Archive for February 27, 2012


KHARTOUM, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) — Sudan on Monday indicated a possibility of using military options against South Sudan in response to what Khartoum terms as “repeated aggressions” by the south on Sudan’s territories.

“Sudan maintains military and security options that can be used to respond to South Sudan’s attack on Buhairat Al-Abiyad in South Kordofan State,” Mustafa Osman Ismail,the Sudanese presidential adviser, told reporters Monday.

Ismail held South Sudan government responsible of the attack on Buhairat Al-Abiyadarea, reiterating that all options, including the military and security ones, were open before Sudan to respond to the “aggression.”

“South Sudan bears the full responsibility in this attack. South Sudan governmentshould stop refuting and lying. It should acknowledge if it has enough courage to bear the responsibility and its consequences,” said Ismail.

“We were attacked and we will no doubt respond to this aggression to defend our land.We will adopt all steps and there is no closed course for us. We will file complaints tothe UN Security Council, the African Union and the committee supposed to monitor thesecurity agreement recently signed between the two countries on refraining fromattacking the border.”

Sudanese army said Sunday that armed clashes broke out between its forces andSouth Sudan forces at Jao area on the border.

“An alliance bringing together South Sudan’s army and rebels from South Kordofanand Darfur on Sunday morning attacked Buhairat Abiyad at Jao town,” said Sudanesearmy in a statement.

The statement accused South Sudan of planning a full attack against the area, pointingout that the fighting was still continuing.

However, South Sudan’s Foreign Minister Nhial Deng on Monday refuted Sudan’saccusations that South Sudan was supporting the armed movements in Sudan.

“South Sudan has nothing to do with what is going on in Sudan,” Deng told reporters inJuba, adding that South Sudan, after gaining its independence, was willing for peacefulcoexistence with neighboring countries.

Sudan and South Sudan signed a security agreement on Feb. 10 to avoid armedconflicts between the two sides.

The agreement, which was reached under the mediation of the African Union in AddisAbaba, stipulated that the two sides should respect sovereignty and territorial integrityof each other, avoid intervention in each other’s internal affairs, reject the use of forceand observe common interests and peaceful coexistence.

Sudan and South Sudan have so far failed to demarcate their joint borders, includingthe affiliation of border areas such as Jao.

Battles Erupt Between SAF, SPLA as the Latter Launches Attacks within Sudan Territory
Khartoum– Fierce fighting broke out Sunday between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) after the latter advanced 6 km into Sudanese territories.Statements issued by SAF indicated that the SPLA plans to carry out attacks on Sudanese territories began two days ago in the areas of Al-Dar and Dabakaya.SAF lashed out against South Sudan, describing the attacks as a violation of Sudan’s sovereignty.

For its part, the Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued similar statement condemning the attack, describing it as violation of the Sudanese sovereignty, security and stability.

Sudan reserves the right to retaliate in the manner it deems fit, it said.

Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Al-Obeid Murawah, told Sudan Vision that the Sudanese Government would lodge a complaint to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and the African Union (AU).

“We have asked the South to desist from these acts,” he said, adding “Sudan will launch diplomatic efforts to brief the relevant international organizations and diplomats in Khartoum on the developments.”

SAF spokesperson, Col. Al-Sawarmi Khaled, who read the statement, said the SPLA launched a direct attack from within the southern territories on Buhayret Abyat area and advanced inside Sudanese territories.

The statement accused South Sudan leadership of supporting insurgency in South Kordofan and the Blue Nile as well as Darfur rebels, citing continued link of the SPLA with Divisions (9) and (10) in South Kordofan and the Blue Nile.  The support to the rebellion is in the form of supplies and salaries for the two Divisions.

The statement pointed out that South Sudan had sponsored a conference for unification of efforts of rebels in South Kordofan and Blue Nile including Darfur rebels in the town of Bor Yomi on 15 and 16 February.

Col. Al-Sawarmi said SAF has been closely monitoring plans and moves of the South Sudan against Sudan.

“The South Sudan Government assembled Darfur rebels in the area of Manga and Faryang in the Unity State despite Sudan’s call on the South to cease these acts, which are in breach of the recent non-aggression agreement”

“Forces from South Sudan and rebels from South Kordofan attacked at 3 a.m. in the area of Baheyret al-Abayd,” Sudan’s military spokesman Al-Sawarmi Khalid said, according to reports.

