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‘Domestic Issues’ Cutting Short South Sudanese President’s China Trip

Posted April 25th, 2012 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir is cutting short a trip to China because of what a Chinese official called “domestic issues.” Mr. Kiir had planned to remain in the country until Saturday. He met Wednesday with Wu Bangguo, chairman of the National People’s Congress, who said it was unfortunate the South Sudanese leader would be […]

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UN Security Council Calls For Sudan, South Sudan Cease-Fire

Posted April 25th, 2012 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Security Council has called for an immediate end to fighting between Sudan and South Sudan. U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice said U.N. officials briefed the Security Council Tuesday, noting that the withdrawal of South Sudanese troops from the oil town of Heglig was initially encouraging, but has resulted in increased […]

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South Sudan: Next Days ‘Crucial’ to Avoid War with Sudan

Posted April 24th, 2012 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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South Sudan says the next few days will be “crucial” to avoid an all-out war with its northern neighbor, Sudan. During a visit Tuesday to China for talks with Chinese President Hu Jintao, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir said Sudan’s bombings of southern territory — after South Sudanese troops withdrew from an oil town at […]

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China Calls for Calm Between Sudans

Posted April 24th, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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China’s leader is calling for restraint from the two Sudans, after South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir said Sudan has “declared war” on his country. Mr. Kiir made his remarks Tuesday during talks with Chinese President Hu Jintao in Beijing. “It comes at a very critical moment for the Republic of South Sudan because our neighbor, […]

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China Calls for Calm Between Sudans

Posted April 24th, 2012 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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China’s leader is calling for restraint from the two Sudans, after South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir said Sudan has “declared war” on his country. Mr. Kiir made his remarks Tuesday during talks with Chinese President Hu Jintao in Beijing. “It comes at a very critical moment for the Republic of South Sudan because our neighbor, […]

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South Sudan Says Sudan’s Actions Equal Declaration of War

Posted April 24th, 2012 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir says the actions of neighboring Sudan amount to a declaration of war. His remarks Tuesday came during talks with Chinese President Hu Jintao in Beijing. Mr. Kiir is in China on a five-day trip that will include opening a new embassy for South Sudan. The U.S., China and other world […]

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South Sudan President Visits China for Talks

Posted April 24th, 2012 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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South Sudan’s president is visiting Beijing for talks with Chinese leaders, while the United Nations Security Council is scheduled to hold a closed-door session on the conflict between Sudan and South Sudan. President Salva Kiir is due to meet Tuesday with Chinese President Hu Jintao. During his visit he will also open a new embassy […]

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Sudan’s Bashir: No More Talks with South

Posted April 23rd, 2012 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir, says there will be no further talks with South Sudan, as witnesses in the south say Sudanese warplanes have carried out bombings. Mr. Bashir made the comments to soldiers Monday during a visit to the oil-producing area of Heglig, which the Sudanese army regained from southern forces on Friday. Mr. Bashir […]

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Sudan’s Bashir: No More Talks with South

Posted April 23rd, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir says there will be no further talks with South Sudan, defying international calls to settle their differences through dialogue and avert a full-scale war. Mr. Bashir made the comments to soldiers Monday during a visit to the oil-producing area of Heglig, which the Sudanese army regained from southern forces on Friday. […]

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Sudan’s Bashir: No More Talks with South

Posted April 23rd, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir says there will be no further talks with South Sudan, defying international calls for the countries to settle their differences through dialogue. Mr. Bashir made the comments to soldiers Monday during a visit to the oil-producing area of Heglig, which the Sudanese army regained from southern forces on Friday. Mr. Bashir […]

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