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UN Moves To Protect South Sudan Civilians After Years Of Criticism

UN Moves To Protect South Sudan Civilians After Years Of Criticism

United Nations peacekeepers in South Sudan are moving more aggressively to protect civilians caught in the country’s four-year civil war, after years of criticism for failures that led to the sacking of the mission’s military chief last year. This year, the U.N. Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has rescued aid workers and U.N. staff during […]

Sudan Court Rules – Girls In Trousers Not ‘Disgraceful Dress’

Sudan Court Rules – Girls In Trousers Not ‘Disgraceful Dress’

Sudan’s Public Order Court has dismissed charges against two girls, accused of wearing disgraceful dress, citing a lack of evidence by the police and that “trousers are not disgraceful”. The court dismissed the charges over a “lack of evidence provided by the community security” during the session in Khartoum yesterday. “Wearing trousers is not a […]

Sudan: Women Protest Water Outages In Port Sudan

Sudan: Women Protest Water Outages In Port Sudan

On Sunday, dozens of women from El Mirghaniya and El Matar districts in the Red Sea capital of Port Sudan took to the streets in protest against repeated and long cuts in the water provision. The demonstrators blocked the main road leading to the two districts with stones, journalist Osman Hashim told Radio Dabanga. They […]

Nigeria, Three Others Get Trump’s $639m Aid

Nigeria, Three Others Get Trump’s $639m Aid

United States President, Mr. Donald Trump at the weekend promised $639 million in aid to feed people facing starvation because of drought and conflict in North-eastern part of Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Of the funding, $121 million would go to Nigeria, according to Rob Jenkins, Acting Head, Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian […]

Hunger Used as a Weapon of War in South Sudan, Amnesty Says

Hunger Used as a Weapon of War in South Sudan, Amnesty Says

South Sudanese government forces and rebels have used hunger as a weapon of war in a region once seen as the country’s breadbasket that’s been ravaged by killings, gang-rapes and looting over the past year, Amnesty International said. Civilians’ access to food in the southern region of Equatoria, where conflict spread last July, is “severely […]

Uganda, UN Appeal for $8 Billion For South Sudan Refugees

Uganda, UN Appeal for $8 Billion For South Sudan Refugees

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni and UN chief Antonio Guterres will on Friday host a conference to raise funds for South Sudanese refugees. Nearly one million have crossed into Uganda since conflict broke out in 2013. They come with the little they could save from their homes having fled war and famine. They come in their […]

Sudan: Militiamen Break Hands Of Two Women At North Darfur Market

Sudan: Militiamen Break Hands Of Two Women At North Darfur Market

In a beating by militiamen at the market of Tabit in Tawila locality on Sunday, two women were wounded. “The janjaweed broke the hands of Halima Mousa and Sarah Jumaa,” a vendor told Radio Dabanga. “A group of militiamen arrived at the market in four vehicles. They took a number of commodities from the two […]

Food And Shelter Prevents Girls From Sex Trade

Food And Shelter Prevents Girls From Sex Trade

 “Women and girls may resort to exchanging sex for food, shelter, or money to meet their daily living needs for themselves and their families in order to survive another day” “Women and girls may resort to exchanging sex for food, shelter, or money to meet their daily living needs for themselves and their families in […]

€8.5 Million Grant For Sudan On World Environment Day

€8.5 Million Grant For Sudan On World Environment Day

 On the occasion of the World Environment Day today, the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Sudan announced a grant of €8.5 million for projects addressing climate change in the country. The projects are financed by the EU Global Climate Change Alliance+ (GCCA+), the EU delegation to Sudan said in a statement today. “The […]

Pregnancy and War – Women At Risk In The Nuba Mountains

Pregnancy and War – Women At Risk In The Nuba Mountains

During one of the worst aerial bomb attacks against the rebel-controlled areas in the Nuba Mountains, Awatif Ali Mohammed was very pregnant. Sudan government warplanes had bombed over 750 civilian targets in late 2014 and Awatif had miraculously given birth while evading the shrapnel and mayhem around her. But a neighbor to Awatif was not […]

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