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, the Sudanese parliament endorsed the extension of the state of emergency in the border state of Blue Nile and also approved the military campaign undertaken by the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF).
- The latest UN situation report on Blue Nile and South Kordofan reported that over 155,000 people were initially displaced by violence in Blue Nile according to the Sudan Red Crescent Society (although likely many who fled from Ed Damazine have returned to their homes). Also at least 8,000 were recently displaced in the Rashad and Talodi localities in South Kordofan according to the Sudanese government. These figures have not been confirmed by the UN due to access restrictions.
- Yesterday, the US Special Envoy for Darfur, Princeton Lyman, met in Kampala with a delegation from the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), a leading Darfuri rebel group, and called on Darfur rebels to unit their efforts for a comprehensive and inclusive peace process.
- At least thirty people were killed in two separate attacks by cattle rustlers in Unity and Warrap States. On Saturday, a village in Unity was attacked killing 30 people including women and children and on Monday, fifty gunmen attacked two villages in Warrap during a cattle raid killing one student.
- On Monday, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, called on the Republic of South Sudan to ratify the core international human rights treaties and create a framework that will protect human rights.
Khalil Ibrahim: I was under house arrest– Radio Dabanga
- Dr. Khalil Ibrahim, head of Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) told Radio Dabanga on Monday that he was treated like a political prisoner in Libya throughout his stay in the country since May 2010.
- The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) today presented 25 vehicles to the local police anti-car-theft unit.