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Gov’t to compensate Lango war victims next finanicial year

Alebtong, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The government will in the next financial year start compensating victims of war in Lango region.  This is according to the State Minister for Northern Uganda Grace Freedom Kwiyucwiny, during the Abia Massacre Memorial prayers, held on Tuesday.  On February 5, 2004, about 300 rebels …

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Sudan PM pushes for peace in first trip to rebel bastion

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok Thursday vowed to achieve peace in Sudan’s war zones as he visited rebel stronghold Kauda. “This is a great chance to show our people in Kauda and across the world that their transitional government is working hard to achieve comprehensive justice …

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Sudan, rebels, agree plan to end conflict in Darfur

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | The Sudanese government and nine rebel groups on Saturday signed an agreement on a roadmap towards ending the bloody conflict in the Darfur region. The deal outlines different issues the parties will need to negotiate during the latest round of talks in Juba. “We believe …

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Security personnel monitoring South Sudan refugees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | South Sudan refugees being hosted in refugee settlement centres in Northern Uganda district of Lamwo are being closely monitored by security personnel. The Lamwo Resident District Commissioner Nabinson Kidega says that security personnel are in constant watch over some refugees to ensure they don’t …

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Sudan rebels insist new parliament be formed only after peace deal

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese rebel groups engaged in peace talks with Khartoum insisted Wednesday that the country’s new parliament be formed only after an agreement is reached to end long-running conflicts in three border regions. A power-sharing deal signed on August 17 between protest leaders and the generals …

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Sudan peace talks stall as rebel group halts talks over attack

  Juba, South Sudan | AFP |  Sudan peace talks stalled before they began in Juba on Wednesday as a key rebel grouping said it refused to negotiate with Khartoum, claiming government forces were still bombarding its territory. Juba is hosting talks between the government of new prime minister Abdalla …

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Museveni, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Abiy eye Sudan solution

    Juba, South Sudan |  THE INDEPENDENT & AFP | Nobel Peace laureate, Ethiopian Prime Minister  Dr. Abiy Ahmed and Ugandan President Yower Museveni, have arrived in Juba for a Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) consultative meeting aimed at reconciling the Sudan Transitional Government and the Sudanese Armed Groups. Also …

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Goalkeeper turned rebel fighter dies in northwest Syria

Binnish, Syria | AFP |  A Syrian goalkeeper turned rebel fighter who starred in an award-winning documentary died Saturday of wounds sustained fighting regime forces in northwestern Syria, his faction said. Abdel-Basset al-Sarout, 27, was among dozens of fighters killed since Thursday in clashes on the edges of the Idlib region. …

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