Sudanese Coptic say facing restrictions to build new churches

(KHARTOUM) - A Sudan’s Coptic Church official said they are still facing difficulties to get permission for the construction of new churches despite the regime change in Sudan in April 2019.The International Christian Concern released a statement on 10 January saying that Sudanese Christian they are still facing the same administrative hindrances similar to the situation under the former Islamist regime.According to the group, Hani Faiz Butros of the Coptic…

Sudanese Coptic say facing restrictions to build new churches

(KHARTOUM) - A Sudan’s Coptic Church official said they are still facing difficulties to get permission for the construction of new churches despite the regime change in Sudan in April 2019.The International Christian Concern released a statement on 10 January saying that Sudanese Christian they are still facing the same administrative hindrances similar to the situation under the former Islamist regime.According to the group, Hani Faiz Butros of the Coptic…

Sudan closes airspace on Ethiopian border

(KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) has declared the closure of airspace over eastern Sudan region of Gadaref, after the incursion of an Ethiopian fighter plane on Wednesday."The measure has been taken in the wake of the violation of the Sudanese airspace by an Ethiopian fighter jet on Wednesday morning," the SCAA Director Ibrahim Adlan told the Sudan Tribune.On Wednesday, the head of the Sovereign Council Abdel Fatah…

Sudan closes airspace on Ethiopian border

(KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) has declared the closure of airspace over eastern Sudan region of Gadaref, after the incursion of an Ethiopian fighter plane on Wednesday."The measure has been taken in the wake of the violation of the Sudanese airspace by an Ethiopian fighter jet on Wednesday morning," the SCAA Director Ibrahim Adlan told the Sudan Tribune.On Wednesday, the head of the Sovereign Council Abdel Fatah…

Sudan briefs Chad’s leader about border dispute with Ethiopia

(KHARTOUM) - Sudanese delegation briefed the Chadian President Idriss Deby on the ongoing border tensions with Ethiopian, said the Sudanese foreign minister on Tuesday.Ibrahim Gabir a member of the Sovereign Council flanked by the acting foreign minister Omer Gamar Eldin and Defence Minister Yassin Ibrahim travelled to Amdjarass town in eastern Chad to meet President Deby.Upon their return to Khartoum, Gamar Eldin told reporters that they briefed him about the…

Sudan condemns killing of five women, child by Ethiopia forces

(KHARTOUM) - Sudanese government strongly condemned the killing of Sudanese civilians by Ethiopian militiamen on the border area, on Monday.In a statement on Tuesday, the Sudanese foreign ministry confirmed that five women and a child had been killed by the Ethiopian forces and two other women are missing.The attack comes as the Ethiopian government staged a diplomatic campaign pointing an accusing finger to the Sudanese troops saying they killed innocent…

South Sudan: Humanitarian Snapshot (December 2020)

People continued to reel from the impacts of flooding which affected over 1 million people in 2020. Physical access to the hardest-hit Jonglei and Greater Pibor Administrative Area remained challenging, deepening people’s vulnerabilities. The latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) report estimated that 5.8 million people, almost half of the population, were likely to face Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse acute food insecurity in December, an increase by…

South Sudan Operation Overview – December 2020

BackgroundThe Logistics Cluster facilitates the coordination of the logistics response in support of the humanitarian community. Furthermore, it provides information management products to improve the decision making of humanitarian organisations in South Sudan.Where logistics gaps are identified, WFP, as the lead agency of the Logistics Cluster, acts as a Provider of Last Resort by offering common logistics services to support the humanitarian community in their response operations.Operational Highlights• In December,…