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

South Kordofan: Students from Aldalang University arbitrarily arrested after Sudan Armed Forces officer shot two students to death

The state of emergency in force in South Kordofan brings Sudan’s emergency laws into operation

The African Centre of Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) is concerned for the safety and well-being of students from Aldalang University in South Kordofan who have been arbitrarily arrested after joint security forces (National Intelligence and Security Services, Military Intelligence, Sudan Armed Forces and Police)  raided the university following a…

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

Sudan: Urgent call for investigation into the custodial death of a Pharmacist whilst National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) detention in South Darfur

Mr. Ahmed’s family rejected the findings of the report and insisted that he died as a result of torture suffered whilst in NISS custody

Sudanese authorities should urgently investigate the torture and custodial death of a Pharmacist and alleged ill-treatment and torture of five others accused of misusing emergency drugs at Giraida hospital and selling them to private pharmacies. On 10 January 2018 at 9 AM, six medical professionals attached to Giraida hospital were…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

South Africa: President Zuma to Receive Letters of Credence from Heads of Mission-Designate

Venue: Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse, Pretoria

President Jacob Zuma will today, 17 January 2018, receive Letters of Credence and Letters of Recall from Ambassadors and High Commissioners-designate at a credentials ceremony that will take place at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria. The following Heads-designate from thirteen (13) countries will present their letters to the President:…

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

18 individuals arbitrarily detained in the wake of anti-austerity protests throughout Sudan

The detainees have been held in the custody of NISS without charge or access to lawyers or family visits

The Government of Sudan has responded to widespread disgruntlement over recent austerity measures by arresting and detaining opposition political party members, activists and individuals; censoring newspapers by seizing their daily-print runs prior to distribution and use of force (including firing live ammunition) to disperse protests. The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies…

Source: Delegation of the European Union to Sudan |

Local statement by the Heads of Mission of EU Embassies on the recent protests in Khartoum

The European Union Delegation issued the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Sudan: "The Ambassadors of the resident EU Embassies in Sudan are following closely the protests across the country and the detention of a number of political leaders. We consider it crucial that people are…

Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) |

Sudan: Critical needs in Darfur, southern Sudan, where the International Committee of the Red Cross will increase assistance

The ICRC will also for the first time carry out new assistance activities in South Kordofan

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will increase its field assistance activities in Sudan’s Darfur region in 2018, returning to an area where years of conflict have adversely affected the health and welfare of residents. The ICRC will also for the first time carry out new assistance activities…

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

Sudan - 8 newspapers prevented from distribution by National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) amidst protests against recent austerity measures

This morning, Almidan newspaper was prevented by the NISS from distributing its daily print runs without any rationale

On 7-9 January 2018, the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) visited Khartoum’s printing houses and confiscated the entire print runs of six newspapers without giving reasons. This morning, Almidan newspaper was prevented by the NISS from distributing its daily print runs without any rationale. On 8 January 2018, the NISS confiscated…

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

Sudanese forces fire live ammunition at student protesters killing one student and injuring six others in El Geneina, West Darfur

The six injured students are currently at El Geneina hospital receiving medical treatment

The Government of Sudan must condemn in the strongest terms the excessive use of force by its police and security forces in El Geneina, West Darfur on Sunday 7 January and conduct an immediate independent and impartial investigation into the death of one student and injury of six others and…

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

Sudan - Immediate safety concern for a Darfurian student detained incommunicado in unknown location for two weeks

Mahmoud Hussain was severely beaten by the members of National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) during his arrest

The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) is seriously concerned for the safety of a Darfurian student who has been detained incommunicado and without charge for two weeks by the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) in Khartoum. No reasons were given for his arrest in December and…

Source: African Union Commission (AUC) |

Scattered protests erupt in Sudan over economic woes

Police on Friday used tear gas and batons cautiously to disperse protesters in the neighbourhoods of Al-Mazad, Shendi Foug, Al-Hilla Al-Jadida and Al-Dibaga in Wad Medani, capital of the Gezira State

Sporadic protests have erupted on Friday in Khartoum and the Gazira State in central Sudan against the recent government decision to increase the bread price. On Friday, bakeries raised the price of a loaf of bread from 50 cents to 1 Sudanese pound following a government decision to increase the…