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Aid shortage hits Kachin refugees

19 Apr 2014
Hundreds of displaced villagers who fled their homes in Mansi amidst escalating violence in Kachin State late last week are now facing an extreme shortage of provisions and adequate accommodation, according to local relief workers. Ja Nu of the Metta Development Foundation said some 900 internally displaced persons (IDP) from Mansi are housed in cramped conditions at a school in Namhkam, northern Shan State. The refugees have been provided temporary shelter, but remain uncertain as to their next move. “The [IDP] are only allowed to stay at the school for just a few days – previously we tried...

Displaced man killed near South Darfur camp

18 Apr 2014
GIREIDA Militiamen killed an internally displaced man in a camp in Gireida locality, South Darfur, on Thursday. One of the relatives of Ibrahim Abdul Mahid Abdul Gilal told Radio Dabanga that elements of a pro-government militia opened fire on a group of displaced people in the evening. The group was on its way in donkey carts from Hashaba area, west of Gireida town, to the camp. The militiamen killed Abdul Gilal on the spot; the other displaced were unharmed. He said that these gunmen stole all their money, mobile phones, and food, and also seized their...

Militia pillages North Darfur town

18 Apr 2014
BIRKAT SEIRA Militiamen robbed an entire neighbourhood in Birkat Seira town in Saraf Umra locality, North Darfur, on Thursday. The “pro-government militia” stormed Hajer El Wehda neighbourhood at 11am, and started pillaging from house to house. They robbed the residents at gunpoint from their money, mobile phones, clothes, shoes, beds, cooking equipment, food, and livestock. The militiamen took two to three hours for their robbery, a resident told Radio Dabanga. Afterwards, they loaded their loot onto their camels and into their cars. Amongst the people...

Militiamen attack, abduct woman in Kutum, North Darfur

18 Apr 2014
KUTUM Elements of a pro-government militia have abducted a woman in Disa in Kutum locality, North Darfur, on Thursday. The mother of a four months old baby is called Maida Yousif Nureldin. One of her relatives told Radio Dabanga that the gunmen, riding on the backs of camels and horses, attacked two women and a minor when they were on their way from Disa, north of Kutum, to Kadjo area after shopping. They captured Yousif Nureldin during the attack, throwing her baby on the ground. The other woman and her daughter managed to escape. The relative said that the...

UN Security Council adopts anti-genocide resolution

18 Apr 2014
NEW YORK/EL FASHER The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted a resolution (2150) on Wednesday, in which it called on all states to renew their commitment to prevent and fight against genocide and other serious crimes under international law. The community in Darfur stressed that “genocide is still going on in Darfur.” During the 20th anniversary of the onset of Rwanda's genocide against the Tutsis and moderate Hutus this month, the UNSC called to benefit from the lessons learned from the genocide in Rwanda, 1994. Deputy Secretary-General...

Darfur crimes Prosecutor summons El Fasher students

18 Apr 2014
EL FASHER The Special Prosecutor's for the Darfur crimes Office summoned 30 students from the University of El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, to investigate charges of criminal damage and arson against them. A student at the Faculty of Education, Ahmed Omar, told Radio Dabanga that thirty students from different faculties of the University of El Fasher have received orders to attend the Prosecutor's of Darfur crimes office on Tuesday. “They will be investigated following reports in regard to the use of criminal force, criminal damage and Article 26 of the...

Sudan opposition suspends parties for joining National Dialogue

18 Apr 2014
KHARTOUM The National Consensus Forces, a coalition of opposition parties, have suspended the membership of the National Umma Party (NUP), the Popular Congress Party (PCP), and the Justice Party, owing to their decision to unconditionally engage in the National Dialogue with the ruling National Congress Party. Yousif Hussein, the spokesman for the coalition, said the decision was adopted by the coalition at its meeting on Wednesday. “They breached the coalition's common position on the issue of the dialogue,” the NCF spokesman told a Sudan Tribune reporter on...

US dollar price still rising against Sudan pound

18 Apr 2014
KHARTOUM Approaching nine pounds, the price of the US dollar against the Sudanese pound rose to 8.85 SDG on Thursday in the parallel market in Khartoum. Economists and traders in the parallel (black) market for foreign currency in downtown Khartoum have attributed the rise in the dollar price to strained relations between Khartoum and Juba, and the concern over the stop of oil supplies. The dollar was already stabilised at a price of 8.22 SDG against the backdrop of a deposit by Qatar to the Central Bank of Sudan in March this year. However, it soon began to...

Parliamentary Investigation Request for Ezidi People

18 Apr 2014
Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) deputy Ayla Akat Ata filed a request to the Parliament on 400 Ezidis’ reinstitution of rights in Turkey.

