More Trouble in Sudan’s Dafur State


The Fufa Big League resumes on Thursday with four and six fixtures in the Rwenzori and Elgon groups respectively. The matches were suspended last week to pave way for the national electoral process.

In the games lined up in Elgon group, search Fans at Lang’o sports ground will enjoy a double header between Lira United and  CRO FC while the second will be Sporting United versus Artland Katale. The home teams will then swap the same opponents on Thursday.

In the West Nile region, Paidha Black Angels host Busia Fisheries as high flying newbies, Ondupaka fc tussle out with water fc.

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Rwenzori group 
Kireka united have to forget the 3-0 humiliation at Jinja SS last time out as they take on mid table side Hope Doves. Group leaders Proline Soccer Academy host Sun City at Nakivuubo stadium.

Thursday Fixtures 
Rwenzori Group:
Kireka United Vs Hope Doves – Namboole outside pitch.

Synergy Vs Masavu – Masaka RC

Entebbe F.C Vs Wakiso United – Bugonga

Proline F.C Vs Sun City F.C – Nakivubo

Elgon Group:
Boma Young F.C Vs Ndejje University –
Boma ground

Onduparaka F.C Vs Water F.C – Green light stadium

Bukedea TC Vs Baza Holdings – Bukedea PS

Paidha Black Angels F.C Vs Busia Fisheries –
Bar Okoro

Lira United Vs CRO – Lango Sports Ground -2pm

Sporting United Vs Artland Katale – Lango
Sports Ground -4 p.m
Sudan’s most affected region of Darfur is facing more trouble as its anguished population faces more displacements.

A United Nations humanitarian official in Sudan said on Wednesday that she was deeply concerned about the plight of more than 85, abortion 000 newly displaced civilians in North Darfur state who have fled their villages in recent days as a result of an escalation of conflict in the region’s Jebel Marra area.

The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan, Marta Ruedas, said in a press release that this past Monday, she visited Tawilla, west of El Fasher on the fringes of the Jebel Marra, where more than 22,000 people, mostly women and children, have gathered in recent weeks next to an existing camp for displaced people.

“Seeing hundreds of women and children in Tawilla and speaking to the local authorities there very much brings it home: that civilians continue to bear the brunt of conflict every day and their protection is our paramount concern,” Ms. Ruedas stressed.

The UN, along with international and local organizations, and the Sudanese Red Crescent Society, are delivering assistance to those in need, and more is on the way, but the massive influx of new arrivals in recent days has “put a strain on what was an already logistically complex operation,” the UN official said.

Ms. Ruedas also said an 11-truck convoy left El Fasher yesterday with more aid, including food, for Sortony, where there are more than 63,000 newly-displaced people taking refuge next to a UN peacekeeping

To date, the United Nations and its partners have not been granted access to key locations reportedly affected by civilian displacement in Central Darfur, despite reports of wide-scale movement of people and potential emergency need.

Calling for immediate access to all people in need so that those affected can receive the humanitarian assistance they require, Ms. Ruedas in particular urged all parties to the conflict to allow the UN and its partners to reach displaced people in Central Darfur.

As of 20 February, there are 22,261 newly displaced people in Tawilla, of whom 18,974 are verified, and 63,223 newly displaced people in Sortony, of whom 41,530 have been registered, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

According to the Kebkabiya Smallholder Charitable Society, a non-profit organization, and Oxfam International, there are also 2,018 displaced people in Kebkabiya. This brings the total of displaced in North Darfur State as a result of the recent Jebel Marra hostilities to 87,502, the UN official said.


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