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AU gives six weeks for a dispute resolution in Sudans

AU gives six weeks for a dispute resolution in Sudans

Six weeks has been given to Sudan and South Sudan to reach a deal on the flashpoint state Abyei by the African Union Security...
Sudan military facilities strike by Explosion and fire

Sudan military facilities strike by Explosion and fire

A fire broke out following an explosion where military facilities are located, in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum. The Sudanese local media says that flames...
Clashes in border state Sudan army and rebels

Clashes in border state Sudan army and rebels

Report says clashes have erupted between Sudan's army and rebels in the oil-producing state of South Kordofan, on Monday, a week after the rebels...
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North Sudan: 354 Christian and Jewish Southern Sudanese Slaves Liberated

14-year-old Ngor Angok Malith was thrilled to be liberated from slavery in Northern Sudan and reunited with his mother. For the past decade, the...
Sudan: Darfur renews tensions between north and south Sudan

Sudan: Darfur renews tensions between north and south Sudan

Tensions have risen between Northern Sudan and Southern Sudan over Darfur. Northern Sudan charges southern leaders of supporting Darfur rebels against the north, while...
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Sudan: UNMIS welcomes 4 March Abyei agreement

The United Nations Mission in Sudan today welcomes the agreement signed on 4 March by representatives of the NCP and SPLM to adhere to...
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Ethiopia: Sudanese Parties Hold Post-Referendum Negotiations

On 5 March 2011, the Parties to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) concluded a six-day negotiation session on post referendum issues at Kuriftu Resort,...
Sudan: Tensions over oil-rich Abyei region mount

Sudan: Tensions over oil-rich Abyei region mount

A battle between Northern Sudan and Southern Sudan over the oil rich Abyei region has entered its fourth day. Scores of people have been...
North Africa: Child soldier recruitment still rampant

North Africa: Child soldier recruitment still rampant

The recruitment of children into militia groups is still a concern in northern Africa as recruiters use child soldiers already in their ranks to...
Ethiopia braces for oil shortage as Sudan shuts pipes

Ethiopia braces for oil shortage as Sudan shuts pipes

Fuel prices in Ethiopia will be raised in March following an increasing consumption of fuel and its consequent impact on the government’s fuel expenditure....
Salva Kiir wants CPA respected after release of Sudan referendum results

Salva Kiir wants CPA respected after release of Sudan referendum results

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Monday accepted the existence of a South Sudan state, as he validated the results of the referendum on self-determination...
North Sudan army threaten UN in Darfur

North Sudan army threaten UN in Darfur

Sudan’s army have waged war on United Nations peacekeepers in Darfur. This comes after the United States led calls for the joint UN-African Union peacekeeping...
Sudan: Secession bid in danger?

Sudan: Secession bid in danger?

Provisional results for South Sudan’s referendum for independence has shown that the number of people who voted in some counties exceeded the number of...
International recognition vital for Southern Sudan

International recognition vital for Southern Sudan

Last Saturday evening the week long referendum on self-determination for southern Sudan ended. Polling stations closed, ballot boxes were sealed and over the coming...
Posting of Ethiopian South Sudan poll results begin

Posting of Ethiopian South Sudan poll results begin

Polling stations established in Ethiopia for the South Sudan referendum have began posting preliminary results. As South Sudan residents of Ethiopia await results from...
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Abyei: Several die in South Sudan referendum

Clashes in Sudan's disputed oil-rich Abyei region have killed at least 30 people including police, reports say. Abyei has long been seen as a potential...
Southern Sudan elections in Uganda

Southern Sudan elections in Uganda

Although the historic referendum in southern Sudan deals specifically with whether the region should become independent from Khartoum, in Uganda it is as if...
Sudan: US Senator lauds Sudan’s Khartoum government

Sudan: US Senator lauds Sudan’s Khartoum government

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir may be wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes and crimes against humanity including genocide in Darfur, but...
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What is to be expected – Sudan, a nation divided

The concluding ninth article in our series on Sudan's pending referenda examines the possible outcomes of the secession of the South. Though the ending...
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Separation and peace possible? – Sudan, a nation divided

The eighth in our series of articles on Sudan's pending referenda questions whether the region can remain peaceful if South Sudan secedes from the...
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The United States, Britain and China – Sudan, a nation divided

The seventh in our series of articles about Sudan’s pending referenda focuses on the United States, the United Kingdom and China and the remarkable...
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Eritrea and Ethiopia’s proxy war – Sudan, a nation divided

Eritrea's importance in the Horn of Africa regional politics is dictated more by its strategic location along the Red Sea than its wealth. Despite...
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Where does Ethiopia stand? – Sudan, a nation divided

Ethiopia does not only share a long border with the Sudan (1600 kms in length) but also the Blue Nile, the lifeline of both...
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The question of a gerrymandered “oil rich” Abyei – Sudan, a nation divided

Abyei could very well be an excuse for a new North-South war. It is reportedly oil rich and both the North and South want...
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Teaming up with Egypt for the Nile – Sudan, a nation divided

The third in our series of articles about Sudan's pending referenda looks at the vile treatment that the people of Southern Sudan have receive...
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Beginnings of the end – Sudan, a nation divided

The stakes are high as Southern Sudanese head for the polls to decide on whether or not they want to break away from the...
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The Price of Independence – Sudan, a nation divided

The stakes are high as Southern Sudanese head for the polls to decide on whether or not they want to break away from the...
Sudan: Obama seeks African pressure on Omar Bashir

Sudan: Obama seeks African pressure on Omar Bashir

U.S President Barack Obama has written to a number of African leaders urging them to ensure a successful 2011 referendum that may split or...
Sudan: Authorities embarrased by woman’s brutal public whipping

Sudan: Authorities embarrased by woman’s brutal public whipping

An immensely disturbing video that appeared on the internet last week has become a thorn in the side of Sudanese authorities. The video, below,...
Sudan referenda uncertainty breeds talk of conflict

Sudan referenda uncertainty breeds talk of conflict

With Sudan moving towards a referendum to determine whether the south remains part of the country or secedes, the United Nations and the rest...