The Khartoum Training Center was inaugurated in Khartoum, Sudan on January 10, 2015 as a WGO Training Center. The Khartoum Training Center is recognized as one of the few well-established centers in central Africa, especially considering the shortage of ERCP service in the region. The implementation of a Training Center under the umbrella of the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) was a logical step and a requirement to move forward and to implement a structured training at a global standard. The service is expected to be easily disseminated into the region, taking notice of an increasing number of applications received at the Training Center from neighboring countries. ...
Toxoplasma gondii parasites are capable to affect any organs and glands in human and this causes the appearance of different clinical sign. The present study was performed to examine the effect of toxoplasmosis infection on thyroid hormone levels among Sudanese patients in Khartoum State that help in early diagnosis and treatment and there is no data in Sudan. The study was cross section design which was conducted among 100 patients including males and females (pregnant and non pregnant) with toxoplasmosis. Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) was used to detect the presence of anti Toxoplasma IgM and IgG antibodies and detect the levels of thyroid hormones. The study showed Toxoplasma antibody types in relation to patient gender, especially 61.1% of IgG was critical to females including pregnant and non pregnant and 38.8% of the same type of antibodies within males and 6.6 % of IgM was critical to females including pregnant and non pregnant. Also 2.2% of the same type of antibodies within males
OBJECTIVE: Limited surveys and anecdotal data indicate that trachoma is endemic in the states of Eastern Equatoria and Upper Nile in southern Sudan. However, its magnitude and geographical distribution are largely unknown. We conducted surveys to ascertain the prevalence and geographical distribution of trachoma, and to identify targets for control interventions. METHODS: Population-based cross-sectional surveys were conducted in nine sites in southern Sudan between September 2001 and June 2004.
Emergency response for the immediate needs of the flood-affected farmers and livestock owners in Khartoum and other Northern states (Khartoum, White Nile, North Kordofan and River Nile states) ...
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Industry and infrastructure in landlocked South Sudan are severely underdeveloped and poverty is widespread, following several decades of civil war with the north. Subsistence agriculture provides a living for the vast majority of the population. Property rights are tentative and price signals are missing because markets are not well organized. South Sudan has little infrastructure - just 60 km of paved roads. Electricity is produced mostly by costly diesel generators and running water is scarce. The government spends large sums of money to maintain a large army; delays in paying salaries have resulted in riots by unruly soldiers. Ethnic conflicts have resulted in a large number of civilian deaths and displacement. South Sudan depends largely on imports of goods, services, and capital from the north. Despite these disadvantages, South Sudan does have abundant natural resources. South Sudan produces nearly three-fourths of the former Sudans total oil output of nearly a half million barrels per ...
In follow-up of its statement of 12 June 2017 on the outbreak of cholera epidemic in Sudan, the Darfur Relief and Documentation Centre (DRDC) once again rings the alarm bell about the growing health risks facing thousands of vulnerable communities in many parts of Sudan. The ongoing cholera epidemic dates back to August 2016, when hundreds of cases of infections with cholera bacterium "Vibrio Cholerae" were confirmed in the Blue Nile and Sennar States. Numerous sources including the US Embassy in Khartoum confirmed the outbreak of cholera epidemic in Sudan. According to the government records more than 18,000 cases of "acute watery diarrhoea" - which is the symptom of cholera - were confirmed in 16 out of Sudans 18 States, including the White Nile, Blue Nile, Khartoum, Sennar, North, South and West Kordofan, River Nile, Northern State, Gedarif, Kassala, Red Sea, Gezira and East, West, South and North Darfur States. Independent medical sources in Sudan estimate that at least 25,000 people have ...
Background: CD34 a 110- to 115-Kda transmembrane sialoglyco pro- V twin, is expressed by early hematopoietic (myeloid and lymphoid) progenitor cells, endothelial cells, murine embryonic fibroblasts, and bone marrow (BM) stromal cells and their precursors. CD34 expression has great importance in diagnosis, classification and management of acute leukemia. Aim of the study: To evaluate the expression of CD34 (percentage and meanfluorescence intensity) in Sudanese patient with acuteleukemia. Materials and Methods: This is descriptive cross-sectional study, conducted in Flowcytometry centre in Khartoum state, 50 new cases of acute leukemia analyzed by flowcytometry for CD34expression. The flowcytometery lysing procedure for bone marrow aspiration and peripheral blood monoclonal antibody combination was done as the follows: All tubes were labeled then pipette into each tube 20 µL of CD34 monoclonal antibody and added 100 µL of sample containing no more than 1 x 104 leukocytes / ml. The tubes were ...
