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Sudan's Transitional National Security

[African Arguments] Two years after removing Bashir from power, Sudan's revolution is going through a tough transition. Economy, peace, and foreign policy are among the top challenges of the transitional government. However, all three files were a major topic of contestation contributing to an intensification of hostilities between the civilian and military components of Sudan's transitional government. (AllAfrica)

Darfur Holds Sudan Back With Threat of New Violence

[Nation] Sudan hoped to begin a new year with tranquility, just weeks after the US lifted crippling sanctions and allowed Khartoum back into the international arena. (AllAfrica)

Whose Gamble Is Sudan Playing?

[Ethiopian Herald] It has become evident that the Sudanese armed forces have pushed deep into Ethiopia's border while Ethiopia is busy stitching the wounds caused by its own internal affairs in the fighting of a bitter feud between the Federal government and the now outlawed Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) forces. (AllAfrica)

Transition to Democracy Challenged by Economy, Protests, Covid-19

[allAfrica] An excerpt on Sudan from the annual Human Rights Watch publication, World Report 2021: (AllAfrica)

More Information On the El Geneina Attacks

[Radio Dabanga] El Geneina / Khartoum -- It is estimated that roughly 60,000 people are now displaced within El Geneina following the escalation of violence in, and around, West Darfur's state capital. Even though the curfew was loosened after the apparent restoration of calm in the city, there are still reports of attacks. These included the attempted assassination of the wali (governor) of the state. Activists and politicians have expressed anger over the slow government response. (AllAfrica)

Bread Prices in South Kordofan Increased Amid Sudan's Rising Inflation

[Radio Dabanga] Delling / El Obeid -- Bakery owners in Delling, South Kordofan, raised the price of a loaf from SDG 8* to SDG 10 yesterday due to the rising production costs. Bread prices have now increased in various parts of Sudan amid rising inflation. (AllAfrica)

South Darfur Governor Grants Additional Powers to Military Forces After Tribal Fighting

[Radio Dabanga] Nyala / Khartoum -- On Tuesday, Mousa Mahdi, the wali (governor) of South Darfur, confirmed that the state's security committee granted additional security powers to the military forces deployed in the south of the state. They are now allowed to use force to control the security situation in the region, in the aftermath of the armed conflict between the Rizeigat and Fallata tribes. (AllAfrica)

Sudan Finance Minister - 'Reforms, Not New Currency'

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -- The Sudanese government plans a raft of reforms to stimulate and boost Sudan's ailing economy, rather than printing new currency, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Heba Mohamed says. These will include technical reforms, programmes to fight smuggling, combat inflation, and create investment opportunities. (AllAfrica)

Sudan, Ethiopia Fail to Resolve Simmering Border Conflict

[East African] Sudan and Ethiopia have failed to resolve a simmering border conflict in what may be a prolonged dispute where their common boundary should pass. (AllAfrica)

Outgoing U.S State Department's Top Africa Official Cites 'Significant' Achievements

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -- At the end of his tenure as the top Africa policymaker in the State Department, Assistant Secretary Tibor Nagy says the legacy of the outgoing administration includes a number of 'concrete achievements' that have strengthened U.S. ties to Africa. Nagy, who assumed the post in June 2018 nearly two decades after retiring as a career foreign service officer, which included ambassadorial tours in Guinea and Ethiopia under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, was interviewed by AllAfrica's Reed Kram (AllAfrica)

Tensions Escalate Between Ethiopia and Sudan

[DW] The already-uneasy relationship between the two countries is showing signs of simmering over into protracted conflict. But how did it reach this point? (AllAfrica)

Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary - General On Sudan

[Unamid] Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary- General on Sudan (AllAfrica)

Violence in Darfur Leaves Scores Dead

[DW] Hostilities between Arabs and non-Arabs have left 83 dead and 160 injured in the Darfur region of Sudan as the UN plans to end a 13-year peacekeeping mission. (AllAfrica)

Southern Sudan - Curfew to Curb Rampant Insecurity in Kadugli

[Radio Dabanga] Kadugli -- The Governor of South Kordofan has imposed a number of measures in the state capital of Kadugli in an attempt to contain the violent incidents in the town. Last week, two activists were attacked in Kadugli. (AllAfrica)

Sudanese Parties Differ About Nomination of New Ministers

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -- Sudan's Umma Party has accused other party members of the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) of being far from neutral with regard to the formation of a new Council of Ministers. Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok met with South Sudanese mediator Tut Galwak yesterday. (AllAfrica)

South Sudan 'Ready to Mediate Between Sudan, Ethiopia' to End Border Conflict

[East African] South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has expressed readiness to mediate between Sudan and Ethiopia to end their border conflict, said Sudan's Sovereign Council on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

