Sudan welcomes the UN resolution to lift its name from violations of children’s rights

    The Minister of Social Security and Development, mashaer al-Dulab, stressed that the Sudan is one of the most concerned countries for the rights and welfare of children and12:21م   SMC-   The Minister of Social Security and Development, Mashaer al-Dulab, stressed that the Sudan is one of the most concerned countries for the

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An African solution could ensure vital peace in South Sudan

When Gambian president Yahua Jammeh lost a shock presidential election in December 2016, he quickly annulled the result and deployed troops in the capital, Banjul. In response, a coalition of forces from Senegal, Nigeria and Ghana entered the country to compel Mr Jammeh to relinquish power. Within 48 hours, he stepped down. It was an

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USA: Cease fire gives opportunity to build state in S.Sudan

SMC- The US ambassador to Sudan, Stephen Coates, welcomed the signing of the Khartoum peace agreement in southern Sudan between the head of the southern government, Salva Kiir Mayardit, Riek Machar and opposition leaders, which was sponsored by IGAD organization. Speaking to (SMC) The US ambassador to Sudan said we welcome this agreement and the

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Troika’ Confirms Support of South Sudan Agreement

    SMC- The Troika countries have confirmed their support and welcome the ceasefire agreement between the South Sudan teams, describing the signing as a great success for Sudan.  The British ambassador to Khartoum Irfan Siddiq said, “The cease-fire is very important for stability and security in South Sudan and the region as a whole,

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South Darfur: Displacement of Arab Tribes of Shataya Merely Rumours  

  SMC- The government of South Darfur said that news about the displacement of the Arab tribes from the Shataya region are baseless allegations. The governor stressed the right of every citizen to live inside or outside the area. Speaking to the SMC, the leaders of the Social Peace Mechanism explained that the handing over

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South Sudan President Leaves Khartoum After Signing Peace Deal  

  SMC- President of the South Sudan Salva Kiir Mayardit concluded on Wednesday his visit to Sudan, which lasted several days during which he participated in the talks between the parties in South Sudan, culminating in the signing of the “Khartoum Political Agreement for South Sudan”. He was seen off at Khartoum Airport, by President

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South Sudan rivals sign peace agreement in Khartoum

South Sudan’s president signed a peace agreement with rebels on Wednesday including a ceasefire to start in 72 hours, Sudan’s foreign minister said, but rebels rejected other parts of the deal. The agreement, made in Khartoum, the Sudanese capital, aims to end a war in which tens of thousands of people have been killed. Previous

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IGAD Welcomes Ceasefire in South Sudan 

  SMC- The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has welcomed the agreement signed by the South Sudan parties in the capital Khartoum on the cease-fire, disengagement; separate the stationed forces, opening the crossings border for humanitarian purposes and the release of political prisoners and detainees in South Sudan. In a statement to the SMC, IGAD

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UN chief commends IGAD-led efforts towards South Sudan peace

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday commended the continued efforts of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD)-led High Level Revitalization Forum to facilitate the peace process in South Sudan. South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar agreed earlier Wednesday to a “permanent” ceasefire to take effect within 72 hours, raising hopes of

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South Sudan foes agree ‘permanent’ ceasefire within 72 hours

The conflict erupted in 2013, around two years after South Sudan won independence from Sudan, when Kiir accused his then-deputy Machar of plotting a coup. It claimed tens of thousands of lives, displaced four million people and left the newly created country’s oil-rich economy in tatters. “All parties have agreed on a permanent ceasefire within

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