Category Archives: Abyei

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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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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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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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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UN Deplores New Clashes in Region Disputed By North And South

From allAfrica, March 3, 2011: A senior United Nations official today deplored renewed clashes in Sudan’s contested Abyei region, whose status North and South Sudan have pledged to solve by the end of March. Abyei, straddling northern and southern Sudan, … Continue reading

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Women, kids flee as Sudan violence kills 100

From CBS News, March 3, 2011: Women and children fled en masse from a disputed flashpoint town between north and south Sudan after fighting this week killed more than 100 people, officials said Thursday. Abyei has long been seen as … Continue reading

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North battles south in disputed Sudan region

From The Miami Herald, February 28: NAIROBI, Kenya — Fighting between southern Sudan security forces and members of an Arab tribe from the north claimed at least 10 lives Sunday and Monday in the latest threat to Sudan’s peaceful partition this … Continue reading

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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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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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