3 April 2014, JUBA, South Sudan - The Government of Japan has contributed US$ 4.4 million to UNICEF to support life-saving humanitarian interventions throughout South Sudan, with a focus on conflict-affected states. Mr. Takeshi Akamatsu, Ambassador of Japan stated "UNICEF is a trusted partner of the Government of Japan and we know that the funds we provided will make a crucial difference for conflict affected children and women after the crisis that broke out in mid-December 2013. I am very proud of giving this assistance.". Since 2009, the Government of Japan has been UNICEF South Sudans largest government donor in the area of humanitarian assistance, with contributions so far totalling more than US$51 million to support emergency responses that include health, nutrition, education and child protection services and the provision of clean water and sanitation facilities to communities throughout South Sudan.. "UNICEF South Sudan is grateful to the people of Japan for their continuous support to ...
For all the SGWEPs successes so far, dracunculiasis cannot be eradicated from Sudan until Sudans civil war is ended. (With an incubation period of two weeks or less, and a vaccine, it may be possible to eradicate polio from Sudan before the war ends, but it will be hard to prove it. Smallpox was eradicated during Sudans brief decade of peace.) We estimate that it will take 3-5 years to completely eradicate dracunculiasis in Sudan once the war is settled. Until then, the actual and potential costs to Sudan, its neighbors, and supporters of the eradication campaign will be substantial. They include the costs (now about US$2 million per year) to maintain the program in Sudan; costs of maintaining surveillance to detect cases exported from southern Sudan to northern Sudan and to neighboring countries; costs if an undetected case re-establishes transmission in Ethiopia, for example; and the costs of maintaining WHOs International Commission for the Certification of Dracunculiasis Eradication for ...
Scores of Sudanese children dying from diarrhea at refugee camps. Your Black World. Large numbers of Sudanese people are dying in a refugee camp near the South Sudan. As many as four children are dying each day at the Batil camp. Over 170,000 people have left for camps in South Sudan after fighting began north of the border.. "What we are seeing here in this camp in nothing short of a humanitarian catastrophe," Helen Patterson, medical coordinator for Medecins Sans Frontieres.. Most of those whove died in the camp are children under the age of five.. ...
Um-Jingir is a fermented indigenous Sudanese food product made mainly from cooked grinded pearl millet to which sugar, yogurt, lemon and salt will be added upon serving. It is vended by women and widely consumed by workers in industrial areas in Khartoum State, Sudan. Sixty samples of Um-Jingir were randomly collected from vending women near industrial areas in Khartoum State over a period of three months from 21st of May to 5th of September 2007. The study was focused on determining the bacteriological quality and safety of street vended Um-Jingir. Microbial analysis resulted in aerobic plate counts from 3 ×104 to 3.5×107 colony forming unit (cfu)/ml, while MacConkeys agar counts ranged from 2×102 to 2.7 ×103 cfu/ml and mannitol salt agar growth of about 2×102 to 1.6×103 cfu/ ml. Total coliforms ranged from 3 to 1400 MPN/100 ml. Bacillus ...
British explorer Samuel BAKER established the colony of Equatoria in 1870, in the name of the Ottoman Khedive of Egypt who claimed the territory. Headquartered in Gondokoro (near modern day Juba), Equatoria in theory composed most of what is now South Sudan. After being cut off from colonial administration during the Mahdist War from 1885-1898, Equatoria was made a state under the Anglo-Egyptian condominium in 1899. It was largely left to itself over the following decades, but Christian missionaries converted much of the population and facilitated the spread of English, rather than Arabic. Equatoria was ruled by British colonial administrators separately from what is now Sudan until the two colonies were combined at the 1947 Juba Conference, as part of British plans to prepare the region for independence. When Sudan gained its independence in 1956, it was with the understanding that the southerners would be able to participate fully in the political system. When the Arab Khartoum government ...
