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North-South Fighting in Sudan Kills 6

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 2:10 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. Officials said Tuesday the latest violence took place once again in Kadugli, the capital of South Kordofan state. The United Nations refugee agency estimated on Tuesday that about 100,000 people have fled unrest in the disputed Abyei […]

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UN: 100,000 Flee Tension in Sudan’s Abyei Region

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations refugee agency says the number of people who have fled Sudan’s disputed Abyei region has reached 100,000. A spokeswoman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees told VOA most of them are seeking refuge in Warrap state, south of Abyei. U.N. officials believe many displaced persons are still hiding in the bush […]

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New Fighting Erupts on Sudan’s North-South Border

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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United Nations officials are urging restraint along Sudan’s north-south border amid reports of new unrest in the region. Officials say gunfire erupted Monday in Kadugli, the capital of South Kordofan state. The U.N. mission in Sudan also reported more looting in the Abyei region, an area claimed by both north and south Sudan. The U.N. […]

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HRW: Sudan Abuses in Darfur Escalate

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch says abuses in Sudan’s Darfur region have increased in the last six months while the world’s attention was largely focused on south Sudan’s upcoming independence. The rights group says there has been a surge in government-led attacks on populated areas of Darfur and aerial bombings since December. A report released Monday says […]

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Sudan Dismisses UN Call For Abyei Withdrawal

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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North Sudan’s government has rejected a call from the U.N. Security Council to pull its troops out of the disputed Abyei region. On Friday, the Council condemned the north’s occupation of Abyei, describing it as a “serious violation” of the 2005 peace deal that ended Sudan’s north-south civil war. The north’s foreign minister, Ali Ahmad […]

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Sudan Dismisses UN Call For Abyei Withdrawal

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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North Sudan’s government has rejected a call from the U.N. Security Council to pull its troops out of the disputed Abyei region. On Friday, the Council condemned the north’s occupation of Abyei, describing it as a “serious violation” of the 2005 peace deal that ended Sudan’s north-south civil war. The north’s foreign minister, Ali Ahmad […]

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UN Investigates Peacekeepers in Sudan

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 10:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says it is investigating reports that U.N. peacekeepers in Sudan stayed in their barracks during recent fighting between forces from the north and south. A spokesman for the U.N. peacekeeping department says the agency has sent its top military advisor to Sudan’s disputed Abyei region to assess the performance of U.N. troops […]

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Official: About 100 Civilians Killed in Sudan’s Abyei Region

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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An official in Sudan’s Abyei region says about 100 civilians were killed when north Sudanese forces seized control of the area last month. Abyei’s former chief administrator, Deng Arop Kuol, gave the death toll to reporters Wednesday, adding that the figure is preliminary. There has been no independent confirmation of casualty figures from Abyei. The […]

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North Sudan Proposes Solution to Abyei Crisis

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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North Sudan’s government has laid out proposals for resolving its dispute with the south over the oil-rich Abyei region. North Sudanese forces occupied Abyei on May 21, prompting tens of thousands of residents to flee the area, and raising fears the north and south could return to civil war. The northern government suggested setting up […]

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Obama Counterterrorism Adviser on Trip to Sudan and Middle East

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama’s chief counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, met with officials in Sudan Wednesday, discussing cooperation against al-Qaida as well as the crisis in the oil-rich Abyei region. A White House statement said John Brennan underscored President Obama’s “deep concern” over the continued presence of North Sudanese forces in Abyei and urged a “rapid […]

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