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Sudan closes its common border with South Sudan
March 29, 2013 (JUBA) - Sudanese government has again on Tuesday closed its borders with South Sudan, just a week after Khartoum threatened to treat South Sudanese in Sudan as foreigners. On Tuesday, South Sudan’s Renk county commissioner in West...
South Sudan in talks with Sudan over border tensions
March 21, 2016 (JUBA) – Juba on Monday said it was in talks with Khartoum over border tensions linked to security matters in addition to demarcations of their common border as well as oil charges for transiting Sudanese territory to the international...
China to send 700 combat troops to South Sudan
Tuesday 23 December 2014 ( Guardian Network ) – China is to send 700 combat troops to South Sudan in what analysts describe as a significant shift from its stated policy of non-interference in African conflicts. The first Chinese infantry battalion...
Khartoum again warns Juba against supporting Sudan’s JEM rebels
December 17, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The director of Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS), Mohamed Atta, has reiterated warning to South Sudan against supporting and funding Sudanese rebels particularly the Justice and Equality...
Security Council welcomes talks between leaders of Sudan, South Sudan
December 12, 2014 – Welcoming recent talks between Presidents of Sudan and South Sudan, the United Nations Security Council today called on both governments to hold a high-level security meeting as soon as possible and urged all parties to refrain...
Heavy fighting breaks out in South Sudan as sanctions loom
August 15, 2014 (JUBA) – Heavy fighting erupted on Friday between South Sudan army (SPLA) and rebels in Unity state, with the latter accusing pro-government forces of attacking their positions in violation of the ceasefire agreement. The rebel spokesperson...
South Sudan’s food insecurity situation “worst in the world”
July 26, 2014 (NEW YORK/GENEVA) – Members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) have described the current food insecurity situation in South Sudan as the “worst in the world”. During its Friday session chaired by Rwanda’s...
Nothing to celebrate as South Sudan marks independence
JUBA, Jul 8 – South Sudan marks its third birthday this week in a state of civil war, carved up along ethnic lines, locked in a cycle of atrocities and on the brink of famine. Despite vast oil reserves and billions in foreign aid, the world’s...
South Sudan bans foreign taxi drivers
July 02, 2014 (JUBA)- The interior ministry issued the rule last week without warning, angry taxi drivers told Radio Tamazuj, a Dutch station that covers the inter-Sudanese border area. They say officials are impounding their taxis in Juba and demanding...
South Sudan rebel leader Machar due to visit Khartoum
May 25, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The leader of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army in Opposition faction, Riek Machar, is expected to arrive in Khartoum within the coming week as part of a tour of East African countries, Sudanese sources...
President Kiir ready for face-face talks with Machar: Kerry
May 2, 2014 (JUBA) - The US Secretary of State John Kerry has said South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir was ready to discuss a transition government with rebels "to bring peace and restore legitimacy." Addressing reporters at the US embassy...
Sudan, South Sudan agree to speed up implementation of security arrangements
March 23, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan and south Sudan have agreed to speed up the implementation of security arrangements and to determine the line zero related to the establishment of a buffer zone between the two countries, a Sudanese official said...
Political detainees linked to S. Sudan coup plot face court in Juba
March 11, 2014 (JUBA) - A court hearing for four political detainees accused of treason by the South Sudan government in connection to an alleged coup plot to depose president Salva Kiir got under way in the capital, Juba, on Tuesday. The hearing started...
Juba denies Sudan rebels involved in South Sudan conflict
February 24, 2014 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese government has strongly dismissed reports alleging that is was harbouring Sudanese rebels in the country to help it fight dissent forces loyal to its former vice-president, Riek Machar. "There is...
Machar In undisclosed location in South Sudan holds talks with IGAD mediation
January 12, 2014 (JUBA/ADDIS ABABA) – Regional mediators from the East African regional bloc, the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) arrived in South Sudan on Saturday after ongoing peace talks in the Ethiopian capital stalled. IGAD’s...
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