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UNHRC Expands Mandate to Monitor Human Rights Violations in Sudan Conflict

The United Nations Human Rights Council(UNHRC) wrapped up its thirty-sixth special session on Thursday, May 11, with a significant decision concerning the ongoing conflict in Sudan. A resolution was adopted, expanding the mandate of the designated Expert of the High Commissioner on human rights in Sudan. The resolution called for detailed monitoring, documentation, and reporting on all allegations of human rights violations and abuses since October 25, 2021, including those directly linked to the current conflict.

South Sudan’s Economic Ruin Looms as Sudan Conflict Threatens Oil Exports

As fighting in Sudan continues, neighboring South Sudan faces an economic crisis due to the potential threat the conflict poses to its main source of revenue – oil exports. With oil accounting for over 90 percent of the government budget and 70 percent of the GDP, any disruption to oil exports would be catastrophic for the already struggling economy, which is suffering from high inflation and a high risk of debt distress.

Somalia: Government Evacuates Somalis Stranded in Sudan as Conflict Escalates

In response to the conflict between the Sudanese army and paramilitary forces, Somalia has begun evacuating its citizens who are stranded in Sudan. On Wednesday, eighteen Somalis were successfully evacuated from Buluja, a town near Sudan's border with South Sudan, and arrived at Mogadishu's Aden Adde Airport. Abdirahman Nur Dinari, the acting permanent secretary of Somalia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, expressed his gratitude to the Somali embassies in Sudan, South Sudan, and Ethiopia for their efforts in evacuating citizens.

Sudanese Faction Announces 72-Hour Ceasefire After Deadly Clashes

After almost a week of intense fighting that has left more than 330 people dead and tens of thousands of refugees fleeing the country, one of Sudan's two warring factions has declared a 72-hour truce. The announcement was made by the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), but there has been no confirmation of a ceasefire from its rival Sudan Armed Forces (SAF).

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