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Presidents of Sudan, South Sudan in 2nd Day of Talks

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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The presidents of Sudan and South Sudan are meeting for a second day as they try to resolve issues left from the two countries’ split last year. Presidents Omar al-Bashir of Sudan and Salva Kiir of South Sudan are meeting in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, along with African Union mediators. The AU team has […]

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Presidents of Sudan, South Sudan Continue Negotiations

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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The presidents of Sudan and South Sudan are meeting for a second day as they try to reach an agreement on long-standing issues remaining from their split last year. The talks between President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan and South Sudan President Salva Kiir continued Monday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. A Sudanese spokesman said […]

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Presidents of Sudan, South Sudan Meet

Posted September 23rd, 2012 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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The presidents of South Sudan and Sudan meet Sunday in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, in an attempt to resolve differences that have widened since South Sudan gained independence last year. The planned meeting between Sudan President Omar al-Bashir and South Sudan’s Salva Kiir comes a day after a U.N. deadline to work out their issues […]

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Sudan Blocks YouTube Over Anti-Islam Film

Posted September 20th, 2012 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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The government of Sudan has blocked access to YouTube because of the anti-Islam film that has sparked violent protests in many Muslim countries. Telecommunications chief Ezzeddin Kamel said officials imposed the ban after Google, which owns YouTube, did not respond to a government request it block the film. Kamel says the government acted after failed […]

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Protests in Sudan Near US Embassy

Posted September 14th, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Sudan’s capital have clashed with thousands of protesters marching on the U.S. embassy. Video from the scene Friday showed police trying to beat back demonstrators with batons and tear gas. But a number of protesters were able to break through a embassy security perimeter. There are reports of gunfire at the embassy compound. […]

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Protests in Sudan Near US Embassy

Posted September 14th, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Sudan’s capital have clashed with thousands of protesters heading toward the U.S. embassy. Witnesses said police fired tear gas at the demonstrators, who are protesting a film made in the U.S. deemed offensive to Muslims and the Prophet Muhammad. An embassy employee told VOA the embassy is being protected by more than 200 […]

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Protesters Storm German Embassy in Sudan’s Capital

Posted September 14th, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Protesters in Sudan’s capital stormed and broke into the German embassy Friday, raising an Islamic flag and setting fires outside the facility. Video from Khartoum showed black smoke rising over the building as demonstrators chanted outside. The German foreign ministry said all embassy staff members were safe. The protest was the latest across the Arab […]

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Protesters Storm German Embassy in Sudan’s Capital

Posted September 14th, 2012 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses say protesters have stormed the German embassy in Sudan’s capital and torn down the German flag. Initial reports from Khartoum say the protesters broke into the embassy Friday afternoon, and that part of the facility is on fire. U.S. embassies across the Middle East have been targeted by mobs this week. This is the […]

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South Sudan’s Deputy Military Chief Dies In Kenya

Posted August 22nd, 2012 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A powerful South Sudanese military commander and former militia leader, Paulino Matip, has died in a Kenyan hospital after a long illness. Information minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin announced Matip’s death Tuesday, describing him as a champion of peace and reconciliation. Matip switched sides several times during the north-south civil war that killed hundreds of thousands […]

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Minister Among 32 Killed in Sudan Plane Crash

Posted August 19th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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A Sudanese cabinet minister is among 32 people who were killed when a plane carrying a government delegation to an Islamic festival crashed in South Kordofan state. Authorities say their Russian-made Antonov plane crashed in a mountainous area near the town of Talodi on Sunday, where a celebration was taking place to mark the end […]

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