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10 hrs ago | Voice of America
Catholic Bakhita Radio was shut down and its news editor arrested after it aired a story about fighting in Unity State. President Salva Kiir has ordered security agents to return the keys to Bakhita Radio station to management and allow it to resume broadcasts.
11 hrs ago | BBC News
South Sudan's government has issued an order to non-governmental organisations and private firms to fire certain foreign workers by mid-October. The labour ministry says roles ranging from receptionist to executive director should in future be filled by South Sudanese nationals.
14 hrs ago | The Washington Post
The Scottish flag and British Union Jack fly outside the Scotland Office in London on Aug. 28, 2014. EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA This week, Scottish voters go to the polls to make a big decision: Should they stay a part of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, or become an independent country? It's an enormous decision, and the debate over what exactly will happen to Scotland if it does go independent is still waging.
19 hrs ago | The Peninsula
KHARTOUM: Sudan has released an opposition leader who was detained for three months after accusing counter-insurgency paramilitaries of abuses against civilians in the Darfur region, his party said Tuesday. Sudanese Congress Party chief Ibrahim al-Sheikh was freed late on Monday from a prison in El Obeid, the capital of North Kordofan state, party secretary general Abdelqayum Awad told AFP.
The Darfur Regional Authority announced on Saturday that the submission of weapons by the Justice and Equality Movement-Sudan has been completed. Maj. Gen.
Sudanese police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of people who were protesting against power cuts and water outages in al-Daim neighborhood in the center of the capital Khartoum. The same area has been the scene of some of the bloodiest confrontations between demonstrators and police during last year's protests.
This is the main entry point for refugees fleeing the violence in South Sudan. Thousands of unaccompanied and separated children have been registered here.
China's economic engagement with South Sudan, the world's youngest country, is growing rapidly since the latter's independence in 2011. According to the Chinese and South Sudanese official statistics, around 100 to 140 Chinese enterprises currently operate in South Sudan.
September 15, 2014 At least 40 people have died and many others injured when an unfinished building belonging to the famous Nigerian preacher, TB Joshua, collapsed in Lagos. "It's now 40 dead," said Ibrahim Farinloye, southwest coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency , with officials expressing fears the death toll could rise as rescue efforts continue.
September 14, 2014 A senior South Sudanese opposition politician has hinted on possibilities of the young nation disintegrating along ethnic lines, should its current leadership ignores the strength of those opposed to the Juba establishment. Gen. Dau Aturjong told Sudan Tribune he was optimistic some parts of South Sudan could rejoin neigbouring Sudan, from which it seceded in 2011 or become part of Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo .
Because of its Wahhabi history, Saudi Arabia is torn on what to do about the new Islamic State. Former MI-6 agent and Founder of the Conflicts Forum, Alastair Crooke, joins Marc to discuss.
The Catholic-run Bakhita radio had four of its staff members arrested and the station switched off air by security agents after it broadcast news giving rebels a chance to respond to allegations that it instigated last month's fighting in Bentiu, Unity state. Three radio staff members were released a few hours later, but the station's news editor spent three days in detention before his release.
Editor's note: Akshaya Kumar is Sudan and South Sudan Policy analyst at the Enough Project. The views expressed are the writer's own.
September 12, 2014 The government of South Darfur state has revealed ongoing security coordination with other states in Darfur to protect commercial convoys and secure common borders. A Sudanese military tank is stationed near a Sudanese security facility in the city of Nyala, in the Darfur region, on July 4, 2013 Darfur, which is divided into 5 states, suffers from an 11-year armed conflict between the government and rebel groups as well as escalating tribal fighting which became a major cause for insecurity in the restive region.
September 12, 2014 The coalition of South Sudanese political parties have announced the dismissal of their leader from taking part in the Addis Ababa peace negotiation, claiming he caused disagreements with the government delegation. 14 political parties on Wednesday signed a petition to remove the Sudan People's Liberation Movement for Democratic Change leader Lam Akol, a move described by Akol's supporters as a "trick" by government to intimidate the country's main party.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:52 am
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