September 26, 2023

Africa: Sudan, Egypt, and Ethiopia Resume Negotiations On GERD

[Dabanga] Negotiations between Sudan, Egypt, and Ethiopia on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) resumed on Saturday. The head of the Ethiopian delegation said that the meeting will discuss outstanding issues regarding filling and operating rules, noting that the meeting is being held after the completion of the fourth filling.
September 26, 2023

Sudan: Arbitrary Detentions Continue Across the Country

[Dabanga] Khartoum / Port Sudan -- Elements of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) detained a group of residents of the El Omda neighbourhood in old Omdurman last week. On Saturday, a number of people, including a journalist, were held from their homes in eastern Khartoum on Saturday. In Port Sudan, capital of Red Sea state, a member of the Sudanese Teachers' Committee, was taken by Military Intelligence to an unknown destination on Friday. The General Intelligence Service (GIS) has accused RSF leaders of foreign currency speculation.
September 25, 2023

Sudan: Continued Fighting, Rapes, and Robberies Reported From Sudan

[Dabanga] Khartoum / Nyala / El Fasher / El Obeid -- Battles between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) continued in large parts of Khartoum state on Sunday. In the South Darfur capital Nyala, fierce fighting resumed over the weekend. In El Fasher, North Darfur, a woman was gang-raped, and houses were plundered. The road between En Nehoud and Kosti is reportedly the 'most dangerous one' in the country.
September 25, 2023

Uganda: 13 Ugandans Allegedly Abducted By South Sudanese Authorities Released

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -- Police in Uganda revealed that the 13 Ugandans who were allegedly abducted by the South Sudanese authorities in Koch sub-county Yumbe district, in retaliation, towards the arrest of Ernesto Tumia a South Sudanese Chief of Bori Boma, for fueling land conflicts have been released and handed over to Uganda authorities.
September 22, 2023

Sudan: Khartoum's Burning Tower – Architects On the Destruction of a City – and What It'll Take to Rebuild

[The Conversation Africa] There has been a continued escalation in fighting between Sudan's army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces. The destruction of the capital Khartoum continues - physically, economically, socially and culturally - as buildings are bombarded and homes looted. One of the city's landmark skyscrapers, the Greater Nile Petroleum Oil Company Tower, was recently engulfed in flames. We asked three Sudanese architecture experts - Amira Osman, Akram Elkhalifa and Tallal Abdalbasit Saeed - about the skyscraper
September 22, 2023

East Africa: At UN, South Sudan's Kiir Calls for Support to Help Restore Peace, Ease Crisis in Sudan

[UN News] President Salva Kiir of South Sudan on Thursday appealed to the international community to push harder for peace in neighboring Sudan, where five months of conflict has displaced more than five million people and sparked a humanitarian crisis along the border between the two countries.
September 21, 2023

Sudan: UN calls for more humanitarian aid

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), millions of people - particularly in Khartoum, Darfur and Kordofan - have no access to food, water, shelter, electricity, education or health care
September 19, 2023

Five months of conflict in Sudan inflict heavy toll on children in camps

Over 1,200 children have died in Sudan refugee camps since May, while thousands of newborns are likely to die across the war-torn country by year-end, the UN alerted Tuesday (Sep. 18). Most deaths could have been prevented as they were linked to suspected measles and underlying malnutrition.
September 19, 2023

UN raises alarm over child deaths in Sudan as health crisis deepens

These statistics come amidst an ominous warning that thousands more, including vulnerable newborns, teeter on the brink of peril as we approach the year's end.
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