“Fighting continues,” he said. “The government in the South is not abiding by the deal.”

In a further sign of continued unrest, the Darfur-based rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) said it had taken control of Jau, a region claimed by both sides, in a joint attack with forces of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A).
By Mona Al-Bashir and Al-Sammani Awadallah, 1 day 7 hours ago

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New Legislation targets Canadian Permanent Residents:
Minister assumes new powers to revoke status

OTTAWA – On February 16, 2012, the government tabled Bill C-31, new immigration and refugee legislation that significantly undermines Canada’s domestic and international obligations to protect and resettle refugees. The new bill includes several vindictive measures. One of the most pernicious is the new “conditional” permanent residence for refugees.

Under clause 19, a person who obtained permanent residence after making a successful refugee claim either in Canada or as a government sponsored refugee resettled from abroad may lose their permanent residence status if the Minister determines that they no longer need protection. This provision can be applied against refugees who made claims in Canada or those who have been resettled to Canada from refugee camps abroad and would apply retroactively. The provision could therefore apply to refugees who became permanent residents many, many years ago, and have established full and permanent lives in Canada. Refugees who have been resettled in Canada and granted permanent residence can be stripped of that status and deported years after their arrival.

Under our current legislation, the Minister can apply to the Immigration and Refugee Board for an order that the refugee’s need for protection no longer exists (cessation) where circumstances for that person have changed. Changes can include systemic developments in countries of origin such as regime change or increased police protection as well as individual factors, such as a change in a person’s political activism or a return to their country of origin after a significant passage of time.

However, if the Minister currently is successful on an application to the Board, refugees who have become permanent residents do not lose that status. In accordance with Canada’s commitment to the United Nations, refugees who permanently resettle here are entitled to rebuild their lives, work and raise their families, secure in the knowledge Canada is their permanent home.

In fact, this is one of the most positive features of our current system. It is a tremendous benefit to Canadians as a whole, as well as to refugees, that Canada promotes quick and permanent resettlement. Rather than remaining in limbo, refugees become productive, contributing members of our society. The feeling of security that permanent residence provides cannot be overestimated.

However, Bill C-31 now threatens to undermine our commitment to resettle refugees and provide them with the security of permanent residence. Under clause 19, the Minister can apply at any time for a finding that the refugee is no longer at risk. If the Minister is successful, the refugee will not only lose his or her refugee status, but if the person has been granted permanent residence he or she will lose that status as well. Moreover, the legislation makes those refugees who have been found to no longer need protection inadmissible to Canada, and therefore subject to deportation. This provision will apply retroactively and will apply equally to those who made claims in Canada and those who were resettled here by the government. Someone brought to Canada under a refugee resettlement program over a decade ago, who has spent many years building a life in this country could be stripped of her status and deported. This is simply unconscionable.

In many ways, Bill C-31 represents an unprecedented dismantling of Canada’s refugee determination system. In addition, clause 19 undermines Canada’s commitment to refugees, makes a mockery of our commitment to the United Nations to provide permanent resettlement to refugees and puts at risk of deportation tens of thousands of refugees who have already been granted permanent residence in Canada.

For more information or to Contact the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL):

Lorne Waldman: President, Toronto, lorne@lornewaldman.ca
Mitchell Goldberg: Vice-president, Montreal, mitchell.goldberg@gmail.com
Donald Galloway: Co-chair, Legal Research Committee, Victoria, galloway@uvic.ca
Peter Showler: Co-chair, Advocacy Committee, Ottawa, pshowler@uottawa.ca
Julie Chamagne: CARL Representative in Halifax, j.chamagne@gmail.com
Catherine Dauvergne : CARL Representative in Vancouver, catherine.dauvergne@ubc.ca
Audrey Macklin: Co-Chair, Legal Research Committee, Toronto, Audrey.macklin@utoronto.ca

http://www.refugeelawyersgroup.ca/permanentresidents

CARL Responds to New Refugee Legislation, Bill C-31

CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF REFUGEE LAWYERS RESPONDS TO NEW REFUGEE LEGISLATION, BILL C-31

OTTAWA – The Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL) has identified the following deeply problematic deficiencies that relate both to the architecture and content of Bill C-31:

