[Radio Dabanga] El Geneina / Tawila -Two people were killed, 47 houses were burned, and 180 head of cattle were stolen in an attack by militiamen on a village in West Darfur on Wednesday. In Tawila in North Darfur, gunmen shot and killed two men in separate incidents on Thursday.
A HUNDRED OR more were brought in every hour. Soon the police station in northern Khartoum, Sudan’s capital, was so full that detainees were flowing onto the lawn. Atif, an activist picked up around noon on December 31st, says he saw at least 1,000 arrested that day
[Radio Dabanga] Omdurman -Parties in the Sudanese Parliament have presented 294 signatures to the Speaker of Parliament, Ibrahim Omar to amend article 57 of the country’s Constitution of 2005 regarding the duration of the presidential term, to be open without specifying more than one term, as well as the amendment of Article 178 of the Constitution on the nomination of Governors. The ammendment will allow current President Omar Al Bashir to stand for another term.
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Sudan’s Minister of Interior informed the parliament about the “stable” security situation in Khamsa Degaig camp in Central Darfur, where a woman was deadly shot by paramilitary gunmen on May 21.
DR MUNA ABDU, an ophthalmologist, is worried. “I am afraid of leaving my country for a long time,” she says, her back to the Blue Nile, dark but for the lights of a few riverside restaurants as it flows towards its embrace with the White Nile in Khartoum
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The armed movements in Sudan are willing to lay down their arms for another six months, their leaders announced. The past half year witnessed no less fighting between the rebels and Sudan Armed Forces in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile.
[Deutsche Welle] Sudanese president Omar Bashir has ordered the borders with South Sudan to be reopened for the first time since the 2011 secession.
[Radio Dabanga] Saraf Umra -Sudanese army forces have been combing the area of Saraf Umra in North Darfur today in search of the abducted Ukrainian pilot and his Sudanese interpreter.
[Deutsche Welle] Britain’s ambassador to the UN has said Sudan is preventing peacekeepers in Darfur from providing emergency relief. The Sudanese government denied any wrongdoing.
[IPS] United Nations -The Rapid Support Forces (RSF), a Sudanese government force formed in mid-2013 and aimed at fighting rebel factions across Sudan, has allegedly not only committed war crimes, but serious crimes against humanity in Darfur.