[Dabanga] Paris / Khartoum -- The Paris Club* has published its annual report for 2021, in which it explained that the multilateral agreement on debt relief for Sudan through the Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) has been suspended "after the removal of the Transitional Government of Sudan by the military forces".
[Dabanga] Kadugli / El Nehoud -- Five people were killed and four others wounded in tribal clashes in the outskirts of Kadugli, capital of South Kordofan, on Thursday. In West Kordofan, two people died in an attack on a village near El Nehoud.
[Dabanga] Omdurman / Khartoum -- The Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors (CCSD) reported that a young man was killed during anti-junta demonstrations in Omdurman yesterday afternoon. Protest marches were also held in Khartoum, in which a journalist was arrested.
[Dabanga] Khartoum -- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned that "a record 15 million people in Sudan - one-third of the population - are currently facing acute food insecurity," as the WFP's Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Assessment (CFSVA) shows.
[Dabanga] Kassala -- At least five people were shot dead and several were injured during the escalating inter-communal clashes that began on Tuesday, in the Makram and Kadugli neighbourhoods in Kassala yesterday.
[Dabanga] Khartoum -- 141 Sudanese migrants voluntarily returned from Benghazi and Tobruk in Libya to Khartoum Airport on Tuesday, as part of the joint initiative between the European Union and the International Organisation for Migration (EU-IOM).
[Dabanga] Khartoum -- The Sudanese military and the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) alliance of rebel movements that signed the Juba Peace Agreement in the South Sudanese capital in October 2020, have agreed on a one-stage Sudanese-Sudanese dialogue - though the SRF initiative originally provided for a dialogue of several stages.
[Dabanga] Kadugli -- Two separate complaints of rape of minors have been lodged with police in Kadugli, capital of South Kordofan, after a 13-year-old girl and a nine-year-old boy were violated in separate incidents in the city. Medical confirmation of the rapes was reportedly delayed by an ongoing strike by doctors.
[Dabanga] Khartoum / Omdurman -- The Central Committee of Sudan Doctors has confirmed 15 injuries during June 13 anti-coup demonstrations, 10 in Khartoum, and five in Omdurman. In a field report yesterday, the doctors reported that two protesters were hit in the eye and the head with tear gas canisters. Two others were run over by vehicles belonging to government forces. The others suffered from wounds caused by stone throwing and stampedes, or from breathing problems caused by the heavy use of tear gas.
[Dabanga] Khartoum -- The Forces for Freedom and Change-Central Council (FFC-CC) faction confirmed that they are in the process of formulating their vision to solve the political crisis in Sudan by ending the coup and handing over the putschists to the international community.
[Dabanga] Khartoum / Wad Madani / Nyala / El Fasher / Sennar -- Sudan witnessed three strikes and four protests on various issues in the past days, on top of the worker's protests and anti-coup demonstrations that took place last week. The government's failure to implement the new 2022 salary structure and combat rising inflation are important triggers for the current wave of strikes.
[Dabanga] Kulbus / Abu Jubeiha -- The United Nations Office for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) published two new reports today on the situations in Abu Jubeiha, South Kordofan, and Kulbus, West Darfur. In Kulbus, an estimated 50,000 people have been displaced due to fighting that killed more than 125 people, mostly from the Gimir tribe. In Abu Jubeiha, about 18,300 people have been affected by the conflict between Kenana and Hawazma tribes.
[Dabanga] El Gedaref -- The Ministry of Health and Social Development in eastern Sudan's El Gedaref reported an increase in cases of kala-azar disease in the state, where the number of cases reached 952 cases during the first quarter of this year with another 17 confirmed deaths.
[Dabanga] Khartoum -- Mohamed Adam (17) nicknamed 'Tubak', and Mohamed El Fateh (18), nicknamed 'El Nana', and Musab El Shareef, who have been detained since January 14 on suspicion of killing a high-ranking police officer, had their trial postponed till June 26, after an appeal on behalf of the detainees was submitted by their lawyers.
