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.
- On Monday, Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaoré discussed the ongoing efforts to achieve a comprehensive and inclusive peace in Darfur with the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and pledged to play a greater role to end the eight year conflict.
UNISFA urges SAF withdrawal from Abyei– Miraya FM
- The head of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), Lt Gen Tadesse Werede Tesfay, reiterated his call for the withdrawal of the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) as “key to resolving the log jam” in Abyei.
Sudan’s army denies violating South Kordofan truce – Sudan Tribune
- Sudan has downplayed allegations of violating its own ceasefire in South Kordofan State, saying it had merely “dealt with” attempts by the rebels to infiltrate certain areas.
- A Dinka Bor community youth group criticized the formation of South Sudan’s first independent cabinet, saying it has not given their community its deserved representation and called upon those appointed to refuse their positions.
Armed group plunders camp in North Darfur– Radio Dabanga
- An armed group plundered a refugee camp in North Darfur on Sunday, killing a refugee in the incident. A witness told Radio Dabanga, “The armed group killed Isaac Sahleh Babur and plundered and looted more than 100 displaced people. They looted money, gold, mobile phones, food, clothing, furniture, utensils etc.”
Mine explosion kills woman in Yei– Miraya FM
- On Sunday, a young woman was killed instantly when her hoe hit a landmine in Nyombe, Yei River Sunday night. Civilians continue to be affected by the large amount of landmines scattered throughout South Sudan. While many of the mines are leftovers from the civil war, rebel groups and reportedly the SPLA continue to plant new mines.