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September 4 - 2019 DABANGA SUDAN
Minni Minawi and Jibril Ibrahim, leaders of the rebel groups JEM and SLM-MM (file photo)
Minni Minawi and Jibril Ibrahim, leaders of the rebel groups JEM and SLM-MM (file photo)

A compact weekly digest of Dabanga Sudan's news highlights from Sudan

 Rebels: Nominations for ministers are ‘quotas in its ugliest form’

September 1 - 2019 JUBA The Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF), a coalition of armed movements, rejects the list of nominations of ministers for the interim government. It called on Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdouk to conduct broader consultations, including the Sudan Revolutionary Front, before forming a government.

According to the SRF, its leadership has not been contacted about the nominations at all.

In a statement signed by Minni Minawi, leader of the Sudan Liberation Movement, and Malik Agar, leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North faction Agar, the SRF said: “The revolution has been taken over by individuals and political forces that use the revolution to get power themselves,” the SRF says.

It accused those forces of not being interested in resolving issues like war and full citizenship for all, in respecting diversity, and in achieving the goals of the revolution.

♦ Announcement of new Sudan govt postponed

August 30 - 2019 KHARTOUM The announcement of the new Sudanese government has been postponed, after it was scheduled to be made known on Wednesday. Consultations about candidates for ministerial posts still continue.

A source close to Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdouk told Agence France-Presse that announcing the new government was delayed “because of continuing consultations about the candidates”. It is not clear when the new cabinet will be announced.

There is widespread debate among activists on internet platforms and social media about the shortcomings and drawbacks on the list of candidates for ministerial positions, that was submitted by the Forces for Freedom and Change to Prime Minister Hamdouk.

More news from Radio Dabanga:

Disease, malaria rife amid medicine, healthcare shortages

September 3 - 2019 KORDOFAN / WHITE NILE STATE / DARFUR / OMDURMAN Reports are reaching Radio Dabanga from various parts of Sudan…

Journalists sit-in in capital for rights, improved conditions

September 3 - 2019 KHARTOUM On Monday, the Sudanese Journalists Network carried out a sit-in in front of El Jareeda newspaper in protest...

FFC apology for cancelled North Darfur symposium

September 3 - 2019 EL FASHER The Field Work Committee of the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) has expressed its concern for events in the...

Hamdouk: Schools to resume by September 15

September 3 - 2019 KHARTOUM Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdouk has instructed the resumption of the school year for the basic and secondary...

Deposed dictator Al Bashir officially charged by Khartoum judge

September 2 - 2019 KHARTOUM On Saturday, Judge El Sadig Abdelrahman  formally indicted ousted President Omar Al Bashir, who ruled Sudan...

State governor bans all protests

September 1 - 2019 PORT SUDAN Acting Red Sea state Governor Maj Gen Hafiz El Taj issued an order on Friday, banning gatherings, encroachment...

Death toll in floods rises to 78

September 1 - 2019 KHARTOUM Sudan’s Deputy Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid, Ahmed Fadlallah reported new figures on the size of damage and losses...

UN ambassador seeks 2020 Unamid withdrawal

August 30 - 2019 KHARTOUM / NEW YORK Sudan’s UN ambassador Omer Siddig has called upon the United Nations Security Council to pave the way for...

‘Remarkable calm’ in Port Sudan after week of violence

August 29 - 2019 PORT SUDAN On Wednesday, a ‘remarkable calm’ reportedly retuned to Port Sudan, capital of Red Sea state, following several days...

Migrant boat sinks off Libya – many Sudanese among 40+ dead

August 28 - 2019 GENEVA / TRIPOLI The UN Refugee Agency UNHCR reports that at least 40 people, mostly Sudanese nationals, are estimated to have...

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