The Carter Center partners with Emory Universitys Institute of Developing Nations for a speaker series focused on current issues and ongoing challenges to peace and stability in Sudan and South Sudan.. Watch past events in the series ,. Prominent leaders from Sudan and South Sudan have come together twice this spring to discuss how to strengthen peace and create a lasting understanding between the two countries. Meetings held in Zanzibar and Kenya were the first in a series of nongovernmental dialogues sponsored by The Carter Center to take place over the next year, in partnership with the Future Studies Center in Khartoum and the Ebony Center for Strategic Studies in Juba.. The Center has brought together key civil society leaders, policymakers, and academics in a process facilitated by General Lazaro Sumbeiywo, chief mediator of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement.. "Its only through dialogue and contact that we can move participants from their positions of not trusting each other to one ...
The level of knowledge and the attitude of dentists regarding radiation safety will have a direct impact on patient exposure to radiation. Aim: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the knowledge and attitude of dentists regarding radiation safety in government dental clinics in Khartoum, Sudan. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study using an administered structured questionnaire was carried out. The questionnaire consisted of 13 questions that included the demographic data of dentists, basic knowledge regarding radiation safety, knowledge of methods of dose reduction and the attitude of dentists regarding radiation safety. One hundred and sixty seven dental practitioners participated in the study. Results: The response rate was 90%. The majority were female, 59%, in the age group younger than 29 years with clinical experience less than 10 years. Only fifteen of the respondents identified themselves as specialist. Half of the respondents did not know that the thyroid gland is the ...
Yesterday, the US Special Envoy to Sudan Donald Booth held talks in Khartoum with TMC Chairman Abdelfattah El Burhan on the latest developments between the junta and the FFC regarding the efforts to reach a deal under which a civilian-led transitional government would be formed.
Health sector recovery in post-conflict settings presents an opportunity for reform: analysis of policy processes can provide useful lessons. The case of southern Sudan is assessed through interviews, a literature review, and by drawing on the experience of former technical advisors to the Ministry of Health. In the immediate post-conflict phase, the health system in Southern Sudan was characterised by fragmentation, low coverage of health services, dismal health outcomes and limited government capacity.. Health policy was extensively shaped by the interplay of context, actors and processes: the World Bank and the World Health Organization became the primary drivers of policy change. Lessons learned from the southern Sudan case include the need for: sustained investment in assessment and planning of recovery activities; building of procurement capacity early in the recovery process; support for funding instruments that can disburse resources rapidly; and streamlining the governance structures ...
Fighting that started Dec. 15 has left thousands of people dead and forced at least 860,000 more to flee their homes, according to the United Nations. Tuesdays clashes probably wont derail peace talks that resumed last week, U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan Donald Booth said in a interview.. "Theres been continued fighting so I wouldnt characterize this as one event that could tip things," he said. "This needs to be brought to a halt to facilitate not only the delivery of humanitarian assistance but to getting on to addressing the root causes of the problem.". Clashes started in South Sudan after President Salva Kiir accused former Vice President Riek Machar, whom he fired in July, of leading a failed coup. The ensuing violence pitted members of Kiirs ethnic Dinka community against Machars Nuer group.. South Sudanese army spokesman PhilipAguer demanded that regional mediators working to help end the conflict in South Sudan deal with rebels violation of the cease-fire.. "Theyve ...
Microscopic examination using Giemsa-stained thick blood films remains the reference standard for detection of malaria parasites and it is the only method that is widely and practically available for quantifying malaria parasite density. There are few published data (there was no study during pregnancy) investigating the parasite density (ratio of counted parasites within a given number of microscopic fields against counted white blood cells (WBCs) using actual number of WBCs. Parasitaemia was estimated using assumed WBCs (8,000), which was compared to parasitaemia calculated based on each womans WBCs in 98 pregnant women with uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria at Medani Maternity Hospital, Central Sudan. The geometric mean (SD) of the parasite count was 12,014.6 (9,766.5) and 7,870.8 (19,168.8) ring trophozoites /μl, P |0.001 using the actual and assumed (8,000) WBC count, respectively. The median (range) of the ratio between the two parasitaemias (using assumed/actual WBCs) was 1.5 (0.6-5),
So, is there any way South Sudan can survive?. To be very honest, the best way forward would be to rid South Sudan of these incompetent puppets, and head towards a merger with Sudan.. South Sudan is nothing more than a blunder, and the longer this joke of a country stays in existence, the worse things will get for its inhabitants. At the end of the day, in any civil war and social unrest, the civilians are the ones that suffer the most, and South Sudans case is no exception. As such, efforts should be made to reconcile and merge South Sudan with Sudan.. Just in case ego prevails over sanity and a merger is not acceptable, the next best route would be to initiate the peace process with Sudan as a mediator. Like it or not: Sudan knows South Sudan better than anyone else, be it UK, USA, Russia, China, or even its own African neighbors. As such, any body that is created to sort out the crisis in South Sudan should include Sudan as a member.. That said, the time to act is now. In the past four ...
