UN Peacekeepers help hundreds of students sit primary leaving exams

These are the words of Rita Chol, one of the candidates from the United Nations Protection of Civilians (POC) site in Malakal, who completed the South Sudan Primary Level Education National Examinations in the Upper Nile region. For the first time, the UN Mission in South Sudan’s Upper Nile office together with humanitarian partners facilitated

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Refugees from South Sudan sceptical about dialogue

As South Sudanese leaders are set to participate in another series of talks in the coming months, their citizens continue to flee the violence, lawlessness and humanitarian disaster that characterises their country. From refugee settlements in Uganda and elsewhere in the region, they follow these discussions with a mix of scepticism, hope and rejection. Most

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Bears rout Savannah; Acuil’s big game leads Bears to win

Baylor’s 7-foot center hadn’t seen his family from Sudan in more than four years but had his parents, an aunt and niece in Waco for his graduation and two games this week. He gave them a show to remember Sunday. Lual-Acuil had career highs with 31 points and 20 rebounds and No. 21 Baylor used

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Sudan: President Al-Bashir Addresses Barkal Civilization Festival

President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, Sunday addressed the fourth Barkal Tourism, Culture and Investment Conference at Barkal Mountain. The citizens of Merowe Locality have handed President Al-Bashir a document of allegiance and affirmed their support to his nomination for a new presidential term in the coming elections. Addressing the festival, President Al-Bashir

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IGAD asked to show resolute determination in driving South Sudan peace process

The Chairman of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) for South Sudan , Festus Mogae, has appealed to leaders of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to remain united under one voice and to encourage the South Sudanese leadership to seize the opportunity to restore the Peace Agreement to center stage. The Chairman made

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Ithraa Organizes Exploratory Trade Mission to Sudan

Sudan has captured the attention of Ithraa – Oman’s inward investment and export promotion agency – as an emerging and growing market for Omani exporters. Mr. Saif Al Mamari, Ithraa’s Export Development Director led a team on an exploratory trade visit to Sudan, 10 – 11 December where he held meetings with government officials as

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S. Sudan’s ruling party factions in government commit to ceasefire accord

Three factions of South Sudan’s ruling party (SPLM) in the coalition government have signed a new deal recommitting themselves to ceasefire, saying reunification of the party is key to the resolution of the current crisis. The country’s foreign affairs minister, Deng Alor Kuol, defense minister, Kuol Manyang and petroleum minister Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth signed the

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New initiative to urge peace for South Sudan

A new effort aimed at reviving the failed South Sudanese Peace process was launched in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa on Monday. The High-Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) for the South Sudan Peace Agreement was presided by the current chairman of the 8-nation Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. Speaking at the

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Sudan to Attend IGAD Foreign Ministers Meeting

SMC- Sudan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ibrahim Ghandour, participated on Sunday in the extraordinary session of the Ministerial Council of Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), taking place at the headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa capital, Ethiopia. The meeting was briefed on the report prepared by IGAD envoy to South Sudan, Ambassador Ismail

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NISS Chief: Sudan Ready to Protect Jerusalem

SMC- Director General of The of Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) Mohamed Atta Al-Mawla confirmed readiness to implement of the security apparatus implement all the decisions of President Omar Al-Bashir, to uphold the Arab and Islamic peoples and protect Jerusalem.  Speaking at the conclusion of a military exercise Atta Al-Mawla said, “We are reassured by the exercise

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