  1. The omnibus nature of the bill hides key initiatives and detracts from proper scrutiny
    • This huge omnibus bill rolls together proposed anti-smuggling Bill C-4, the current refugee system, and the future refugee system, as well as additional new elements, including the use of biometrics.
    • Like Bill C-10 (the omnibus crime bill), this is a complicated omnibus bill whose bulk is designed to inhibit careful scrutiny and precise analysis of several controversial issues.
  2. The draconian measures of C-4 are rolled into this new bill
    • C-4’s proposed mandatory, unreviewable, warrantless, year-long detention is patently unconstitutional. The Supreme Court of Canada decided this issue in the clearest of terms.
    • Family separation for at least 5, and up to 8 or more years, will have disastrous consequences for refugees.
  3. Hasty timelines deny refugees a fair chance to prove their claims
    • Bill C-31 significantly changes our current refugee system, making it hasty and unfair. It imposes unrealistic deadlines on refugee claimants, and uses a failure to meet deadlines as a means to disqualifying refugee claimants without ever having a fair and reasonable opportunity to tell their story.
    • Refugees will only have 15 days to deliver a written version of their history, and 15 days to present an appeal. This is not enough time to seek legal advice and respond to complicated legal requirements.
  4. The designated “safe” country list, and the Minister’s unilateral power to list countries, dangerously politicizes the refugee system
    • Refugee claimants who are put on a designated safe country list are subjected to even shorter deadlines to submit a written claim, and will not have access to an appeal.
    • The Minister need not justify why he deems a country safe, nor does he have to take account of the differential risk faced by certain minorities in a country that is ‘safe’ for others. Refugees will be vulnerable to the political whims of the Minister and the government.
  5. The Minister’s constant reference to “bogus” claims is an egregious misrepresentation
    • The refugee definition is very technical. Many claimants come with a genuine fear of harm but may not meet the definition of a refugee. That does not make them ‘frauds’ or ‘bogus’, or abusers of the system. Their search for protection is genuine.
  6. Canada’s humanitarian safety net is gravely weakened
    • Bill C-31 forces people, upon arrival, to make an impossible choice between making a refugee claim or an application for humanitarian consideration. Each of these processes is complicated and making an informed decision is simply not possible for persons who have just arrived.
    • Canada has long recognized that a broad humanitarian consideration process is necessary to preserve the flexibility of our protection system. Barring access to this is contrary to our humanitarian tradition.

For more information or to Contact CARL:

Lorne Waldman: President, Toronto, lorne@lornewaldman.ca
Mitchell Goldberg: Vice-president, Montreal, mitchell.goldberg@gmail.com
Donald Galloway: Co-chair, Legal Research Committee, Victoria, galloway@uvic.ca
Peter Showler: Co-chair, Advocacy Committee, Ottawa, pshowler@uottawa.ca
Julie Chamagne: CARL Representative in Halifax, j.chamagne@gmail.com
Catherine Dauvergne : CARL Representative in Vancouver, catherine.dauvergne@ubc.ca
Audrey Macklin: Co-Chair, Legal Research Committee, Toronto, Audrey.macklin@utoronto.ca

http://www.refugeelawyersgroup.ca/billc31


Juba: Rebel groups in Sudan said on Monday they had captured a Sudanese army garrison near the border with South Sudan in an operation that Khartoum blamed on the south’s army.

The rebels said in a statement they killed 130 members of the government forces in the attack. The figure could not be independently verified.

The South Sudan government said none of its forces were involved, but the assault fuelled tensions between the neighbours already at odds over oil exports and border disputes. Any involvement of southern forces would have violated a non-aggression pact signed by the two sides this month.

A helicopter crash is seen in Al-Faw, an area of Sudan’s Gedaref state. Reuters

The clashes on Sunday took place in the South Kordofan province on Sudan’s side of the ill-defined border with South Sudan, a flashpoint between the two countries.

The newly formed rebel umbrella group Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) said its forces were behind the assault on the military post around Lake Obyad, which lies near the boundary.

The SRF was formed last year between the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), who operate in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states, and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), based in Darfur in the west of Sudan.

