Sudan

  • UN chief hails initiative for dialogue in Sudan September 6, 2014

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Friday welcomed the initiative of holding a comprehensive national dialogue in Sudan to achieve sustainable peace as well as the progress being made by Sudanese stakeholders to prepare for this process. He welcomed in particular the signing of "an agreement between representatives of...
  • Displaced children in South Sudan malnourished: UN June 24, 2014

    United Nations: At least 37 per cent of the children in Bentiu of South Sudan are acutely malnourished, media reported on Tuesday. The figure was released by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Xinhua reported citing UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric. The office said aid agencies in South Sudan...
  • Sudan opposition leader freed after month's detention June 15, 2014

    Khartoum: Sudan's former prime minister Sadiq al-Mahdi was released from custody on Sunday, one month after state security agents detained him in a case that sparked concern from Western governments. A reporter saw a smiling Mahdi, chief of the opposition Umma party, greeting about 200 noisy supporters at his party...
  • UN Chief urges South Sudan rivals to meet as promised June 5, 2014

    United Nations: The UN secretary-general is urging the president of South Sudan to meet his rival next week, even though the peace deal that promised the June 9 meeting fell apart within days. Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday spoke by phone with President Salva Kiir and urged that all military operations end...
  • Visa-on-arrival to be extended to tourists from 180 countries February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: India will extend visa-on arrival to tourists of all nations barring eight, including Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Iran, as it looks to boost tourism, Planning Minister Rajeev Shukla said on Wednesday. "We have decided to extend the visa-on-arrival facility to tourists from 180 nations. It will...
  • South Sudan rebels, govt negotiators to hold first peace talks today January 5, 2014

    Addis Ababa: South Sudanese rebels and government negotiators will hold their first face-to-face talks on Sunday, after several days of delay, to thrash out a ceasefire deal and end weeks of ethnic fighting in the world's youngest state. At a ceremonial opening to the talks at a luxury hotel in the...
  • South Sudan President declares state of emergency ahead of talks January 2, 2014

    The president of south Sudan has declared a state of emergency in two states on Wednesday even as the government and rebel groups meet to end a two-week-old conflict. ...
  • Deep crisis in South Sudan, President says efforts on to prevent war December 31, 2013

    Two weeks of ethnic violence and bloodshed has thrown South Sudan into a deep crisis. Efforts are now on to prevent a full scale war in the world's youngest nation. ...
  • 120,000 people displaced by South Sudan violence: UN December 27, 2013

    The United Nations says more than 120,000 people have been displaced by continuing violence in South Sudan, and about half are now sheltering at UN compounds. The number of internally displaced people has been rising since fighting started on December 15 in the capital, Juba, before spreading across the oil-producing East...
  • UN resolution addresses Indian concerns in South Sudan violence December 26, 2013

    India's strong concerns over the security and mandate of its peacekeepers in South Sudan found support from several UN Security Council members who unanimously passed a resolution that directly addresses the situation faced by Indian soldiers in the strife-torn country. While India is not in the Security Council, it was able...
  • UN sends more peacekeepers to South Sudan as violence worsens December 25, 2013

    The UN Security Council approved plans on Tuesday to almost double the number of peacekeepers in South Sudan in an effort to protect civilians as reports of mass graves fueled fears of a worsening of ethnic bloodletting in the world's newest state. The move came as the United Nations humanitarian coordinator...
  • Obama hints at possible military action in South Sudan December 24, 2013

    US President Barack Obama has hinted at possible military action in South Sudan while the evacuation of peacekeepers will continue. The remark came in the backdrop of the ethnic clashes in South Sudan. ...
  • India shuts down South Sudan oilfields, evacuates employees December 23, 2013

    New Delhi: India on Monday evacuated all its oil employees from strife-torn South Sudan and shut down oilfields amid escalating violence in the world's youngest nation. All 11 executives working on 40,000 barrels per day Greater Nile Oil Project and Block 5A were airlifted, a top source with direct knowledge...
  • US may take further military action in South Sudan: Obama December 23, 2013

    Washington: The US has deployed 46 additional military personnel in S Soudan and may take further military action to support the security of its citizens in the violence-wracked country, President Barack Obama has said. "As I monitor the situation in South Sudan, I may take further action to support the security...
  • Indian peacekeepers prevented more casualties in South Sudan: UN December 22, 2013

    United Nations: The bravery of 43 Indian peacekeepers stationed at a UN base in South Sudan, which was attacked by about 2,000 rebels this week, prevented more casualties, a top UN official said as she lauded the dedication shown by Indian troops in peacekeeping missions. Two Indian soldiers Warrant Officers Dharmesh...
  • US aircraft hit by gunfire in South Sudan as conflict worsens December 22, 2013