WFPs Ahnna Gudmunds reports from Jamam refugee camp in the South Sudans Upper Nile State. "Tens of thousands of people have arrived here in the last few months fleeing the on-going conflict in Blue Nile State in Sudan. This is one of many places in South Sudan where WFP is providing life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable people". ...
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March 6, 2012 (KHARTOUM) - Two protests broke out in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Tuesday after a woman was killed by police. FILE - This March 2012 photo shows the protest in Al-Deim area in central Khartoum over the killing of (...) ...
There is growing concern among aid agencies about the health of about 170,000 Sudanese refugees in camps and informal settlements in South Sudan.. The UN Refugee agency (UNHCR) says the refugees are living in overcrowded conditions without clean water and basic sanitation services which cause respiratory tract infections, diarrhoea and malaria.. Children in the camps are also severely malnourished as their mothers or other care givers are often too sick and weak to look after them properly.. UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards says over 200 community health promoters have been signed up to assist in educating the refugees on good hygiene practices.. "UNHCR and its partners have this month launched an extensive health and hygiene outreach programme. We are putting particular emphasis on good basic hygiene trying to impress upon refugees the importance of fundamentals like hand-washing, collecting water in clean buckets and jerry-cans and not defecating in the open. We are continuing to build ...
United States aid to Sudan has three key objectives: a definitive end to conflict, gross human rights abuses, and genocide in Darfur; implementation of the north-south Comprehensive Peace Agreement that results in a peaceful post-2011 Sudan, or an orderly path toward two separate and viable states at peace with each other; and ensuring that Sudan does not provide a safe haven for international terrorist. Sudan has experienced two civil wars since 1955, the second of which lasted 22 years. During this time, the U.S. was the largest provider of foreign aid to Sudan, largely focused on humanitarian aid through the U.S. Agency for International Development. Sudan is listed as the U.S. governments highest priority in Africa due to "its importance for counter-terrorism and regional stability, as well as the magnitude of human rights and humanitarian abuses" U.S. foreign aid to Sudan has begun to see some positive indicators of performance although critical reaction has said that aid to Sudan is ...
During the week, there was an increased level of attacks against the humanitarian community in Darfur. WFP alone reported about eight ambushes by armed men on WFP food convoys in the region. In some cases, food was looted and money was extorted from the drivers who were harassed and beaten. The recurring attacks are hampering food deliveries along insecure routes, and have led to the suspension of food deliveries to East Jebbel Marra area in South Darfur. Flash flooding after heavy rains in July have inundated parts of Sudan, with eastern Sudan the most affected. Government reports indicate that over 90,000 people have been displaced/affected, while needs assessments estimate that some 50,000 people require emergency food assistance. WFP has started food distributions to 27,000 people in Kassala and White Nile states in eastern Sudan, and to 11,000 people in Unity and Upper Nile states in southern Sudan. Flooding threat Weather forecasts predict that many parts of Sudan still face further ...
The dispute in South Sudan has been noted by rights violations and attacks on civilians PHOTO: AFP GENEVA: South Sudan lets fighters rape women as payment, a UN rights bureau pronounced Friday, describing a nation as "one of a many horrible tellurian rights situations in a world.". "The comment group perceived information that a armed militias… who lift out attacks together with a SPLA (South Sudanese army) dedicate violations underneath an agreement of do what we can and take what we can," a rights bureau pronounced in a new report.. Women hold as sex slaves in South Sudan rape camps. "Most of a girl therefore also raided cattle, stole personal property, raped and abducted women and girls as a form of payment," a news added.. In a report, a UN tellurian rights bureau embellished a harrowing design of civilians suspected of ancillary a opposition, including children, being burnt alive, suffocated in shipping containers, hanged from trees and cut to pieces.. UN tellurian rights arch Zeid ...
