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
Sudan denies UN announcement of new agreement on Abyei– Sudan Tribune
- On Wednesday, the Sudanese government dismissed last week’s announcement by the UN that a deal reached between Sudan and South Sudan on withdrawing troops from the contested region of Abyei. Omar Suleiman, a member of Sudan’s negotiating team stated that a meeting took place only for the oversight committee comprised of representatives from the two sides to follow up on the implementation of the interim protocol on Abyei administration signed last June.
Gambari: Armed groups should join talks– Radio Dabanga
- On Wednesday, Ibrahim Gambari, the UNAMID joint special representative, urged all the Darfuri armed resistance movements, which are currently excluded from the Doha peace agreement, to participate in the process. Gambari also claimed that “UNAMID has significantly stabilized the situation in Darfur” and that over the past three years the amount of armed attacks has dropped by 70%, which according to UN data is a completely inaccurate figure.
Sudan’s Darfuri VP sworn-in as rebels differ in reaction– Sudan Tribune
- Darfur rebel groups have varied in reaction to the appointment of al-Haj Adam Yousef as Vice-President of the Republic. The Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) responded that the appointed was inconsequential since Yousef is an “Arab Islamist, part of the governing party and the Arabization of Darfur.”
Unity state: 30 dead, 13 injured in cattle raid on Mayiandit– Sudan Tribune
- On Sunday, an armed group attacked Unity state’s Mayiandit County killing 30 people and stealing 100,000 head of cattle.
- The presence of militia groups remains a major security threat in Upper Nile State, according to State Police Commissioner, Major General James Biel Ruot.
Armed violence kills four in North Darfur– Radio Dabanga
- An armed group killed four people in Dermh village of Korma locality in North Darfur on Wednesday.
- Brigadier General Moses Obi, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Force Commander, has said that UNMISS peacekeepers will cooperate with the government of South Sudan to ensure peace and stability in Jonglei State.
‘Impose no-fly zone’ – Radio Dabanga
- People gathered outside embassies of the US, Canada and EU countries in Cairo on Wednesday to appeal for the imposition of a no-fly zone over Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile.