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Domestic violence, forced marriage, have risen in Sudan: UN-backed study

New York: Deteriorating economic conditions since 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic have fuelled an increase in domestic violence and forced marriage in Sudan, a UN-backed study has revealed.

Explosives detonated at sports club in Sudan port city, at least 4 dead: Doctors

Khartoum/UNI/Sputnik: At least four people were killed in an explosion at a sports venue in eastern Sudan, the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors said in a statement.

Invest in Sudan’s peaceful and sustainable future, UN chief tells Paris conference

New York: Continued international support for Sudan is critical as the country undergoes a historic political and economic transformation, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told a major investment conference in Paris on Monday.

Sudan: 250 killed, over 100,000 displaced as violence surges in Darfur

New York: A sharp uptick in intercommunal violence in Sudan’s Darfur region has forced more than 100,000 people to flee their homes in search of safety, including many into neighbouring Chad, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) reported on Friday.

UN chief calls for protection of civilians as violence spikes in Sudan’s West Darfur

New York: The United Nations Secretary-General has voiced deep concern over escalating violence in West Darfur and called on the Sudanese authorities to “expend all efforts” to end the fighting and protect civilians.

United Nations, African Union reiterate commitment to Sudan, as joint mission ends operations

New York: The United Nations Secretary-General and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission have reiterated their commitment to continue to support Sudan consolidate peace as the AU-UN hybrid peacekeeping mission in the country’s Darfur region ends its operations on Thursday.

US removes Khartoum from list of terror sponsors starting Dec 14: Embassy

Moscow/Sputnik: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has signed a notification, removing Sudan from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list, the decision enters into force starting Monday, the US embassy in Khartoum said.

First of four UN humanitarian airlifts for Ethiopia refugees lands in Khartoum

New York: An airplane loaded with humanitarian supplies for people fleeing violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray region has arrived in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday, in an appeal for international assistance to cope with the growing numbers seeking shelter in Sudan.

Little progress on disputed Abyei region between Sudan and South Sudan

New York: Despite the strengthening of the relationship between Sudan and South Sudan, little progress has been made regarding the disputed Abyei region, the head of UN Peacekeeping told the Security Council on Thursday.

Sudan ready to return to international role but first needs support, Prime Minister says

New York: Sudan is eager to again contribute to the international community but will need assistance as it works to revitalize its tattered economy, Prime Minister Abdalla Adam Hamdok told the UN General Assembly on Saturday.

$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.

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.