Delegation of the European Union to Sudan
Source: Delegation of the European Union to Sudan |

European Ambassadors conclude a visit to Abyei

The European diplomats agreed that there is need for improved basic services especially in the areas of water, education, health and rule of law

The Ambassadors of the European Union, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Sweden, Norway and the Special Envoy of Norway to Sudan and South Sudan concluded a two day visit to Abyei.  The objective of the visit was to examine the political, security, development and humanitarian situation on the ground. The European diplomats…

Source: African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) |

Attacks by Sudanese government forces on civilians in Jebel Marra in South Darfur

In the areas of Jawa, Seena, Feina, Dawa Sawani and Rakoona at least 23 civilians were killed and tens seriously injured, 12 villages were set on fire and burnt to the ground

From 9 March – 2 April 2018, the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) has documented a number of attacks perpetrated against civilian targets in East Jebel Marra in South Darfur state by the Sudanese Armed Forces, Rapid Support Forces and other government sponsored militias. The attacks took…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Commissioner of Refugees (COR) joint Press Release on return of the first group of Sudanese returnees from Chad

This return follows the signing of a tripartite agreement in May 2017 by the governments of Sudan and Chad and United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) for the voluntary repatriation of Sudanese refugees from Chad

On 14 April 2018, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Commissioner of Refugees (COR) welcomed the first convoy of 53 Sudanese refugees who have returned to Sudan after more than 14 years in exile, in eastern Chad.  Accompanied by Deputy Representative of UNHCR in Chad and Commissioner for Refugees…

Source: African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) |

Sudan should charge or release remaining 248 individuals in prolonged detention - African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS)

ACJPS received reliable information on the detention of 60 members from the Ma’alia tribe in East Darfur state and are being held at Kober prison in Khartoum and Port Sudan Prison in Red Sea State

On 10 April 2018, about four days to the scheduled visit of the UN Independent Expert on Sudan, President Omer Hassan Al-Bashir issued a presidential decree ordering for the release of all political detainees. Following the announcement, individuals detained during the January/February 2018 anti-austerity protests were released from custody after…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Sudan: United Nations expert to visit to assess human rights

Mr. Nononsi will meet Sudanese officials, representatives of civil society, community leaders, members of the diplomatic corps, and United Nations agencies in Khartoum and Darfur

The UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, is visiting the country from 14 to 24 April to assess the implementation of recommendations made to the Government by human rights mechanisms. “My fifth mission to Sudan aims to examine the steps undertaken by the…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Sudan: UN expert to visit to assess human rights

The Independent Expert will hold a news conference on Monday 23 April at 14:00 local time, at the United Nations Development Programme Office (UNDP) in Khartoum

The UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, is visiting the country from 14 to 24 April to assess the implementation of recommendations made to the Government by human rights mechanisms. “My fifth mission to Sudan aims to examine the steps undertaken by the…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

Mukjar Camp to Close as Chadian Refugees Return Home

Over 8,300 Chadian refugees were living in Sudan prior to the start of the voluntary return at the end of 2017

After more than 10 years of hosting Chadian refugees in Central Darfur, Mukjar refugee camp in Central Darfur is set to close, as the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Commissioner of Refugees (COR) assisted the last refugees to return to their home country. On Friday 6 April 2018, over…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Note to Correspondents on Joint United Nations/African Union Visit to Sudan, Central African Republic and Ethiopia

Joint visit of Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, and African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security Smail Chergui to Sudan and the Central African Republic - 7-13 April 2018

On 8 April 2018, the Under Secretary-General (USG) for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, and the African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui, started a weeklong joint visit to Sudan and the Central African Republic. The joint visit is aimed at further strengthening the important partnership between the…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

Sudan: Abyei celebrates Mine Awareness Day

UN reaffirms its commitment to a world free from the threat of landmines and explosive remnants of war

The United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) commemorated the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action on April 4, 2018 in Abyei echoing this year’s theme “Advancing protection, peace and development” among peacekeepers working in Abyei. In celebration…