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KAWALIB:- 15 May
An Antonov aircraft “belonging to the Sudanese Air Force” dropped 13 bombs on a village east of the Nuba Mountains, South Kordofan, on Wednesday morning. A local source said 25 civilians were killed and eight were injured. Continue reading
Sudanese security authorities confiscated the Sunday edition of the independent newspaper Al Khartoum because it reported on an opposition protest, a source at the newspaper said.
On Saturday, police used teargas and batons to break up a protest by opposition party members calling for the release of politicians and activists who were detained after attending a meeting with armed rebel groups in Kampala this year. Continue reading
By FREDERIC J. FROMMER, WASHINGTON:— The FBI has searched the apartment of former Reagan administration national security adviser Robert McFarlane for evidence of whether he lobbied on behalf of the government of Sudan in violation of federal law.
A search warrant on file in U.S. District Court in Washington shows agents seized items this month including handwritten notes about Sudan and White House documents with classification markings up to Top Secret.
It is against the law for Americans to do business with Sudan because of its alleged support for international terrorism and human rights violations, among other things. Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir, has been charged by the International Criminal Court with genocide and other crimes during the deadly conflict in Sudan’s western Darfur region. Continue reading
Sudanese refugees at the Djabal refugee camp in southern Chad near Gozbeida on March 15, 2009 – AFP/File, Philippe Huguen
N’DJAMENA — Around 12,500 Sudanese refugees fleeing inter-ethnic violence in the troubled Darfur region have crossed into Chad over the last four weeks, the UN refugee agency said Saturday.
“For around a month (the border town of) Tissi has registered a huge influx of Sudanese refugees from the Darfur region” said Aminata Gueye, the representative for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Chad. Continue reading
SOUTH KORDOFAN:- Marking “20 months of war in South Kordofan”, a human rights organization released a report depicting the political and humanitarian situations in the state, including in the Nuba Mountains. The results provided are based on the agency’s own observations on the ground, but also on local reports and on information gathered from various sources.
“The government of Sudan is still using its national security, military, police and tribal militias to oppress and violate peoples’ rights targeting unarmed citizens, detaining and killing them. Continue reading
Ms Sarah Nugdallah and Dr Mariam Alsadig Almahdi – Umma National Party
Political leaders from the Umma National Party were turned back from the airport on Friday
Sudan’s security forces prevented Ms Sarah Nugdallah and Dr Mariam Alsadig Almahdi from leaving to attend a conference in Ethiopia, while allowing eight other ladies attending the same conference.
The security forces also banned the media from publishing this story.
Children walk in the Jaborona settlement for displaced people from South Kordofan and South Sudan in the desert near Khartoum’s twin city Omdurman, December 23, 2012 – photo:- AFP
NAIROBI:— Human Rights Watch says the conflict in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states has displaced or severely affected an estimated 900,000 people and caused widespread hunger, malnutrition, and associated illness. With Sudan’s army increasing aerial attacks since the end of the rainy season, the situation in the region is rapidly deteriorating. Key humanitarian figures are calling on the African Union to take action at their summit later this month. Continue reading
Two weeks of fighting in Sudan’s Darfur has displaced 30,000 people who are in need for food and shelter, the United Nations said after some of the worst clashes in the western region for months.
Conflict has raged in Darfur, a vast arid region, since 2003 when mainly non-Arab tribes took up arms against the Arab government in Khartoum, accusing it of political and economic marginalization. Continue reading
Girls carrying water at the Doro refugee camp in Maban, Upper Nile state in South Sudan. Female refugees and humanitarian agencies say that the risk of physical and sexual assault while collecting water or firewood is one of the gravest safety ad security concerns faced by female refugees. According to the UNHCR, the United Nations refugee agency, girls (under 18) are 32 percent of the entire Blue Nile refugee population registered in the four camps in Upper Nile state, South Sudan.
© 2012 Samer Muscati/Human Rights Watch
by:- Daniel Williams
Published in:- CNN
January 4, 2013
Fadila Tia Kofi, 70, looked at her right foot where her toes used to be and remembered when the bombs hit near her home last September. “I heard the sound of the plane and I fell to the ground. A big piece of metal cut my toes,” she said. “I don’t know why the bombs come. I work. I farm. But now I crawl.” Continue reading
KHARTOUM:- The Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has invited several parties, including the opposition, armed groups and civil society organizations, to participate in the development of a new, permanent constitution for the country, Radio Dabanga has learned.
