Monthly Archives: February 2011

Original Song for South Sudan: “When the Oil is Gone”

Song for the 2011 Sudanese Referendum based out of Minneapolis

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Abyei belongs to South Sudan – SPLM official

From Sudan Tribune, February 17, 2011: February 17, 2011 (ABYEI) – A senior official from the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) from oil-producing region of Abyei said Thursday that Abyei belongs to South Sudan and that South Sudanese should not let it remain in the … Continue reading

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SNB, Swiss Govt Help South Sudan Set Up Central Bank

From the Wall Street Journal, February 18: The Swiss National Bank and the country’s Department of Foreign Affairs are helping the soon-to-be-independent state of South Sudan establish a central bank authority. Banking and financial officials from South Sudan, an oil-rich … Continue reading

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Officials Say Rebel Attacks Kill 200 in South Sudan

From Voice of America, February 15, 2011: Officials in southern Sudan say attacks by a rebel militia killed some 200 people last week, nearly doubling the previously announced death toll. Pagan Amum, secretary-general of the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement, … Continue reading

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Governor Expels French Aid Group From South Darfur

From Voice of America, February 14, 2011: A state in Sudan’s Darfur region has expelled the French aid Group Medecins du Monde, or Doctors of the World. South Darfur Governor Abdel Hamid Kasha on Monday accused the humanitarian group of … Continue reading

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300 seek shelter with UN in Sudan after 3 killed

From The Associated Press, February 14, 2011: Officials in Sudan say 300 civilians are seeking refuge at a U.N. compound in the contested Sudanese town of Abyei following a spate of violence over the weekend that killed three people from … Continue reading

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Foreign diplomats commend the people of South Sudan for peaceful referendum

From the Government of South Sudan, February 12, 2011: NAIROBI, 12 February 2011 – The Government of South Sudan Liaison Office to Kenya organized a thanksgiving party for diplomats from Kenya and the region to celebrate the successful completion of … Continue reading

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Britain looking into debt relief for Sudan: envoy

From Sudan Tribute, February 13, 2011: February 13, 2011 (KHARTOUM) – The British government along with the United States have formed a joint committee to look into possible debt relief for Sudan’s debt, the U.K. ambassador said today. Sudan has … Continue reading

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Support South Sudan – Museveni

From New Vision, February 8: President Yoweri Museveni has called on Ugandans and all religious leaders to support the people of Southern Sudan following a referendum that saw over 98.8 percent of the voters opt for secession, making Southern Sudan … Continue reading

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Official Is Killed In Southern Sudan

From The New York Times, February 9: A leading official of the government of the secessionist region of southern Sudan was shot dead by his brother-in-law on Wednesday morning, according to officials who said the motive was personal and unrelated … Continue reading

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