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Sudan’s President Praises China Ahead of Visit to Beijing

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 12:30 am (UTC-5)
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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has praised China for helping his country to blunt the impact of U.S.-led economic sanctions in an interview ahead of his arrival in Beijing Monday. Mr. Bashir also said in the interview with China’s Xinhua news agency that he expects Beijing to continue to have good relations with both northern and […]

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UN: Arab Militiamen Attack Trainload of Southern Sudanese, One Dead

Posted June 26th, 2011 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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United Nations peacekeepers say Arab militiamen attacked a train carrying southern Sudanese home Sunday, killing one and wounding four. Sunday’s attack took place in Southern Kordofan — a major oil producing state which has seen a outbreak of fighting just weeks before South Sudan formally declares independence. UN officials blame the attack on Misseriya — […]

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US Pushing for UN Troops in Sudan’s Abyei Region

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States is pushing for the United Nations Security Council to approve a draft resolution that would send thousands of peacekeepers to Sudan’s disputed Abyei region. The U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Susan Rice, said Thursday the resolution would authorize the deployment of 4,200 Ethiopian troops to the region, which lies on the north-south […]

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UN: Sudanese Troops Arrest 6 UN Staffers

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Mission in Sudan says Sudanese troops have arrested six staff members who were being evacuated from a volatile north-south border state. The mission said the staffers, all of whom are Sudanese nationals, were detained at the airport in Southern Kordofan state on Wednesday. Spokesman Kouider Zerrouk condemned the arrests, saying they violate […]

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Obama: Situation ‘Dire’ in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan State

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has described the situation in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan state as “dire” and pressed the north and south to immediately impose a cease-fire. Mr. Obama said Wednesday there are reports that attacks are taking place in Southern Kordofan state based on ethnicity. He accused the north’s Sudanese Armed Forces of bombing civilians […]

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Sudan Threatens To Shut Oil Pipeline If South Doesn’t Pay

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir is threatening to shut down oil pipelines in his country if the south refuses to pay transit fees or stops sharing oil revenues after it secedes next month. Mr. Bashir told supporters in Port Sudan Tuesday that either the north and south continue to share oil or the north gets fees […]

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China Defends Upcoming Visit by Indicted Sudanese Leader

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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China is defending an upcoming visit by Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who has been indicted for war crimes and crimes against humanity. There has been widespread criticism from human rights groups that want the Sudanese leader arrested to face charges. Two warrants issued in 2009 and 2010 by the International Criminal Court accuse Bashir […]

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Agreement Reached on Sudan’s Abyei Region

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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Negotiators for north and south Sudan have reached a landmark agreement on the future on the disputed oil-rich region of Abyei less than three weeks before the south is to gain its independence. The accord was signed Monday in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, following days of tough negotiations led by former South African president […]

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Ageement Reached on Sudan’s Abyei Region

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Negotiators for north and south Sudan have reached a landmark agreement on the future on the disputed oil-rich region of Abyei less than three weeks before the south becomes independent. Officials signed the deal Monday in Ethiopia after days of sometimes painful negotiations led by former South African President Thabo Mbeki. It calls for the […]

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Ageement Reached on Sudan’s Abyei Region

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Negotiators for north and south Sudan have reached a landmark agreement on the future on the disputed oil-rich region of Abyei less than three weeks before the south is to gain its independence. The accord was signed Monday in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, following days or tortured negotiations led by former South African President […]

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