Cobra faction of ethnic Murle defects from South Sudan government

September 27, 2016 (JUBA) – The Cobra Faction of the armed forces composed of ethnic Murle community based in Pibor county have declared defection and joined opposition forces to fight against the government of President Salva Kiir, accusing him (...)

Two workers killed in West Kordofan’s oil field

September 27, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - Two oil workers were killed by a wanted person on Tuesday in Baleela oilfield, West Kordofan state, said official sources. Sudanese oil workers at one of GNPOC fields in South Kordofan (file photo Asawer oil (...)

UNAMID defends use of armoured vehicles inside major towns in South Darfur

September 27, 2016 (NYALA) - An official at the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has justified the use of the mission’s armoured vehicles inside major cities in South Darfur state saying it is aimed to protect the blue helmets (...)


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Impartiality of Ethiopia riots inquiry questioned

Dec 8, 2005 (ADDIS ABABA) — An Ethiopian opposition leader on Thursday questioned the independence of a commission investigating whether police and soldiers used excessive force to quell (...)

Garang plane probe team resumes work in Uganda

Dec 8, 2005 (KAMPALA) — After nearly a month of recess, the commission of inquiry into the July helicopter crash that killed Sudan's former first vice-president John Garang and 13 others has (...)

Sudan Darfur rebels demand vice presidential post

Dec 7, 2005 (ABUJA) — Rebels fighting in Sudan's strife-torn Darfur region said Wednesday at peace talks they want a vice-presidential post in the federal government and called for earlier borders (...)

Sudan launches campaign to focus on HIV/AIDS affected children

Dec 7, 2005 (KHARTOUM) — The Sudanese National AIDS Control Programme (SNAP), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and other partners have (...)

Sudanese parliament chief slams US Senate resolution on Darfur

Dec 7, 2005 (KHARTOUM) — The Speaker of the Sudanese Parliament, Ahmad Ibrahim Taher, has accused parties in the US Congress of hindering the peace process in Sudan by resorting to the Darfur (...)

Sudan’s Petrodar first oil tanker due 2d week of January - Exec

Dec 7, 2005 (LONDON) — The first oil tanker from Sudan's Petrodar Operating Company Ltd, majority-owned by Chinese and Malaysian companies, is expected to be loaded in the second week of January, (...)

Meles receives message from Sudanese President

Dec 7, 2005 (ADDIS ABABA) — Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said the efforts launched to ensure sustainable peace in the Sudan have registered satisfactory results. Meles Zenawi Prime Minister Meles (...)

Swedish Lundin Petroleum to start operations on Sudan block 5B

Dec 7, 2005 (STOCKHOLM) — Swedish Lundin Petroleum AB (Lundin Petroleum) announced that a work program and budget for field operations on Block 5B, Sudan, in 2006 has been approved. Block 5B The (...)

Ethiopia plays a big role in Sudan peace accord: Salva Kiir

Dec 8, 2005 (ADDIS ABABA) — Visiting Sudan's First Vice President Salva Kiir Mayardit said here Wednesday Ethiopia has played a conspicuous role in the comprehensive peace accord sealed toward (...)

Ethiopia: Donors attempt to start government-opposition dialogue

Dec 5, 2005 (ADDIS ABABA) — Ambassadors of donor countries stationed in Ethiopia have started a new dialogue initiative between the ruling coalition and the opposition parties. According to the (...)

Villagers build a dam, reclaim their lives

Dec 7, 2005 (LATTIT, eastern Sudan) — Two years ago, Lattit's farms were arid wasteland and its villagers refugees. A Beja tribesman, wearing a traditional belt and knife, stands outside the farm (...)

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Eritrea, Sudan normalize ties, raise diplomatic representation

Dec 7, 2005 (KHARTOUM) — Sudan and Eritrea have agreed to raise the level of diplomatic representation between the two countries to ambassadorial level with immediate effect and to arrange a (...)

Sudan unsure of eastern rebels unity - FM

Dec 7, 2005 (ASMARA) — Sudanese Foreign Minister Lam Akol on Wednesday questioned the unity within a newly-forged rebel alliance which is active east Sudan and is due to open talks with Khartoum. (...)

Eritrea expels US, European, Canadian UN staff - Officials

Dec 7, 2005 (ADDIS ABABA) — Eritrea has ordered the expulsion of U.S., Canadian, Russian and European staff of the U.N. peacekeeping mission that monitors the tense border with neighboring (...)

Northern Trust starts 7 index funds over Sudan law

Dec 6, 2005 (BOSTON) — Northern Trust Corp., <NTRS.O> a large U.S. money manager, on Tuesday said it is launching seven index funds to help state pensions in Illinois to comply with a new (...)

Smith prof. urges awareness of genocide in Darfur region

Dec 6, 2005 (MADISON) — Seven thousand miles away nearly 400,000 African civilians have died violently in the past two years, and Smith College professor Eric Reeves wants UW-Madison students to (...)

New crisis looming between Sudan peace partners over Abyei region

Dec 6, 2005 (KHARTOUM) — Sudan's peace partner, the Sudanese People's Liberation Army/Movement, complained Monday 5 December of the government's slowness in implementing peace accords. Deng Alor (...)

Sudanese VP Salva Kiir to meet Ethiopian PM Zenawi

Dec 7, 2005 (ADDIS ABABA) — The first vice-president, Lt-Gen Salva Kiir, who started an official visite to Ethiopia yesterday, will hld talks with Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and the (...)

Detained Ethiopian opposition leaders on hunger strike - report

Dec 3, 2005 (ADDIS ABABA) — The lawyers for the opposition 21 CUD (Coalition for Unity and Democracy) leaders, currently in custody, have said that the arrested CUD members have been on a hunger (...)

Leading player in Darfur’s drama: The hapless camel

By MARC LACEY, The New York Times Dec 5, 2005 (FAGOO, Sudan) — Sometimes one factor emerges as a defining element in a conflict: in history, salt, say, or gold; these days, hardy Toyota pickups (...)

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