Monthly Archives: January 2011

Machar: Peace in Separation Better than Unity in Conflict

From Sudan Vision Daily, January 25, 2011: Deputy President of the Government of South Sudan (GoSS) Dr. Riak Machar has relayed a message to the North a head of the referendum outcome official announcement. The message says:  “Common Peace and … Continue reading

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Sudan protecting Darfur suspects: justice minister

From Reuters, January 26, 2011: Sudan is protecting two men wanted for war crimes in Darfur and is “not serious” about pursuing members of allied militias for committing atrocities, the country’s own state minister for justice said on Wednesday. Minister … Continue reading

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Walid Phares: Iranian Influence Creeping into Sudan

From CBN: Results of a recent referendum vote on independence in Sudan are set to be announced next month. Preliminary numbers show more than 98 percent of voters in southern Sudan want independence from the north. But the country’s Arab … Continue reading

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Future of Sudan’s Darfur uncertain post-referendum

From the AP: KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Years before Sudan’s south began casting votes for succession, the woes of Africa’s largest country were defined by the ethnic bloodshed in the western Darfur region. Now, international mediators and rights groups are … Continue reading

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Rep. David Rivera (R-FL) questions Fmr. Special Envoy Richard Williamson on Darfur

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Russia Ready to Recognize South’s Independence

Via Russia is willing to recognize an independent state in Southern Sudan if the results of 9 January referendum are accepted by the two governments north and south, said the special envoy of the President Dmitry Medvedev to Sudan. … Continue reading

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“South Has Political ‘Roadmap’ for Post-Referendum Governance” – Vice President Riek Machar

Juba — Riek Machar, the Vice President of the emerging new independent state of South Sudan said the region has already prepared a “roadmap” for post-referendum governance, dismissing fears of political instability after independence. Nearly four million South Sudanese casted … Continue reading

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Interview with leader of SPLA (South Sudan military)

James Hoth Mai (Gen), 51, chief of staff of Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), has risen through the ranks since joining the movement, in 1983. When the SPLA introduced conventional rankings, in 2005, he was assigned major general deputy chief … Continue reading

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Letter from Francis Deng to South Sudan President

Francis Deng is the United Nations Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities: H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit President of Southern Sudan Juba, Southern Sudan Dear Mr. President, I would like, in my personal capacity as a Sudanese, … Continue reading

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Norway lauds referendum process

Press Release Date: January 18 2011 Referendum successfully held in Sudan “It has been a pleasure to witness the peaceful conduct of the referendum on the future status of Southern Sudan.  This was a complicated process, which has been prepared … Continue reading

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