Activist urges protection of S. Sudanese refugees in Uganda

(JUBA/KAMPALA) – A South Sudanese activist has urged political parties and citizens in Uganda to honour the principle of non-violent elections for the sake of maintaining peace and stability.Uganda, which hosts the biggest population of refugees from the region, is expected to hold its national general elections on January 14.In a statement issued on Tuesday, Edmund Yakani, the Executive Director of Community Empowerment for Progress Organisation (CEPO), said the protection…

Ethiopia calls to convene special committee to settle border dispute with Sudan

(KHARTOUM) - The Ethiopian government on Tuesday called for a meeting of a joint special committee to discuss an amicable solution for the border dispute with Sudan under a bilateral agreement clinched in 1972.The call brushes aside the Sudanese position which calls to begin border demarcation between the two countries, pointing that all the political and technical issues have been definitely settled since 2011.Reports from the border area on Tuesday…

Grave violations against children in S. Sudan declined: UN

(NEW YORK) - There has been a significant decrease in violations against children in South Sudan since the revitalised peace agreement was signed in 2018, the United Nations said in its latest report on children and armed conflict.The report of the UN Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict, which was released on Monday, covered the period between July 2018 and June 2020.“I am encouraged by the significant decrease in grave…

Ethiopian military fighter violated Sudan’s airspace: statement

(KHARTOUM) - An Ethiopian fighter jet briefly violated Sudan’s air space on the country’s eastern border area, the foreign ministry said WednesdayThe Sudanese government termed the move as "a dangerous and unjustified escalation" saying it could have dangerous consequences and cause more tension in the border region.Sudan and Ethiopia are moving towards military confrontation after reports of troops buildup on the two sides of the border."The Sudanese Ministry of Foreign…

IGAD Special Envoy, Machar over peace deal implementation

(JUBA) – South Sudan’s First Vice President, Riek Machar on Monday met with the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Special Envoy, Dr Ismail Wais to discuss the status of the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement.The meeting took place in Machar’s office in the country’s capital, Juba.Speaking to reporters, Wais said he met Machar for updates on implementation of the peace deal.“We touched on many issues which are very important…

Upper Nile State conference should reconcile communities: Akol

(JUBA) -The chairman of South Sudan’s opposition National Democratic Movement (NDM) party, Dr Lam Akol Ajawin has said the proposed Upper Nile state conference be an opportunity for communities in the region to dialogue among themselves, reconcile and live in peace and harmony as it had been for centuries.In a public statement issued last week, the opposition leader strongly opposed the idea of tying the conference with the appointment of…

Five women, chid killed by Ethiopian force as border tensions escalate

(GADAREF)- Ethiopian army launched an attack, on Monday noon, on Al-Layyah area of Al-Quraysha locality on the border strip, killing five women and a child and also two women are missing.The latest development took place amid troops buildup from both sides as the Ethiopian air force carried out several sorties on the Ethiopian side of the border in the Amhara region.Sudanese military officials told the Sudan Tribune on Monday that…

Five women, chid killed by Ethiopian force as border tensions escalate

(GADAREF)- Ethiopian army launched an attack, on Monday noon, on Al-Layyah area of Al-Quraysha locality on the border strip, killing five women and a child and also two women are missing.The latest development took place amid troops buildup from both sides as the Ethiopian air force carried out several sorties on the Ethiopian side of the border in the Amhara region.Sudanese military officials told the Sudan Tribune on Monday that…