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Carter: Sudan to Pull Forces Out of Abyei

Posted May 27th, 2012 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir told him he is ready to pull troops out of Abyei — a region also contested by South Sudan. Mr. Carter held talks with the Sudanese president in Khartoum Sunday, calling the announcement a major step forward. He said there are very few troops […]

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Sudanese Army Stays in Abyei, Despite Withdrawal Agreement

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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Sudan says its troops will stay in the disputed Abyei region despite an agreement with South Sudan to withdraw on Friday. Khartoum says the troops will remain in Abyei until United Nations peacekeepers have fully deployed in the region. A U.N. spokesman says only half of the 4,200 Ethiopian peacekeepers have arrived in Abyei. South […]

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Four U.N. Peacekeepers Killed in Disputed Abyei

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says a land mine explosion has killed four peacekeepers in the disputed Sudanese region of Abyei. A U.N. spokesperson says the blast went off Tuesday while the peacekeepers were on patrol in Mabok southeast of Abyei town. It says seven other peacekeeping troops were injured. The spokesperson says Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon extends […]

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Sudan Dismisses UN Call For Abyei Withdrawal

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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North Sudan’s government has rejected a call from the U.N. Security Council to pull its troops out of the disputed Abyei region. On Friday, the Council condemned the north’s occupation of Abyei, describing it as a “serious violation” of the 2005 peace deal that ended Sudan’s north-south civil war. The north’s foreign minister, Ali Ahmad […]

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Sudan Dismisses UN Call For Abyei Withdrawal

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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North Sudan’s government has rejected a call from the U.N. Security Council to pull its troops out of the disputed Abyei region. On Friday, the Council condemned the north’s occupation of Abyei, describing it as a “serious violation” of the 2005 peace deal that ended Sudan’s north-south civil war. The north’s foreign minister, Ali Ahmad […]

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UN Investigates Peacekeepers in Sudan

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 10:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says it is investigating reports that U.N. peacekeepers in Sudan stayed in their barracks during recent fighting between forces from the north and south. A spokesman for the U.N. peacekeeping department says the agency has sent its top military advisor to Sudan’s disputed Abyei region to assess the performance of U.N. troops […]

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Official: About 100 Civilians Killed in Sudan’s Abyei Region

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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An official in Sudan’s Abyei region says about 100 civilians were killed when north Sudanese forces seized control of the area last month. Abyei’s former chief administrator, Deng Arop Kuol, gave the death toll to reporters Wednesday, adding that the figure is preliminary. There has been no independent confirmation of casualty figures from Abyei. The […]

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North Sudan Proposes Solution to Abyei Crisis

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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North Sudan’s government has laid out proposals for resolving its dispute with the south over the oil-rich Abyei region. North Sudanese forces occupied Abyei on May 21, prompting tens of thousands of residents to flee the area, and raising fears the north and south could return to civil war. The northern government suggested setting up […]

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North Sudan Proposes Solution to Abyei Crisis

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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North Sudan’s government has laid out proposals for resolving its dispute with the south over the oil-rich Abyei region. North Sudanese forces occupied Abyei on May 21, prompting tens of thousands of residents to flee the area, and raising fears the north and south could return to civil war. The government now says northern and […]

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