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US Lauds Eritrea for Releasing Journalists

"We encourage the Eritrean government to take immediate steps to release additional detainees" - Jen Psaki
“We encourage the Eritrean government to take immediate steps to release additional detainees” – Jen Psaki

By U.S. State Department,

THE United States on Tuesday said it “welcomes” the news that six journalists have been released on bail in Eritrea after being held for six years.

State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki said, the U.S. noted with deep concern that the Eritrean government continues to detain other journalists, reportedly as many as 17.

She said, the U.S. encourage the government of Eritrea to take immediate steps to release these additional detainees, all persons detained on the basis of their religious beliefs, members of the G-15, and all other political prisoners. Continue reading US Lauds Eritrea for Releasing Journalists

Khartoum Warns Juba Against Supporting JEM Rebels

Sudan and South Sudan often trade accusations of harboring rebels seeking to destabilize the other, but tensions have spiked again since the collapse of African Union-brokered talks in the Ethiopian capital on Dec. 9

By Sudan Tribune,

THE director of Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS), Mohamed Atta, has reiterated warning to South Sudan against supporting and funding Sudanese rebels particularly the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM).

Last week, Atta, threatened to pursue rebel groups inside the South Sudanese territory, adding they have endured enough Juba support to the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) rebels. He further said they will “pursue them anywhere”. Continue reading Khartoum Warns Juba Against Supporting JEM Rebels