‘Always looking at the sky’: Life amidst Somalia’s flood waters

After enduring a year of drought and then the heaviest rainfall in over three decades, more than 750,000 Somalis must now figure out how to secure food and shelter and deal with emerging health risks. Last month, Somalia’s government and the UN appealed for $80 million to help people affected by flooding in the south

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Assassinations and Clashes Within SLM-AW Members in Jebel Marra

SMC- Clashes occurred among groups of the field commanders of rebel from the Sudan Liberation Movement-Abdul Wahid (SLM-AW) movement at Dandalo area after exchange of accusations on poor conditions on the ground. Citizens fleeing of the conflict area told the SMC that the clashes took place on the backdrop of arrest the leaders of the rebel

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Mary’s Meals appeals for help in South Sudan schools programme

Mary’s Meals has launched an emergency campaign to increase the number of children it can feed in war-torn South Sudan. Officials said seven million people in the African country are facing a hunger crisis as the lean season between harvests approaches and fighting continues. The Scottish-based charity, which provides a daily meal to children attending school in

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South Sudan worst-case hunger crisis looming

More civilians are without food in more places than ever before in the history of South Sudan. An upsurge in fighting, lack of access and attacks on aid workers batters already food insecure communities. “The UN’s deadly prediction of record numbers of hungry people in South Sudan is already unfolding from what I’m seeing,” said

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Sudan justice Denies It Said It will Ratify CEDAW

SMC- The Ministry of Justice has denied that the Ministry of Justice has recommended or referred the Convention against Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) to Parliament for ratification. The Ministry in a press statement it issued Monday has described what was carried out by some newspapers on the intention of the ministry to sign CEDAW as

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Spotlight: Sudan launches campaign against plastic pollution on World Environment Day

On the occasion of the World Environment Day, Sudan government has declared a campaign to eliminate plastic pollution.According to official statistics, around 180,000 tones of plastic materials spread in Sudan, constituting one of the biggest environmental pollution in the country. “The pollution resulting from plastic use constitutes the biggest threat to environment in Sudan,” said

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Sudan Says U.S. Hasn’t Lifted Technology Sanctions

The U.S. hasn’t lifted economic sanctions against Sudan on telecommunications and other technology sectors since the Trump administration announced last October that it would partially lift sanctions against Sudan, the country’s telecommunications minister Ibrahim El-Mirghani told reporters in the capital Khartoum. El-Mirghani says the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control has refused to lift telecommunications

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Sudan President Offers to Host Talks Between South Sudan President Salva Kiir and Opposition Riek Machar

SMC- President Omar al-Bashir has offered to host peace talks in Khartoum between South Sudan’s rivals President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar, according to Sudan’s foreign ministry Bashir’s offer was delivered to Kiir by a Sudanese delegation that visited Juba on Tuesday, and comes just days after the UN Security Council adopted a

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Five things you should know about the conflict in South Sudan

In the world’s youngest state, millions go hungry as a devastating conflict continues to displace civilians. In 2011, South Sudan gained independence from Sudan, marking an end to Africa’s longest-running civil war. But two years later, violent conflict broke out after political disagreement between President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar and the fighting

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Chief of Staff: Keen to Build Strategic Partnerships with Russia

SMC- The Sudanese Armed Forces Chief of Staff, Lieutenant-General Kamal Abdul-Maarouf Al-Mahi, affirmed Sudan’s keenness to develop its relations with Russia and to move forward in building strategic partnerships that would serve the interests of the two countries. During the meeting with the Russian ambassador to Khartoum, Vladimir Geltov, in the presence of the Russian

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