South Sudan president dissolves parliament

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has dissolved parliament, opening the way for lawmakers from opposing sides of the country’s civil war to be appointed under a 2018 peace accord. Kiir’s decision was announced on public television but no date was given as to when the new parliam

Sudan Confiscates More Bashir Family Properties

The Sudanese Committee on Dismantling of June 30 Regime announced that it confiscated new properties possessed by ousted president Omar al-Bashir, his wife Widad and their children, as well as by the former Director of the National Intelligence and Security Service. The committee also revealed th

Sudan denies that delegation will visit Israel

 Sudan has denied reports that it would send its a first delegation to Israel months after a deal for ties between the two countries, and two Sudanese sources said Khartoum had scrapped a planned visit.Sources had previously told Reuters that a Sudanese delegation comprising security and inte

Death toll in Sudan- Darfur clashes rises to 132

Intercommunal clashes in Sudan’s West Darfur state have left at least 132 people dead in recent days, its governor said on Thursday.Members of the Massalit and Arab communities have fought since Saturday in and around the state capital El-Geneina, trading gun and heavy weapons fire.Sudan&rsq

Sudan and main rebel group restart peace talks

Sudan’s interim government and the main rebel group in the country agreed on Sunday to re-start peace talks according to the rebel group and Sudan state news.The agreement was marked in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, which has mediated past negotiations between the Sudan Popular Liberatio

Sudan receives 800,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

Covax has sent 800,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Sudan. The vaccines will be administered next week to healthcare workers in the country, the over-45s with chronic medical conditions and those living in high transmission areas.   The vaccines were delivered with Unicef’s su

Sudan launches monthly cash allowances to ease economic pain

Sudan launched a scheme on Wednesday to alleviate the impact of a severe economic crisis by paying out monthly cash allowances of $5 that are eventually meant to reach 80% of the population.The first $400 million phase of the program is financed by the World Bank and other donors, but disbursement

UN report: South Sudan’s violence ‘worse’ than in civil war

The scale of violence in South Sudan is “a lot worse” than during the country’s five-year civil war, a United Nations commission announced Friday, accusing senior officials of supporting armed groups that at times have included tens of thousands of fighters.The new report by the

Ethiopia would welcome Turkish mediation in border conflict with Sudan

Ethiopia would welcome Turkish mediation in its border dispute with Sudan, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Dina Mufti told Anadolu Agency in an interview. We would be grateful if Turkey offered to play the role of mediator between us, he added. The Ethiopian-Sudanese borders have recentl

Hamdok: Sudan will co-operate with UN transitional mission

Sudan’s transitional Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said there would be “full co-operation” with the UN mission for political transition in the country. The meeting, on Sunday, was his first meeting with Volker Perthes, the UN Special Representative of Sudan and head of the UN In

New Sudan government sworn in amid protests over economy

Sudan's new Cabinet was sworn in on Wednesday with ministers from rebel groups included as part of a deal that transitional authorities struck last year with a rebel alliance. The swearing-in ceremony took place amid violent protests in several cities over the high cost of living and decimated Su

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok reshuffles government

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on Monday reshuffled his government, appointing a veteran Darfur rebel leader to the key finance post and the daughter of a former prime minister as foreign minister. The new, 25-member cabinet included six other representatives of rebel groups that signed a

EU delegation in Sudan to help solve border dispute with Ethiopia

A European Union delegation arrived in Khartoum on Sunday to begin a mission intended to resolve an armed border dispute between Sudan and Ethiopia. Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto and his delegation are scheduled to meet with Sudanese leaders including Foreign Minister Omar Qam

Hamdok returns to Khartoum after an unofficial visit to the Emirates

The Sudan News Agency reported that Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok returned to the country yesterday evening, Thursday, after an unofficial visit to the UAE that lasted for a few days. A statement by the Sudanese Cabinet had announced earlier that Hamdok went on Thursday before last to the UAE fo

Sudan: 6 killed on Ethiopia border

At least six people in eastern Sudan were killed in an attack by an Ethiopian militia, authorities said in a statement Tuesday, reports Anadolu Agency. "An attack on Algiraish village in Eastern Sudan has led to the deaths of five women, one child, and the disappearance of other two women,"

Sudan returns to Nile dam talks but breakthrough remains elusive

Sudan has ended its boycott of negotiations with Egypt and Ethiopia over a disputed Nile dam being built by Addis Ababa, but the chances of a breakthrough in the prolonged talks remain slim. Sudan stepped back from talks on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, on January 4 to highlight what it sa

Sudan says back in full control of border with Ethiopia

KHARTOUM: Sudan’s foreign minister said Thursday that the army has restored control over all lands along the border that had been taken over by Ethiopian farmers.“The armed forces have now fully recovered all Sudanese territory,” minister Omar Qamareddine told a Khartoum press co

Sudan deploys troops in South Darfur after tribal violence

Sudan will deploy "large numbers" of troops to South Darfur state after the killing of 15 people in tribal violence recently, the state news agency cited the state governor as saying on Sunday, Reuters reports. The state is part of the restive Darfur region, in the west of Sudan, which