Al-Bashir made the invitation while addressing a crowd rally in the Blue Nile state to mark the opening of the Roseires Dam, on Monday, 31 December. Continue reading
Jalila Khamis Kuku
Summary of Jalila Khamees’ court session on 12/23
The trial of Jalila Khamis Kuku has been postponed until January 2, 2013 due to the absence of the prosecutor. A large number of the activist’s friends and family were in attendance, to the point where the court ran out of temporary attendee badges. Continue reading
KHARTOUM | Sun Dec 30, 2012
Sudanese security forces on Sunday blocked activists trying to deliver a petition criticizing the government to the country’s human rights commission, drawing a rare rebuke from the state-appointed body.
Sudan has avoided mass “Arab Spring” protests that unseated rulers in Egypt and Tunisia, but President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who seized power in 1989, has faced dissent over a severe economic crisis and corruption. Continue reading
Mr Faroug Abu Eissa head of the National Consensus Forces
Security forces arrest Mr Faroug Abu Eissa head of the National Consensus Forces (NCF) the main coalition of opposition parties in Sudan after the memorial which was held in the Umma National Party’s headquarters in Omdurman for the Jazeera University students murdered by national security forces
Iranian Navy helicopter carrier Kharg (431) is pictured docked at Port Sudan at the Red Sea State, October 31, 2012. Photo by Reuters
Israeli officials claim Iran seeks to smuggle arms to Gaza via Sudan, Egypt; Sudanese army describes docking as a routine visit to refuel.
Two Iranian warships docked in Sudan on Saturday in the second port call by the Iranian navy in Sudan in a little over a month.
The visit risks widening divisions inside the Sudanese government and upsetting the African country’s Gulf Arab donors, as ties between Sudan and Iran have come under increased scrutiny in recent weeks.
Two Iranian navy ships also visited in October, days after Sudan accused Israel of bombing a weapons factory in the capital Khartoum. Israel declined to comment on the alleged attack but has accused Sudan of smuggling weapons to the Gaza Strip, which is ruled by the Iranian-allied Palestinian movement Hamas. Continue reading
by Khalid Abdelaziz and Alexander Dziadosz
Sudanese activists blamed authorities on Saturday for the deaths of four student protesters whose bodies were discovered in a canal near a provincial university and called for further demonstrations against the government.
State news agency SUNA reported all activities at Gezira University – located in an agricultural region south of Khartoum – had been suspended after four students “drowned”.
Arab-African Sudan has avoided the mass protests that have swept across much of the Middle East, but rising food prices and other grievances have inspired smaller demonstrations over the last two years. Continue reading
Sudan says soldiers have attacked Islamists who had set up camp in the Dinder National Park - AFP, Ebrahim Hamid
By Abdelmoneim Abu Edris Ali
KHARTOUM — Two people were killed and more than 20 arrested in a raid on an Islamist training camp in Sudan, which wants a lifting of US sanctions over its alleged support for terrorism, a state governor said Sunday.
“Over the last two days, up until this morning, security services and police attacked them in their training camp, killing two, while four police were wounded,” Ahmed Abbas, the governor of Sinnar state in southeast Sudan, told AFP. Continue reading
Photo: Nuba Mountains, Radio Dabanga file photo
SOUTH KORDOFAN / NUBA MOUNTAINS:- A press release issued by the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – North (SPLM-N), claims that the Sudan Air Forces (SAF) dropped approximately 330 bombs on both South Kordofan and the Nuba Mountains in the past month.
The continuous bombings have led to the death of 36 civilians, mostly women and children, and the injuring of 22 others. In addition, the press release claims that about 30 farms and 92 homes were destroyed by the continuous bombings. Continue reading
Religious leaders have warned of mass suffering in Sudan’s so-called ‘Two Areas’, as bombardment intensifies and civilians become targets.
The comments came as an interfaith delegation prepared to call on the African Union to prioritise humanitarian action in the Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states. Continue reading
Sudan's Abyei is is currently controlled by United Nations peacekeepers - AFP, Patrice Dere
KHARTOUM — About 100 protesters rallied in Khartoum on Wednesday proclaiming the flashpoint Abyei region Sudanese territory, ahead of a deadline for Sudan and South Sudan to settle the area’s status.
“Abyei 100 percent north Sudanese,” said one banner carried by the group.
“Abyei belongs to Misseriya through the gun,” they shouted, referring to the nomadic Arab Misseriya who regularly graze their animals and move through Abyei where the Dinka tribe have traditionally lived. Dinka are one of the dominant groups in South Sudan. Continue reading