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Fighting Escalates Along Two Sudans’ Border

Posted April 16th, 2012 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Violence has escalated along Sudan and South Sudan’s border, further raising fears the countries are on brink of war, just nine months after they formally split. The current president of the United Nations Security Council said the world body is gravely concerned about increasing confrontations along the two Sudans’ border and deep into each other’s […]

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Sudan’s Army Moves on Oil Town Seized by South Sudan

Posted April 14th, 2012 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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Sudan says it has launched a counterattack toward a key town in a major oil-producing region, occupied earlier this week by South Sudanese forces. Army spokesman Sawarmi Khaled Saad Friday said Sudanese forces were getting close to Heglig. The office of South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, has said the south will pull back from Heglig […]

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Sudan Says Its Army Is Moving On Oil Town Seized by South

Posted April 13th, 2012 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Sudan says it has launched a counterattack toward a key town in a major oil-producing region, occupied earlier this week by South Sudanese forces. Army spokesman Sawarmi Khaled Saad Friday issued a statement saying that Sudanese forces are getting close to Heglig. He said the situation will be resolved within hours. The office of South […]

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South Sudan Says No Withdrawal from Disputed Town

Posted April 12th, 2012 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Security Council has called on Sudan and South Sudan stop border clashes, which it says threaten to lead to full-scale war between the east African neighbors. The 15-nation body issued a statement Thursday ordering Khartoum to stop its airstrikes and Juba to withdraw troops from a vital oil field. The U.S. ambassador […]

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South Sudan Says No Withdrawal from Disputed Town

Posted April 12th, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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South Sudan’s president has refused to pull back troops who seized a disputed border town from Sudan this week. Addressing parliament Thursday, Salva Kiir said he will not order the withdrawal of southern forces from the town of Heglig, despite a direct appeal from U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to do so. “He gave me an […]

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South Sudan Says No Withdrawal from Disputed Town

Posted April 12th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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South Sudan’s president has refused to pull back troops who seized a disputed border town from Sudan this week. Addressing parliament Thursday, Salva Kiir said he will not order the withdrawal of southern forces from the town of Heglig, despite calls from the African Union and United Nations to do so. He also said South […]

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Sudan Warplanes Bomb South Sudan Thursday

Posted April 12th, 2012 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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South Sudan says Sudanese warplanes dropped several bombs early Thursday in their first attack on a major southern town. There has been no immediate confirmation of casualties. South Sudan’s Deputy Information Minister said five bombs dropped in the town of Bentiu were apparently aimed at a bridge. Wednesday, Sudan announced it was pulling out of […]

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UN, US Call for Cessation of Hostilities Between Sudan, South Sudan

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States and the United Nations have expressed concern about the escalating hostilities between Sudan and South Sudan and have called for immediate cessation of hostilities. U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon urged South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, Wednesday to consider holding a presidential summit to build confidence and assure the people in Sudan and South […]

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Sudan: No Talks With South Sudan After New Clashes

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Sudan says it is pulling out of talks with South Sudan, as the two countries’ forces clash in a disputed border region. The announcement Wednesday came as South Sudan’s army claimed control of the oil-producing town of Heglig. In an interview with VOA Sudan’s deputy foreign minister, Ramatallah Mohammed Osman accused the south of aggression. […]

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Sudan Official: No Talks With South Sudan

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Sudan says it is cutting off talks with South Sudan, as the sides clash in a disputed border region. State radio Wednesday quoted Vice President Al-Haj Adam Yusuf as saying there will be no talks with the south and that Sudan must protect its border. Sudan is accusing South Sudan of launching attacks in the […]

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