“It is a victory, the first victory under the umbrella of the SRF to have two forces fighting together,” SRF spokesman Arnu Ngutulu Lodi told Reuters by telephone.

The SPLM-N’s fighters fought alongside the forces of what is now the south’s ruling SPLM during Sudan’s civil war that ended with a peace deal in 2005 and led to southern secession in 2011.

The SPLM-N says it cut ties with the South after independence, but Khartoum accuses Juba of continuing to provide military and financial support to the rebels.

According to Lodi, the SRF captured hundreds of machine guns, dozens of heavy artillery and 200 vehicles from the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF), although he said it was too early to provide a number of casualties from either side.

Both countries trade accusations of supporting insurgents in each other’s territory. Tensions have also mounted in a dispute over how much Juba should pay Khartoum to export its oil.

Authorities in landlocked South Sudan say Sudan has since December stolen over $800 million worth of oil, which has to be exported via a pipeline through the north. Sudan says it seized the crude in lieu of what it calls unpaid transportation fees.

Sudan has threatened to file a complaint about what it says are the south’s violations of the non-aggression pact to the United Nations Security Council and the African Union, although the South said its forces were not involved.

“Those battles that have been fought for the last 72 hours are completely within the republic of Sudan and are between SAF and (SRF) and we are not party to that,” South Sudan’s army spokesman Philip Aguer said.

In turn, he said Khartoum violated the pact by bombing the South’s army at Jau the day after the security deal was signed. That is a charge that Sudan has denied.

“It is the government of South Sudan that should complain to international bodies like the Security Council,” Aguer said.

The United States has warned that South Kordofan could face famine conditions if Khartoum continues to deny aid agencies access to civilians in rebel-held areas.

Reuters

http://www.firstpost.com/fwire/sudan-rebels-claim-they-killed-130-army-members-227199.html

Sudan rebels say behind attack on Sudanese army

Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:24pm GMT
 By Hereward Holland

JUBA (Reuters) – Rebel groups in Sudan said on Monday they had captured a Sudanese army garrison near the border with South Sudan in an operation that Khartoum blamed on the south’s army.

The rebels said in a statement they killed 130 members of the government forces in the attack. The figure could not be independently verified.

The South Sudan government said none of its forces were involved, but the assault fuelled tensions between the neighbours already at odds over oil exports and border disputes. Any involvement of southern forces would have violated a non-aggression pact signed by the two sides this month.

The clashes on Sunday took place in the South Kordofan province on Sudan’s side of the ill-defined border with South Sudan, a flashpoint between the two countries.

The newly formed rebel umbrella group Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) said its forces were behind the assault on the military post around Lake Obyad, which lies near the boundary.

The SRF was formed last year between the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), who operate in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states, and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), based in Darfur in the west of Sudan.

“It is a victory, the first victory under the umbrella of the SRF to have two forces fighting together,” SRF spokesman Arnu Ngutulu Lodi told Reuters by telephone.

The SPLM-N’s fighters fought alongside the forces of what is now the south’s ruling SPLM during Sudan’s civil war that ended with a peace deal in 2005 and led to southern secession in 2011.

The SPLM-N says it cut ties with the South after independence, but Khartoum accuses Juba of continuing to provide military and financial support to the rebels.

According to Lodi, the SRF captured hundreds of machine guns, dozens of heavy artillery and 200 vehicles from the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF), although he said it was too early to provide a number of casualties from either side.

Both countries trade accusations of supporting insurgents in each other’s territory. Tensions have also mounted in a dispute over how much Juba should pay Khartoum to export its oil.

Authorities in landlocked South Sudan say Sudan has since December stolen over $800 million worth of oil, which has to be exported via a pipeline through the north. Sudan says it seized the crude in lieu of what it calls unpaid transportation fees.

Sudan has threatened to file a complaint about what it says are the south’s violations of the non-aggression pact to the United Nations Security Council and the African Union, although the South said its forces were not involved.

“Those battles that have been fought for the last 72 hours are completely within the republic of Sudan and are between SAF and (SRF) and we are not party to that,” South Sudan’s army spokesman Philip Aguer said.

In turn, he said Khartoum violated the pact by bombing the South’s army at Jau the day after the security deal was signed. That is a charge that Sudan has denied.

“It is the government of South Sudan that should complain to international bodies like the Security Council,” Aguer said.

