Sudan news

  • French Experts Restore Three Sudanese Relics  19 Sep 2019 19:38 KHARTOUM - A team of French diggers has restored three Sudanese artifacts, including a 3,500-year-old wall relief, and it handed them to the African country's national museum Thursday, a French archaeologist said.    The three artifacts were discovered …
  • UD alumna now Dean of Students 19 Sep 2019 19:23 Julia Carrano, a University of Dallas graduate from the class of ’02, has recently filled the position of dean of students in the Office of Student Affairs (OSA). The role was formerly called assistant vice president for student affairs and was held by …
  • Kenya safely arrive in Gulu for Cecafa Under-20 Cup 19 Sep 2019 19:15 By JEFF KINYANJUI More by this Author Kenya’s junior football side arrived safely in Gulu Friday morning after travelling by road from Nairobi ahead of the Cecafa Under-20 Championship that is set to kick off Saturday in Uganda. Kenya is placed in Group B …
  • Sudan's Top Leader Sadeq Al-Mahdi Resigns From Opposition Coalition 19 Sep 2019 18:58 The leader of the National Umma Party (NUP), Sadiq al-Mahdi has officially resigned from the chairmanship of the Nidaa Al-Sudan coalition, calling to review the bloc’s partnership with the other forces. Nidaa al-Sudan is an umbrella of political parties …
  • Cholera cases surge to 124 in Sudan 19 Sep 2019 18:07 Sudan said on Thursday that the number of cases of cholera reported in the country have surged to 124, most of them in the war-torn state of Blue Nile. The health ministry said the disease had been reported in the states of Blue Nile and Sinnar. Of a total …
  • World: Global Weather Hazards Summary: September 20 - 26, 2019 19 Sep 2019 17:42 A poor start to seasonal rainfall has caused abnormal dryness in parts of Mauritania. Heavy rainfall over the past several weeks has triggered flooding in Senegal, Guinea-Conakry, Sierra Leone, and Mali. Heavy rainfall is expected to continue. Several …
  • World: Special Investigations into Peacekeeping Performance in Protecting Civilians: Enhancing Transparency and Accountability 19 Sep 2019 17:42 Evan Cinq-Mars Since August 2016, the United Nations has launched three special investigations into allegations of underperformance or egregious failure to protect civilians through UN peacekeeping missions. There have been marked differences in how the UN …
  • China’s Growing “Green” Engagement in MENA 19 Sep 2019 17:40 Across the region, China has made targeted and strategic investments in major renewable energy projects. By Ossman Elnaggar for The Diplomat September 19, 2019 In recent research conducted by the Paulson Institute, it is clear that China is playing an …
  • South Sudan Oil Consortium Funded Militias Accused of Atrocities, Report Says 19 Sep 2019 17:20 LONDON — A South Sudanese oil consortium directly financed militias accused of committing atrocities in the country’s civil war, according to an investigative report released on Thursday amid growing calls for accountability for the conflict’s human rights …
  • Uganda Cranes and Harambee Stars learn their Fifa World Rankings 19 Sep 2019 17:00 There is no movement for the two countries which recently locked horns in a friendly match Uganda and Kenya have remained static in the latest Fifa World Rankings released on Thursday. Despite not moving an inch, Uganda Cranes remain East Africa's …
  • Clooney calls for global action as unveils S.Sudan corruption report 19 Sep 2019 16:47 Hollywood star George Clooney on Thursday urged the international community to "step up" as he unveiled a report alleging links between global corporations, tycoons and governments and rampant corruption in South Sudan which has extracted …
  • Onslaught: B’Haram, ISWAP in massive exodus to North, Central African regions, says Army 19 Sep 2019 16:05 The Nigerian Army  says there is an exodus of Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists from the Lake Chad area to North and Central Africa sub regions. Acting Spokesman of the Nigerian Army,Colonel Sagir Musa who disclosed this in a statement Thursday also added …
  • A mother or baby dies in childbirth every 11 SECONDS, UNICEF report reveals 19 Sep 2019 16:05 British mothers are almost four times more likely to die during childbirth than those in Poland or Belarus, a report has revealed. UNICEF today published figures that show one mother or her newborn baby will die during childbirth every 11 seconds.  The …