[Dabanga] El Fasher -- One person is dead and two children suffered gunshot wounds in four separate incidents of armed robbery in various neighbourhoods of the North Darfur capital of El Fasher at the weekend.
[Dabanga] Kulbus / Saraf Omra -- At least 100 people have now died and more than 15,600 people (2,600 families) are displaced to Saraf Omra locality in North Darfur after fleeing ongoing tribal clashes in Kulbus locality in West Darfur over the past week.
[African Arguments] Since Sudan's military coup on 25 October 2021, the United Nations mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) has tried to find a compromise to the country's political crisis. In January 2022, it launched a dialogue with the military and political parties, and it recently combined these negotiation efforts through the African Union and the regional body, IGAD's mechanism. While most Western nations have publicly supported the tripartite process, it has been rightly criticized by Sudanese activists and some political parti
[Dabanga] Sudan -- The United Sudanese Revolutionary Forces Abroad (USRFA), a revolutionary coordination body of more than 31 Sudanese bodies and entities across the world, expressed their disappointment and rejection of the Trilateral AU-IGAD-UNITAMS negotiations with the coup government.
[Dabanga] Suakin -- A livestock carrier loaded with 16,000 sheep has sunk at her moorings in Sudan's Suakin port on the Red Sea. Initial investigations suggest that the ship, bound for Saudi Arabia, was overloaded. Losses are estimated at 15 million Saudi Riyals ($4 mln). No loss of human life was reported.
[Dabanga] Kulbus / Jebel Moon / Saraf Omra -- The death toll from ongoing tribal clashes in Kulbus locality, West Darfur, has risen to 49 after six people were killed and a village burned in a continuation of clashes on Friday.
[Dabanga] The Hague -- The trial on 31 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity of former Darfur janjaweed leader Ali Muhammad Ali Abdelrahman, known as 'Ali Kushayb', and referred to as the 'Colonel of Colonels', will resume in Courtroom 2 at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, the Netherlands, on Monday.
[Dabanga] Khartoum -- Sudan's Emergency Lawyers say that they have discussed 15 items, including human rights violations perpetrated during and subsequent to the October 25 2021 military coup, in a meeting on Thursday with US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Molly Phee, who was on a five-day visit to Sudan.
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- "Sudan has encroached Ethiopia's territory illegally yet Ethiopia sticks to diplomatic efforts," the spokesperson of the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) ambassador Dina Mufti said in today's biweekly press release of the ministry. Ethiopia has chosen diplomatic paths to prevent an escalation of the situation into unnecessary conflicts, he said.
[Dabanga] Kereinik -- The United Nations Office for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) published a new report yesterday on the situation in conflict-plagued Kereinik, West Darfur. They explain that the security situation in Kereinik and El Geneina, which has also witnessed severe violence in the past years, remains calm but unpredictable. An estimated 125,000 people are still displaced.
[Dabanga] Khartoum / Wad Madani / Sennar -- Khartoum and El Gezira witnessed more demonstrations to demand the overthrow of the military junta and the installation of a civilian government yesterday. The protest marches were brutally suppressed by security forces with heavy firing of tear gas and live ammunition. Other protests took place in the country around unions and workers' rights.
[Dabanga] Khartoum -- The announcement by the Central Bank of Sudan on Monday that it will issue a new banknote of SDG 1,000 reflects the rising inflation in the country and the continued erosion of the purchasing power of the Sudanese pound, despite a relatively stable exchange rate.
[Dabanga] Kulbus / Jebel Moon -- The death toll as continual 'tribal clashes' in Kulbus locality, north of Jebel Moon in West Darfur, enter their fourth day, has risen to at least 20, with many wounded and many more displaced after fleeing the fighting. Police reinforcements have been moved to the area, but only arrived yesterday afternoon.
[Dabanga] The Hague -- The proceedings of former Darfur janjaweed leader, Ali Muhammad Ali Abdelrahman (known as 'Ali Kushayb'), who has been accused of 31 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity between 2003 and at least 2004, continued as witnesses gave their testimonies in the Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, the Netherlands on Monday.
