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North, South Sudanese Presidents Begin Critical Talks

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The presidents of northern and southern Sudan have met in an effort to resolve issues that have sparked fighting along the north-south border. 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 they met with a high-level African Union […]

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North, South Sudanese Presidents Begin Critical Talks

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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The presidents of northern and southern Sudan are meeting in an effort to resolve issues that have sparked fighting along the north-south border. 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 they are meeting with a high-level African […]

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North, South Sudan Presidents To Hold Critical Talks

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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The presidents of north and south Sudan are set to meet Sunday, as fighting continues to rage along the north-south border. Northern leader Omar al-Bashir and southern leader Salva Kiir will hold crucial talks in Ethiopia’s capital mediated by former South African President Thabo Mbeki. The African Union, which is hosting the summit, said the […]

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Sudan Leaders To Meet On Border Conflict

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The presidents of north and south Sudan are planning to meet in Ethiopia Sunday to discuss the crisis in the their border region. African Union officials say Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir and south Sudan’s President Salva Kiir will meet in Addis Ababa to discuss the disputed region of Abyei, which northern forces recently occupied. They […]

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Sudanese Border Battles Put Thousands on the Run

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of people are fleeing from intense fighting along the undefined border region between northern and southern Sudan, with humanitarian officials warning the violence is getting worse. The United Nations said Friday conditions have deteriorated rapidly in the north’s South Kordofan state, where civilians are getting caught between the north’s Sudanese Armed Forces […]

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Sudanese Border Battles Put Thousands on the Run

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of people are fleeing from intense fighting along the undefined border region between northern and southern Sudan, with humanitarian officials warning the violence is getting worse. The United Nations said Friday conditions have deteriorated rapidly in the north’s South Kordofan state, where civilians are getting caught between the north’s Sudanese Armed Forces […]

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UN: Fighting Spreads in Sudan’s South Kordofan State

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Mission in Sudan says fighting in a north-south border state has spread and the humanitarian crisis there has worsened. In an interview with VOA Thursday, spokesman Kouider Zerrouk described the security situation in and around the capital of South Kordofan state as “volatile and tense.” He said fighting between the north’s Sudanese […]

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Fighting Intensifies in Sudan’s South Kordofan State

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Mission in Sudan says fighting in a state along Sudan’s north-south border has intensified and spread. Spokeswoman Hua Jiang said Wednesday the mission has received reports of more deaths in the capital of South Kordofan state, Kadugli. She added that U.N. patrols have not been able to verify the claims because of […]

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ICC Prosecutor: Bashir Still Committing Crimes in Darfur

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor says Sudan’s government continues to commit genocide and crimes against humanity in Darfur. In comments Wednesday to the U.N. Security Council, Luis Moreno-Ocampo said the Sudanese Armed Forces continue to carry out aerial attacks and killings aimed at ethnic groups believed to support Darfur rebels. Similar assertions came earlier […]

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North-South Fighting in Sudan Kills 6

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Mission in Sudan says new clashes between northern and southern forces have killed six people. U.N. officials said Tuesday the latest violence took place once again in Kadugli, the capital of South Kordofan state. The United States said it was deeply troubled by reports of the latest violence. A U.S. State Department […]

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