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Wednesday 06 July 2011
Nearly 200 African migrants were feared drowned today after a boat carrying them to Saudi Arabia caught fire off Sudan's north eastern coast, a state-linked news agency reported.
Thursday 30 June 2011
Sudan's president, wanted on a war crimes warrant, won pledges yesterday from China and its state-owned energy firm that they will continue investing in his country after its resource-rich southern region becomes independent next month.
Tuesday 28 June 2011
A plane carrying Sudan's President to China was forced to turn back yesterday over Turkmenistan, delaying the scheduled visit of Omar al-Bashir, who has an outstanding international arrest warrant against him on war crimes charges.
Tuesday 21 June 2011
North and South Sudan have signed an agreement to demilitarise the disputed Abyei region and allow in Ethiopian peacekeeping forces, former South African president Thabo Mbeki said yesterday.
Monday 20 June 2011
Thursday 16 June 2011
Sudan's government has ignored international appeals for a ceasefire to continue an offensive in the country's oil-rich central provinces that threatens to push the country back into civil war. Up to 60,000 people have fled bombing raids along the prospective border with southern Sudan as fighting intensified despite calls from US President Barack Obama for Khartoum to halt military operations.
Wednesday 15 June 2011
North and South Sudan have agreed in principle to demilitarise the disputed central Abyei region and allow the deployment of Ethiopian peacekeeping troops in the area.
Tuesday 14 June 2011
A Darfur-style crisis is unfolding on the border between north and south Sudan, aid workers have warned, with large-scale ethnic cleansing and bombing of civilians sparking a humanitarian alert.
Monday 30 May 2011
Satellite images provide evidence that Northern Sudanese troops have committed war crimes, including ethnic cleansing, in the contested border town of Abyei where the forces took over more than a week ago, an advocacy group said yesterday.
Sunday 29 May 2011
The Norwegian photographer Espen Rasmussen has spent the past seven years documenting refugees and displaced people in different parts of the globe, from Congo to Colombia.
Saturday 28 May 2011
A top US official warned of a humanitarian crisis yesterday after tens of thousands of refugees fleeing south after the north's invasion of a disputed territory were running short of food, fuel and shelter.
Friday 27 May 2011
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir called on North Sudan to withdraw its forces from the disputed Abyei region yesterday, but said there would be no war over the incursion and it would not derail independence.
Thursday 26 May 2011
Gunmen from an Arab tribe have fired on four United Nations helicopters taking off from a disputed town on the North-South Sudan border, while the President yesterday gave Northern troops approval to attack Southern forces if provoked.
Tuesday 24 May 2011
Armed men burned and looted the flashpoint town of Abyei yesterday after days of violence involving northern and southern troops in the disputed region. Southern Sudan's military said it would defend its territory, while an Arab herdsman said his tribe is in Abyei to stay, an indication Sudan's peace could crumble before the south's July independence.
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