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New attacks at the Ethiopian border in eastern Sudan
January 12 - 2021 EL FASHAGA / EL GEDAREF Five women and a child were killed in an attack by Ethiopian gunmen on a village in eastern Sudan’s El Gedaref on Monday. A listener told Radio Dabanga from El Fashaga that Ethiopian militiamen (known as shifta in the region) launched a new attack on El Fashaga El Sughra. He saidd that the Sudanese army repelled the attack.
After incidents on Sunday, in which Sudanese army forces were able to repel an Ethiopian attack, the Ethiopian forces reportedly set up an ambush by stationing snipers with automatic rifles on top of dense trees. The ambush was supposed to target the Sudanese army but killed civilians instead.
There are fears that military confrontations are imminent as Sudanese and Ethiopian army forces move closer to the border areas between El Gedaref and the Ethiopian Amhara region.
New government to be announced this week
January 11 - 2021 KHARTOUM / JUBA Ibrahim El Sheikh, leading member of the Central Council of the Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC) reported that a new Sudanese government, which will include members of the rebel movements that signed the Juba Peace Agreement, will be announced this week.
Three seats will be added to the Sovereign Council for members of the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) rebel alliance. At this moment, the Sovereign Council consists of five military members and six civilian members. The FFC have nominated persons for 17 portfolios, El Sheikh said. Seven ministries are to be allocated to the rebel alliance: Finance, Federal Governance, Energy and Mining, Education, Social Development, and Urban Development.
“We are very close to the announcement of the new cabinet, as soon as the prime minister returns from his medical check-up in the United Arab Emirates this week,” the party leader stated.
Women protest rape, violence, and sexual harassment in Darfur
January 12 - 2021 KHARTOUM / EL FASHER The Sudanese Women’s Revolution Initiative held a vigil in front of the Ministry of Justice in Khartoum to protest against rape, sexual harassment, and discrimination against women.
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SLM-AW denies claim that it will join peace talks
At least 17 dead after clashes in White Nile State
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