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Witnesses, Official Say Sudan Bombs South Sudan

Posted April 23rd, 2012 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses and a South Sudanese official say Sudanese warplanes have carried out airstrikes on a border area of neighboring South Sudan, killing at least one person. The deputy head of South Sudan’s military intelligence called the bombings Monday near Bentiu a “serious escalation” and a “clear provocation.” Reporters who witnessed airstrikes said the attack killed […]

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Sudan: 400 Southern Soldiers Killed in Fight Over Heglig

Posted April 22nd, 2012 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Sudanese officials claim that 400 South Sudan troops were killed during the battle for the flashpoint town of Heglig, an oil-producing area claimed by both countries. South Sudanese troops completed their withdrawal from Heglig Sunday, saying the number of soldiers killed is just a fraction of what Sudan claims. Estimates of casualties in Sudan are […]

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Sudans Still Tense After South Withdrawal From Disputed Town

Posted April 22nd, 2012 at 12:01 pm (UTC-5)
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The border region between the two Sudans remains volatile after the south’s withdrawal from the flashpoint town of Heglig, an oil-producing area claimed by both countries. There are reports Sunday that Sudan’s armed forces have continued air raids inside South Sudan, despite the south’s withdrawal from Heglig on Friday. The showdown over Heglig and its […]

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Obama Urges South Sudan, Sudan No to Return to War

Posted April 21st, 2012 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has urged the governments and people of Sudan and South Sudan to resume peaceful negotiations and avoid a return to war. In a video message posted on the Internet site YouTube late Friday, Mr. Obama called on the people of both nations to turn away from further armed conflict. “It does […]

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

Posted April 21st, 2012 at 3:35 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 not to 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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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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South Sudan, Sudan Claim Control of Heglig Despite Withdrawal

Posted April 20th, 2012 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Sudan and South Sudan are both claiming to be in control of the Heglig oil fields, despite assurances from the southern government that it is withdrawing its troops to avert a return to war. The countries have given different accounts of the withdrawal. Early Friday, South Sudan said it was commencing an orderly and voluntary […]

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South Sudan, Sudan Claim Control of Heglig Despite Withdrawal

Posted April 20th, 2012 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Sudan and South Sudan are both claiming to be in control of the Heglig oil fields, despite assurances from the southern government that it is withdrawing its troops to avert a return to war. The countries have given different accounts of the withdrawal. Early Friday, South Sudan said it was commencing an orderly and voluntary […]

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South Sudan Withdrawing From Heglig; Sudan Claims Victory

Posted April 20th, 2012 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Tension between Sudan and South Sudan appeared to ease a bit Friday, with word that southern forces no longer occupy the Heglig oil fields, claimed by both sides. The countries gave different accounts of the withdrawal. South Sudan said it was commencing an orderly and voluntary pullout from Heglig immediately. However, Sudan’s ambassador to the […]

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