Reports on the ongoing conflicts in Burma, Sudan and South Sudan, Yemen, Syria, and Democratic Republic of Congo.
Here is the daily roundup and summary of the major headlines coming out of conflict areas. United to End Genocide does not necessarily support the views expressed in the articles in this post.
Sudan and South Sudan
Sudan & S.Sudan clash in disputed area—Sudan Tribune
“The Sudanese army on Wednesday repelled an attack by South Sudanese troops in a contested area on the border between the two country, a military spokesperson said in Khartoum and Juba confirmed the fighting…”
South Sudan Says North Occupies Town—Voice of America
“Newly-independent South Sudan has accused the north of invading its territory and occupying a town near the border…”
“As fighting rages on in South Kordofan and Blue Nile States, the chief of United Nations’ humanitarian operations is calling for free and unfettered access to the two Sudanese states to be able to assess the situation…”
“The spokesperson of South Sudan’s army said Wednesday that both the SPLA and the government should “share the blame” for not combating insecurity in Jonglei state, with more than 1,000 people dying in attacks over the last six months…”
UN investigating attacks in Jonglei—Miraya FM
“The United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is investigating the causes of another round of inter-communal violence that has reportedly killed dozens of villagers and displaced many more…”
“The ruling National Congress Party (NCP) in Sudan announced the long awaited formation of the first new cabinet after the country’s breakup last July…To the disappointment of many observers and ordinary citizens the NCP maintained the major portfolios and with the same faces…”
S. Sudan rebels urge civilians to evacuate—Sudan Tribune
“The South Sudan Democratic Movement (SSDM), one of the rebel groups fighting the Government of South Sudan, on Monday issued a statement urging the civil population to immediately evacuate strategic areas…”
Kalma sheikh urges WFP to send food—Radio Dabanga
“Ali Abdul Rahman, the sheikh supervising all of Kalma camp’s sheikhs, urged the World Food Program to provide food for the camp’s displaced people: “It has been two months since we last received our shares, and there is great suffering in the camp due to the lack of food distribution, especially among women, children and the elderly,” he explained…”
Precious mineral resources revealed in Darfur—Radio Dabanga
“Abdel Baki Jilani, the Sudanese Minister of Mines, disclosed the presence of gold, diamonds, uranium and copper, along with other minerals, in Darfur during an interview with Radio Dabanga…”
Main water resources ‘sold to Chinese companies’—Radio Dabanga
“Hundreds of residents from the region of Abu Zubd in South Kordofan went out on protests near the county building to protest against the government’s decision to confiscate the region’s main water resources to sell it to the Chinese companies operating in the area for 35 Sudanese Pounds (about 13 US$) per water truck…”
Democratic Republic of Congo
“The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Luis Moreno Ocampo, has warned that anyone perpetrating violence during upcoming elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo will be investigated and prosecuted…”
Congo Voters Await Final Results From Presidential Election—Voice of America
“Electoral officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo are expected to release complete results of presidential and legislative voting Thursday. Opposition supporters are rejecting partial returns that show President Joseph Kabila heading for re-election…”
Congo on Edge While Election Results Delayed—Voice of America
“With almost 90 percent of polling places reporting, Congolese President Joseph Kabila appears to have won another five years in office with nearly half the vote…”
DRC Awaits Complete Election Results—Voice of America
“Election officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo say they will announce the complete results of a presidential poll on Thursday, as the nation braces for possible civil unrest…”
Congo Electoral Board Acted Illegally, Says Opposition Official—Voice of America
“In the Democratic Republic of Congo, a top advisor of main opposition challenger Etienne Tshisekedi says the Independent National Electoral Commission, CENI, has violated the electoral code by releasing “illegal” presidential results…”
“A Syrian pipeline carrying oil from the east of the country to a vital refinery in Homs was blown up Thursday in what the official news agency SANA said was an act of sabotage by an armed terrorist group…”
Assad Denies Responsibility for Syrian Protest Deaths—Voice of America
“Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has denied he ordered the killing of thousands of anti-government protesters, telling a U.S. journalist he does not control the forces implementing his country’s brutal crackdown…”
“Syrian activists have called for a nationwide strike on Sunday — a working day — as the first stage in a campaign of civil disobedience against the government of President Bashar al-Assad…”
“The U.N. envoy who helped broker a deal to ease Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh from power urged the new government on Thursday to bring stability after months of unrest that pushed the country to the brink of civil war…”
Yemeni VP Forms New Unity Government as Fighting Rages—Voice of America
“Yemeni Vice President Abd al-Rabuh Mansur Hadi issued a decree Wednesday to set up a national unity government to transfer power from loyalists of embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh and prepare for presidential elections…”
UN Condemns Civilian Toll in Yemen Fighting—Voice of America
“U.N. agencies are voicing concern about the suffering of civilians during battles between Yemen’s army and tribal fighters in the southern city of Taiz. The United Nations says more than 20 people have been killed and 80 injured since December 1…”
As Reform Is Lauded in Rangoon, Conflict Continues in Kachin State—Voice of America
“In June, an incident at a hydropower dam on the Dabein river, a Chinese-Burmese joint venture put an end to a 17-year ceasefire in Kachin state. Six months and tens of thousands of refugees later, the new Burmese government is making progress towards reform, but has left the Kachin behind…”
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