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South Sudan Makes New Peace Offer to Sudan

Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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South Sudan has unveiled proposals to advance peace talks with Sudan, including billions of dollars in financial concessions. For its part, Sudan offered a muted reaction, saying any financial deal must come after a security agreement is reached. The two countries went to the brink of war in April, after failing to resolve issues on […]

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South Sudan Makes New Peace Offer to Sudan

Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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South Sudan has unveiled proposals to advance peace talks with Sudan, including billions of dollars in financial concessions. The two countries went to the brink of war in April, after failing to resolve issues on borders, oil and citizenship stemming from the South’s independence last year. South Sudan says it would pay more than previously […]

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Presidents of Sudan, South Sudan Meet in Bid to Avoid War

Posted July 14th, 2012 at 11:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The presidents of Sudan and South Sudan have met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and pledged to negotiate their differences peacefully. President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan and President Salva Kiir of South Sudan met Saturday on the sidelines of an African Union summit. It was the first meeting between the two since their countries came close […]

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Sudan and South Sudan Presidents Meet in Bid to Avoid War

Posted July 14th, 2012 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The presidents of Sudan and South Sudan have met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and pledged to negotiate their differences peacefully. On the sidelines of an African Union summit, President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan and President Salva Kiir of South Sudan met Saturday at a hotel. It was the first such meeting between the two men […]

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South Sudan Celebrates Independence Anniversary

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has called for economic independence and government accountability during a speech marking the nation’s one-year anniversary of independence. In his comments, Mr. Kiir said he wanted to assure the citizens of South Sudan, as well as international investors, that his country would not tolerate corruption. He urged the international community […]

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South Sudan Celebrates Independence Anniversary

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated South Sudan on the first anniversary of its independence, saying the country’s people have made “tremendous sacrifices” and can now “proudly walk the world stage.” The head of the U.N. mission in South Sudan, Hilde Johnson, delivered Mr. Ban’s remarks during a celebration Monday in South Sudan’s capital, Juba. […]

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South Sudan Celebrates Independence Anniversary

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 1:20 am (UTC-5)
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South Sudan is celebrating its first anniversary, after a year full of challenges including border clashes and a dispute over oil revenues with neighboring Sudan. President Salva Kiir is expected to give a speech during a ceremony Monday in the capital, Juba, where dignitaries from around the world have gathered for the event. South Sudan […]

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Sudan Military Pledges to Avenge Killings of Two Government Officials

Posted July 8th, 2012 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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Sudan’s military has vowed to defeat rebels it accuses of killing two regional government officials and six other people in an ambush Friday, calling the killings “a treacherous act.” Sudan’s official SUNA news agency says rebels killed the speaker of South Kordofan state’s legislative council, Ibrahim Balandiya, and the chief of its strategic planning council, […]

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Sudanese State Officials Killed in Ambush

Posted July 7th, 2012 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Sudan’s official SUNA news agency says rebels killed two state government officials and six other people in an ambush Friday in the war-torn border state of South Kordofan. The officials killed were the speaker of South Kordofan state’s legislative council, Ibrahim Balandiya, and the chief of its strategic planning council, Faisal Bashir. The Associated Press […]

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UN Keeping Peacekeepers to Stay in South Sudan Another Year

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 11:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The UN Security Council says peacekeepers will remain in South Sudan for another year. The 15 member Council unanimously approved a resolution Thursday to extend the UN Mission in South Sudan to improve security. The resolution also calls on the South Sudan government take more responsibility for protecting its people. The UN Security Council initially […]

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