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Security Council Calls on Sudans to Stop Fighting

Posted May 2nd, 2012 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Security Council has adopted a resolution calling on Sudan and South Sudan to stop fighting and resolve their issues, or face possible sanctions. The 15-nation Council voted unanimously Wednesday in favor of the resolution, which demands both sides “immediately cease all hostilities” and reach an agreement on oil, border and citizenship issues. […]

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Security Council Calls on Sudans to Stop Fighting

Posted May 2nd, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Security Council has adopted a resolution calling on Sudan and South Sudan to stop fighting and resolve their issues, or face possible sanctions. The 15-nation Council voted unanimously Wednesday in favor of the resolution, which demands both sides “immediately cease all hostilities” and reach an agreement on oil, border and citizenship issues. […]

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UN Security Council Expected to Adopt Sudan, South Sudan Resolution

Posted May 2nd, 2012 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution Wednesday calling on Sudan and South Sudan to stop fighting and resolve their outstanding issues, or face possible sanctions. A draft of the resolution, obtained by VOA, calls on both sides to “immediately cease all hostilities” and reach an agreement on oil, border and […]

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South Sudan Accuses North of Attacks

Posted April 30th, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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South Sudan’s army says Sudan has launched attacks along the two countries’ border. SPLA commander General James Gatluak tells VOA that the Sudan Armed Forces, using artillery and helicopter gunships, attacked troops Sunday in Panakuach, Unity state, injuring four people. He says South Sudan is willing to return to negotiations, but will be in a […]

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Sudan Declares State of Emergency Along Southern Border

Posted April 30th, 2012 at 1:15 am (UTC-5)
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Sudan has declared a state of emergency along the border with South Sudan, signaling a continued push toward all-out war as hostilities intensify between the neighboring countries. Sudan’s official news agency SUNA reported Sunday the decree gives Khartoum broader powers to arrest and try suspects in the volatile region. It allows President Omar al-Bashir and […]

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Sudan Declares State of Emergency Along Southern Border

Posted April 29th, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Sudan has declared a state of emergency along the border with South Sudan, giving Khartoum broader powers to arrest and try suspects in the volatile region. Khartoum’s official news agency SUNA reports Sunday the decree allows President Omar al-Bashir and “anyone with his mandate” to set up “special courts” to handle criminal and terror cases. […]

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Aid Group Rejects Sudan’s Suspicions About Detained Foreigners

Posted April 29th, 2012 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Sudan says three foreigners and a South Sudanese arrested in the disputed Heglig region were apparently spying, but an aid group say the detainees were de-mining the area. Khartoum arrested a Briton, a Norwegian, and a South African on Saturday, in the latest flare-up along Sudan and South Sudan’s volatile border. Sudanese officials claim the […]

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Sudan Arrests Foreigners in Disputed Oil Town

Posted April 28th, 2012 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Reports from Sudan say Sudanese officials have arrested three foreigners in the disputed oil town of Heglig. The French news agency, AFP, quotes an army spokesman (( Sawarmi Khaled Saad) as saying a Briton, a Norwegian, and a South African were arrested and flown to Khartoum for questioning. Earlier this week, forces from the new […]

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China to Loan South Sudan $8 Billion

Posted April 28th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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South Sudan’s information minister has announced China has granted the new country an $8 billion loan to fund major infrastructure projects. In a statement Saturday, Barnaba Marial Benjamin said the money will finance agriculture, telecommunications, and hydropower projects. The loan comes just days after South Sudanese President Salva Kiir made his first official visit to […]

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South Sudan President Cuts Short China Trip

Posted April 25th, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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South Sudan President Salva Kiir is cutting short a trip to China as fighting along the border with Sudan raises the threat of a full-scale war. China National People’s Congress Chairman Wu Bangguo says it is unfortunate Mr. Kiir would be canceling a trip to Shanghai due to what he called “domestic issues.” Mr. Kiir […]

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