  • South Sudan: South Sudan: Humanitarian Access Snapshot (August 2019) 19 Sep 2019 15:38 Thirty-five access incidents were reported in August, a decrease from 44 reported in July. A quarter of all incidents occurred in Juba County alone. The number of access incidents deemed to be significant in their severity increased from the previous month …
  • Clooney group calls for action in S Sudan corruption report 19 Sep 2019 15:36 Hollywood star George Clooney's investigative project The Sentry on Thursday urged the international community to act over alleged links between global corporations, tycoons and foreign governments and rampant corruption in South Sudan. The Sentry -- …
  • China bolsters South Sudan UN peace mission with more troops 19 Sep 2019 15:24 Chinese troops arrived in South Sudan to reinforce a United Nations peacekeeping mission in the African nation trying to emerge from five crisis years. The 163 Chinese peacekeepers will gradually be deployed to Wau in the northwest, one of the areas that’s …
  • Keeping an eye on the grain market - September 19 update 19 Sep 2019 15:18 What to watch: The oilseed markets are focused on China following its recent purchase of US soybeans UK - LIFFE futures rise to highest level since August On Wednesday, LIFFE wheat futures rose to its highest level since August 22.   Gains were not …
  • KNCCI President elected regional trade boss 19 Sep 2019 15:15 Newly elected Chairman of the General Assembly of the Great Lakes Region Private Sector Forum, Richard Ngatia being congratulated by members of the assembly. Kenya National Chamber of Commerce President, Richard Ngatia is the new chairman of General …
  • Number of women dying in childbirth way off track to meet worldwide targets 19 Sep 2019 15:09 The number of women dying in pregnancy and childbirth has fallen by more than a third since 2000, according to new UN figures, but the rate of decline remains way off track to meet global targets to cut maternal deaths. In the US maternal death rates have …
  • How Canada Can Get More Women Into Government—And Why That Matters 19 Sep 2019 15:07 Before the 42nd Parliament was dissolved in September for the election, women held 91 of 334 seats in Canada’s House of Commons—that’s the most female representation this country has seen. In a recent international ranking of women in government, that …
  • Here Comes A Ministry For Everyone, By Aniebo Nwamu 19 Sep 2019 15:05 Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development By its nomenclature alone, newly created Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development should be appealing to almost every …
  • IG Mutyambai moves Central Regional police boss in reshuffle 19 Sep 2019 14:51 Central Regional Police Commander Judy Lamet has been moved in a mini-reshuffle announced by Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai. Ms Lamet, a seasoned police officer, was moved to police headquarters and named Director of Community Policing. Mr …
  • South Sudan: Emergency Plan of Action Operation Update n° 01 - South Sudan: Floods in Aweil 19 Sep 2019 14:38 Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action: As floods continue to devastate the living conditions of local communities in part of South Sudan, several areas in Northern Bahr el Gazal, Upper Nile, Unity, Jonglei, Warrap, Eastern and Central …
  • World: Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, Remarks at the Washington Humanitarian Forum: Unlocking Humanitarian Access 19 Sep 2019 14:38 Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington D.C. 19 September 2019 As delivered Thank you, Steve. I’m honoured to be here at the first annual Washington Humanitarian Forum. I am a great admirer and avid consumer of the excellent analysis …
  • Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists fleeing to North, Central Africa – Army 19 Sep 2019 13:12 #TrackNigeria The Nigerian Army says there is observed massive exodus of Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists out of their hideout in Lake Chad Tumbus to North and Central Africa sub-regions. Col. Sagir Musa, Acting Director, …