Monthly Archives: February 2011

Sudan army fighting kills nine in Malakal near North-South Border

D. Bennett, JUBA, Sudan — At least nine people, including two children, were killed in a shootout between North and South Sudanese soldiers in the southern town of Malakal, officials and U.N. and SPLA sources said on Friday.¬† At … Continue reading

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US And Sudan Agree On a Roadmap to Improve Bilateral Relations

From allAfrica, February 2, 2011: American administration and the Sudanese government have agreed on a roadmap to improve bilateral relations, said the visiting U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wednesday after a meeting with the Sudanese Vice-President. Flanked by Scott Gration … Continue reading

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Press Release: Chairperson receives First Vice President of Sudan and President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit

From the Office of the Spokesperson to the Chairperson, African Union Commission, February 1, 2011: On the margins of the 16 African Union Summit, which ended yesterday, 31 January2011, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr. Jean Ping, … Continue reading

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US to rebuild Sudan ties once south vote accepted

From AFP, February 2, 2011: The United States will start normalising its ties with Sudan once the outcome of the southern Sudanese independence referendum is approved, deputy US secretary of state James Steinberg said Wednesday. “Once the results are certified, … Continue reading

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Congressman Rivera Questions Richard Williamson South Sudan Testimony

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Overwhelming Vote in South Sudan to Secede

From The Iconoclast, January 30, 2011: AP reports on the overwhelming results of the¬†South Sudan referendum to secede and establish a new self-ruled Christian and animist nation on July 9th. Over 99 percent of eligible voters cast ballots in the … Continue reading

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Northern Sudan protests echo those in Egypt and across the Arab world

NOTE: These protests are being staged in Arab North Sudan (Khartoum) by Northern citizens, not in the newly independent South. Northern Sudan’s protests sparked by Egypt and Tunisia, but will they have the same effect? By Alex Thurston – January … Continue reading

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