SPLM-IO splinter group demand full implementation of security arrangements

The interim leader of the armed opposition (SPLM-IO) splinter group, General Simon Dual Gatwech has clarified that his group is not after positions, but pushing for full implementation of the security agreements.“We are not after positions. The Kit Gwang Declaration is advocating for the honest implementation of Chapter II: Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements. It is the contention of the SPLM-IO (Kit Gwang) that the Security Arrangements are central to…

FFC-Minnawi calls for partial dissolution of Sudan’s transitional authority

A faction of the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) led by Minni Minnawi refused to meet with the ruling coalition and requested the partial dissolution of the cabinet and the Sovereign Council.Minnawi and Gibril Ibrahim leader of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) besides some small factions signatory of the Juba peace agreement call to review the positions allocated to the political parties and civil society groups saying they…

South Sudan unified forces to graduate next month: army

South Sudan has set November 1 as the day on which members of the unified forces will be graduated from various training camps.The military spokesman Lul Ruai Koang said the exercise, expected to be the last leg in the process, will be preceded by dispatching a team of military experts to conduct screening of the forces in various training centers across the country.He did, however, divulged further details on the…

International meeting calls for ceasefire in Ethiopia

An International High-Level Meeting on Ethiopia called on the warring parties in the Horn of Africa nation to sign a ceasefire agreement.US Secretary of State Antony Blinken hosted a meeting to discuss the situation in Ethiopia with African Union Envoy Olusegun Obasanjo, IGAD Chairman and Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok, EU High Representative Josep Borrell, UK Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss, German Foreign Minister Niels Annen, and French Special Envoy for…

Ex ministers, adviser welcome sacking in N. Bahr el Ghazal

Two former ministers and an adviser in South Sudan’s Northern Bahr El Ghazal state have welcomed their recent removal, drawing positive comments from ruling party (SPLM) members on social media platforms.Valentino Achak Deng, a former minister of Education who was sacked last week through a presidential directive, welcomed his removal with gratitude.“I am relieved and grateful”, wrote Deng on his Facebook page hours after removal without additional comments. His supporters…

S. Sudan’s ruling party member petitions Kiir, urges aide’s removal

A member of South’s Sudan ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) has petitioned President Salva Kiir, calling for the immediate removal of a presidential aide.“Dear Comrade it’s my privilege to write to your highest office as my Chairman and President of South Sudan concerning the relieve of Hon James Deng Wal from the most sensitive position of our Country simply that Hon James isn’t doing the interest of Party SPLM…

Sudan’s GIS imposes travel ban on government officials

The Sudanese Cabinet requested the General Intelligence Service (GIS) to probe the travel restriction imposed on some government officials.Security officials at Khartoum Airport prevented Salah Manna, a prominent member of the Empowerment Removal Committee from leaving the country to Cairo on 6 October pretexting that his name was on the exit control list before he was later allowed to leave.On Monday 11 October, Minister of the Cabinet Affairs Khaled Omer…

Sudan’s GIS imposes travel ban on government officials

The Sudanese Cabinet requested the General Intelligence Service (GIS) to probe the travel restriction imposed on some government officials.Security officials at Khartoum Airport prevented Salah Manna, a prominent member of the Empowerment Removal Committee from leaving the country to Cairo on 6 October pretexting that his name was on the exit control list before he was later allowed to leave.On Monday 11 October, Minister of the Cabinet Affairs Khaled Omer…