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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.
South Sudanese president Salva Kiir has written a letter to his Sudanese counterpart, Omer Hassan al- Bashir, requesting for an official meeting to discuss bilateral and mutual matters, his office disclosed on Friday. South Sudan's president, Salva Kiir, is accompanied by his Sudanese counterpart Omer Hassan al-Bashir after arriving at Khartoum Airport on 5 April 2014 "President Salva Kiir has written a letter seeking a meeting with the Sudanese president on bilateral and mutual issues.
September 12, 2014 Sudan's ruling National Congress Party said the framework agreement signed between the national dialogue committee known as 7+7 and the Paris Declaration forces has restored hopes in the national dialogue process and broke barriers of distrust between the government and the rebel alliance of the Sudan Revolutionary Forces . Paris declaration signatories comprised of the SRF and the National Umma Party and the national dialogue subcommittee for external liaison inked an agreement on national dialogue and constitutional process in Addis Ababa last week.
Since the Intergovernmental Authority on Development assembly of heads of states and governments held in Nairobi on 27th December 2013 arrogated to itself the mediation role in the conflict in South Sudan, it was clear that it would be difficult for it to perform this self ascribed role with impartially. Collins English Dictionary defines the word impartial as "not favouring one or the other".
South Sudan plans to split an oil block awarded to Star Petroleum SA, a Luxembourg-registered company, as part of a review of a concession criticized by the country's lawmakers, Petroleum Minister Stephen Dhieu Dau said. Block E, which covers 45,000 square kilometers , will be divided into two, Dau said in an interview on Sept.
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