Doctors warn of COVID-19 spread in Sudan

Doctors in Sudan have issued new cautions about the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, and appealed to the public to observe safety precautions such as masks and social distancing, especially during the resistance marches.The Joint Doctors’ Office/Unified Office of Physicians, which represents the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors, the Sudanese Consultants and Specialists Committee, and the Sudan Doctors’ Syndicate, warned for the spread of COVID-19, and called on the Sudanese…

Ethiopia denies attack on Sudan, blames rebels for unrest

Published by Al-ArabyEthiopia has denied it staged an attack over the weekend along its shared border with Sudan, blaming unrest in the disputed zone on rebels from its war-hit Tigray region. On Saturday Sudan's military said "several" soldiers had been killed in an attack by armed groups and militias linked to the Ethiopian military in the fertile expanse known as Al-Fashaqa. The area has long been a source of tension…

COVID-19 ‘Omicron’: Sudan imposes travel ban from Southern Africa

The health authorities in Sudan have issued a decision banning entry to travellers arriving from six Southern African countries, due to the outbreak of the new ‘Omicron’ mutation of COVID-19 that was identified in South Africa.Sudanese authorities say that one case of infection with the new mutation has been reported by Khartoum International Airport, regarding a passenger from South Africa.The ban, effective from tomorrow until February 27 next year, includes…

COVID-19 ‘Omicron’: Sudan imposes travel ban from Southern Africa

The health authorities in Sudan have issued a decision banning entry to travellers arriving from six Southern African countries, due to the outbreak of the new ‘Omicron’ mutation of COVID-19 that was identified in South Africa.Sudanese authorities say that one case of infection with the new mutation has been reported by Khartoum International Airport, regarding a passenger from South Africa.The ban, effective from tomorrow until February 27 next year, includes…

Opinion | R-ARCSS on Economic, & Financial Management Reforms in South Sudan (Part 2)

This part two of this article creates enlightenment on “New” Institutions that the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan R-ARCSS says the Revitalised Transitional Government of National Unity RTGoNU shall establish upon the Commencement of the Transitional Period (See Chapter Four of the R-ARCSS on RESOURCE, ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT).According to Article 4.6. of the R-ARCSS, the New Institutions to be established are:-Public Procurement and…

E. Equatoria CSOs demand accountability for GBV cases

Civil society organizations in Eastern Equatoria State of South Sudan are calling for accountability for gender-based violence (GBV) cases in the state.Police reports indicate that in the last six months, Torit town has recorded 180 cases of GBV including 44 rape cases, 60 domestic violence cases, 58 sexual assault cases, and 12 child abduction cases.The activists made the call during the launch of the 16 Days of Activism against GBV…

Over 50,000 school girls to benefit from GESS in Warrap and Abyei

Warrap State education officials say more than 50,000 primary and secondary schoolgirls will benefit from the recently disbursed funding from the United Kingdom and education partners to support girls' education in the county. The Girls Education South Sudan (GESS) is a project to increase enrolment and retention of girls in schools across South Sudan. "It benefits children in so many ways. First, it retains girls in schools and encourages and…

8 killed, 9 injured in Tonj North cattle raid

Authorities in South Sudan's Warrap State say eight people were killed and nine others were injured during a cattle raid in Tonj North County on Friday and Saturday. Speaking to Radio Tamazuj, Malek Agai Jel, an MP representing constituency No. 22 of Alabek Payam in Tonj North County said armed youth allegedly from Kirik Payam raided cattle from Awul Payam on Frida night leading to the clash that cost lives…