Category Archives: International Support

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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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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Gunmen kill UNAMID peacekeeper in Darfur

From BNO News, April 6, 2011: Armed insurgents kidnapped and killed a peacekeeper with the African Union/United Nations Hybrid operation in Darfur (UNAMID) following a firefight in the north of the war-wracked Sudanese region. The UN mission issued a press … Continue reading

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Former Somaliland minister visits South Sudan

From Somaliland Press, March 4, 2011: Former Somaliland’s Civil Aviation minister is scheduled to hold talks with officials from South Sudan government ahead of their official independence from Khartoum. Mr. Ali Mohamed ‘Waran Adde” who served under President Riyale has … 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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South Sudan launches private sector development program with World Bank Group

From Sudan Tribune, March 1: March 01–JUBA — The emerging independent state of South Sudan has launched an ambitious program that will embark on robust development of the country’s private sector following its people’s overwhelming vote for independence from north … Continue reading

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

Song for the 2011 Sudanese Referendum based out of Minneapolis

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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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