Monthly Archives: May 2011

Sudanese Diaspora and Peace Advocates to Stage a Demonstration in Washington DC

Rally in DC on Saturday, June 4 for Sudan’s Victims of Khartoum Jihad: Sudanese Diaspora and Peace Advocates to Stage a Demonstration in Washington DC Date: Saturday, June 4, 2011 Location: Freedom Plaza 1:00 PM The people of South Kordofan/Nuba … Continue reading

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Abyei is an occupied zone, UN must use chapter 7

Washington DC, Brussels In a series of briefings to US Congressional offices and European Parliament offices, Professor Walid Phares, Co-Secretary General of the Transatlantic Parliamentary-Legislative Group on Counter Terrorism described the North Sudan military action in Abyei as an “invasion” … Continue reading

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Sudan minister quits over ‘Abyei war crimes’

From Capital News, May 24: Sudan’s cabinet affairs minister Luka Biong Deng resigned Tuesday from the Khartoum government in protest at what he called “war crimes” in Abyei, occupied by northern troops at the weekend. “We had hoped that we … Continue reading

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Sudan: 197 troops killed, missing in Abyei attack

From Forbes, May 24, 2011: A Sudanese official says 197 northern troops were killed or are missing after an attack last week by southern forces near Abyei that kicked off the latest tension between north and south Sudan. Kamal Ismail … Continue reading

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Northern Sudan’s occupation of Abyei “political adultery” – SPLM

From New Sudan Vision, May 24, 2011: An SPLM press conference this morning condemned the ongoing occupation of Abyei by Sudan Armed Forces in sharply worded statements. Antipas Nyok Kucha, SPLM Secretary for Political Affairs and Mobilization and Acting Deputy … Continue reading

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Oil-Rich Sudan State of Southern Kordofan Votes Amid Violence

From Bloomberg Business Week, May 2: Northern Sudan’s sole oil-producing state, Southern Kordofan, started voting today in elections for governor and the state legislature after a campaign marred by violence. Southern Kordofan, where the Nuba Mountains are located, was the … Continue reading

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South Sudan improves business climate: World Bank

From AFP, May 17, 2011: Southern Sudan, poised to become Africa’s newest nation in July, is making progress in creating a business-friendly environment, the World Bank said Tuesday. “The Government of Southern Sudan is making strides to improve the business … Continue reading

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SPLA ‘Kill 84’ in Attacks On Gatdet’s Militia in Unity State

From allAfrica, May 10, 2011: South Sudan’s army (SPLA) has attacked militias loyal to rebel leader Peter Gatdet in the Nyadiet area of Unity state on Sunday and Monday killing 84 according to a local official. The SPLA allege that … Continue reading

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Sudan: UN peacekeepers attacked in Abyei

From BBC News, May 11, 2011: Four UN peacekeepers in Sudan have been wounded after their patrol was attacked in the disputed Abyei region along the north-south border. The UN mission said the attack on its patrol in Goli village, … Continue reading

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