The armed opposition in southern Sudan, led by Riek Machar, announced on Wednesday that it was holding seven local aid workers kidnapped by the end of March from the southern region of Lanya after receiving reports of “spying” for the government.
“They were arrested after being confirmed that they were spying for the government and will not be released until the investigations are completed,” said deputy military spokesman for the armed opposition Lam Foul Qabrial. “The seven aid workers were in our possession, along with the three vehicles they were carrying.”
“They were used by the government and we found that some of them were following the security services in Juba,” he said, noting that the Southern Sudan Health Association had not notified them of a team visit to the area.
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in southern Sudan, Eliane Nwandiho, called for the release of seven aid workers working for the organization.
“They were detained by unidentified gunmen on March 25 while they were on their way to provide medical aid to those affected in the province of Lanya.”
According to the latest UN statistics, some 98 aid workers and workers have been killed in various parts of southern Sudan since clashes broke out between the government and the opposition in December 2013.
Mrs. Maria Al-Ameen, Minister of Finance and Economy of North Kordofan State, stood on the arrival of the State’s share of sugar during her visit to the stores of the Kenana Sugar Company in the State accompanied by the Director General of the Ministry and the Director General of Commerce.
The dam implementation unit of the Ministry of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity has signed contracts for the construction of 13 dams in Darfur, Red Sea and Blue Nile states.
LONDON (Reuters) – Retired Major General Khalifa Hafer, who rules Libya’s east, is in a coma almost completely because of his health problems, the Middle East A website said on Sunday. He suffers from a handful of lung cancer that has been transmitted to his brain, according to a European diplomat.
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on Wednesday postponed the third round of peace talks between the Government of Southern Sudan and the armed opposition indefinitely.