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Russia Calls for Punishment for U.N. Helicopter Accident

Posted December 22nd, 2012 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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Russia has called on South Sudan to punish those responsible for shooting down a United Nations helicopter, killing all four Russian crew members. In a Foreign Ministry statement Saturday, Moscow urged South Sudanese officials to take steps to make sure such incidents do not happen again. The statement said the “tragic occurrence” underscored the need […]

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U.S. Official Criticizes Implementation of Darfur Deal

Posted December 12th, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. special advisor for Sudan’s troubled Darfur region says that a peace deal for Darfur, signed a year-and-a-half ago, has been hindered by a lack of funding, failure to disarm militias, and attacks on peacekeepers. Dane Smith spoke Wednesday in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum during his final visit to the region. He told […]

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Protesters in Sudan Call for ‘Revolution’

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Sudanese police have used tear gas and batons against hundreds of people in Khartoum protesting the recent deaths of four students from Darfur. At least 600 people took part in the protest in the Sudanese capital Monday. Many shouted anti-government slogans like “Revolution Until Victory.” Plainclothes security agents were also reported on the scene near […]

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Yellow Fever Kills 165, Still Spreading in Darfur

Posted December 6th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says 165 people have died of yellow fever in Sudan’s Darfur region over the past three months, and warns the outbreak continues to spread. The resident U.N. humanitarian coordinator in Sudan said Thursday the total number of yellow fever cases in Darfur stands at more than 670, and that it is likely […]

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Two Killed in Raid on Sudanese Extremist Camp

Posted December 2nd, 2012 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Sudanese officials say two people were killed in a raid on a militant Islamist training camp in the country’s southeast. Sinnar state governor Ahmed Abbas says two extremists were killed and four police officers were injured during the two-day raid that was launched Friday. At least 20 people were also arrested, including the group’s leader. […]

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South Sudan Hold Talk with Khartoum Over Border Pullout

Posted December 2nd, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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South Sudan’s chief negotiator has met with Sudanese officials for talks on security and economic concerns. Pagan Amum described Sunday’s meeting with Sudan’s Defense Minister Abdelrahim Mohamed Hussein and senior official Nafie Alie Nafie as successful, but gave no further details on the specifics of the talks. Sudan and South Sudan signed a deal in […]

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Sudan Arrests Suspected Coup Plotters

Posted November 22nd, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Sudan say they have arrested the country’s former intelligence chief, among others, for an alleged plot to destabilize national security. Sudan’s information minister announced the arrests Thursday, saying former intelligence minister Salah Gosh is among the accused. He said Gosh is among a number of military and intelligence officers suspected of involvement in […]

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South Sudan Accuses Sudan of Air Attack

Posted November 21st, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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South Sudan says Sudanese warplanes have bombed its territory, but Sudan has denied doing so, saying it targeted rebels on its own soil. Southern army spokesman Philip Aguer told reporters Wednesday that Sudanese planes bombed the Bahr al Ghazal area of South Sudan, near the countries’ shared border, on Tuesday. The Reuters news agency cites […]

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South Sudan Accuses Sudan of Bombing Disputed Region

Posted November 21st, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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South Sudan says Sudanese warplanes have bombed its territory, killing at least one civilian and injuring several others. Army spokesman Philip Aguer told reporters Wednesday that Sudanese planes bombed the Bahr al Ghazal area of South Sudan, near the countries’ shared border, on Tuesday. The French news agency quotes a Sudanese army spokesman as saying […]

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Darfur Peacekeepers Find Attacked Village ‘Deserted’

Posted November 8th, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Peacekeepers in Sudan’s Darfur region say a village that was reportedly attacked last week is now “completely deserted.” The U.N.-African Union Mission in Darfur, UNAMID, said Thursday that a team visited the Sigli village in North Darfur state this week to verify the attack. The mission says the team found burnt houses, killed animals, and […]

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