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BY: Col. (Rtd). Wani Tombe Lako Lokitari, RSS, MAR/29/29/2014, SSN;. Whether people like it or not, Equatoria is always the political game-changer in the politics of South Sudan (SS). Those who argue that Equatoria must become an innocent and unconcerned spectator while history and the political roadmap of SS are being redone, are gravely mistaken. Others must not confuse the protection of their constitutional posts, with commensurate financial and other privileges, with the selfless struggle for the comprehensive interests of the downtrodden and poverty ridden peoples of SS.. There are some Equatorians holding constitutional posts and other menial constitutional jobs in the presidency, the states, and other ministries in Juba, who think that because they are happy as individuals and families, and therefore by implication, the rest of Equatoria are also happy. These detached Equatorian constitutional and other post holders in the Sovereign Republic of South Sudan (SRSS) are but selfish others. ...
Sudans President Omar al-Bashir and South African President Thabo Mbeki have been holding talks in Capetown to discuss the deteriorating situation in Darfur and the deployment of additional peacekeeping troops there. Sudanese officials want South Africa to contribute troops to the force. VOAs Scott Bobb reports from Johannesburg. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and South African President Thabo Mbeki held talks Tuesday on efforts to speed up deployment of international peacekeepers to the troubled Darfur region in western Sudan. Mr.
Sudan is keen on strengthening relations with Egypt and Eritrea, political secretary of the party Obaidallah Mohamed said. "Relations are tense with Egypt in the meantime, but have not reached the point of shutting down crossings", he told Sputnik news agency.. "Sudan is working with great interest to recover its occupied territories," said the head of the partys foreign relations committee Kamal Ismail, stressing that the Halayib area belongs to Sudan.. Sudans ambassador to Cairo Abdel Mahmoud Abdel Halim, who is currently in Khartoum, said he will meet with the Sudanese ministers of interior and defense.. He added on Tuesday that his government will decide whether he should return to Cairo or not within 48 hours. Halim said he will meet as well with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to discuss the issue.. The Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs delivered a message to the President of of the UN Security Council Kazakhstan to renew its demand for the Halayib triangle border area to be ...
JUBA, South Sudan, 15 July 2016 - Thousands of people continue to live in United Nations displacement sites in Juba, South Sudan, after fleeing intense battles that first erupted in the city a week ago today. Despite a ceasefire that continues to hold, many are still too frightened to return home.
Why does malnutrition remain high in rural South Sudan despite humanitarian intervention? Aid for Africa Scholar Jacqueline Lauer is spending the summer months in rural South Sudan trying to find the answer.. Lauer is undertaking research in two remote areas in Warrap State in South Sudan with support from the Aid for Africa Endowment for Food and Sustainable Agriculture, a partnership between Tufts Universitys Friedman School and Aid for Africa.. According to Lauer, the humanitarian community has been supporting farming in the region with seeds and tools, but malnutrition persists. Lauer believes it is because these interventions have not addressed the root causes of malnutrition. "In order to understand these root causes, it is necessary to have a better understanding of food habits at both the household and community level," she said. ...
Jul 2014 Dr. Sue Lautze, FAO Representative in South Sudan and the UNs Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator explains the four types of emergency livelihood kit that FAO is distributing to communities affected by the crisis in South Sudan that begun with the outbreak of conflict in December 2013.. The kits contain portable, essential inputs for the four different livelihood systems in the conflict affected states and include vegetable seeds, crop seeds and tools, animal health equipment and fishing inputs. The kits have been reaching affected communities by truck, airlift and airdrop, and will enable farmers to plant and harvest staple crops and nutritious vegetables, fisherfolk to catch fish and feed their families and herders to protect the health of their livestock as they migrate between grazing areas.. As part of the UNs Crisis Response Plan for 2014, FAO is appealing for USD 108 million to support 3.3 million people in South Sudan. If adequately funded, FAOs support will help mitigate the ...
May 24, 2012 (KHARTOUM) - Nearly 40 students undergoing military training as part of mandatory national service in Sudans northern Nile River (...)
I want to assure you that the United Nations stands with the people of South Sudan at this difficult time. We know many of you are suffering from horrific attacks. Families are fleeing their homes. Many of you have lost loved ones and are grieving. Innocent civilians are being targeted because of their ethnicity. This is a grave violation of human rights. South Sudan is under threat, but South Sudan is not alone.. ...
