Sudanese oppositions meet South Sudan’s First Vice President to seek advice on how to unite their ranks

Sudanese opposition factions participating in the peace talks with the Sudanese governent in Juba met with the First Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, August 5, 2020(Photo credit: Nyamilepedia)

August 5, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — A delegation of the Sudanese opposition groups, which are stakeholders in the Sudanese peace talks in Juba, met the South Sudan’s First Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, to seek how to consolidate their ranks and files. According to Machar’s press secretary, James Gatdet Dak, the Sudanese opposition factions came to Dr. Machar to seek his advice […]

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Sudanese dam collapses, destroys 600 houses along Ethiopian border

Unidentified dam collapsing (Photo credit: unknown)

August 1, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – A dam in Sudan’s Blue Nile state has collapsed and destroyed around 600 houses, officials quoted by local media in Sudan have said. “Over 600 houses in the neighborhoods of Bout town in Blue Nile State have been destroyed due to a sudden collapse of Bout dam which is used to store around 5 million […]

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Sudanese gov’t devalues currency

Sudanese currency, the Pound (Photo credit: unknown)

July 22, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – Sudan’s government on Wednesday said it will devalue its currency and cut fuel subsidies due to a huge budget deficit and an economic crisis aggravated by the coronavirus pandemic. “State revenues have dropped by 40 percent and this has created a huge deficit in the budget,” acting Finance Minister Hiba Mohammed said in a statement […]

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Sudan’s Hamdok appoints civilian governors

Sudanese Prime Minister Dr. Abdalla Hamdok (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

July 22, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – Sudanese Prime Minister, Abdallah Hamdok has announced the appointment of civilian governors, a key step in the country’s transition to democracy after more than a year since the overthrow of longtime dictator Omar al-Bashir. Hamdok said in a televised news conference that his government would gradually slash some energy subsidies as part reforms to help […]

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Bashir’s trial over 1989 coup begins

July 21, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – Sudan´s ousted autocrat Omar al-Bashir was back in court on Tuesday, this time facing charges of plotting the 1989 Islamist-backed coup that removed an elected government and brought him to power. Dozens of people, mostly al-Bashir’s supporters, gathered outside the courthouse in the capital, Khartoum, as the former president was brought from jail and the […]

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AU to hold mini-summit on Ethiopia’s dam next week

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July 18, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – A mini-African summit will be held on Tuesday to continue discussing the disputes around the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), Sudanese Irrigation Minister Yasser Abbas stated on Friday. The summit is part of the recent African Union-brokered negotiations aiming to resolve the near decade-long disagreements between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over the mega-dam. The leaders […]

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Egypt demands urgent explanation from Ethiopia over reports of dam filling

Egyptian ministry of foreign affairs (Photo credit: Egyptian media)

July 15, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – Furious Egyptian government has demanded that Ethiopia – which had announced earlier today that it started filling a controversial dam – give an explanation if the reports of the dam’s filling are true. Egyptian foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Hafiz said in a brief statement on Facebook that the government of Egypt was monitoring the ongoing […]

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BREAKING: Ethiopia begins filling controversial dam

A view of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and reservoir behind it on June 26,2020 (Photo credit: Maxar Technologies via Reuters)

July 15, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – Ethiopia has begun filling the reservoir behind the Grand Renaissance Dam (GERD), the country’s minister of water and irrigation announced on Wednesday. The impounding of water into the controversial Blue Nile project comes despite Ethiopia failing to reach an agreement with downstream neighbours Sudan and Egypt, who fear for their water supplies. Talks have been […]

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Sudanese authorities legalize alcohol

Sudanese Prime Minister Dr. Abdalla Hamdok (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

July 12, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – The Sudanese government on Saturday announced that it has decriminalized drinking of alcohol by non-Muslims ending decades of international criticism in which the government in Sudan has been isolated since military dictator Omar al Bashir came to power in 1989. Speaking to a TV talk show on Saturday, the Sudanese Minister of Justice, Nasr al-Din […]

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Sudan: Prioritize Justice and Institutional Reforms Government, Partners Should Support Transition

Gen Mohamed Hamdan Daglo (R), Sudan's deputy head of the Transitional Military Council, and protest leader Ahmed Rabie shake hands after signing the constitutional declaration(Photo credit: supplied)

