News / / 01.08.20

Associated Press: US Sanctions South Sudan’s Vice President Over Abuses

The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on South Sudan’s First Vice President Taban Deng Gai, citing his involvement in serious human rights abuses. It is one of the sharpest actions taken by the U.S. against South Sudan’s government amid Washington’s frustration over the country’s failure to achieve a stable peace after its civil war. […]

News / / 01.08.20

The Daily Nation: US sanctions South Sudan vice president over human rights

The US on Wednesday imposed sanctions on South Sudan’s first vice-president Taban Deng Gai for his involvement in serious violations of human  rights “including the disappearance and death of civilians.” The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) said it is penalising Mr Gai for his hand in silencing critics, including […]

News / / 01.07.20

The East African: Food insecure South Sudan banks on oil money for agriculture

South Sudan is banking on oil monies to revive its stalled agriculture and save its population from perennial dependence on food imports and relief supplies. The new plan, announced last week by President Salva Kiir, seeks to tap into the earnings from oil and reinvest it into agricultural production. It is part of efforts for […]

News / / 12.26.19

Associated Press: Sudan’s Christians enjoy holiday amid hope for new freedoms

The Sudanese Christian marchers weaved through bustling markets and traffic-clogged streets wearing “I Love Jesus” T-shirts or colorful traditional robes known as thobes. “Glory to God in the highest. And on Earth, peace, goodwill toward men,” a speaker said. Hymns blared and chants of “hallelujah” intermingled with loud, emotion-filled cries of celebration. Passersby and merchants […]

News / / 12.22.19

The Independent: ‘It’s our biggest employer’: How a lucrative war in Yemen fuels conflict in Darfur 2,000km away

You can earn more money fighting in Yemen for six months than in a lifetime. This adage rages through the streets of Darfur, Sudan’s conflict-ridden western region, where a ruinous war more than 2,000km away in Yemen has become the country’s “biggest local employer”. Everyone knows someone who has signed up. For nearly five years […]

News / / 12.17.19

The Independent: Genocide, gold and foreign wars: Sudan’s most feared commander speaks out

The messaging was clear as soon as Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo entered the room. Clad in a traditional white jalabiya, or tunic, and headdress, Sudan’s most powerful man known “as Hemedti” looked more like the camel trader he once was, rather than the chief of a paramilitary force accused of raping and killing protesters in Khartoum and committing genocidal violence in Darfur. It was a careful […]

News / / 12.16.19

Daily Nation: Kiir and Machar threat to efforts for lasting peace in South Sudan

A fortnight ago, the United States recalled its ambassador to South Sudan, Mr Thomas Hushek, after President Salva Kiir and Opposition leader Riek Machar failed to form a revitalised unity government as they had agreed. As the November 12 deadline approached, the two leaders, meeting in Kampala, announced that they had extended the implementation of […]

News / / 12.16.19

Sudan Tribune: U.S. sanctions South Sudan’s Defense, Cabinet Affairs ministers over peace

The United States government has imposed individual sanctions on two South Sudanese officials for expanding or extending the country’s conflict. The U.S. Treasury, in a statement issued on Monday, said the Cabinet Affairs minister, Martin Elia Lomuro and his Defence and Veteran Affairs counterpart, Kuol Manyang Juuk are obstructing the peace process. Click here to read […]

News / / 12.16.19

Voice of America: US Slaps Sanctions on 5 South Sudanese

The U.S. Treasury has imposed sanctions on five South Sudanese nationals for their alleged roles in the abduction and execution of two prominent critics of President Salva Kiir’s government nearly three years ago. South Sudan’s government has repeatedly denied responsibility for the disappearance of human rights lawyer Dong Samuel Luak and Aggrey Idri, a member […]

News / / 12.13.19

Sudan Tribune: Delist Sudan from terror list but prepare sanctions against spoilers: U.S. groups