Dr. Andrew Balfouer, a Scottish physician and the first director of the Wellcome Tropical Research Laboratory in Khartoum (1903-1913) was the first to report on a case of mycetoma in the Sudan in 1904. Dr. Balfour noted that the disease was common amongst Northern Sudanese, that the foot was affected most and that the commonest type was the black grain variety.. The first case from Southern Sudan was reported in 1908 from Borr, in the Upper Nile Province by Dr. Chris Morley Wenyon, the eminent London microbiologist when he was the Travelling Pathologist of the Sudan government.. Extensive studies of two causal organisms were carried out by Dr. Albert Chalmers, Director of the Wellcome Tropical Research Laboratories (1913-1920), together with Captain R.G. Archibald, pathologist, and Dr. J.B. Christopherson, Director of Khartoum and Omdurman Civil Hospitals.They carried out valuable systemic mycological and pathological studies of the causal organisms. Chalmers and Archibald gave quite an ...
Cardiovascular disease is stabilizing in high-income countries and has continued to rise in low-to-middle-income countries. Association of lipid profile with lipoprotein lipase gene was studied in case and control subject. The family history, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, smoking and alcohol consumption were the most risk factors for early-onset of coronary heart disease (CHD). Sudanese patients had significantly (P , 0.05) lower TC and LDL-C levels compared to controls. Allele frequency of LPL D9N, N291S and S447X carrier genotype was 4.2%, 30.7% and 7.1%, respectively. We conclude that lipoprotein lipase polymorphism was not associated with the incidence of CHD in Sudan. ª 2015 Published by Elsevier Ltd. on behalf of Ministry of Health, Saudi ...
BACKGROUND: Blindness and low vision are thought to be common in southern Sudan. However, the magnitude and geographical distribution are largely unknown. We aimed to estimate the prevalence of blindness and low vision, identify the main causes of blindness and low vision, and estimate targets for blindness prevention programs in Mankien payam (district), southern Sudan. METHODS AND FINDINGS: A cross-sectional survey of the population aged 5 y and above was conducted in May 2005 using a two-stage cluster random sampling with probability proportional to size.
The government understands that creating a healthy population is not just a moral imperative, but it is also a means to achieving broader development goals. "One of the reasons for all those long years of fighting in the first place is all the inequities in the distribution of wealth in the country," said Mary ONeil, a Principal Program Associate who worked on the Capacity Project in Southern Sudan. Indeed, a guiding principle of the national health policy states, "Health is both a social and economic asset that shall be invested in and prioritized by the Government of Southern Sudan." Health policy stresses decentralization, and the government intends to make its presence visible to people throughout the country. Access to health care, however, remains a formidable problem, with only an estimated 30 percent of the population using health services, the bulk of which are offered by international relief agencies ...
UN officials say that for years Blue Nile and South Kordofan have been no-go areas for aid officials, leaving thousands of people without access to humanitarian relief.. In a statement, the ICRC said it had "facilitated the release and repatriation of 125 people".. The agency said it had transported the released prisoners from South Sudan to Entebbe in Uganda and onward to Sudan.. "The entire transfer operation took place over four days," the ICRC said, adding that it had followed a request from Kampala, Khartoum, Juba and the SPLM-N.. "We are very pleased that these people will finally return to their families," the ICRCs head of delegation in Sudan, Gerard Peytrignet, said.. - No bad treatment -. Speaking to AFP, SPLM-N Secretary General Yasir Arman described the prisoners release as a humanitarian gesture of goodwill, "to bring happiness to their families".. Mohamed Saied Hassan of the Sudanese foreign ministry told a press conference that 19 of the men were civilian miners caught up in ...
The GFMP succeeded in scaling up family medicine training in Sudan by recruiting 207 candidates who were providing health services in 158 health centres, 84 of which (53%) had never been served by a doctor before the project.. Recruitment of doctors to join family medicine training programmes in developing countries has been a major challenge [19, 20]. This was not the case in the GFMP. One third of the candidates were graduated from the University of Gezira followed by one tenth from the nearby University of Khartoum. This reflects the role of the local universities in developing its surrounding communities by being the main provider of health-care personnel for the area.. Distance to the nearest main hospital reflects the rural nature of Gezira state, including widespread population, inadequate insurance coverage, and limited accessibility to health services. However, in the rainy season transportation of patients over even rather short distances may be hindered by flooding canals and ...
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has sacked the commander of a peacekeeping force in South Sudan following a damning report that accused the blue helmets of failing to protect civilians during an outbreak of violence in July.. The report from a UN special investigation found that a lack of leadership in the UN mission, known as UNMISS, culminated in a « chaotic and ineffective response » during the heavy fighting in the capital Juba from July 8 to 11 that killed dozens of people.. Peacekeepers from. China, India, Ethiopia and Nepal. abandoned their posts and failed to respond to pleas for help from aid workers under attack in Terrain Hotel. , less than a mile from a UN compound.. Around 12,000 UNMISS peacekeepers were in the country at the time.. Bans spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, said the UN chief had « asked for the immediate replacement of the force commander », Lieutenant-General Johnson Mogoa Kimani Ondieki.. READ MORE: South Sudan - A country captured by armed factions. Al Jazeeras ...
