Rebels attack Yei River state in protest over Kampala talks

April 28, 2017 (JUBA) – Disturbed by reports about peace talks that took place in Kampala, Uganda, rebels allied to South Sudan’s former First Vice-President, Riek Machar responded by attacking Morobo county of Yei River state in rejection to the peace accord.
Sudan Tribune understands that peace efforts mediated by South Sudan religious leaders from Yei River state is due in Kampala soon to reconcile the renowned armed rebels groups with the Juba government.
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Rebels attack Yei River state in protest over Kampala talks

April 28, 2017 (JUBA) – Disturbed by reports about peace talks that took place in Kampala, Uganda, rebels allied to South Sudan’s former First Vice-President, Riek Machar responded by attacking Morobo county of Yei River state in rejection to the peace accord.
Sudan Tribune understands that peace efforts mediated by South Sudan religious leaders from Yei River state is due in Kampala soon to reconcile the renowned armed rebels groups with the Juba government.
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U.N urges all sides in S. Sudan conflict to cease hostilities

April 29, 2017 (JUBA) – The United Nations has urged South Sudan government as well as the other warring parties in the war-torn nation to cease hostilities and uphold their responsibilities to protect civilians.
The advice comes in the wake of escalation of the violence and the subsequent suffering of civilians in South Sudan as a result of the recent government offensives in various parts of the country.
“The renewed upsurge in fighting represents a callous and blatant disregard of the (…)


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S. Sudan Taban Deng defector rebel as SPLA-IO spokesperson

April 29, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudanese First Vice President Taban Deng Gai Saturday has appointed a rebel defector Dickson Gatluak Jock Nyuot who recently joined him as the spokesperson of his SPLA-IO faction.
On 9 April, the deputy spokesperson of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLM-IO) led by the former Vice President, Riek Machar, told Sudan Tribune that he has decided to join Gai’s faction because Machar has a lack of clear vision and objectives as well as a lack of clear chain of (…)


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Dinka Elders call for homegrown dialogue within SPLM leadership

April 29, 2017 (JUBA) – The Jieng (Dinka) Council of elders, a body of self-appointed intellectuals who are seen as an informal advisory group to President Salva Kiir, has called for a homegrown dialogue within the leadership of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), saying external initiatives have failed to address the root causes of the conflict in the country.
A prominent member of the group, Aldo Ajou Deng Akuei, argued in a widely circulated opinion article, that a viable (…)


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No terrorism financing case detected in Sudan: official

April 29, 2017 (KHARTOUM) – The director of the financial investigation department at the Central Bank of Sudan (CBoS) Hayder Abbas Saturday said not a single case of terrorism financing has been traced in the country so far.
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an international agency on combating money laundering and terrorism financing, in 2015 removed Sudan from its blacklist, saying the east-African nation is no longer a threat to the integrity of the international financial (…)


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19 killed in tribal clashes in South Darfur

April 29, 2017 (NYALA) – Nineteen people were killed and 19 others injured Saturday in clashes between armed tribesmen from Salamat and Habbaniya tribes in the locality of Buram, some 90 kilometres from the capital of South Darfur state, Nyala.
Eyewitnesses told Sudan Tribune that gunmen from Salamat tribe have stolen 150 heads of cows from Habbaniya tribesman, saying his family tracked down the culprits to retrieve the cows but they were ambushed by the latter.
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Rwandan Journalist Wins Top Award in Australia

Rwandan Journalist Wins Top Award in Australia By Our Reporter A former Rwandan Journalist working for a Ugandan daily, Mr Robert Mukombozi is taking Australia by storm. He has become one of Australia’s influential voices in the community, government, non-government and private sectors earning him 3 major awards this year. He was recently awarded the […]