At least 25 people killed in S. Sudan communal land violence

       

A member of the SSNPS (South Sudan National Police Service) police gestures as they gather ahead of patrolling the streets of Juba, South Sudan on April 9, 2020. (ALEX MCBRIDE / AFP) UBA – At least 25 people have been killed in South Sudan, officials said, after youths from two neighboring communities in the country's north clashed over a disputed borderline separating their areas. In …

Uganda declares Ebola outbreak after Sudan strain found

       

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health Diana Atwine (center) confirms a case of Ebola in the country, at a press conference in Kampala, Uganda, Sept 20, 2022. (HAJARAH NALWADDA / AP) KAMPALA – An outbreak of Ebola has been declared in Uganda after health authorities confirmed a case of the relatively rare Sudan strain, the health ministry and World Health Organization (WHO) said on …

UN envoy sees opportunity to end political crisis in Sudan

       

Volker Perthes, UN Special Representative to Sudan and head of the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan, speaks during a meeting of representatives of the tripartite mechanism in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on June 8, 2022. (ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP) UNITED NATIONS – The top UN envoy for Sudan on Tuesday saw an opportunity to help end the political crisis in Sudan. With …

Ethiopia says ready to negotiate on Nile dam

       

A picture shows a view of the Roseires Dam on the Blue Nile river at al-Damazin in southeastern Sudan, on Nov 27, 2020. (PHOTO / AFP) KHARTOUM – Ethiopia on Monday expressed readiness to negotiate with Sudan and Egypt on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam under the patronage of the African Union. The third filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam had been successfully completed …

Ethiopia says ready to negotiate on Nile dam under AU’s patronage

       

A picture shows a view of the Roseires Dam on the Blue Nile river at al-Damazin in southeastern Sudan, on Nov 27, 2020. (PHOTO / AFP) KHARTOUM – Ethiopia on Monday expressed readiness to negotiate with Sudan and Egypt on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam under the patronage of the African Union. The third filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam had been successfully completed …

First US ambassador to Sudan in 25 years takes up post

       

John Godfrey arrived here on Wednesday to take up the role of first US ambassador to Sudan in almost 25 years, the US embassy in Khartoum said in a statement. The US removed Sudan from the list of countries that sponsor terrorism in December 2020 In 1993, the US listed Sudan as a country that sponsors terrorism, accusing Khartoum of supporting al-Qaeda, whose founder Osama …

Ethiopia announces completion of third filling of mega-dam

       

In this file photo taken on Feb 20, 2022 A general view of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in Guba, Ethiopia. (AMANUEL SILESHI / AFP) ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia announced the successful completion of the third filling of its mega-dam on the Blue Nile. "It is with great pleasure, I announce the successful completion of the third filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam …

UN renews warnings over possible food shortage in Sudan

       

Ethiopian refugees who fled the fighting in the Tigray region transport building materials using a donkey-pulled cart, at Umm Rakuba camp in eastern Sudan's Gedaref State, on Aug 11, 2021. (ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP) KHARTOUM – The United Nations on Wednesday renewed its warnings over possible food shortage in Sudan amid continued lack of international funding. Almost a quarter of the country's (Sudan) population (11.7 …

WB to fund $100m in food insecurity aid to Sudan via WFP

       

A demonstrator throws a tire on a fire during a protest over economic conditions, in Khartoum, Sudan on June 30, 2021. (MARWAN ALI / AP PHOTO) While funding under agreements signed with the Government of Sudan remains paused, development partners are pleased to provide direct support to the Sudanese people during this critical time Ousmane Dione, World Bank's country director CAIRO – The World Bank …

Sudan accuses Ethiopia of executing 7 Sudanese soldiers, civilian

       

Ethiopian refugees who fled the fighting in the Tigray region transport building materials using a donkey-pulled cart, at Umm Rakuba camp in eastern Sudan's Gedaref State, on Aug 11, 2021. (ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP) Sudan's military accused Ethiopia's army of executing seven Sudanese soldiers and a civilian who were captives, the Sudanese armed forces said in a statement on Sunday. The Sudanese army also accused …