[Dabanga] Khartoum / Omdurman -- The Central Committee of Sudan Doctors (CCSD) announced that the number of victims of the repression of peaceful pro-democracy anti-putsch demonstrations has risen to over 100, after the killing of a protester (of South Sudanese origin) who was participating a procession in Omdurman. The man died of shotgun wounds to the chest. Most recently, a five-year-old girl died in a hit-and-run incident with a police vehicle. International representatives in Sudan have released a statement expressing "regret and con
[Dabanga] Abu Jubeiha -- A 'relative calm' has returned to Abu Jubeiha in South Kordofan, after Sudan government forces were deployed to the area following tribal violence that erupted at the weekend. The death toll from the fighting between Kenana and Hawazma tribesmen on Sunday and Monday has risen to 11, while at least 35 others were reportedly wounded from both sides of the conflict.
[Dabanga] Khartoum -- The President of Sudan's Sovereignty Council, Lt Gen Abdelfattah El Burhan, has called on all parties in Sudan to engage in the efforts of the AU-IGAD-UN Trilateral Mechanism* and international partners. In an address to the Sudanese nation on Tuesday evening, Gen El Burhan affirmed his commitment to work with all components of the Sudanese people in order to ensure the realisation of their dreams and aspirations in building a state of democracy and dignity and the state of freedom, peace, and justice.
[Dabanga] Kulbus / Jebel Moon -- At least 15 people have been killed, dozens more wounded, and eight villages burned to the ground in two days of 'tribal clashes' north of Jebel Moon in West Darfur. Policemen, including a police commander, as well as Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) soldiers, are reported to be among the casualties.
[Dabanga] Abu Jubeiha / Lagawa -- Violence and tensions rose in the past days in South and West Kordofan. At least six people were killed and 19 others were injured in tribal clashes in Abu Jubeiha, South Kordofan, on Sunday and Monday whilst at least nice people were killed in violent clashes in West Kordofan in the past days.
[Dabanga] Khartoum -- A week of political visioning for Sudan: The National Umma Party (NUP) and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) agreed on an inter-Sudanese dialogue during a meeting in Khartoum on Sunday whilst the Forces of Freedom and Change-Central Council (FFC-CC) faction published its vision to end the coup and establish a new civil democratic path on Thursday.
[Dabanga] New York -- The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, has welcomed the efforts of the Trilateral Mechanism of the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS), African Union (AU), and Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), to facilitate a solution to the political crisis in Sudan.
[Dabanga] Khartoum -- The Khartoum Resistance Committees announced today, a schedule of escalation to protest the coup government, in coordination with resistance committees nationwide. They planned on holding a 'March of the Millions' on June 16 and 30, as well as demonstrations on the Monday of every week in June (6, 13, 20, 27).
[Dabanga] Oslo / London / Washington D.c. -- In a statement released by the representatives of the Troika countries (USA, UK, and Norway), they declared their solidarity with survivors and victims of the 2019 June 3 Massacre, where at least 127 protesters were killed in Khartoum during the military's violent dispersal-campaign. Troika's statement released on the third anniversary of the massacre, called for the previously civilian-led inquiry to come to an "urgent solution and release their findings to the public".
[Dabanga] Khartoum -- On Thursday, 19 May 2022, the Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a Press Release about its assessment of the performance of the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS). The Ministry of Foreign Affairs preceded the issue of the Press Release by organizing a Press Conference addressed by the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ali Al-Sadiq and Undersecretary, Ambassador Nader Yousef Al-Tayeb. In their press conference as well as press release, the representativ
[UN News] The UN chief has called for military authorities in Sudan and civilian representatives and political leaders, to enter direct talks over the future of the country in "good faith", following continued unrest.
[Dabanga] Khartoum -- The US embassy invited the Sudanese Resistance Committees coordination for a meeting with the US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Molly Phee. In the invitation, the embassy explained that the meeting between the Resistance Committees and the Assistant Secretary, would aim to "resolve the crisis that occurred after the military's seizure of power in October 2021".