UN Chief Calls for Protection of Civilians As Violence Spikes in West Darfur

[UN News] The United Nations Secretary-General has voiced deep concerns over escalating violence in West Darfur and called Sudanese authorities to "expend all efforts" to end the fighting and protect civilians. (AllAfrica)

Killing of Respected Ex-Foreign Minister Needs International Investigation

[African Arguments] Seyoum Mesfin, who was killed in Tigray this week at the age of 71, was Ethiopia's longest-serving foreign minister. His untimely death robs Ethiopia of a man who exemplified the country's tradition of enlightened and progressive patriotism. (AllAfrica)

Child Refugees Seen At Risk of Exploitation in Sudan

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Tracing their family members is complicated by camp relocations and lack of access to conflict-hit Tigray region, aid workers say (AllAfrica)

Sudan Open for Business With International Community

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -- Restrictions on the import of goods from the US have officially been lifted, meanwhile Sudan has been invited to a donor's conference in Paris in May. (AllAfrica)

Sudan Revolutionary Front Rebels Tour Country to Promote Peace Agreement

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / Sheikan -- Delegations of the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) rebel alliance, which signed the Juba Peace Agreement with the Sudanese government on October 3 last year, are touring the country. (AllAfrica)

Sudanese Professionals Association Protests Against RSF Detention Centres Continue

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / El Obeid -- A protest demanding the closure of the Rapid Support Forces' (RSF) detention centres was held on Thursday, meanwhile Resistance Committees protested for the redirection of the course Sudan's revolution in the city of El Obeid, North Kordofan. (AllAfrica)

Tensions Between Sudan and Ethiopia Escalate Further

[Radio Dabanga] El Gedaref / Khartoum -- Tensions between Sudan and Ethiopia over border issues are escalating after an Ethiopian military aircraft entered eastern Sudanese airspace yesterday. Politicians call for the expulsion of the Ethiopian ambassador in Khartoum. (AllAfrica)

The 'Real Politics' of Taxation in Post-Revolutionary Sudan

[African Arguments] Debating Ideas is a new section that aims to reflect the values and editorial ethos of the African Arguments book series, publishing engaged, often radical, scholarship, original and activist writing from within the African continent and beyond. It will offer debates and engagements, contexts and controversies, and reviews and responses flowing from the African Arguments books. (AllAfrica)

Inflation, Forex Rates Continue to Rise in Sudan Amidst Rumours About a New Currency

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -- The annual inflation rate for December recorded 269.33 per cent compared to 254.34 in November. The US Dollar rate on the parallel market in Khartoum jumped to SDG 275 yesterday. Acute food insecurity will remain high in several parts of Sudan in the coming months. (AllAfrica)

Blogger and Women's Rights Defender Could Face One Year in Prison Over Facebook Video

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -- A human rights and women's rights defender faces one year of imprisonment over a Facebook video she broadcasted. In the video, she reported on an incident in which several women were harassed by SAF and police officers as they were denied access to a petrol station. (AllAfrica)

Sudanese Doctor Warns About Lack of Resources As Covid-19 Cases Continue to Rise

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -- In a press conference with Sudan News Agency (SUNA) yesterday, Dr Bandar Nouri, a member of the Socialist Doctors Association (SDA), talked about the rise in COVID-19 infections, high death rates, regional disparities, and concerns about the lack of health care facilities and protection for medical staff. (AllAfrica)

Sudan Savours Fruits of Being Off Terror List

[East African] Sudan added two new agreement to its package of deals with the US, following Washington's decision to remove the country from the list of states sponsoring terrorism, and restore its sovereign immunity after nearly three decades of deprivation. (AllAfrica)

New Attacks At the Ethiopian Border in Eastern Sudan

[Radio Dabanga] El Fashaga / El Gedaref -- Five women and a child were killed in an attack by Ethiopian gunmen on a village in eastern Sudan's El Gedaref yesterday. In another attack by Ethiopian armed forces, aimed at Sudanese armed forces, civillians were killed too. (AllAfrica)

Providing Assistance to People in Ethiopia and Sudan in Wake of Tigray Violence

[MSF] Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia after fighting broke out in early November 2020, according to OCHA.ReliefWeb - Ethiopia - Tigray Region Humanitarian Update Situation Report, 6 January 2021. Some 50,000 people have crossed in to Sudan as refugees, while many others are displaced within the region, staying in towns, remote areas or trapped between localised outbreaks of fighting. Teams from Médecins Sans Frontières (AllAfrica)

Normalizing Sudan-Israel Relations Now is a Dangerous Game

[USIP] Washington, DC -- As Sudan is mentioned among the next states to normalize relations with Israel, concerns about what that would do to the democratic transition arise. (AllAfrica)