    Three US aircraft came under fire from unidentified forces on Saturday while trying to evacuate Americans from a spiralling conflict in South Sudan. The US military said four of its members were wounded in the attacks. Nearly a week of fighting in South Sudan threatens to drag the world's newest country...
  • UN base attacked in South Sudan, 3 Indian peacekeepers dead December 20, 2013

    New Delhi: In a unfortunate incident in South Sudan, three Indian peacekeepers were killed when attackers stormed a United Nations base in South Sudan where civilians had taken refuge, as violence and unrest continued unabated in the the world's newest country.. Confirming the news, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed...
  • UN says 90 of its peacekeepers killed in 2013 December 14, 2013

    United Nations: The UN peacekeeping chief said 90 of his colleagues have been killed in 2013, with 29 of them in "deliberate attacks." Herve Ladsous noted in particular the deaths of 14 peacekeepers in the bloody Darfur region of Sudan. He calls that "totally unacceptable." Ladsous gave his end-of-year briefing to...
  • Indo-Russian war drills in South Sudan-like scenario: Army October 24, 2013

    Gajner: Troops of India and Russia are engaging each other in war games codenamed exercise "Indra" at the Mahajan range under scenarios and situations resembling South Sudan where Indian troops are presently deployed as part of UN peacekeeping mission and face similar challenges. The joint field exercise between troops of the...
  • Indian soldiers who died in Sudan fought with bravery: UN April 14, 2013

    United Nations: Despite being outnumbered, Indian peacekeepers fought with valour and prevented more casualties in the recent attack against a UN peacekeeping convoy that killed five Indian soldiers in South Sudan, a senior UN official said on Sunday. Assistant Secretary General for Field Support, United Nations, Anthony Banbury travelled to...
  • Slain Indian soldiers in South Sudan were outnumbered April 12, 2013

    Juba: The killers in the tragic ambush of UN peacekeepers in South Sudan, that claimed the lives of five Indian Army personnel on Tuesday, not only outnumbered their target six times over but were also armed with sophisticated weapons, eyewitnesses said. In comparison, the convoy of 35 UN peacekeepers from...
  • 5 Indian soldiers killed in Sudan laid to rest with full state honours April 11, 2013

    Five Indian Army personnel, including a Lt Colonel were killed and four injured during a UN peacekeeping mission when their 32-member convoy was attacked. ...
  • Kolkata: Indian soldier's body arrives from Sudan April 11, 2013

    Kolkata: The body of Havildar Bharat Sasmal, who was killed in an ambush in South Sudan on Tuesday while serving in UN peacekeeping mission, was brought to Kolkata on Thursday. Defence sources said that Havildar Sasmal was among the five soldiers whose convoy was ambushed in Jonglei region of South...
  • UP announces Rs 20 lakh aid to relatives of two soldiers killed in Sudan April 11, 2013

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday announced financial assistance of Rs 20 lakh each to the family members of two peacekeepers from the state killed during a UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan. "The CM has announced financial assistance to families of Hawaldar Heeralal from Bulandshahr and...
  • Proud of them, say families of Indian peacekeepers killed in South Sudan April 11, 2013

    Five Indian Army personnel, including a Lt Colonel, were killed during a UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan. The bodies of the martyrs arrived in Delhi on Thursday morning and are expected to given military state honours. ...
  • Bodies of 5 Indian peacekeepers killed in South Sudan reach Delhi April 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The bodies of the five Indian Peacekeepers, who were killed in South Sudan on Monday, have reached IGI Airport in New Delhi on Thursday. The five martyrs are expected to be given military state honours. Five Indian soldiers, including a Lt Colonel, were killed and five, including a Captain,...
  • Bodies of Indian peacemakers to be brought back tonight April 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Post-mortem on the bodies of the five Indian peacemakers, who were killed in South Sudan on Monday, will be conducted on Wednesday, said sources, adding that arrangements were being made to fly the bodies back to India by night. Two of the injured soldiers will also be flown...
  • 'Post-mortem of Army personnel killed in S Sudan to be conducted today' April 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Post-mortem on the bodies of the Army personnel, who were killed in South Sudan on Monday, will be conducted on Wednesday, said sources, adding that arrangements were being made to fly the bodies back to India. Five Indian soldiers, including a Lt Colonel, were killed and four...
  • UNSC condemns Indian peacekeepers' killing in South Sudan April 10, 2013

    New York: Members of the UN Security Council have condemned in the strongest terms the killing of five Indian peacekeepers in South Sudan and asked that the perpetrators be brought to justice. The members condemned the April 9 attack by unidentified armed persons on a UN Mission in South Sudan...