The SSLM was formed in the context of widespread factional fighting among the Western Nuer ethnic group of Unity, South Sudan, who had signed a peace treaty with the government on 21 April 1997. The pro-government SSDF militia, comprising a large number of Nuer, had divided into warring factions led by Riek Machar and Paulino Matip. As Riek was being defeated, opposing government-aligned militias attacked civilians around the oilfields in South Sudan, causing a stream of Nuer refugees to flee towards SPLA-controlled Bahr al-Ghazal for protection. At least two previously pro-government Nuer militias aligned themselves with the SPLA, while the few Nuer loyal to the politically weakened Riek began to abandon the governments cause. The fact that Nuer refugees were being protected by the Dinka-dominated SPLA led to an unusual conference in Wunlit, sponsored by the New Sudan Council of Churches and the safety of which was guaranteed by the SPLA. Groups of Western Nuer and Dinka from Tonj, Rumbek and ...
Fighting broke out when rebels allied with ousted vice president Riek Machar attacked several government sites. President Salva Kiir removed Machar and dismissed all cabinet ministers from office in July.. Hostilities expanded throughout the country for five weeks, leaving as many as 10,000 people dead, and the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center reported 468,000 people were displaced as of Jan. 16.. In their statement, the AMECEA bishops from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia expressed solidarity with their brother bishops in South Sudan, saying that "we feel with them and join them in their sorrow.". The bishops called for ongoing talks to settle differences across political and ethnic lines.. "As church leaders, we believe that true peace can only be made possible through dialogue, forgiveness and reconciliation. At the same time, we are aware that these three do not eliminate the need for justice and as well they do not block the path to ...
Government troops in South Sudan have been advancing on the town of Bor, a city which had been taken over by rebels led by Riek Machar, a former vice president who the government now accuses of instigating a coup. Meanwhile, talks have been taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in the hopes of reaching a ceasefire agreement. Well get an update on the situation in South Sudan from Kenneth Elisapana, founder and director of Sudan Voices of Hope for Relief and Development. (Photo:AP Photo/Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin)
Southern Sudan is rich in oil and water, while the North is largely desert. Egypt has a stake in the free flow of the Nile River through Sudan, while Western countries are keenly interested in Sudans oil reserves, estimated at between 800 million and 4 billion barrels. Fighting is now most intense around the oil fields, where numerous villages have been destroyed or abandoned. Between January and April alone, 150,000 to 300,000 civilians have been displaced from this region. The Nuba Mountains strategic location close to Sudans oil has meant that its people suffer the fate of thousands of Sudanese in the way of the oil rigs: starvation, mass removal, and death. Violations by government security forces and armed opposition groups are directed at the population living in oil fields and surrounding areas, and are an effort to control, protect or destroy the oil production capacity, notes Amnesty International in its report, Sudan: The Human Price of Oil. The main casualty of the full-scale ...
Sudan is a mix of wild and often unexplored landscapes, along with modern cities such as its capital, Khartoum, buzzing with office blocks as well as museums.. Khartoum is quite a youthful city, and was built where the Blue and White Niles merge in 1821. Past years have seen great oil revenues flow into the country, furnishing much of Khartoums glittering skyline. The countrys high-rise office blocks create an interesting juxtaposition with the citys Islamic classical architecture, which means a walk through the streets of this city will prove to be most compelling ...
Presentation on The Sudan: Last Steps in the Peace Process, with perspectives from the government of Sudan, represented by Ambassador Khidir H. Ahmed; the Sudan Peoples Liberation Movement/Army, represented by Steven Wondu; and the International Crisis Group, represented by John Prendergast, who just returned from Khartoum and Nairobi.The Sudan peace process has reached a critical juncture. Both parties and the international community are facing difficult choices, with the threat of a return to war and an escalation of pressure by the U.S. Congress looming in the background. The speakers explored the dynamics of the peace process as well as the regional and international context in which it is situated.The session will be moderated by Dr. Howard Wolpe, Director of the Africa Project at the Woodrow Wilson Center.