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.

Khartoum using food as a weapon – Sudan rebels– Reuters

  • Rebels from South Kordofan, Sudan’s main oil-producing state, accused Khartoum on Thursday of using food as a weapon against the Nuba community and breaking its own ceasefire, charges denied by the Sudanese government.

U.S. appoints an interim charge d’affaires to Sudan– Sudan Tribune

  • On Wednesday, the U.S. announced that it has appointed Mary C. Yates to be the interim Chargé d’Affaires at the embassy in Sudan. Yates will replace Robert E. Whitehead whose assignment in Sudan expired. It is not clear why the U.S. decided to appoint an interim diplomat to this position instead of a permanent one.

New cabinet gets go ahead– Miraya FM

  • The South Sudan National Legislative Assembly on Wednesday approved the new cabinet put forward by President Salva Kiir last week. It includes 29 ministers and 27 deputy ministers.

Sudanese army deny reports on air strikes in Southern Kordofan– Sudan Tribune

  • Sudanese army dismissed reports by rights groups about air strikes on civilian positions in the Southern Kordofan stressing that situation is calm as it observes an unilateral truce announced by the President Omer Hassan Al-Bashir.

UN peacekeepers, Dinka Ngok leaders hold talks on Abyei– Sudan Tribune

  • A Dinka Ngok delegation from the dissolved Abyei administration last week held talks with the commander of the UN forces in the region nearly four months after Sudan’s army invaded the disputed region.

UNAMID JSR Ibrahim Gambari holds talks with senior Chinese officials in Beijing– UNAMID

  • On August 28th, at the invitation of the Government of China, UNAMID Joint Special Representative and Joint Chief Mediator Ibrahim Gambari started a three-day visit to Beijing to engage with the Chinese authorities on the Doha peace process and the efforts of UNAMID in advancing peace and prosperity in Darfur.
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