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2012-06-22 06:21:40

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of State on June 19th, 2012, released a statement expressing its deep concern on the so-called crackdown by the Sudanese authorities on peaceful demonstrations and publication censorship of independent newspapers. In this regard, the Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan would like to state that the U.S. government according to its rules and regulations does not allow any of its citizens or non-citizens to lead a public...

2012-02-01 11:37:30

Liberian advocates report President Johnson Sirleaf flouting land rights; new logging permits sidestep laws designed to protect vulnerable forests New studies released in London today suggest that the frenzied sell-off of forests and other prime lands to buyers hungry for the developing world's natural resources risk sparking widespread civil unrest–unless national leaders and investors recognize the customary rights of millions of poor people who have lived on and worked these lands...

2011-12-21 00:00:00

OSLO, Norway, December 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- President Salva Kiir of South Sudan has announced that his Government will implement the EITI (Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative), the global standard for transparency of natural resource revenues. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20111221/501307 ) "This commitment to implement the EITI [http://eiti.org ] is in furtherance of my statement on September 21st that my government is committed to...

2011-08-09 12:18:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The unfortunate death of the four United Nations peacekeepers in Abyei whose vehicle struck a landmine on August 2nd was a regrettable incident for which Sudan offers its sincere condolences to the families of the courageous servicemen. Unfortunate still are the statements emerging from certain quarters seeking ways to somehow place the blame on the Government of Sudan by claiming that a flight clearance for the evacuation of wounded was...

2011-07-08 12:52:00

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Republic of Sudan today officially recognizes South Sudan as the newest country, a day before the latter's formal inauguration into statehood. The ministry of presidential affairs declared it based on the Government's recognition of the people's inalienable right to self-determination, the outcome of the historic January 9th 2011 referendum, in observance of the January 1st 1956 boundaries as specified at the signing of the...

2009-11-17 11:03:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Saturday night November 21st, 2009, The Renaissance Hollywood Hotel will be the site of a Hollywood Red Carpet, VIP fundraising Gala to support the causes of the non-profit charity organization Sudan Hope. The event will be hosted by producer / actor and member of the Sudan Hope Board of Directors, Dr. Mark Valinsky. A select guest list of VIP's from Entertainment, Business. Politics and Philanthropic backgrounds will be presented with an...

2008-09-30 06:00:33

Text of report in English by UN sponsored Radio Miraya FM website, Juba on 30 September The campaign to immunize against polio is still going on in rural areas of Central and Eastern Equatoria States. [Southern Sudan]. The delay is attributed to rain fall which has denied accessibility to the areas during the rainy season. The director of community based health care, and immunization in the GoSS Ministry of Health in Juba, Dr Anthony Lako, said that the three-day vaccination exercise,...

2008-09-20 12:00:54

Text of report in English by Paris-based Sudanese newspaper Sudan Tribune website on 17 September [Report by Daniel Van Oudenaren: "Surgeons Train for Trauma Cases in Juba Hospital"] Twenty-six surgeons and doctors from southern Sudan are attending a war surgery seminar that started in Juba on Sept. 17, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announced from Khartoum. The three-day seminar is lead by Dr Gunter Wimhofer, an ICRC surgeon who has practiced in Democratic Republic...

2008-09-18 06:00:40

Text of report in English by UN sponsored Radio Miraya FM website, Juba on 17 September Wednesday, 17 September 2008 - The Juba Teaching Hospital has been treating so far over 500 patients who suffered various gunshots and landmine injures in southern Sudan since the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement. Dr Dario Kuron Lado, Director General at the Juba Teaching Hospital confirmed to Miraya FM that the hospital is still receiving a high number of patients suffering from gunshot or...

2008-09-05 06:00:22

Text of report in English by independent, Nairobi-based, USAID- funded Sudan Radio Service on 5 September People seeking medical care at Wau [southern Sudan] Teaching Hospital are not being treated because of a lack of resources. The director of Wau Teaching Hospital, Dr Paul Atyier, told Sudan Radio Service in Wau on Wednesday that the hospital is facing shortages of qualified medical staff, medical equipment and medicine. [Atyier] Wau Teaching Hospital, like other teaching hospitals...