The United States has warned that South Kordofan could face famine conditions if Khartoum continues to deny aid agencies access to civilians in rebel-held areas.

http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFJOE81Q06320120227?sp=true

South Sudan says has foreign exchange reserves for up to 1 year
Ahram Online
South Sudan, which has stopped shipping crude oil exports, has enough foreign exchange reserves to cover imports for up to one year, the deputy Finance Minister said on Monday. In January, South Sudan shut down its entire oil production of 350000 
US lawmaker pleads for action after Sudan trip
AFP
WASHINGTON — A US congressman pleaded Monday for action to bring food to thousands inSudan’s South Kordofan state, accusing the Khartoum government of “ethnic cleansing” after a visit to the region. Representative Frank Wolf said he went last week to 
Lost Boys of Sudan find hope, success
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
It could be 20 years before the new government in South Sudan can turn its attention to building the new school system the country so desperately needs, says Sebastian Maroundit, who knows only too well that education is the key, not just to prosperity 
Rising numbers of Sudanese fleeing to Kenya – UN
Reuters AlertNet
The Sudanese government has accused the south’s dominant Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) of being behind the violence in Blue Nile and South Kordofan, while the SPLM-North, the movement’s branch in Sudan, has blamed Khartoum.
Sudan rebels say behind attack on Sudanese army
Reuters Africa
By Hereward Holland JUBA (Reuters) – Rebel groups in Sudan said on Monday they had captured a Sudanese army garrison near the border with South Sudan in an operation that Khartoum blamed on the south’s army. Juba said none of its forces were involved, 

South Sudan army in full control of Jau after heavy fighting with SAF – official
Sudan Tribune
Feburay 26, 2012 (BENTIU) – The Sudan People Liberation Army (SPLA), which is South Sudan’sofficial army has fully captured disputed Jau area on Sunday from the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF), an official in the Unity state told Sudan Tribune.

Sudan rebels say behind attack on Sudanese army
Reuters
South Sudan denies involvement in assault * Khartoum, Juba at odds over oil exports, border disputes By Hereward Holland JUBA, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Rebel groups in Sudan said on Monday they had captured a Sudanese army garrison near the border with 

Sudan rebels say key area seized
AFP
KHARTOUM — Rebels fighting along Sudan’s disputed border with the breakawaysouth on Monday said they had seized the key area of Taruje, near the southern border, clearing a path for refugees fleeing the fighting. “Taruje is now liberated by SPLM,” 

Sudan rebels say behind attack on Sudanese army

Reuters – ‎
* South Sudan denies involvement in assault * Khartoum, Juba at odds over oil exports, border disputes (Adds rebels’ figure on casualties) By Hereward Holland JUBA, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Rebel groups in Sudan said on Monday they had captured a Sudanese 
Africasia – ‎
Rebels fighting along Sudan’s disputed border with the breakaway south on Monday said they had seized the key area of Taruje, near the southern border, clearing a path for refugees fleeing the fighting. “Taruje is now liberated by SPLM,” since Sunday 
Reuters Africa – ‎
By George Obulutsa ARUSHA, Tanzania Feb 27 (Reuters) – South Sudan, which has stopped shipping crude oil exports, has enough foreign exchange reserves to cover imports for up to one year, the deputy Finance Minister said on Monday.
Ahram Online – ‎
South Sudan, which has stopped shipping crude oil exports, has enough foreign exchange reserves to cover imports for up to one year, the deputy Finance Minister said on Monday. In January, South Sudan shut down its entire oil production of 350000 
News24 – ‎
Khartoum – Khartoum threatened retaliation on Sunday after accusing breakaway South Sudan of backing a rebel attack inside its territory, adding to tensions which have sparked international concern. Rebels in a “revolutionary front” aimed at toppling 

Pay Increase for South Sudan police despite austerity measures underway

Posted: February 27, 2012 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan
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South Sudan police given rise despite austerity measures
http://www.sudantribune.com/South-Sudan-police-given-rise,41723

Sudan rebels say key area seized
AFP
KHARTOUM — Rebels fighting along Sudan’s disputed border with the breakawaysouth on Monday said they had seized the key area of Taruje, near the southern border, clearing a path for refugees fleeing the fighting. “Taruje is now liberated by SPLM,” 

