and threatens to close Embassy in Khartoum – By Nangayi Guyson in Kampala, Uganda – Sudanese government announced that it is in preparation of closing Uganda’s Embassy in Khartoum and forming alliance with opposition groups in Uganda to topple president Musveni’s government. Sudan’s newspapers reported on Sunday. The speaker of the country’s national assembly Ahmed Ibrahim al-Tahir said that Sudanese government is working with forces in Uganda that are opposed to President Yoweri Museveni to bring about positive political influence to the country but did not mention which opposition groups or parties Sudan is working with. Uganda Foreign affairs Minister... Continue Reading
MSF forced to suspend lifesaving medical activities after restrictions imposed on its work – Khartoum 22 May 2012. As a result of increasing restrictions imposed by Sudanese authorities, the medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has been forced to suspend most of its medical activities in the conflict area of Jebel Si, in Sudan’s North Darfur State. MSF is the sole health provider in the region. “With the reduction of our activities in Jebel Si, more than 100,000 people in the region are left entirely without healthcare,” says Alberto Cristina, MSF’s operational manager for Sudan. Over the past year, increasing obstacles have put... Continue Reading
Sudan: Window of opportunity closing fast to provide assistance to 80,000 Sudanese refugees from Blue Nile State
Juba/Brussels – The lives of tens of thousands of Sudanese refugees in South Sudan depend on the scaling up of humanitarian aid now, warns the international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières MSF (Doctors Without Borders). The scale up must take place in the short and rapidly closing window of opportunity before the rainy season starts in late April. Since last November, 80,000 refugees from Sudan’s Blue Nile State have sought refuge in two camps, Doro and Jamam, located in a remote and barren region of South Sudan. New arrivals tell of ongoing bombing and fighting in Sudan’s Blue Nile State. They have sought a... Continue Reading
Shout-Africa.com -African Cup 2012 Special Update – Chelsea striker Didier Drogba scored a first-half header as pre-tournament favourites Ivory Coast opened their Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a 1-0 win against Sudan on Sunday. The Elephants dominated the first half but squandered several chances before Drogba eventually opened the scoring. The 33-year-old connected with a cross from Blues team-mate Salomon Kalou in the 39th minute to cap a period of domination of the side he captains. Sudan came into the game from that point on, having initially set up to contain their opponents, but Drogba’s remained the only goal of the... Continue Reading
A new nation has emerged defined by its bustling 10 states Warrap, Lakes, Jonglei, Upper Nile, Western Equatoria, Northern Bah el Ghazal, Unity, Western..