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October 2 - 2019 DABANGA SUDAN
Sudan's Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok speaks to Radio Dabanga Editor-in-Chief Kamal El Sadig in Paris on Sunday 29 September 2019 (RD)
Sudan's Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok speaks to Radio Dabanga Editor-in-Chief Kamal El Sadig in Paris on Sunday 29 September 2019 (RD)

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

Exclusive Sudan PM interview with Radio Dabanga: Meeting with SPLM-AW leader ‘top achievement of Paris visit’

October 1 - 2019 PARIS Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok has described his meeting with SPLM-AW faction leader Abdelwahid El Nur in the French capital on Sunday as “one of the most important achievements of the Paris visit". He also expressed support for exile radio station Radio Dabanga, saying "its place is now inside Sudan".

In an exclusive interview with Radio Dabanga Editor-in-Chief Kamal El Sadig in Paris yesterday, Prime Minister Hamdok said that that the meeting with El Nur, which was brokered by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, “provided the opportunity to talk in detail on issues of peace and the root causes of Sudanese problems, such as issues of marginalisation, national identity, equality, distribution of resources, or unbalanced development”.

Hamdok described the meeting with the rebel leader, who has been living in exile in Paris, as “fruitful and useful”. He explained that the discussion was characterised by honesty, clarity, and openness.

Speaking after a meeting with Hamdok at the Élysée Palace yesterday French President Emmanuel Macron hailed the Sunday evening meeting: “I think the step taken yesterday is an essential step,” he added. “The Sudanese deserve to finally live in peace and security.”


Raped activist commits suicide in Sudan

September 29 - 2019 KHARTOUM A medical student in her fifth year who was raped during the violent break-up of the sit-in in front of the army command in Khartoum on June 3, has commited suicide.

The tragic incident was reported by activist Hafiz Hussein on his Facebook page.

The victim had undergone medical and psychological treatment.

The break-up of the Khartoum sit-in cost the lives of 127 people. About 700 protestors and others present at the sit-in were injured. On Monday, Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdouk formed a commission to investigate the violence used during the dismantling of the sit-in.  

The Legal Support Committee of the Sudanese Lawyers Democratic Front announced that it will represent 43 victims of human rights violations committed during the recent revolution in Sudan. The committee received official requests from the families of those who were

Attorney Tarig El Sheikh, a member of the committee, told Radio Dabanga that the scale of the human rights violations that took place recently is huge and includes killing, rape, torture, corruption, and arbitrary dismissals. People that have been dismissed for taking part in the protest are bank employees, meteorologists, and workers in the oil industry.

More news from Radio Dabanga:

Sudan’s National Human Rights Commission: junta played no role in June 3 massacre

September 27 - 2019 KHARTOUM The Sudanese National Human Rights Commission published a report on the massacre during the break-up of the sit-in in front...

Demonstration for Sudanese student jailed in Egypt

September 27 - 2019 KHARTOUM Activists organised protests in front of the Sudanese Foreign Ministry and the Egyptian embassy in Khartoum yesterday, demanding...

Criminal complaint against major French bank for ‘complicity in Sudan atrocities’

September 26 - 2019 PARIS The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) reports that nine Sudanese victims, supported by FIDH and Project Expedite Justice...

Agreement signed for UN Human Rights Offices in Sudan

September 25 - 2019 GENEVA / NEW YORK The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday signed an agreement with the government...

70 Sudanese dead in gold mine collapse

September 30 - 2019 KORI BOGODI More than 150 people – 70 of them believed to be Sudanese – have reportedly died following a collapse at a gold mine in the...

French President Macron: ‘Meeting between PM Hamdok and rebel leader El Nur essential step for peace in Sudan’

October 1 - 2019 PARIS Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok met with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Élysée Palace in Paris yesterday to discuss...

Efforts to stem Sudan cholera epidemic

September 30 - 2019 BLUE NILE / SENNAR / CENTRAL DARFUR According to a report by the Sudan Health Ministry on Saturday, a total of 215 cholera cases...

Incendiary attacks on homes of Sudan politicians

September 30 - 2019 KHARTOUM Last week, unidentified groups reportedly attacked the houses of several political activists and party cadres with Molotov...

Railway workers sue former deputy governor of Sudan’s Northern State

September 30 - 2019 ATBARA A lawsuit has been brought against the former deputy governor of the Northern State, Mohamed El Amin, for allegedly dismissing 3,000...

Sudan militia chief Hemeti: 'Time for voluntary disarmament is over'

September 30 - 2019 NYALA Lt Gen Mohamed Hamdan ‘Hemeti’, Member of Sudan’s Sovereign Council and commander of the notorious Rapid Support Forces...

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