Sudan, UN agree to maintain Libya’s stability and territorial integrity

April 30, 2017 (KHARTOUM) – The United Nations Special Representative and Head of the U.N. Support Mission in Libya, Martin Kobler, Sunday said Sudan and the UN have agreed on the need to establish a strong government that could maintain Libya’s stability and territorial integrity.
In press statements after his meeting with Sudan’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour in Khartoum, Kobler underscored the need to implement the December 2015 Libyan Political Agreement, signed in Skhirat, Morocco, (…)


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South Sudan armed opposition rejects declaring unilateral ceasefire

April 30, 2017 (JUBA) – The military command of armed opposition faction loyal to the exiled former First Vice President Riek Machar has dismissed as “nonsense” voices calling for a declaration of unilateral ceasefire between the warring parties in South Sudan conflict.
Lt. General Wesley Welebe Samson, the SPLM/A-IO Deputy Chief of Staff for Training said in a statement released on Sunday that the basis of declaring ceasefire would be determined by the situation after the leader of the (…)


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Sudan hosts quarter of South Sudanese refugees: UNCHR

April 30, 2017 (KHARTOUM) – The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said Sudan is currently hosting about a quarter of the South Sudanese refugees in the region.
In its weekly humanitarian bulletin, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said UNHCR figures show that “over 10,000 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Sudan during the first half of April, bringing the number of refugee arrivals from South Sudan to over 95,000 since the beginning of 2017”.
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UN rights office write to Sudan over threats against journalist

April 30, 2017 (KHARTOUM) – The United Nations human rights office in Geneva has asked Sudanese government to clarify the alleged threats against a female journalist by hard-line Islamists who have accused her of “insulting Islam” in one of her columns.
Last February, a radical preacher Mohamed Ali al-Gazouli accused Shamael al-Nur, a journalist and columnist at the independent Al-Tayyar newspaper, of apostasy and called on worshipers to protect their religion.
Also, al-Tayeb Mustafa, the (…)


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