Monthly Archives: April 2011

US Lifts Sanctions On Sudan’s Largest Bank

From the Wall Street Journal, April 28, 2011: The Treasury Department on Thursday lifted sanctions on Sudan’s largest bank, after determining that the Sudanese government no longer holds a controlling interest in it, officials said. The Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control … Continue reading

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US Criticizes Sudanese President Over Abyei Remarks

From RTT News, April 29, 2011: The United States on Thursday criticized Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for insisting that his government in Khartoum will not recognize South Sudan’s independence if it claims the disputed oil-rich Abyei region as part of … Continue reading

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New rebel uprising in South Sudan

From UPI, April 20, 2011: A new rebel group in South Sudan attacked military trucks belonging to the government in Juba because it’s not functioning adequately, a spokesman said. A group calling itself the South Sudan Liberation Army exploded a … Continue reading

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Sudan ruling party, opposition split over constitution

From The Washington Times, April 20, 2011: Southern Sudan will become Africa’s newest nation in July, but politicians are already squabbling among themselves and worrying Western supporters who hoped for a smooth passage to democracy after the continent’s longest civil … Continue reading

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South Sudan president calls for unity in Northern Bahr el Ghazal state

From Sudan Tribune, April 18, 2011: The president of the Government of South Sudan (GoSS) on Monday broke his silence and called for peace and unity amongst the people of Northern Bahr el Ghazal state. President Salva Kiir made the remark from his Juba … Continue reading

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Italian Firm Says It Reached Deal to Build Sugar Refinery With Kenana

From allAfrica, April 16, 2011: Sudan’s major Sugar-sector company, Kenana, has agreed a plan with Italy’s leading Sugar-producer, Eridania Sadam, to build a joint sugar refinery whose output will be sold in Europe and Africa. According to a statement released … Continue reading

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South Sudan’s reliance on NGOs

From Public Radio International, April 15, 2011: South Sudan is poised to become Africa’s newest nation, but NGOs will still provide basic services to almost 90 percent of the country. Operation Lifeline Sudan, launched by the United Nations in 1989, … Continue reading

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Sudan arms buildup heightens oil war fears

From UPI, April 13, 2011: The Khartoum government and former rebels in the newly independent south are beefing up their military forces along the still-to-be-defined border in Sudan, heightening fears of a new war over oil that could destabilize northeast … Continue reading

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US envoy to Sudan: Abyei conflict could spark war

From Fox News, April 9, 2011: Both southern and northern Sudan have violated agreements by bringing heavily armed units into the disputed border region of Abyei, the U.S. special envoy said Saturday. A confrontation in the fertile region could restart … Continue reading

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Sudan: South’s Draft Constitution Finalized – Minister

From allAfrica, April 5, 2011: The technical committee that was tasked with reviewing South Sudan’s interim constitution of 2005, ahead of the region’s independence in July, has successfully completed the process, with the draft report expected in a week or … Continue reading

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