Sudan extends ceasefire with rebels

Sudan extends ceasefire with rebels
An extension to Sudan’s ceasefire with rebel fighters in the Kordofan region has given an opportunity for communities there to plant for this year’s harvest and avoid severe food shortages. Sudan’s president has extended the unilateral ceasefire until the end of March, reports Reuters. The latest break in Sudan’s long-running . . . Read More

360° view of forgotten war in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains

360° view of forgotten war in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains
News agency IRIN has produced a video that offers a 360° view of the situation of the people of the Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan, a state in southern Sudan. (To experience a 360° view, play video, then “move” view by hovering your mouse.) The Nuba people, living on the border with . . . Read More

Sudan detains 6 Christians, threatens to demolish 5 churches

Sudan detains 6 Christians, threatens to demolish 5 churches
Sudan has detained three church leaders and three church members, meanwhile warning five churches of impending demolition. The six, from the Evangelical Church in Wad Medani (200km southeast of the capital, Khartoum), were briefly arrested on Sunday (9 Oct.) after refusing an order to hand over to the government a . . . Read More

Despite human rights abuse, Sudan wants US talks

Senior Sudanese and US officials are due to meet today (22 Sep.) in New York to discuss a possible partial lifting of sanctions on Khartoum, Sudanese media reports have said. The hint at possible “rapprochement” between Washington and Khartoum comes despite continued human rights violations by the latter; the Islamist . . . Read More

Prosecutor demands ‘harshest punishment’ for pastors charged with highlighting Sudan Christians’ suffering

Prosecutor demands ‘harshest punishment’ for pastors charged with highlighting Sudan Christians’ suffering
A trial of four men, including two Sudanese church leaders and a foreign aid worker, resumed on 29 August in Khartoum, with Sudan’s prosecution accusing the defendants of highlighting alleged Christian suffering in war-ravaged areas of the country. The four defendants are a Czech Christian aid worker named Petr Jasek; . . . Read More

Sudan charges 5 Christians over church dispute

A Sudanese court has charged five Christians over their attempt to stop an illegal acquisition of church property, according to a Christian advocacy group. On 10 July, 14 members of the Evangelical Church in Bahri were charged before the Bahri Criminal Court. All were fined between 300 and 500 Sudanese . . . Read More