Despite civil war, ‘phenomenal’ project gets 60,000 extra children into school

A charity working with the government in South Sudan has seen girls’ enrolment more than double in one state badly affected by conflict. A project to get children into schools in war-torn South Sudan has enjoyed extraordinary success. Enrolment is up by 33% in just three years – an extra 60,000 students. Windle Trust International

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South Sudanese music fights for survival

The conflict has forced almost 2.5 million people to seek refuge in Uganda, Kenya, Sudan, Ethiopia, the DRC and the Central African Republic. The UN reports that a further 2 million are displaced inside the country. Tens of thousands have been killed. Like their fellow countrymen and women, the war has also displaced the country’s

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South Sudan’s quiet victims of war: With HIV, without help

Tracing his fingers over his bald head, the 11-year-old boy shifts uncomfortably in his chair. “I’m scared,” James Seferino says. “All I know is that if I don’t take my pills I’ll die.” The boy’s mother died of AIDS several years ago because she didn’t know where to get help, said the boy’s father, Andrea

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South Sudan: Oxfam calls for urgent action as famine worries loom

The British charity said people were falling ill from eating grass and weeds. A four-year civil war, poor harvests and rising food prices have been blamed for the widespread hunger in the world’s youngest nation. Oxfam on Tuesday urged urgent action to prevent millions of people being hit by famine in South Sudan. The British

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Sudan: Joining military ops. in Yemen ‘moral duty’

Sudanese Ministry of Defense on Monday described its participation in ongoing Saudi-led military operations in Yemen as a “moral duty and commitment”. According to the statement, Sudanese Defense Minister Ahmed Awad ibn Auf met Saudi Ambassador to Sudan Ali bin Hassan Jaafar in the capital Khartoum. The meeting between the two sides came as a

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Pressure on movements… Hate in the Court of the Security Council

SMC- The Sudanese government has been making demands and requests to the international community to pressure the rebel movements to join the peace process. However, this is the first time that the government has put the ball in the court of the UN Security Council and the countries that have power to influence to pressure

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Turkish Company Interested in Sudan Oil Sector

SMC- Minister of Oil and Gas, Azhari Abdulqadir Abdullah, on Monday, welcomed the desire of the BGN International Turkish oil company on investment in Sudan and enter a number of blocks put forward by the Ministry of Investment, and said that the doors of Sudan are open to all. Azhari said that they will work

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US Charge Says US Ready for Next Phase of Dialogue

SMC- The US Charge d’ Affaires Stephen Koutsis expressed on Monday his country’s readiness to continue dialogue with Sudan in the hope of moving to the second phase of the dialouge and removing Sudan from the list of state sponsors of terrorism. The newly appointed Foreign Minister Dirdiri Mohammad Ahmed discussed during the meeting with US Charge d’

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Minnawi .. Return to Hafter

SMC- In implementation of the directives of Major General Khalifa Hafater, the head of the Sudan people’s Liberation Movement, Minni Arko Minawi, began to discuss increasing the number of his forces in Libya. This move would be an effort to attract the Abdullah Jannah Group after the arrival of information to Minnawi, the group has more

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NISS Arrests Cooking Gas Traders in Black Market.

SMC- The National Security and Intelligence Service in the state of Khartoum managed to raid a store in Al-Ashra area in Khartoum containing more than two thousand gas cylinders of various kinds, ready for sale at illegal prices ranging from 200-250 pounds. The security team, Jalal al-Din al-Sheikh, deputy director-general of the National Security and

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