Here is the daily roundup and summary of the major headlines coming out of conflict areas. United to End Genocide does not necessarily support the views expressed in the articles in this post.

Sudan and South Sudan

Predictions of war haunt the Sudan-South Sudan border; aid workers leave as —Washington Post

“The presidents of Sudan and the new nation of South Sudan are both predicting the possibility of a new war in an oil-rich region that has seen a spike in cross-border attacks…” (More)

China, Sudan pledge to boost military ties—Xinhua

“China and Sudan on Wednesday pledged to strengthen military relations and deepen potential cooperation between military forces…” (More)

3,000 Killed in Inter-Ethnic Clashes in Jonglei State –Radio Miraya

“At least 3,000 people have so far been killed in inter-ethnic conflicts in Jonglei State, according to the State Governor, Hussein Maar Nyout…” (More)

Sudan declines new round of negotiations in Ethiopia: South Sudan—Sudan Tribune

“The Sudanese government has declined an invitation from an African Union (AU) commission to attend a new round of negotiations on post-secession issues with South Sudan scheduled for next Saturday in Ethiopia, an official in Juba said…” (More)

Inter-ethnic Violence in Jonglei challenges UN mission—Miraya FM

“Inter-ethnic violence in South Sudan’s Jonglei State, remains a major threat to civilians in the newly independent country, the head of the United Nataions Mission in South Sudan, Hilde Johnson has said…” (More)

Children demobilized from SPLA in Bentiu–UNMISS

“Some 53 child soldiers between the ages of 13 and 17 were released from the South Sudanese military today in the Unity State capital of Bentiu…” (More)

South Sudan state governors call for decentralisation—Sudan Tribune

“Governors of the ten states in the Republic of South Sudan have called on the national government to fully and effectively implement a decentralised system of governance in the new country…” (More)

South Sudan rebels reiterate calls to evacuate refugees from the border—Sudan Tribune

“The South Sudan Liberation Army (SSLA), a rebel group in the new country, urged the UN refugee agency on Tuesday to evacuate 15,000 refugees from the Nuba mountains in north Sudan, who had settled in northern part of Bentiu, the Unity state capital…” (More).

LJM meets US state department—Radio Dabanga

Talks surround implementation of Doha Peace Process and a possible human rights commission. Government ally Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM) met with senior US state department officials on Tuesday, a representative of the group told Radio Dabanga…” (More)

SRF to hold conference—Radio Dabanga

“The newly formed Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) announced on Tuesday that it will soon be holding a conference comprising 44 members from its constituent groups…” (More)

Air strikes continue in South Kordofan—Radio Dabanga

“The Sudanese Air Force (SAF) dropped two bombs in South Kordofan’s Warrene village in Talodi locality on Tuesday, witnesses told Radio Dabanga…” (More)

UN peacekeeping chief urges Sudan and South Sudan to cease recriminations—UN News Centre

“The head of United Nations peacekeeping today urged the governments of South Sudan and Sudan to refrain from actions and statements that could lead to a further deterioration in their relations following recent incidents near their common border…” (More)

Sudan’s interior minister says JEM leader is in remote North Darfur—Sudan Tribune

“Sudanese Minister of Interior Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid said on Tuesday that the leader of the rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), Khalil Ibrahim is in a remote area of North Darfur state…”(More).

 

Syria

Syria defectors ‘attack military base in Harasta’—BBC News

“Syrian army defectors have attacked a major military base near Damascus, Syrian opposition groups say…” (More)

Turkey threatens to cut electricity as Syria is more isolated—CNN News

“Turkey threatened to cut off supplies of electricity to its neighbor Syria Tuesday, as the Damascus regime found itself under growing pressure from Arab, Turkish, European and North American governments for its ongoing lethal crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators…” (More)

Security Council deplores attacks against embassies in Syria—UN News Centre

“Security Council members today strongly condemned the recent attacks against embassies and consular premises in Syria and urged the country’s authorities to meet their international obligations to protect diplomatic and consular property and personnel…” (More)

Thousands of Syrian refugees face dire living conditions—The Daily Star

“Thousands of Syrian refugees who fled the unrest in Syria are now facing dire conditions at refugee centers in north Lebanon, with little access to medical care, schooling or even blankets in some cases…” (More)

 

Libya

Spared in War, Libya’s Oil Flow Is Surging Back—New York Times

“The bullet holes in the oil tanks have been patched, the damaged backup generator is being repaired, and most important, the pipeline that feeds the giant oil refinery here has been reopened…” (More)

 

Cote d’Ivoire

Côte d’Ivoire: UN cites security and logistics as challenges for upcoming poll—UN News Centre

“Security and logistics are among the biggest challenges facing Côte d’Ivoire as it prepares for legislative polls next month, the top United Nations envoy there said today, after he met with the head of the country’s electoral authority…” (More)

 

Burma

Five Burmese monks stage rare protest in monastery—France 24

“Five Buddhist monks have been protesting in the city of Mandalay, central Burma, since Tuesday morning. From the balcony of a monastery, they unfurled large banners calling for peace and the immediate release of all political prisoners. Protests by monks are extremely rare in Burma; this is believed to be the first since the brutal crackdown on mass protests led by monks in 2007…” (More)

1,000 Kachins Flee to IDP Camps—Irawaddy

“More than 1,000 villagers in southern Kachin State have taken shelter in makeshift camps in the jungle after fleeing their homes to avoid being caught in the crossfire of an intensifying conflict between the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and Burmese government forces…” (More)

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