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Obama Makes Appeal for Peace to People in South Sudan, Sudan

Posted April 21st, 2012 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama made a videotaped message to the people of Sudan and South Sudan that aired Saturday, saying “conflict is not inevitable,” and their leaders have a chance to note drag them into a war. In a YouTube Internet message, Mr. Obama called on both countries to end military actions against the other. […]

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Sudan Celebrates Its Claim of Retaking Heglig Oil Fields

Posted April 21st, 2012 at 1:35 am (UTC-5)
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Sudanese citizens and leaders are celebrating the government’s claim that the military has retaken control of oil fields in Heglig from South Sudan. Sudan President Omar al-Bashir led a boisterous victory rally Friday in Khartoum, while jubilant troops celebrated in the disputed area of Heglig. The celebration contradicts a claim by South Sudan’s ambassador to […]

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China Releases 21 Vietnamese Fishermen

Posted April 21st, 2012 at 1:05 am (UTC-5)
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China says it has released 21 Vietnamese fisherman who were detained more than a month ago in a disputed area of the South China Sea. China’s official Xinhua news agency reported Friday the men were released after signing a written guarantee. Xinhua said the guarantee was a pledge “not to infringe on China’s maritime rights, […]