South Sudan: Starvation and violence

“Delkhiin Khunsnii Khotolbor” might be Mongolian, but in the Bentiu refugee camp in southern Sudan, even toddlers understand the name. It translates as “World Food Program.” In the lives of the camp children, there are two things that go without saying: Food comes from the UN World Food Program and security is provided by Mongolia.

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Sudan: Al-Basher and President of Niger Hold Talks

Khartoum — President of the Republic, Field Marshal, Omer Al-Basher and the President of the Republic of Niger, Mahamadou Issooufou held joint talks, Tuesday, mornining, in the Republican Palace, covering the bilateral relations and issues of the African continent, specially, the free trade zones-areas and the African Union. Foreign Minister, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour said in

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Indian peacekeepers in Sudan awarded UN medal

UNITED NATIONS: 50 Indian peacekeepers stationed in South Sudan have been awarded the UN Medal for their professionalism and service in protecting civilians and building durable peace in the conflict-ridden country. The Indian peacekeepers are part of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). They are deployed with the Indian battalion stationed at Bor in

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East Africa: In Case N. Sudan Joins the EAC Fold.

Arusha — THE letter which North Sudan wrote to the East African Community, bidding to join the now six-state regional bloc, may soon see Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and South-Sudan linked to the Red Sea. Khartoum, apparently, had appealed to become member of the East African Community through an official application sent to Arusha

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Culture is bridge linking Egyptians and Sudanese

KHARTOUM – 17 October 2017: Culture has always been a “main bridge linking the Egyptians and Sudanese,” Egypt’s Culture Minister Helmy el Namnam said on Monday. Namnam made the remarks during a reception held by Egypt’s ambassador to Sudan ahead of the minister’s participation in the Khartoum International Book Fair. He called for not giving

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Football: Losers Egypt back in 2018 CHAN

Egypt will compete at the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco, despite being eliminated in the qualifying competition two months ago. The Egyptians lost 4-2 on aggregate to Morocco, who are now automatic competitors in the 16-team event having replaced Kenya as hosts. This opened the door for Egypt to be reinstated into the

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Culture minister arrives in Sudan for Khartoum Int’l Book Fair

KHARTOUM – 16 October 2017: Culture Minister Helmy el Namnam arrived in Sudan on Monday to take part in Khartoum International Book Fair. Egypt has been selected as the guest of honor in this year’s edition which will kick off on Tuesday. Namnam will deliver a speech at the opening session of the fair. During

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South Sudan Situation: Ethiopia Refugee Response Plan – Midyear Update, January – June 2017

In Ethiopia, asylum-seekers from South Sudan continue to arrive. In total, 36,414 persons newly registered as refugees through July 2017. This raises the total registered South Sudanese population to 380,818. Some 85% of new arrivals originated from Upper Nile State, 14% from Jonglei State, and 1% from Unity State. Women and children continue to represent

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South Sudan Situation: Uganda Refugee Response Plan – Midyear Update, January – June 2017

In the first semester of 2017 alone, 316,782 new refugees from South Sudan sought safety in Uganda citing fears of physical and sexual violence, political uncertainty, forced recruitment of children, looting and conflict-induced famine as reasons for fleeing their country of origin. In May 2017 the RRP planning figure was revised upwards from 300,000 to

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Sudan to introduce new voting system for 2020 elections

Sudan’s interior ministry has revealed that voters in the country’s next general election scheduled for 2020 will participate using a national identification smart card, the daily newspaper Nilein reported. Speaking at a press conference on Saturday, Minister Hamid Mannan said that a new ID card would be issued with an electronic chip that would be

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