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Car Explosion Kills 1 in Eastern Sudan

Posted May 22nd, 2012 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Port Sudan residents and Sudanese state media say a car has exploded in the city, killing one person. There was no immediate explanation for the blast Tuesday in the Red Sea port, which came about a year after Sudan blamed Israel for an airstrike in the same region. In 2009 another attack, by an unidentified […]

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Sudan Releases Captured Foreigners

Posted May 20th, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Sudan has released four foreigners who were detained last month in the disputed Heglig region and accused of spying for South Sudan. The defense ministry handed the four on Sunday to former South African president and African Union mediator Thabo Mbeki. The four appeared to be in good health during a ceremony in Khartoum, which […]

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Sudan Releases Captured Foreigners

Posted May 20th, 2012 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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Sudan has released four foreigners who were detained last month in the disputed Heglig region and accused of spying for South Sudan. Khartoum’s defense ministry said it handed the four on Sunday to former South African president and African Union mediator Thabo Mbeki. Mr. Mbeki is in the region to mediate talks between the two […]

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UN Chief Urges Sudan, South Sudan to Resume Negotiations

Posted May 10th, 2012 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on Sudan and South Sudan to “disengage” and return to negotiations after recent reports of fighting along their border. Speaking to the U.N. General Assembly in New York Wednesday, Mr. Ban said another element in consolidating peace between the two countries is for each to address internal issues. “The […]

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Sudan: Troops Regain Control of Rebel-Held Darfur Town

Posted May 9th, 2012 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A Sudanese news agency says government forces have regained control of the rebel-held town of Girayda in the violence-plagued Darfur region of western Sudan. The semiofficial Sudan Media Center quoted government officials as saying nine soldiers and an unknown number of rebels from the Sudan Liberation Army were killed in the fighting in Girayda, some […]

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South Sudan Accuses Sudan of More Airstrikes

Posted May 9th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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South Sudan says Sudan has carried out cross-border airstrikes in violation of a United Nations-backed cease-fire. Military spokesman Kella Dual Kueth on Wednesday accused Sudan of bombing and shelling sites in four northern states — Unity, Upper Nile, Western Bahr el Ghazal and Northern Bahr el Ghazal. A commissioner in Western Bahr e Ghazal, Riziq […]

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Malawi: Omar Bashir Not Welcome

Posted May 4th, 2012 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Malawi’s new president wants nothing to do with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. President Joyce Banda said Friday she does not want Mr. Bashir coming to Malawi in July for an upcoming African Union summit. She said the last time the Sudanese leader visited, her country lost out on substantial amounts of foreign aid and that […]

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Tensions Boiling Along Sudan-South Sudan Border

Posted May 4th, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Renewed accusations and continued distrust are threatening to sabotage a promised cease-fire involving the world’s newest country. South Sudan – which gained independence last July – and Sudan traded allegations Friday of continued violations and attacks along their volatile border. Southern army spokesman Philip Aguer repeated allegations made to VOA Thursday that Sudan resumed its […]

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South Sudan Accuses North of New Bombings Despite Ultimatum

Posted May 3rd, 2012 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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South Sudan is accusing Sudan of bombing its border region Thursday despite a U.N. Security Council warning for the countries to end hostilities or face sanctions. Southern army spokesman Philip Aguer told VOA that Sudanese warplanes dropped 12 bombs and launched artillery in the village of Lalop where southern forces are stationed. Aguer said the […]

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AU Says Sudan Accepts Peace Roadmap

Posted May 3rd, 2012 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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The African Union says Sudan has accepted an AU roadmap for halting violence and resolving issues with neighboring South Sudan. A statement late Wednesday said AU Commission Chairman Jean Ping received a letter from Sudanese Foreign Minister Ali Ahmed Karti saying Khartoum accepted “in principle” the plan put forth by the AU last week. The […]

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