudan Radio and TV Corporation, saying he ignored the news of the head of the Sovereignty Council and abandoned its mission as an official media tasked with publishing the news of state institutions and leaders.In a statement released 24 hours after the sack of Lugman Ahmed from the state media body, Tahir Abu Haja released a statement to explain the…

Twic, Abyei leaders sign cessation of hostilities to halt survey in Aneet market

Leaders from Twic county in South Sudan’s Warrap state and Abyei administrative area have signed a cessation of hostilities and agreed to suspend surveying activities in Aneet market.The deal was signed on Monday in Northern Bahr El Ghazal state capital, Aweil. Mediated by a fact-finding investigation committee led by the vice president for services cluster, Hussein Abdel Bagi Akol, who was assisted by the governor of Unity state Joseph Nguen…

Twic, Abyei leaders sign cessation of hostilities to halt survey in Aneet market

Leaders from Twic county in South Sudan’s Warrap state and Abyei administrative area have signed a cessation of hostilities and agreed to suspend surveying activities in Aneet market.The deal was signed on Monday in Northern Bahr El Ghazal state capital, Aweil. Mediated by a fact-finding investigation committee led by the vice president for services cluster, Hussein Abdel Bagi Akol, who was assisted by the governor of Unity state Joseph Nguen…
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