Darfur, South Kordofan and Border Areas, June-July 2013

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Reported political, economic and humanitarian events, July 15-22:

July 22: UNOCHA warns of the possibility of escalating tribal violence in parts of Darfur and the presence of armed groups in the vicinity of Nyala, emphasizing possible violence between the organized forces and the Janjaweed militia. Source: Sudan Radio.

July 24: At least 180 rebels from Sudan People’s Liberation Movement for Democratic Change (SPLM-DC) in Jonglei reportedly defect to join the United Democratic Salvation Front -Mainstream (UDSF-M). Source: Gurtong Trust.

July 24: The governor of Northern Kordofan, Ahmed Haroun, urges the SAF to defeat and chase the SRF away from Northern Kordofan, urging soldiers not to cede territory to the rebels. The SAF reports the speech is given in Sidra, but JEM says it is in control of the Sidra area, and says Haroun was not in Sidra. Source: Sudan Radio.

July 25: The Abbala and Beni Hussein tribes sign a final comprehensive peace agreement in El Fasher, North Darfur. Source: Radio Dabanga.

July 31: Prices of goods and fuel in Nyala have reportedly increased significantly during Ramadan due to insecurity. Source: Sudan Tribune.

July 31: Farmers from Manwashi, Marshang and Duma, South Darfur, Zalingei, Garsila, Mukjar, Bundisi in Central Darfur, Foro Burunga and El Geneina, West Darfur, report harassment by herders, who force farmers at gunpoint to allow their animals to graze on the farms. Source: Radio Dabanga.

Reported political, economic and humanitarian events, July 15-22:

July 16: The IOM reports that over 43,000 would-be returnees to South Sudan remain stranded in settlements in Khartoum and Kosti. Source: Sudan Tribune.

July 18: SRF announces its readiness to accept “a humanitarian cessation of hostilities in Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan before participating in a comprehensive process aiming to achieve peace in Sudan,” according to Minni Minawi, Deputy President of the SRF alliance. Source: Radio Dabanga.

July 18: Nhial Deng Nhial, Minister of Foreign Affairs of South Sudan, announces that GoSS received notification from Khartoum that the oil pipeline to Port Sudan is to be shut down, effective August 7. Source: Radio Dabanga.

Reported political, economic and humanitarian events, July 8-14:

July 10: GoS frees a former spy chief, Salah Gosh, after clearing him of charges that he was involved in an alleged coup attempt against Bashir last year. Source: Reuters

Nyala, South Darfur, reports electricity and water interruptions. Fuel prices have also soared as only 2 of 20 filling stations are reportedly operating. Trade convoys and trains are reportedly being delayed in Kordofan, and the security situation has stopped supply of goods to Darfur, raising prices.

 

Reported political, economic and humanitarian events, July 1-7:

July 1: 2,200 Sudanese refugees of camp Bambari, Central African Republic (CAR) demand that the UN move them to another camp due to deteriorating security, humanitarian and health situations. Source: Radio Dabanga.

July 2: The National Assembly of Sudan approves controversial amendments to the 2007 SAF Act, which will allow for prosecution of civilians in military courts. Source: Radio Dabanga.

Political events, June 23-30:

June 23: Sudan’s Minister of Justice urges the international community to condemn the SRF for allegedly violating International Humanitarian Law by committing crimes against civilians in Um Rawaba and Abu Karshola. Source: Sudan News Agency.

June 25: The presidents of Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda agree to build 2 pipelines across East Africa. One will transfer South Sudan’s oil to the Kenyan port city of Lamu. Sources: BBC News; Press TV.

June 27: Radio Dabanga reports that the cost of fuel in Nyala on the black market has doubled since the government took control of the fuel from all filling stations. The price reportedly rose from SDG 28 ($6.37) to SDG 55 ($12.50) per gallon at the filling station. Transport costs also reportedly double as a result. Source: Radio Dabanga.

Political events, June 16-22:

June 21: (Khartoum) President Bashir threatens again to stop oil flow across border with South Sudan. Source: Reuters.

June 21: The SLM-AW distances itself from SRF’s proposal to sign a humanitarian cessation of hostilities with Khartoum. Source: The Sudan Tribune.  

June 21: The government of South Darfur demarcates an arms-free zone for the Misseriya and Salamat tribes. The Salamat are to remain West of Darb Al-Nar valley while the Misseriya East of Kaya valley. Source: Sudan Radio.