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Darfur attacks – UN Secretary-General and AU Commission Chair Statement

Joint statement by the Spokespeople for the UN Secretary-General and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on Darfur The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, condemn Monday’s attacks by armed groups on a Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp and the shooting at a […]

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Mustafa Osman Ismail Elamin presents credentials to Director-general of the UN office Geneva

Mustafa Osman Ismail Elamin, new permanent representative of Sudan, presents credentials to the Director-general of the United Nations office at Geneva Mustafa Osman Ismail Elamin, the new Permanent Representative of Sudan to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Michael Møller, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva. Prior […]

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The AU Peace and Security Council, at its 477th meeting, held on 18 December 2014, adopted a decision on the mandate of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel on Sudan and South Sudan (AUHIP)

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, December 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 477th meeting, held on 18 December 2014, adopted the following decision on the mandate of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel on Sudan and South Sudan (AUHIP):

Council,

1. Takes note of the briefing provided by the Commission on the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel on Sudan and South Sudan;

2. Recalls the mandate given by Council to the AUHIP through communiqué PSC/AHG/COMM.1(CCVII) adopted at its 207th meeting held on 29 October 2009, to assist the Sudanese parties in the implementation of the CPA and other related processes, as part of the democratic transformation of the Sudan and South Sudan;

3. Further recalls its communiqués and press statements related to the activities of the AUHIP in Sudan and South Sudan, in particular the Communiqué PSC/AHG/COMM /2.(CCCXCVII), adopted at its 397th meeting, held on 23 September 2013, which extended the mandate of the AUHIP until December 2014;

4. Commends the AUHIP and its members, namely former Presidents Thabo Mbeki, Abdulsalami Abubakar and Pierre Buyoya, as well as its support team, for their continued efforts to assist the Parties to establish cooperative relations toward the goal of two viable states, at peace with one another. In this regard, Council decides to extend the mandate of the AUHIP until 31st December 2015 and encourages the Governments of Sudan and South Sudan to continue with their efforts to conclude the outstanding issues under the facilitation of the AUHIP;

5. Calls on the Panel to submit a report on its activities within the next three months;

6. Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.

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The Government of Ireland contributes over three million US dollars to the Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund in 2014

To help address growing humanitarian needs in Sudan, the Government of Ireland has contributed an additional US $ 1,891,551 to the Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund

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Strässer on the sentencing to death of Sudanese woman

Statement by Human Rights Commissioner Strässer on the sentencing to death of Sudanese woman Meriam Yehya Ibrahim BERLIN, Germany, May 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Christoph Strässer, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid and Member of the German Bundestag, issued the following statement today (27 May 2014) on the sentencing […]

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Darfur Internal Dialogue and Consultation Implementation Committee launched in El Fasher

EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, May 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Darfur Internal Dialogue and Consultation (DIDC) Implementation Committee was launched on 26 May 2014 in a ceremony hosted by the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) in El Fasher, North Darfur.   The DIDC mechanism, stipulated in the Doha Document for Peace […]

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Darfur : UNAMID Head visits Geneva

  UNAMID Head visits Geneva, calls for cooperation to advance human rights in Darfur EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, May 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — African Union-United Nations Joint Special Representative (JSR) for Darfur and Chief mediator, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, concluded a two-day visit to Geneva on 23 May, where he held several meetings at […]

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Sudan : UNAMID peacekeeper killed and 3 injured

A UNAMID peacekeeper killed and three injured in Kabkabiya, North Darfur EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, May 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur peacekeeper was killed and three others were injured on the morning of 24 May in Kabkabiya, North Darfur, while attending a mediation meeting between two disputing […]

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Switzerland commits an additional CHF 4.5 million for South Sudan

BERN, Switzerland, May 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Switzerland has allocated an additional CHF 4.5 million for the victims of the crisis in South Sudan. This was announced on Tuesday at a conference of donor countries held in Oslo. Switzerland’s overall financial commitment to humanitarian aid for this country in the Horn of Africa […]

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The AU appeals to the Sudanese parties

The African Union appeals to the Sudanese parties to desist from any action that could undermine the national dialogue ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, wishes to recall her statement of 7 April 2014, through which she […]

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Sudanese Chargé d’Affaires summoned to FCO over death sentence case

LONDON, United-Kingdom, May 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — FCO Press Release: Sudanese Chargé d’Affaires summoned to FCO over death sentence case   Sudan urged to uphold international obligations on freedom of religion or belief following death sentence in apostasy case. On 15 May Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, a young pregnant Sudanese mother, was found […]

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Sudan: UN rights experts condemn Ibrahim death sentence

Sudan: UN rights experts condemn death sentence against pregnant mother for apostasy and adultery GENEVA, Switzerland, May 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A group of UN human rights experts Monday expressed alarm after Meriam Ibrahim, a Christian woman pregnant with her second child, was sentenced to death and 100 lashes for marrying a Christian […]

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