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North, South Sudan to Discuss Issues Ahead of Split

Posted July 4th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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The leaders of north and south Sudan are set to meet in Ethiopia to discuss crucial unresolved issues as the south prepares to declare its independence on Saturday. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and southern leader Salva Kiir are attending the talks Monday in Addis Ababa, as the two sides work to find solutions on resource […]

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Gunmen Kill Peacekeeper in Sudan’s Darfur

Posted July 2nd, 2011 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Peacekeepers in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region say an Ethiopian peacekeeper was shot dead. The joint African Union – United Nations force said Saturday that attackers opened fire on a U.N. vehicle in the west Darfur city of El-Geneina on Thursday. The mission says another peacekeeper was wounded in the attack. It says the motive for […]

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US Sudan Envoy to Attempt to Broker Peaceful Independence for South Sudan

Posted July 2nd, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. envoy to Sudan is on his way to the country for talks aimed at ending hostilities between forces from northern and southern Sudan as the south prepares to declare independence next week. A State Department statement Saturday says Princeton Lyman will attend South Sudan’s independence ceremony on July 9 in the new capital, […]

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Sudan’s Bashir Vows to Fight On in South Kordofan

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir says fighting will continue along the country’s north-south border until rebels in the region disarm. In a speech Friday in Khartoum, Mr. Bashir said he has ordered his northern army to keep fighting in the volatile Southern Kordofan state for as long as rebels are operating there. His comments come just […]

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Sudan’s Bashir Vows to Fight On in South Kordofan

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Sudanese President Omar Bashir is rejecting calls to end the fighting along the country’s north-south border. Mr. Bashir said Friday his northern army would continue fighting armed groups in the volatile Southern Kordofan state. South Sudan is set to officially separate from the north and declare independence July 9, but fighting has raged on in […]

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Sudan Grants UN Limited Access to Volatile Border Area

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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(Updates UN -SUDAN 6/30 new info graphs 4&5 ) The United Nation’s humanitarian agency says Sudan is allowing it limited access to a volatile border town in the country’s south but says many parts of the city are still off limits. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says its aid workers […]

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Sudan Grants UN Limited Access to Volatile Border Area

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nation’s humanitarian agency says Sudan’s government is allowing it limited access to a volatile border town in the country’s south but says many parts of the city are still off limits. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says its aid workers have been able to enter Kadugli, the capital […]

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UN Criticizes China’s Failure to Arrest Sudan’s Bashir

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations has criticized China for failing to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during his visit to Beijing this week. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Thursday she is “disappointed” China welcomed Mr. Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court. The ICC has charged Mr. Bashir with war crimes, […]

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Southern Sudan Asks US to Lift Oil Sanctions

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Southern Sudan, which will soon become an independent country, has asked the United States to lift oil sanctions on all of Sudan. The south’s vice president, Riek Machar, said Wednesday that the current sanctions will hurt the new country’s ability to export oil because it must rely on the north’s pipelines. South Sudan is set […]

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UN: ‘Utter Devastation’ on Sudan’s North-South Border

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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A senior U.N. human rights official says clashes along Sudan’s north-south border have caused “utter devastation” in the region. The U.N. Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Kyung-wha Kang, says urgent action is needed to prevent the violence from spreading and to protect civilians caught in the unrest. Kang, who visited the region last week, […]

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