Food aid looted on massive scale in South Sudan

Jul 17, 2016

Food aid looted on massive scale in South Sudan

In looting on an epic scale, a month’s worth of food aid for over 220,000 South Sudanese was stolen in just two days — along with the giant warehouses that stored it. As fighting raged between rival forces in the capital, Juba, last week, ...

May 24, 2016

China in 'preliminary' deal for Sudan's first atomic plant

A Chinese state-owned company has signed a “preliminary” deal with Sudan to build the east African country’s first nuclear power plant, an official in Khartoum said on Tuesday. The China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) signed a memorandum of understanding with the electricity ministry on ...

Darfur votes for five-state status quo; results questioned

/ Apr 24, 2016

Darfur votes for five-state status quo; results questioned

Sudan said on Saturday almost 98 percent of Darfur voters favored maintaining the war-torn region as five states in a referendum that faced international criticism and an opposition boycott. The referendum on whether to unite Darfur into a single autonomous region was held over ...

Apr 7, 2016

U.N. says 138,000 people displaced in new fighting in Darfur

An escalation in fighting in Darfur has forced 138,000 people to flee their homes since mid-January and there is no end in sight to the 13-year conflict in Sudan’s vast western region, the U.N. peacekeeping chief said Wednesday. Herve Ladsous painted a grim picture ...