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Sudan Peace Talks ‘Progressing Slowly’

Posted May 30th, 2012 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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African Union-led peace talks between top negotiators from Sudan and South Sudan were said to be progressing slowly Wednesday, despite reports of fresh fighting and questions about Sudan’s complete withdrawal from the key oil region of Abyei. Tensions were high as the second day of negotiations began three hours late. South Sudan’s chief negotiator Pagan […]

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Sudan Pulls Forces from Abyei, Peace Talks with South Resume

Posted May 29th, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Sudan is reported to have pulled its forces from the disputed Abyei region Tuesday, shortly after peace talks resumed with South Sudan. The Sudanese Media Center, which has ties to the government, said troops had handed over facilities in Abyei to United Nations peacekeepers. South Sudan pulled its forces out of the oil-producing region earlier […]

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Sudan, South Sudan Resume Peace Talks

Posted May 29th, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Sudan and South Sudan have begun their first direct peace talks since cross-border clashes erupted last month. The African Union-led talks started in Addis Ababa on Tuesday. The two countries are locked in bitter disputes stemming from South Sudan’s independence last year, mostly involving borders and oil. Speaking to VOA Tuesday, South Sudan’s chief negotiator, […]

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Sudan, South Sudan Set to Resume Talks

Posted May 29th, 2012 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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Sudan and South Sudan are set to resume peace talks that broke down last month because of fighting along their border. The African Union-led talks Tuesday in Ethiopia’s capital come as Sudan pledged to withdraw its troops from the oil-producing Abyei region. Sudan’s defense ministry announced the withdraw Monday, saying it was a goodwill gesture […]

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Sudan to Pull Troops From Disputed Abyei Region

Posted May 28th, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Sudan says it will remove its troops from the oil-producing Abyei region, one day before critical talks with South Sudan, which also claims the region. A spokesman for the Sudanese defense ministry, Alsawarmi Khalid Saad, made the announcement Monday. “… (T)he Sudanese armed forces has decided to redeploy its troops outside Abyei, as a good-will […]

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Carter: Sudan to Pull Forces Out of Abyei

Posted May 27th, 2012 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir told him he is ready to pull troops out of Abyei — a region also contested by South Sudan. Mr. Carter held talks with the Sudanese president in Khartoum Sunday, calling the announcement a major step forward. He said there are very few troops […]

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Rights Group Says Cluster Bomb Found in Sudan Conflict Zone

Posted May 25th, 2012 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch is calling for Sudan to explain why the remains of a cluster bomb were found in a border area allegedly hit by recent government air strikes. The New York-based rights group said Friday that the unexploded cluster bomb was found by residents last month in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan state near the settlement […]

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Sudan, South Sudan to Resume Talks May 29

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Sudan and South Sudan have agreed to resume talks aimed at settling disputes that triggered cross-border clashes last month. Sources with both countries and the African Union told VOA Thursday that the talks will resume May 29 in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. The AU-mediated talks in Addis Ababa broke down last month, after fighting that […]

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South Sudan Accuses Sudan of New Air Attacks

Posted May 22nd, 2012 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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South Sudan has accused Sudan of launching more air strikes against its territory to undermine international mediation efforts. Government officials in Juba said Sudanese warplanes bombed Northern Bahr el Ghazal state on Monday and Tuesday. The allegations could not be independently confirmed and there was no response from Sudan. Military spokesman Phillip Aguer said Khartoum […]

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South Sudan Accuses Sudan of New Air Attacks

Posted May 22nd, 2012 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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South Sudan has accused Sudan of launching more air strikes against its territory to undermine international mediation efforts. Government officials in Juba said Sudanese warplanes bombed Northern Bahr el Ghazal state on Monday and Tuesday. Military spokesman Phillip Aguer said Khartoum has developed a pattern of striking when mediation efforts are under way. “For our […]

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