Sudan rebels say behind attack on Sudanese army
Reuters
South Sudan denies involvement in assault * Khartoum, Juba at odds over oil exports, border disputes By Hereward Holland JUBA, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Rebel groups in Sudan said on Monday they had captured a Sudanese army garrison near the border with 

SPLA Top Generals Asked By Anti-Corruption to Declare Their Assets
AllAfrica.com
Juba — Top generals of the South Sudan army, the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), have been asked by the South Sudan Anti-Corruption Commission (SSACC) to declare their income and assets, in the latest effort to entangle corruption…

South Sudan the Wild West of Africa
Sudan Tribune
By Steve Paterno February 26, 2012 — South Sudan has just made its debut into statehood. However, the country has to start from the scratch, developing from the ashes of devastating decades of war. The country is in a poor state, where basic physical 
Blood donor shortage in South Sudan
Al Jazeera
Doctors in South Sudan say hospital patients are dying because not enough people are giving blood. There’s a shortage of supplies because cultural taboos are stopping donors from coming forward. Al jazeera’s Anna Cavell reports from Juba.
Police officers joining South Sudan peacekeeping mission
Cape Breton Post
Arnold MacKinnon will live and work in South Sudan, following in the footsteps of 24 other local officers who have offered their services to the United Nations program. “It is always an honour to participate in these types of missions,” said Insp.

Cape Breton Post
S. Sudanese rebel group claim ex-coalition partner is agent of Juba
Sudan Tribune
By Toby Collins February 26, 2012 (LONDON) – A South Sudanese rebel group is calling for the capture of the leader of one of their former coalition members; accusing him of operating as an agent of Juba. Sudan Tribune received a series of messages from 
South Sudan Oil Shutdown Hits Local Firms
AllAfrica.com
By Victor Juma, 26 February 2012 Kenyan businesses with operations in South Sudan are losing millions of shillings after the country halted production of oil that brings in most of its revenue. East African Breweries Limited (EABL), KCB, Equity Bank, 

South Sudan police given rise despite austerity measures
Sudan Tribune
February 26, 2012 (JUBA) – South Sudanese police authorities on Sunday announced that the government had approved a pay increase, despite the country looking to reign in spending as it adjusts from the loss of oil revenues. A dispute of transit fees 
South Sudan army in full control of Jau after heavy fighting with SAF – official
Sudan Tribune
Feburay 26, 2012 (BENTIU) – The Sudan People Liberation Army (SPLA), which is South Sudan’sofficial army has fully captured disputed Jau area on Sunday from the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF), an official in the Unity state told Sudan Tribune.

Rep. Frank Wolf to hold briefing on South Sudan trip; recently visited world’s 
Washington Post
Wolf will hold a news conference Monday afternoon at the Capitol to report on his findings on a recent trip to South Sudan. He visited a refugee camp 20 miles from the border with Sudan, where more than 25000 people are living after fleeing fighting in 

Christians Plan for Biblical Pilgrimage to the Holy Land of Israel
AllAfrica.com
Juba — Christians in South Sudan have initiated a pilgrimage to the Holy Land of Israel in fulfillment of God’s promise in the Bible to the people of the region, senior Church leaders have announced. The spiritual leaders from various Christian 
Sudan: The Rebuttal Press Release Against the Article Entitled ‘Lou Nuer in 
AllAfrica.com
Most of these articles claimed the Lou Nuer community logo and the name of the society but the leadership of the Lou Nuer organizations in diaspora (Canada-USA) and in South Sudan did not authorized those individual Media propagandists that claims 

COLUMN-Sanctions risk rerun of oil’s 2011 flash crash: John Kemp
Economic Times
By John Kemp Soaring oil prices and the loss of exports from South Sudan, Syria and Iran pose awkward questions for investors and policymakers. Last year, a similar surge following the outbreak of the Libyan civil war eventually resulted in the flash 
Messebo Exports 2000ql of Cement to South Sudan
Addis Fortune
Messebo Building Materials Manufacturing SC, one of the subsidiary companies of Endowment Fund for Rehabilitation of Tigray (EFFORT), exported 2000ql of cement toSouth Sudan last week. The export came at a time when prices of cement in the local