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, […]

News / / 11.24.19

Economist: Donald Trump uses sanctions more keenly than any of his predecessors

IN DECEMBER 2017 the Democratic Republic of Congo was in ferment. Joseph Kabila, then the president, seemed to be weighing whether or not to stand in an election, even though he should have left office fully a year before, having served his two full constitutional terms. In Kinshasa, the capital, Mr Kabila’s allies remarked casually […]

News / / 11.24.19

Eye Radio: Acting NRA boss makes suspicious bank transfers

The National Revenue Authority has lately been making suspicious bank transfers out of the non-oil revenue collections, bank documents obtained by Eye Radio show. Established in 2018, the NRA is mandated to assess, collect, administrate and enforce laws relating to taxation and revenues.  The establishment is one of the measures to reduce dependency on oil revenues, […]

News / / 11.16.19

Sudan Tribune: U.S advocacy group calls for pressure on S. Sudan leaders

Regional bodies and the international community should exert maximum pressure on South Sudan’s warring parties to ensure they implement the peace agreement, a US-based advocacy group said. In a statement, The Sentry, an investigative arm of Enough Project said there should be a campaign tied to explicit benchmarks that will unleash serious consequences for leaders […]

News / / 11.15.19

JCK: The Kimberley Process Is Going Nowhere. Should We Care?

Earlier this month, World Diamond Council president Stephane Fischler wrote that the upcoming Kimberley Process (KP) Plenary in New Dehli, India, could represent a “watershed moment” for the certification scheme, as it will get one more chance to revise its definition of conflict diamonds to include human rights violations. The KP’s civil society coalition similarly warned that the meeting, which it called “the […]

News / / 11.13.19

BBC World Service: Newsday: Why does Russia want to end the embargo on the Central African Republic’s diamonds?

In recent years, Russia has been seeking to expand its influence in Africa. One country it has focused on is the Central African Republic, a small but strategic nation with significant diamond mines. Russia has now announced that it wants to lift an embargo which prohibits suspected “blood diamonds ” from being exported from certain […]

News / / 11.13.19

The Independent: Russia is trying to legalise African ‘blood diamonds’

They have been linked to corruption, violence, civil war, rape and murder. But this week Moscow announced it wanted an end to an international embargo on ‘blood’ diamonds exported from the Central African Republic (CAR). According to most estimates, more than 90 per cent of CAR’s diamonds end up being exported anyway – via the […]