For Immediate Release HRW, Nairobi, June 23, 202 (Nyamilepedia) – Donors and foreign partners should urge Sudan to prioritize justice and legal and institutional reforms in Sudan, even as they focus on the country’s pressing economic concerns, Human Rights Watch said today. On June 25, 2020, a group of governments and multilateral organizations, known as the Friends of Sudan, will hold […]

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AU sanctions South Sudan over failure to pay membership arrears

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June 18, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – The African Union (AU) has sanctioned South Sudan, the world’s youngest country, over its failure – for three consecutive three years – to pay over $9 million membership fees, the South Sudan mission to the AU said. In a letter addressed to South Sudan’s ministry of foreign affairs and international cooperation in Juba, the country’s […]

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Kenya becomes non-permanent member of UN Security Council

Tijjani Muhammad-Bande (right), President of the seventy-fourth session of the United Nations General Assembly, presides over the elections. At left is Movses Abelian, Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management (Photo credit: UNITED NATIONS)

June 18, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – Kenya this evening won a non-permanent seat of the United Nations Security Council after garnering 129 votes in the second round against Djibouti on Thursday. Djibouti got 62 votes after forcing the second voting by denying Kenya the win in the first round on Wednesday. The first round of the election was conducted on Wednesday […]

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How South Sudan ties to Egypt could spark a regional war

June 12, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — Latest news across the region and middle east indicate that the world’s youngest nation, South Sudan, could be a host to a regional war over the Ethiopian’s Grant Renaissance Dam that is currently under construction. Within the last five years, Egypt has signed multi-billion dollar deals with the world’s youngest nation, South Sudan, ranging from land […]

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Ethiopia extends Abiy Ahmed’s term for one year

June 11, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – The Ethiopian parliament on Wednesday voted unanimously to extend the term for the country’s Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed after elections were delayed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The elections were scheduled for August but the parliament decided that the ongoing pandemic would make it impossible for the elections to take place. The upper house […]

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Sudanese war criminal surrenders to International Criminal Court

June 9, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – A Sudanese war criminal has been arrested and taken to The Hague after surrendering to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Central African Republic where he has been hiding since the ouster of former President Omar al-Bashir last year. Ali Muhammad Ali Abdel-Rahman, who is commonly known as Ali Kushayb, was a senior Janjaweed commander who supported […]

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Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza dies – Government

June 9, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has died of heart failure, the government said Tuesday in a post from its official Twitter account. “The Government of the Republic of Burundi announces with great sadness the unexpected death of His Excellency Pierre Nkurunziza, President of the Republic of Burundi… following heart failure on June 8, 2020,” the post […]

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South Sudan peace monitor urges IGAD to address states deadlock

May 13, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (R-JMEC) calls on IGAD to step in and address the states allocation deadlock. Amb. Augostino Njoroge, the chairperson of the R-JMEC, revealed in his latest letter to the IGAD Chairspon and the Sudanese Prime Minister, H.E. Abdalla Hamdok, that the South Sudanese parties have failed to resolve […]

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Escalation of attacks by Lord Resistance Army of Joseph Kony displace DRC civilians into South Sudan

May 5, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – Congolese civilians have fled to South Sudan’s Western Equatoria state as attacks by Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) on several villages in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) escalate, local officials in Yambio said this morning. The Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (RRC) commissioner Paulino Zizi told Nyamilepedia from the Western Equatoria state capital Yambio in an […]

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Sudan’s PM to replace governors as dispute emerges with military

Sudanese Prime Minister Dr. Abdalla Hamdok (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

April 18, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) — Sudan will replace all provincial military governors with civilians in the coming week, the information minister said, after intense talks within the power-sharing government over the pace of the nation’s democratic transition, the bloomberg reports. The North African country, where the army overthrew long-time ruler Omar al-Bashir a year ago, will also appoint a transitional […]

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COVID-19 Coronavirus: Unity for Survival in Africa

By Arlene J. Schar and Dr. David Leffler,   April 6, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — As the COVID-19 virus pandemic impacts peoples’ lives worldwide, society shuts down in an effort to contain it. People find themselves isolated at home, seemingly powerless. Unity is needed during these difficult times. Although people worldwide have been divided, there are points of agreement regardless of political […]

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Nigerian president’s aide tests positive for coronavirus

March 24, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) — The Nigerian president’s chief of staff has tested positive for coronavirus, a source with direct knowledge was quoted by the CGTN. The illness of Abba Kyari, who is in his 70s, brings the disease into the immediate circle of 77-year-old President. Kyari has a history of medical complications, including diabetes, and is the gatekeeper to […]

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