Two U.S. groups have called to accelerate the ongoing process for delisting Sudan from the State Sponsor of Terrorism (SST) list but called for targeted sanctions on those who might obstruct peace and democratic reforms. In a joint statement issued on Friday, the U.S. watchdog group The Sentry and U.S. advocacy group Enough Project said […]

News / / 12.13.19

New York Times: Sudan’s Ousted Leader Is Sentenced to Two Years for Corruption

For almost three decades, President Omar Hassan al-Bashir ruled Sudan with a heavy fist, jailing opponents and former allies, overseeing the bloody suppression of the Darfur region and squashing protests that dared to challenge his regime. But on Saturday, Mr. al-Bashir, 75, was convicted of money laundering and corruption and sentenced to two years in […]

News / / 12.11.19

The Independent: ‘It’s like Bashir is still here’: Inside war-ravaged Darfur where deadly violence is killing the revolution

The men in black masks and khaki uniforms arrived in the middle of the night. They set fire to homes with people still inside them. They separated girls from their parents and raped them. They shot dead an old man who tried to defend his daughters. With a disarming absence of emotion, Fatima Nour, 30, […]

News / / 12.10.19

Associated Press: US sanctions 5 South Sudan agents it says killed 2 critics

The United States has imposed sanctions on five South Sudan officials, who it says are responsible for the abductions and likely murders in 2017 of two human rights activists. In a statement on Tuesday the U.S. Treasury said South Sudan’s government has repeatedly used “extrajudicial killings as a means to silence dissent, limit freedom of […]

News / / 12.06.19

Atlantic Council: Navigating Sudan’s Transition: A Conversation with Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok

One hundred days into his tenure as Prime Minister of Sudan, H.E. Dr. Abdalla Hamdok is poised to be the first Sudanese head of government to be welcomed by US officials in Washington since 1985. Determined to deliver on the public demand of “Freedom, Peace, and Justice,” Prime Minister Hamdok must confront significant structural and […]

News / / 12.05.19

BBC World Service: Suliman Baldo interview with BBC Newsday

Click here to listen to the interview on Sudan with Suliman Baldo, Senior Advisor to the Enough Project.

News / / 12.02.19

Arcadia University: IPCR Celebrates 20 Years Of Changing The World

Alumni from around the globe descended on Grey Towers Castle on Oct. 12 to celebrate 20 years of a unique Arcadia program that’s centered on changing the world: the International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) Master of Arts program. For two decades, the IPCR program has provided Arcadia students with tools and skills to make […]

News / / 12.02.19

Sudan Tribune: Kiir’s office to unveil findings on The Sentry’s corruption report

The office of South Sudan’s president will Thursday unveil findings into a probe it carried out after the US-based The Sentry released a report on corruption in September. The 64-page report titled, “The Taking of South Sudan” alleged that South Sudan President Salva Kiir and his family members own stakes in banks, foreign exchange bureaus, […]

News / / 11.29.19

Radio Dabanga: Sudan Dissolves National Congress Party, Repeals Public Order Bill

Hundreds of Sudanese took to the streets of Khartoum late on Thursday evening to celebrate the changes. “The decisions on Thursday evening are a positive response to the demands of the Sudanese uprising, that called for Freedom, Justice, and Peace, and the dismantling of the oppressive Al Bashir’s regime that ruled the country for three […]

News / / 11.28.19

Africa News: South Sudan: US piles pressure over unity govt formation [Morning Call]

U.S recalled its ambassador to South Sudan back to Washington on Monday. This is widely viewed as a signal of Washington’s displeasure over South Sudan’s failure to meet an extended deadline for forming a unity government – a critical component of a peace deal aimed at ending a bloody five-year civil war in the eight […]

News / / 11.24.19

Tuko: Gideon Moi named among tycoons doing business with war-ravaged South Sudan’s govt

A 64-page report titled The Taking of South Sudan prepared by The Sentry has revealed Baringo senator Gideon Moi has stakes in a company operated by President Salva Kiir’s daughter. The senator allegedly formed the company in February 2014 and co-owns it with Kiir’s daughter, son-in-law and close advisor. According to the report, the firm, […]