Here is the daily roundup and summary of the major headlines coming out of Sudan. SDC/GI-NET does not necessarily support the views expressed in the articles in this post.
President Salva Kiir names new Cabinet– Miraya FM
- The President of the Republic, Salva Kiir Mayardit, has named a new 29-member Cabinet, and issued a decree relieving all Caretaker Ministers of their current roles.
UN condemns South Sudan police assault on top official– Sudan Tribune
- The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has strongly condemned the alleged assault of UNMISS Human Rights Chief Benedict Sannoh by 12 South Sudanese police officers who repeatedly beat him.
SPLM-N to hold summit with Darfur rebel groups– Sudan Tribune
- The Secretary-General of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), Yasir Arman, revealed preparations to convene a summit between his party and Darfuri rebel groups.
Sudan’s stance on Syria chimes with Arab League consensus– Sudan Tribune
- Foreign Ministers of the Arab League, including Sudanese FM Ali Karti, met over the weekend in Cairo and issued a statement expressing concern over the violent events in Syria and calling on Damascus to end the “spilling of blood” and “resort to reason.” According to Karti, the Sudanese government has no objection to the position announced by the Arab League’s ministerial meeting towards the events in Syria and the decision to send the Arab League’s chief to Damascus.
Raja County residents attack WFP aid trucks– Miraya FM
- In Raja County, Western Bahr el Ghazal State, local residents attacked trucks operated by the World Food Program (WFP) while WFP personnel were about to load food and humanitarian aid destined for returnees currently in Wau. Reportedly the people were not happy to see the WFP sending food out of the state to Wau, when they need food themselves.
- On Saturday, UNAMID escorted the five Sheiks who had been sheltering in UNAMID in Kalma camp for over a year back to their respective homes. This follows the state amnesty by the Wali of South Darfur on 27 August to several persons including the five Sheikhs on the occasion of the feast of Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of the Holy month of Ramadan. The Sheiks were wanted by the Sudanese government following violence in Kalma last August.
- The head of Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC), Mustafa Abdul Jalil, met with Sudan’s Foreign Minister Ali Karti on Saturday and confirmed reports about Sudan’s military support to the Libyan rebels in their fight against Gaddafi’s regime. He further thanked Bashir’s government and pledged to return the favor on a much larger scale.
Beja Congress: Partial solutions won’t help– Radio Dabanga
- The Beja Congress in eastern Sudan said on Saturday that partial, bilateral and regional solutions adopted by the Sudanese government to bring peace in the country are futile.
- A Sudanese judge on Thursday sentenced to death by hanging El-Tom Hamed Toto, a commander of the rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) involved in an attack on a garrison of Sudan’s Armed Forces (SAF) in Southern Kordofan last month.