A senior General of the military command of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-In Opposition (SPLA-IO) under the leadership of former First Vice president and rebel leader Dr. Riek Machar urges civilians living in and around Pagak to stay in their homes, saying the armed opposition is surgically eliminating government troops stationed at Way Station and the surrounding areas.
Wife Claims Former South Sudan Strongman is Under House Arrest
The wife of the former head of South Sudan’s army says her husband has been under house arrest for months on the direct orders of President Salva Kiir.
South Sudan clashes reportedly leave 25 dead, UN investigating
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.
Rebel stronghold falls to government troops
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 to visit Darfur and Kordofan to plan for disarmament campaign
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.
Cholera reaches Central Darfur, ‘becomes endemic disease’ in Sudan
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.
Africa: Worrying Signs
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 rebels recapture Maiwut, besiege Pagak
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.
Sudan, South Sudan to Meet in Addis Ababa Over Abyei
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 says peace only option to end war
South Sudan president Salva Kiir said Sunday that there was no other way of ending the ongoing conflict except following the peace process.