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Israel ex-general under U.S. sanctions denies arming South Sudan war
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A retired Israeli army general hit by U.S. sanctions for alleged involvement in the South Sudan conflict denied the charges on Sunday, saying they were based on false information and that he was available for investigation by the Trump administration.
Sudan's president is first Arab leader to visit Syria since crisis
AMMAN (Reuters) - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir arrived in the Syrian capital Damascus on Sunday, the first such visit by an Arab leader since the start of the Syrian conflict, Syrian state media said.
US-sanctioned Israeli ex-general denies arming South Sudan groups
A former Israeli general has denied US claims that he helped arm South Sudan's warring parties. A former Israeli general accused of using an agricultural firm to sell weapons to South Sudanese armed groups protested his innocence on Sunday, two days after the US slapped sanctions on him and two othe
Sudan cleric declares on TV there is no point in normalizing relations with the Jews
Khartoum Friday sermon by Sheikh Muhammad Tannoun: The Jews are behind every war and can only survive in corruption and strife. Khartoum Friday Sermon by Sheikh Muhammad Tannoun: The Jews Are Behind Every War and Can Only Survive In Corruption and Strife.
South Sudan starts planning for life beyond war, cautiously
BENTIU, South Sudan — For the first time since fleeing his home when civil war broke out in South Sudan five years ago, Raan Bona is daring to plan for the future. Seated at a restaurant in Bentiu town, the 29-year-old teacher said life has started to change “with peace.” He is opening a printing sh
US Sanctions 3 Accused of Fueling S. Sudan Conflict
The U.S. Treasury Department has imposed sanctions on three individuals it accuses of "expanding or extending" the conflict in South Sudan. The Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) placed sanctions Friday on retired Israeli Maj. Gen. Israel Ziv, South Sudanese businessman Obac William
US sanctions three over activities in South Sudan’s civil war
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United States said Friday it has sanctioned three people over their roles in South Sudan’s five-year civil war, saying it will continue to target those who “profit off the misery and suffering of the South Sudanese people.” A Treasury statement named the three as retired Isra
Qatar & Sudan soccer presidents meet
Qatar Football Association (QFA) President Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed al Thani and Sudan Football Association President Kamal Shaddad met at QFA’s headquarters and held talks about developing the sport in both the countries and increasing the cooperation further.
$93.7m fintech: SystemSpecs, South Sudan firm signs MoU
As part of its focus on deepening intra-African Trade, AfreximBank has facilitated the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between a Nigerian financial technology firm, SystemSpecs, and Trinity Technologies of South Sudan at the ongoing Intra-African Trade Fair 2018 in Cairo, Egypt.
South Sudan: We refugees are divided. But we also hold the key to peace.
That people in my refugee settlement would fight to the death for a seat to watch a football match is not normal. 15 December will mark five years since the start of South Sudan’s conflict in 2013. The war has torn apart communities within South Sudan and fractured relationships even among South Sud
US slaps sanctions on ex-Israeli general, two others over South Sudan
Washington (AFP) - The United States imposed sanctions on Friday on a retired Israeli major general for allegedly supplying weapons and ammunition to both the government and the opposition in South Sudan.
Sudan Call accuses African mediation of colluding with the Sudanese government
December 15, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The opposition alliance Sudan Call has accused the African mediation of colluding with the Sudanese government demanding the African Union to launch an investigation on the failure of discussions over Roadmap Agreement last week in Addis Ababa.
Sudan - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2019
• Heavy seasonal rains and flooding affect more than 222,000 people across Sudan. • Reported chikungunya cases decrease; response efforts continue. • Relief actors support 182,000 vulnerable people in Abyei.
Heroic doctor on suffering, hope and the need for aid in Sudan
The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative has announced Dr. Tom Catena, who for the past decade has been the only doctor based permanently in Sudan’s war-torn Nuba Mountains, as its next chairman.
British Army applies Lulzbot 3D printers to peacekeeping in South Sudan
The British Army has revealed how a desktop 3D printer is aiding its efforts to provide support to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). Part of Operation Trenton, which was launched this summer, the army is tasked with building a hospital to undertake the care of more than 1,000 UN em
The United States Sanctions Three Individuals for Threatening Peace in South Sudan
Today, the United States imposed sanctions on three individuals for their roles in the conflict in South Sudan. Israel Ziv and Obac William Olawo were designated by the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) for being leaders of entities whose actions expanded or extend the
China sends 100 peacekeepers to Sudan
A group of 100 Chinese peacekeepers departed from Beijing Capital International Airport to Darfur, Sudan on Tuesday for a one-year peacekeeping mission. The peacekeepers are the first group of a 225-member sapper team, which is the 15th batch China has sent to the Darfur region. The second group is
Sudan : Khartoum host of the 25th assembly of East Africa’s policy-making organs
NEWSROOM (ADV) – The 25th ordinary session of the policy-making organs of the Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) on Thursday kicked off in the Sudanese capital Khartoum. Abdillahi Omar Bouh, director of EASF, addressing the meeting, said that the force continues to execute its mission on maintainin
Mabuza meets with South Sudan President Salva Kiir
PORT ELIZABETH - South African Deputy President David Mabuza on Wednesday held a consultative meeting with South Sudan President Salva Kiir at the Johnny Makhathini Diplomatic Guesthouse in Pretoria.
South Sudan: Aid agencies appeal for $1.5 billion to reach 5.7 million people with life-saving assistance
(Juba, 13 December 2018): The humanitarian community in South Sudan has today launched an appeal for US$1.5 billion to provide urgent and life-saving assistance to 5.7 million people affected by conflict, hunger and displacement.