The United Nations said on Monday it was investigating reports that 25 people had been killed in South Sudan‘s central Gok state in clashes between two tribal factions.
South Sudanese government troops have entered the area of Pagak as rebels allied to former first vice president Riek Machar abandoned what was the last significant town they were holding.
Sudan’s Vice-President Hassabo Mohamed Abdel-Rahman Monday would visit Darfur and Kordofan states to discuss ways to develop a plan to collect illegal weapons.
The first cases of cholera have appeared in Zalingei, capital of Central Darfur, where two patients died last week. The infectious disease is still spreading in North, West, and South Darfur. In eastern Sudan, hundreds of cholera patients are being treated.
Part of the problem of Sudan-US bilateral relations during the past few decades is that the professional diplomats have very little say in crafting an American policy towards Sudan. It was the lobbyists, activists and NGOs who played a crucial role especially after the outbreak of the second civil war.
South Sudan’ rival forces are on high-alert in and around Pagak after the rebel forces dislodged government troops from Maiwut, SPLA-IO 5thDivision Commander Major General Khor Chuol Giet told the South Sudan News Agency (SSNA) Monday morning.
Sudanese Abyei area administration committee announced that it would meet with its South Sudanese counterpart from 17 to 18 August in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
South Sudan president Salva Kiir said Sunday that there was no other way of ending the ongoing conflict except following the peace process.
Sudan is planning to split a camp housing tens of thousands of South Sudanese refugees into three separate units after a wave of violence, a minister said Sunday.