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Every two minutes someone is diagnosed with leprosy, says the body promoting World Leprosy Day 2013, which will be marked on Sunday 27 January.
Religious leaders have warned of mass suffering in Sudan’s so-called ‘Two Areas’, as bombardment intensifies and civilians become targets.
A Christian bishop and a Muslim MP will form part of a Sudanese delegation to Ethiopia this week. They will urge the African Union to tackle famine and violence.
The Sudanese authorities have been told to stop the torture and ill-treatment of those detained following demonstrations since mid-June 2012.
Two international church bodies have called for an immediate ceasefire in the renewed fighting between Sudan and South Sudan.
Churches in Sudan are reportedly facing increased restrictions and hostility, since the secession of the southern part of the country six months ago.
Reports of the confiscation of South Sudan’s oil by the Republic of Sudan threaten the region’s prospects for peace say Global Witness
Jubilee Debt Campaign have condemned plans by UK ministers to use cancellation of a theoretical debt to help meet the overseas aid target.
Despite the 2012 independence vote by South Sudan, churches will remain united with those in the North, to help those in Muslim-majority Sudan.
Churches in the Muslim north of Sudan are facing pressure from government officials and members of the public who are demanding their closure.