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$1.8 billion pledged to assist Sudan’s people on the road to peace and democracy

New York/IBNS: A High-Level Sudan Partnership Conference took place on Thursday gathering some 50 countries and international organizations together in Berlin, generating pledges to bolster the African nation’s economic and political transformation to the tune of $1.8 billion, and discuss the challenges that lie ahead.

Sudan: Indicted war crimes suspects must be brought to justice – ICC prosecutor

New York: Buoyed by the surrender of a key Darfur war crimes suspect, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is urging the Security Council to press Sudan to do more to bring other indicted persons – including ex-president Omar Al-Bashir – to justice.

Arrest of Sudanese war crimes suspect ‘extremely significant’: UN rights chief

New York/IBNS: The arrest of Ali Muhammad Ali Abd–Al-Rahman, commonly known as Ali Kushayb, an alleged former Janjaweed militia leader in the restive Darfur region of Sudan, has been hailed by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, as an “extremely significant development”.

Sudan: Coronavirus could be tipping point for ‘untold suffering’, Bachelet urges sanctions relief

New York/IBNS: In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government and people of Sudan could experience “untold suffering” unless donors act fast to shore up a country still in transition, the top UN human rights official warned on Tuesday.

UN ‘fully mobilized’ to support the Sudanese people, Security Council hears

New York/IBNS: The “exceptional circumstances” of the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted the peace process in Sudan as well as the drawing down of the United Nations mission there, the head of UN peacekeeping updated the Security Council on Friday.

Coronavirus restrictions hamper aid access for Sudanese in need

New York/IBNS: The United Nations and its partners are putting in place alternative plans to ensure the continuity of humanitarian assistance in Sudan, as measures taken by the Government to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are having an impact on aid access, deliveries and services.

UNHCR delivers much-needed aid to Sudanese refugees in Chad

New York/IBNS: Nearly 94 tonnes of emergency aid has been airlifted into Chad to support thousands of people who have fled ongoing violence in Sudan’s West Darfur state, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, reported on Friday.

Sudan Prime Minister survives attempted assassination

New York/IBNS: Sudan’s Prime Minister survived a reported assassination attempt in the capital Khartoum on Monday, tweeting after the incident that he was “safe and in good shape”.

Egypt, Sudan vow to boost mutual relations

CAIRO/Xinhua: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and Chairman of Sudan's Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan underlined on Saturday the need to consolidate bilateral relations.

Egypt welcomes formation of unity gov't in South Sudan

Cairo/Xinhua: Egypt welcomed the formation of a transitional unity government in South Sudan, hoping it would lead to comprehensive peace in the country, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

Sudan: Lives of traumatized, displaced women in West Darfur under threat

New York/IBNS: Ongoing instability in Sudan’s West Darfur region has left the lives, health and safety of thousands of women hanging in the balance, according to the  United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA.

Sudan: Intercommunal clashes displace tens of thousands in volatile Darfur region

New York/IBNS: Around 40,000 have been displaced in Sudan’s West Darfur State in recent days, following intercommunal clashes, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Tuesday, citing Sudanese Government data.

Sudan urged to step up protection, restore peace, following West Darfur violence

New York/IBNS: Authorities in Sudan are being urged to restore peace and order in the wake of intercommunal clashes in West Darfur state which erupted on Sunday and left 65 people dead, 54 injured, and thousands displaced.

Sudan: UN mission envoy commends signing of Darfur framework agreement

New York/IBNS: The joint chief mediator for the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur, UNAMID, welcomed on Monday a framework agreement between the Transitional Government of Sudan and the Darfur armed movements that was signed during peace talks in Juba, South Sudan, on Saturday.

South Sudan: political will needed to form a unified government, on the road to peace

New York/IBNS: Extending the deadline for the establishment of a unity government in South Sudan has helped maintain a ceasefire but also disillusioned many  citizens, the Security Council heard on Tuesday.