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Ageement Reached on Sudan’s Abyei Region

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The two sides in the dispute over Sudan’s Abyei region have signed an agreement after several days of negotiations in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Their accord calls for the oil-rich region to be demilitarized and for Ethiopian peacekeepers to be deployed there. The north and south negotiators also agreed to establish a council to […]

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Ageement Reached on Sudan’s Abyei Region

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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The two sides in the dispute over Sudan’s Abyei region have signed an agreement after several days of negotiations in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital. Their accord calls for the oil-rich region to be demilitarized and for Ethiopian peacekeepers to be deployed there. Negotiators, led by former South African president Thabo Mbeki, became deadlocked on […]

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Renewed Hope Deadlock on Sudan’s Abyei May be Resolved

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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A senior official involved in talks between Sudan’s north and south over the oil-rich Abyei region says a deadlock may soon be resolved. The official told VOA on Monday that progress had been made to break a stalemate during talks in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Negotiators became deadlocked on Sunday over the question of […]

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Abyei Agreement Hits 11th-Hour Snag

Posted June 19th, 2011 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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North-South Sudanese talks on the status of the disputed Abyei region remain deadlocked more than a week after leaders announced they were close to an agreement. Talks will continue Monday in Addis Abba as northern and southern Sudan attempt to settle outstanding issues ahead of Sudan’s scheduled July 9 split. But as the negotiations falter, […]

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Darfur Rebels Accuse the Government of Attacking them

Posted June 19th, 2011 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Rebels in Sudan’s Darfur region are accusing the government of attacking them in western Jebel Marra. A government military spokesman confirmed to the Reuters news agency that government forces fought with Southern Liberation Army rebels on Sunday, with both sides suffering casualties. Reuters quotes an SLA spokesman as saying that 19 civilians were killed while […]

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Abyei Agreement Hits 11th-Hour Snag

Posted June 19th, 2011 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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North-South Sudanese talks on the status of the disputed Abyei region have hit a last-minute snag, also threatening a planned humanitarian cease-fire. A week ago Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and southern leader Salva Kiir agreed in principle to demilitarize the oil-rich Abyei region and allow an Ethiopian peacekeeping force into the territory. The deal […]

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Sudanese Talks on Abyei Hit 11th-Hour Snag

Posted June 19th, 2011 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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North-South Sudanese talks on the status of the disputed Abyei region have hit a last-minute snag, just as a deal was to be signed to de-militarize the area. Northern and southern leaders are trying to settle outstanding issues ahead of Sudan’s scheduled July 9 split. But the talks ground to a halt late Saturday, and […]

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Sudanese Talks on Abyei Hit 11th-Hour Snag

Posted June 19th, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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North-South Sudanese talks on the status of the disputed Abyei region have hit a last-minute snag, just as a deal was to be signed resolving who will control the oil-rich border territory. Northern and southern leaders are trying to settle outstanding issues ahead of Sudan’s scheduled July 9 split. But the talks ground to a […]

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Bus Crash in Sudan Kills 28

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials say two buses have collided on a road near the border between southern Sudan and Uganda, killing at least 28 people. A Ugandan police spokesman said the two buses hit each other Friday some 50 kilometers from the Ugandan border in southern Sudan. He says at 17 of those killed were Ugandans. Road accidents […]

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Shelling Reported in Sudan’s Abyei Region

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. Mission in Sudan says mortar rounds struck near its base in Agok as north-south tensions continued over the future of the disputed Abyei region. Spokesman Kouider Zerrouk told VOA that six shells hit within 150 meters of the mission’s facility on Friday. Zerrouk said there is conflicting information about whether the shelling came […]

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