Sudan to evacuate willing nationals from Yemen amid security fears

March 31, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – A Sudanese official announced that his government will seek to evacuate its nationals who wish to return from Yemen in the coming hours. A Shi'ite Muslim rebel holds up his weapon during a rally against air strikes in (...)

Eight killed in boat attack in Central Equatoria state

March 31, 2015 (BOR) – At least eight people have died and others are missing after gunmen attacked a boat in South Sudan’s Central Equatoria state on Saturday. A boat crosses from Bor to Mingkaman on 10 November 2014 (ST) The boat had left (...)

S. Sudan opposition leader warns against attacking western countries

March 31, 2015 (JUBA) – Leader of the South Sudanese opposition party of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement for Democratic Change (SPLM-DC) has cautioned president Salva Kiir’s government against threatening western countries, saying they were (...)


bullet Saturday 4 December 2004

Malaysia’s Kejuruteraan Samudra wins Sudan drilling rig contract

KUALU LUMPUR, Dec 3 (AFX) — Kejuruteraan Samudra Timur Bhd said its unit KST Drilling Technologies (M) Ltd has been awarded a provisional contract to supply a drilling rig and associated services (...)

Darfurians could lose land they fled

Obscure Law, if Applied, Would Let Sudan Seize Acreage Abandoned for a Year By Emily Wax NYALA, Sudan, Dec 3 2004 (Washington Post) — The name "Darfur" comes from the Arabic word "dar," meaning (...)

Danforth withholds support of Annan, voices frustration with UN

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 3, 2004 (Bloomberg) — The day after disclosing his resignation as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, John Danforth declined to support embattled Secretary-General Kofi (...)

Sudan’s Islamist leader Al-Turabi cleared over coup plot

KHARTOUM, Dec 3, 2004 (Al-Itihadi-DUP daily newspaper) — The Sudanese authorities yesterday dismissed charges against the opposition PNC Popular National Congress leader, Hassan al-Turabi, who has (...)

Independence of Darfur rebel commanders threatens peace efforts

BY SUDARSAN RAGHAVAN, Knight Ridder Newspapers TADIT, Sudan, Dec 3, 2004 (KRT) — When rebel commander Ahmed Abou Degin attacked the nearby town of Tawilla last week, he didn't consult superior (...)

Diplomats at UN surprised by Danforth’s resignation

By WARREN HOGE UNITED NATIONS, Dec 2, 2004 (New York Times) — The resignation of John C. Danforth as the United States ambassador to the United Nations came as a surprise to people at the world (...)

Ethiopian prime minister receives Khartoum state governor

ADDIS ABABA, Dec 3, 2004 (SUNA) — Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi Thursday received Khartoum State Wali (governor), Abdel-Haleem Al Mutafi, at the conclusion of his visit to Ethiopia at the (...)

USDA says to donate 200,000 tonnes wheat to Sudan

WASHINGTON, Dec 3 (Reuters) - The United States will donate 200,000 tonnes of wheat from a federally-owned grain reserve to Sudan to relieve severe food shortages there, the U.S. Department of (...)

Germany to provide transport flights for Sudan mission

BERLIN, Dec 3, 2004 (Germany Info) — German Armed Forces will support the expansion of the African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS) with transport flights, the German parliament decided today, (...)

bullet Friday 3 December 2004

Ethiopia agrees to demarcate most of border

By Tsegaye Tadesse ADDIS ABABA, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said on Friday demarcation of most of the country's 1,000 km (600 mile) border with Eritrea could begin (...)

Senior US official to visit Eritrea

ASMARA, Dec 3 (AFP) — US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Donald Yamamoto was due in Eritrea late Friday for a two-day visit, officials said. "We don't want to publicise (...)

Sudan rebel leader confident of peace deadline

By Gershwin Wanneburg PRETORIA, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Sudan's southern rebel leader John Garang said on Friday he was confident of reaching a peace deal with the Khartoum government by an agreed (...)

Rapes, forced moves continue in Darfur, UN says

GENEVA, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Arab Janjaweed militia continued to rape women and girls in Sudan's Darfur region last month while authorities forcibly moved refugees, says the United Nations. A (...)

Sudan expects normalization of US relations

KHARTOUM, Sudan, Dec 3, 2004 (UPI) — Sudan Foreign Minister Mustafa Ismail projected an imminent normalization of relations with the United States, despite the resignation of Colin Powell. "U.S. (...)

German parliament approves Sudan mission

BERLIN, Dec 3, 2004 (ddp) — The Bundeswehr will for the first time start a longer engagement in Africa and support the expanded African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS). The Bundestag approved a (...)

UN begins scaling down Eritrea-Ethiopia peacekeeping mission

ASMARA, Dec 3 (AFP) — The UN peacekeeping mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) began scaling down its force this week, a spokesman announced. The down-sizing "began on Wednesday and we will (...)

Rebels accuse Sudanese military of massacre of civilians in Darfur

CAIRO, Dec 3 (AFP) — A rebel group Friday accused the Sudanese military and allied militias of carrying out a massacre of dozens of civilians in the strife-torn Darfur region of western Sudan this (...)

Nigeria’s Obasanjo unconvinced on US call of ’genocide’ in Darfur

WASHINGTON, Dec 3 (AFP) — Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo said Thursday he is unconvinced about a determination by the US government that "genocide" is being inflicted on Darfur's indigenous (...)

African Union reports peacekeeper wounded in Darfur

By ANTHONY MITCHELL, Associated Press Writer ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Dec 3, 2004 (AP) — African Union peacekeepers in Sudan's troubled Darfur region went on high alert after a cease-fire observer (...)

During five months at UN, Danforth’s prime concern was bringing peace to Sudan

By EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press Writer UNITED NATIONS, Dec 3, 2004 (AP) — During his five months at the United Nations, U.S. Ambassador John Danforth has focused on one goal — bringing peace (...)

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