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Thursday 26 April 2012
Sudan has "declared war" on its new neighbour, the President of South Sudan announced on a trade trip to China this week. The truth is that the two countries have effectively been at war almost since the South voted for independence from the North last year. Now China, which buys oil from both countries, must consider its options as peacemaker.
Wednesday 25 April 2012
Sudan continued with its aerial bombardment of South Sudan yesterday, dropping eight bombs overnight as South Sudan's President said the attacks amounted to a declaration of war by the North.
Tuesday 24 April 2012
The Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir, arrived in the disputed border area between the two Sudans yesterday, vowing that there would be no peace talks as forces loyal to Khartoum bombed targets inside South Sudan's territory.
Monday 23 April 2012
A Muslim mob set ablaze a Catholic church frequented by Southern Sudanese in the capital Khartoum late on Saturday.
Sunday 22 April 2012
Saturday 21 April 2012
South Sudan has ignored a number of provocations including the bombing of civilian targets
Thursday 19 April 2012
The Arab League said it would hold an emergency meeting over the increasing violence between Sudan and South Sudan. The south reported new skirmishes even as Sudan's president increased his threats of war toward the south.
Wednesday 18 April 2012
Khartoum has vowed to recapture a disputed oil field as fighting along the border between the two Sudans threatens to turn a rancorous divorce into an all-out war.
Tuesday 17 April 2012
Officials in Khartoum are claiming to have seized an area sympathetic to South Sudan as clashes spread along the border yesterday.
Saturday 14 April 2012
South Sudan said today it had repulsed an attempt by the Sudanese army to retake the disputed oil-producing border area of Heglig, which the southern army seized earlier this week.
Friday 13 April 2012
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir refused yesterday to withdraw his country's troops from a disputed border region with neighbouring Sudan, heightening fears of a full-scale conflict between the nations.
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