Darfur camps for the displaced call for aid, reject re-planning

18 Apr 2014
NYALA/SIRBA The sheikhs of camp El Salam in Bielel locality, South Darfur, have demanded urgent solutions to the problems the newly internally displaced persons are facing, from a number of humanitarian organisations during a meeting this week. Sheikh Mahjoub Adam Tabeldiya told Radio Dabanga that the number of newly displaced people in the camp who have not been registered amounts to 3,117. 3,200 newly displaced have been registered earlier by the Sudanese Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC). During a meeting with humanitarian organisations including the UN...

Interfaith couple targeted by mob in Pegu

18 Apr 2014
Four houses were burnt in an attack against an interfaith couple in Nattalin Township, Pegu Division on 16 April, according to local authorities. No one was injured and authorities said that calm has been restored. Khin Aye, the National League for Democracy chairperson for Nattalin Township and member of a local security committee, told DVB that a mob gathered on 15 April, surrounding the house of a young Buddhist woman. The crowd demanded that her family “turn over” her Muslim partner, who was visiting the house at the time. Khin Aye said the woman called the police, who arrived promptly...

'More robberies of drugs in Darfur, Sudan': Ministry

18 Apr 2014
KHARTOUM The Sudanese Ministry of Interior has revealed that the number of reports of armed robbery in the country has increased during the last three months, including 193 cases in Darfur. The Ministry announced that 4.7 tons of opium, 1.3 tons of ghat, and more than 2 million stimulant tablets have been confiscated. The session assigned to hear the statement of the Ministry of Interior witnessed a heated verbal argument between the Speaker of Parliament, El Fateh Ezzedin, and Darfur constituent MP Fatima Abdul Rahman. She accused the government of drug...

Rahman Met with the Permanent UN Coordinator

18 Apr 2014
Tajik President met with the permanent UN Coordinator and the permanent representative of the UNDP in Tajikistan, Alexander Zuyev on Friday. According to the Tajik President’s Press Service, the issues about multifaceted cooperation between Tajikistan and the UN were discussed during the meeting, including support of socio-economic development of Tajikistan.

Russian MFA Replied to US State Department

18 Apr 2014
The statement says that it is noteworthy that the US State Department is feverishly collecting any speculations, distributed by the current Kyiv authorities, to substantiate the accusations against Russia for the instigation of unrest in South-Eastern Ukraine.

Kurdish Politician Returns to Turkey After 20 Years

18 Apr 2014
Yaşar Kaya, a Kurdish politician and chairman of Turkey’s terminated Democracy Party (DEP) returned to Turkey and met with his family after giving, his statement to the police.

Amid peace talks, health cooperation in Karen State sends positive signals

18 Apr 2014
Over six decades of civil war in Eastern Burma, civilians fled en masse over the border to Thailand in search of basic necessities – physical security, food, medicine. But now, glimmers of hope are shining through back home. A nationwide ceasefire process is underway, and the government has signed ceasefires with the vast majority of the country’s ethnic armed groups. To be sure, the durability of these accords is far from assured. Conditions in some parts of the country remain violent and tense, but Karen State — where the majority of the refugees in Thailand originate — is...

US calls on Burma to intervene in Rohingya crisis

18 Apr 2014
Addressing the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Thursday, US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power called on the Burmese government to address communal tensions that have stoked nationwide violence that left more than 200 dead and 140,000 displaced. The stateless Rohingya Muslim minority, predominantly of Burma’s western Arakan State, has been subject to the worst of internecine violence and makes up the vast majority of internally displaced persons (IDP) in Sittwe and surrounds. As Arakan State’s population begins to feel effects of a critical aid shortage, the US has called on...

IMF Mission Arrived in Dushanbe

18 Apr 2014
Tajik Finance Minister, Abdussalam Qurbanov, met with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission under the leadership of Dmitriy Radev. According to the Finance Ministry secretariat, the sides reviewed issues of assessing ongoing reforms and progress in public financial management, as well issues for further implementation of planned projects and programs. The Head of IMF Mission shared his thoughts on planned mission goals and objectives, presenting his recommendations and suggestions.

Guo Shengkun: SCO States are under threat of “color revolutions”

18 Apr 2014
Ministry of Chinese Public Security, Guo Shengkun, stated during a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Security Council secretaries meeting held in Dushanbe on Thursday that the SCO member-states are under the threat of external forces, which are initiating “color revolutions”. He noted that external forces are trying to provoke a new wave of “color revolutions”, using socio-economic contradictions and problems.

IRPT Political Council considers Adalatov’s Detention Planned Action Against the Party

18 Apr 2014
The High Political Council of the Islamic Revival Party sees another planned action against the Party in the detention of the Party chief in Badakhshan Province. IRPT notes in its statement that it is not a secret that IRPT members and Party supporters are under constant threat of libel, and the incident with Saadatshah Adalatov is no exception.