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

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 8:35 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. Mr. Obama told VOA Tuesday that Sudan’s government must immediately cease its military actions in southern Sudan including aerial bombardments and the forced displacement of civilians. He said if Sudanese […]

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UN Says Bombing Continues in Sudan Border State

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says north Sudan has launched new air strikes on the border it shares with south Sudan and says the continued strikes are causing “huge suffering” to the civilian population. A U.N. spokesman says jet fighters dropped 11 bombs Tuesday morning in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan state. He said the bombs targeted an airfield […]

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North, South Sudan Try to Finalize Deal on Abyei

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Negotiators for north and south Sudan remain in talks to finalize a reported deal on the disputed Abyei region. VOA correspondent Peter Heinlein says the presidents of north and south Sudan have left the talks in Ethiopia’s capital, but that meetings with lower-level officials continue. North Sudan’s army seized control of oil-rich Abyei last month, […]

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North, South Sudan Try to Finalize Deal on Abyei

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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Negotiators for north and south Sudan remain in talks to finalize a reported deal on the disputed Abe region. VOA correspondent Peter Heinlein says the presidents of north and south Sudan have left the talks in Ethiopia’s capital, but that meetings with lower-level officials continue. North Sudan’s army seized control of oil-rich Abe last month, […]

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North, South Sudan Try to Finalize Deal on Abyei

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Negotiators for north and south Sudan remain in talks to finalize a reported deal on the disputed Abyei region. VOA correspondent Peter Heinlein says the presidents of north and south Sudan have left the talks in Ethiopia’s capital, but that meetings with lower-level officials continue. North Sudan’s army seized control of oil-rich Abyei last month, […]

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Rights Group Slams Malaysia for Inviting Sudanese President

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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Amnesty International is urging Malaysia to withdraw an invitation for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to visit the country and to arrest him for crimes against humanity if he turns up. In a statement Tuesday, the London-based rights group said Malaysia should not turn itself into “a port of call for fugitives from international justice.” The […]

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AU: North, South Sudan Agree to Demilitarize Abyei

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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North and south Sudan have agreed in principle to demilitarize the disputed Abyei region and to allow an Ethiopian peacekeeping force into the area. The two sides have also tentatively agreed to withdraw all forces from the heavily militarized Abyei region before the south secedes on July 9. The agreement came after what were described […]

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AU: North, South Sudan Agree to ‘Demilitarize’ Abyei

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The African Union says north and south Sudan have agreed to demilitarize the disputed Abyei region and to allow an Ethiopian peacekeeping force in the area. The north occupied oil-rich Abyei last month, one of several developments that have raised fears of war in Sudan as the south gets set to declare independence in July. […]

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North, South Sudan Presidents Close to Agreement

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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The leaders of north and south Sudan are in a second day of talks aimed at resolving tensions along their border before the south declares independence next month. Northern President Omar al-Bashir and southern President Salva Kiir are meeting with African Union mediators in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. On Sunday, sources close to the meeting […]

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North, South Sudan Close on Peace Talks

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The presidents of northern and southern Sudan are close to reaching an agreement on pulling troops out of the disputed Abyei border region before the south secedes on July 9. VOA correspondent Peter Heinlein reports that northern leader Omar al-Bashir and southern leader Salva Kiir began talks Sunday in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. He says […]

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