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South Kordofan

AFP: US fears Kordofan violence contagion to South Sudan 11 Aug: The US special envoy to Sudan on Wednesday voiced fears that the violence in the South Kordofan region could spread and engulf the newly independent nation of South Sudan.

North Sudan

Sudan Tribune: SPLM-North and JEM agree to work against Sudan’s NCP 08 Aug: Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) North and Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) said today they agreed to work with all the Sudanese political forces to re-establish democracy in the country.,39775

Reuters: Sudanese pound falls further despite central bank support 10 Aug: The Sudanese pound has fallen further on the black market despite the central bank's pledge to provide banks with more dollars to meet rising hard currency demand following the secession of oil-rich South Sudan, traders said on Tuesday.

Sudan Tribune: SPLM-SLM alliance is not yet sealed; talks continue to include JEM 11 Aug: The recently announced agreement between the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) and two factions of the rebel Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) is the first step in the negotiations between the opposition forces, Sudan Tribune has learnt.,39801

Sudan Tribune: Sudan’s NCP to slap ban on SPLM-North party 13 Aug: Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) is contemplating a move to ban the armed opposition party Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) in the country, according to Sudan Tribune’s sources.,39821

South Sudan

Reuters: South Sudan central bank says has reserves for a few months 10 Aug: South Sudan has enough reserves to pay for the basic needs of the state for a "few months" even if it does not receive oil revenues, the central bank governor said on Wednesday.

Sudan Tribune: South Sudan secures internet country domain 11 Aug: South Sudan on Wednesday announced that it has been assigned ’.ss’ as its internet domain code and ’SSD’ as the alpha-3 numeric code.,39798

Sudan Tribune: Forces loyal to Peter Gadet arrive to Unity state after South Sudan’s deal 13 Aug: Some 1200 troops loyal to Pater Gatdet’s South Sudan Liberation Army (SSLA) have arrived to the Unity state from South Kordofan state where they were based for the last few months.,39820


Reuters: EU says Chad should have arrested Sudan's Bashir 08 Aug: The European Union expressed concern on Monday about a second visit to Chad by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, saying he should have been arrested there under an International Criminal Court warrant.

Sudan Tribune: UN condemns attacks against peacekeepers in Sudan 08 Aug: The UN Security Council (UNSC) has strongly condemned attacks against peacekeepers in Sudan and urged the country’s government to end “the impunity” enjoyed by those who perpetrate such crimes.,39782

USA Today: US fails to get UN to condemn Sudan violence 13 Aug: Russia and China blocked U.S. attempts to get the U.N. Security Council to condemn Sudanese government bombing and other military activities in the South Kordofan region of Sudan, U.N. diplomats said Friday.


Sudan Tribune: SPLM accuses Khartoum of refusing to withdraw its troops in Abyei 11 Aug: Deng Arop Kuol, a senior member of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) and the former chief administrator of the contested border region of Abyei on Wednesday, accused the Khartoum government of refusing to withdraw its troops from the contested border town of Abyei.,39799