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Mbeki Predicts Cease-fire in Southern Sudan ‘Within Days’

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 8:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Former South African President Thabo Mbeki says he hopes to have a cease-fire deal in place within days to halt more than a week of heavy fighting in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan state. Members of Mr. Mbeki’s Sudan mediation panel broke away from talks in Ethiopia on Sudan’s political future Thursday for an urgent trip to […]

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Sudanese Leader Charged with War Crimes to Visit China

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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China’s foreign ministry says Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir will visit Beijing later this month, despite being wanted by the International Criminal Court on war crimes charges. Ministry spokesman Hong Lei told reporters in Beijing Thursday that Mr. Bashir will begin a four-day visit to China on June 27. He said Mr. Bashir and Chinese President […]

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S.Korean Company to Help Build Southern Sudan Capital

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea’s state-run land developer says it has signed a deal with southern Sudan to build its new capital after it becomes a country next month. LH Corporation said Thursday it will lend technical support in devising a master plan for the capital of the world’s newest country. Southern Sudan’s capital is currently located in […]

Malaysia Says Sudan’s President Skipping Economic Forum

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 11:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Malaysia says Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted for war crimes, will not be attending a three day economic forum starting Sunday. Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman told state owned Bernama TV late Wednesday that Mr.Bashir will skip the Langkawi International Dialogue because of other pressing engagements. Wednesday’s announcement follows mounting pressure from Amnesty […]

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Ban: “Deeply Concerned” Over Escalating Sudan Violence

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he is “deeply concerned” about the escalating violence between troops from northern and southern Sudan as the south prepares to declare independence next month. In a statement by his spokesman Wednesday, Mr. Ban called for an end to hostilities in Southern Kordofan state where fighting in the last ten […]

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North, South Sudan Troops Clash in Disputed Abyei

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Troops from northern and southern Sudan have reportedly clashed in the disputed Abyei region, as talks to ease tensions between the sides continue in Ethiopia. A southern army spokesman, Philip Aguer, says the sides exchanged fire Wednesday on the Bahr al-Arab River, also known as the Kiir River, when northern troops tried to cross a […]

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UN, AU Seek Cease-Fire in Southern Sudan

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A joint U.N.-African Union mission is going to Sudan’s Southern Kordofan state Thursday in an effort to bring a halt to heavy fighting there. VOA correspondent Peter Heinlein reports the mission was announced Wednesday in Addis Ababa, where north and south Sudanese officials are in talks aimed at easing tensions ahead of south Sudan’s independence […]

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Deal on Sudan’s Abyei Region Coming Apart

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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A reported deal to ease tensions in Sudan’s disputed Abyei region appears to be unraveling, as negotiations drag into a fourth day. VOA correspondent Peter Heinlein is at the scene of the talks in Addis Ababa. He says that according a source involved in the talks, points which were previously settled have come unsettled, and […]

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US President Calls on Sudan To Stop ‘Campaign of Intimidation’

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 9:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is calling on Sudan’s government to stop its “campaign of intimidation” in the country’s southern border area or face international isolation. In an audio statement, Mr. Obama said Sudan’s government must immediately cease its military actions in southern Sudan including aerial bombardments and the forced displacement of civilians. Mr. Obama took […]

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US President Calls on Sudan To Stop ‘Campaign of Intimidation’

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is calling on Sudan’s government to stop its “campaign of intimidation” in the country’s southern border area or face international isolation. In an audio statement given to VOA, Mr. Obama said Tuesday that Sudan’s government must immediately cease its military actions in southern Sudan including aerial bombardments and the forced displacement […]

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