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WFP Airdrops Food to Refugees in South Sudan

Posted August 16th, 2012 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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((ADDS Available audio) The World Food Program has begun the first in a series of airdrops of food aid to refugees living on the border of Sudan and South Sudan. The airdrops were made Wednesday in Maban County in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state. The agency says the delivery consisted of 32 metric tons of […]

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WFP Airdrops Food to Refugees in South Sudan

Posted August 16th, 2012 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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The World Food Program has begun the first in a series of airdrops of food aid to refugees living on the border of Sudan and South Sudan. The airdrops were made Wednesday in Maban County in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state. The agency says the delivery consisted of 32 metric tons of wheat, enough to […]

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Ban Welcomes Oil Deal Between Sudans

Posted August 6th, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon is hailing the oil deal between Sudan and South Sudan, calling it an important milestone for building good relations between the countries. After months of negotiations, the countries agreed South Sudan will pay Sudan just under $9.50 a barrel to ship oil through northern pipelines. South Sudan shut down all […]

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World Food Program Employee Killed in Sudan

Posted August 5th, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says a World Food Program employee was shot to death Saturday in the southern part of Sudan. A WFP spokeswoman said Sunday that two unidentified gunmen opened fire on a UN car 80 kilometers north of the South Kordofan state capital of Kadugli and killed the Sudanese driver. She said another person […]

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Sudan – S. Sudan Reach Oil Deal

Posted August 3rd, 2012 at 9:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The African Union says Sudan and South Sudan have agreed to end a dispute about oil payments. AU mediator and former South African President Thabo Mbeki said Saturday the two parties have reached an agreement on all financial matters regarding oil. Mr. Mbeki did not provide details about when the production and export of southern […]

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Sudans Fail to Settle Disputes by UN Deadline

Posted August 2nd, 2012 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Sudan and South Sudan have failed to meet a United Nations deadline to settle their differences, and now negotiators are working with the additional pressure of potential sanctions. The U.N. Security Council gave the sides until August 2 to settle issues on citizenship, oil revenue, and border demarcation that remain unresolved 13 months after the […]

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WFP to Air Drop Tons of Food to Refugees in South Sudan

Posted August 2nd, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The World Food Program says it will soon begin air-dropping food aid to tens of thousands of refugees in South Sudan. The U.N. food agency said Thursday the situation has grown dire for more than 100,000 people in Upper Nile State, including 35,000 recent arrivals. Spokeswoman Rene McGuffin says the start of the rainy season […]

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WFP to Air Drop Tons of Food to Refugees in South Sudan

Posted August 2nd, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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The World Food Program says it will soon begin air-dropping food to tens of thousands of refugees who have fled into South Sudan in recent weeks. The U.N. food agency said Thursday the situation has grown dire for more 100,000 people in Upper Nile State, including 35,000 recent arrivals. Most have crossed from Sudan to […]

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Six Dead In Price Protest In Sudan’s Darfur

Posted July 31st, 2012 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Six people have been killed in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region during a protest against high prices. Officials say the deaths occurred Tuesday in the regional capital Nyala, but they did not say how. Several other people were injured. Earlier, witnesses said police fired tear gas at the demonstrators who burned tires and called for “the […]

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UN Renews Darfur Mission, Shrinks Force

Posted July 31st, 2012 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. Security Council has extended the mandate of peacekeepers in Sudan’s Darfur region but is slightly cutting the size of the force. The Security Council adopted a resolution Tuesday extending the joint U.N.-African Union mission in Darfur, known as UNAMID, through July 31 of next year. The measure lowers the number of troops in […]

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