Tag: Sudan

ICC President concludes official visit to Nigeria

ICC President concludes official visit to Nigeria

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL
THE HAGUE, NetherlandsThe President of the International Criminal Court, Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, has concluded an official visit to Nigeria, where he met with the senior leadership of the country to discuss ways to strengthen the international criminal justice system aimed at suppressing impunity for the gravest crimes. During his stay in Abuja, President Eboe-Osuji met with H.E. Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Vice-President and acting President of Nigeria as well as H.E. Senator Bukola Saraki, President of the Senate, H.E. Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives and H.E. Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy President of the Senate, together with some of their colleagues in the senior leadership in the National Assembly. He also held meetings with H.E. Geoffrey Onyema, Mi...
UNHCR and COR welcome the first convey of Sudanese refugees from Chad

UNHCR and COR welcome the first convey of Sudanese refugees from Chad

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, SOUTH SUDAN
NORTH DARFUR, SudanThe UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Commissioner of Refugees (COR) have welcomed the first convoy of 53 Sudanese refugees who have returned to Sudan after more than 14 years in exile, in eastern Chad. Accompanied by Deputy Representative of UNHCR in Chad and Commissioner for Refugees and other senior government officials in Chad, the returnees were warmly received by the Commissioner of Tina locality, the Commissioner of Refugees and UNHCR Representative in Sudan as well as leaders of local administration and community in Tina. Sudanese refugees fled to Chad following eruption of conflicts in Darfur in 2003 -2004.  Many refugees have indicated their interest to return to Sudan with the stabilization and improvement of general security in Darfur. This re
Fly Dubai marks Africa expansion with Kinshasa inaugural

Fly Dubai marks Africa expansion with Kinshasa inaugural

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Dubai-based flydubai’s flight has launched its first ever inaugural direct links to the Congolese capital, Kinshasa at N'djili Airport. Flydubai will operate daily flights to N’djili Airport with an enroute stop in Entebbe. With the start of flights to Kinshasa another gateway is opened up for passengers from the GCC, Russia and the Indian Subcontinent into Central Africa.  Passengers from Kinshasa have access to more than 90 destinations on the flydubai network and through its code share partnership with Emirates, they can connect easily and conveniently to Emirates destinations spanning six continents in over 80 countries. The inaugural flight touched down at 14:20 (local time) and on board was a delegation led by Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior
UN expert group on mercenaries to visit Chad

UN expert group on mercenaries to visit Chad

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL
GENEVA, SwitzerlandThe United Nations Working Group on the use of mercenaries is set to visit Chad for the first time starting from 16th to 23rd April. The delegation, will comprise Patricia Arias and Saeed Mokbil, who will be in the country to assess the activities of mercenaries and foreign fighters, and their impact on human rights. "They will examine the existing regulatory framework regarding private military and security companies." reads the statement from the delegation The Group will hold meetings in the capital, N’djamena, with Government officials, members of civil society and non-governmental organizations, particularly those working on human rights and humanitarian affairs. They will also meet members of the diplomatic corps and representatives of UN agencies.
Violence erupts in Bangui, Central African republic

Violence erupts in Bangui, Central African republic

AFRICA
BANGUI, Central African Republic Fresh violence has erupted in the city of Bangui, Central African Republic, forcing the trauma unit at a major hospital to be filled to capacity, where ambulances transporting the wounded have often been delayed because of street battles and barricades. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Central African Red Cross (CRCA) are providing emergency services following the eruption of violence in Bangui’s PK5 district on April 8. “Our 34-bed trauma unit at Bangui’s Community Hospital is completely full. We have set up a close surveillance room and another casualty ward. They are full as well. We have two tents ready to be put up in case of need. They can accommodate at least another 20 patients.”” said Marcelle Baltzinger
Chadian Refugees Return Home

Chadian Refugees Return Home

AFRICA, FEATURE STORIES, REST OF THE WORLD, SOUTH SUDAN
KHARTOUM, Sudan After more than 10 years of hosting Chadian refugees in Central Darfur, Mukjar refugee camp in Central Darfur is set to close, as the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Commissioner of Refugees (COR) assisted the last refugees to return to their home country. On Friday 6 April 2018, over 500 Chadian refugees still living in Mukjar camp were provided with return packages and transportation to a reception center in Eastern Chad, where UNHCR and the Government of Chad will provide further assistance for reintegration. UNHCR and COR are now making the final arrangements to hand over the land and camp facilities to local authorities and the host community. UNHCR extends its appreciation to the Government of Sudan and residents of Darfur for welcoming and hosting...
Sudan holds local journalist for 12 days

Sudan holds local journalist for 12 days

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL
NEW YORK, United States of America: Sudanese authorities should immediately release freelance journalist Amal Habbani and cease confiscating newspapers, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) arrested Habbani on January 16 while she was covering anti-inflation protests in Khartoum state, and have held her for 12 days without providing details about her detention, newsmedia reported and her husband, Shawky Abdelazim, confirmed to CPJ. Abdelazim told CPJ that Habbani's family received information from unofficial sources in NISS that the journalist has been suffering from injuries sustained when security agents beat her with electric sticks upon her arrest. NISS has not responded to multiple requests the
Five internally displaced persons killed as Sudanese Armed Forces disperse a protest in Central Darfur

Five internally displaced persons killed as Sudanese Armed Forces disperse a protest in Central Darfur

AFRICA
KHARTOUM, Sudan: At least 5 people were killed and 26 others sustained gunshot wounds when joint forces of Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and Rapid Support Forces (RSF) opened live ammunition on a crowd of protestors at Hasahisa camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Zalingi, Central Darfur, on 20 January. On 20 January, at 3 pm, the joint forces raided Tololo market, located inside the camp, and fired live ammunition at a crowd of IDPs while they protested against the insecurity and the continuous attacks on residents in the camp by the Janjaweed militias. According to reliable source, the joint forces fired indiscriminately into the crowd of IDPs killing three men and two women and injuring 26 others who sustained gunshot wounds and are currently receiving medical...
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