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UN confirms Sudan strikes against South in advance of referendum

By WorldTribune.com CAIRO — The United Nations said the regime of Sudanese President Omar Bashir was attacking the semi-autonomous south. The UN asserted that Khartoum’s military was conducting air and artillery strikes on southern Sudan. The attacks were said to have taken place in November and December, ahead of key referendums in January 2011. “After […]

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Rebel chief in Darfur ready to battle Sudan

Rebel chief in Darfur ready to battle Sudan

Rebels of the Sudan Liberation Army, loyal to leader Minni Minawi, are seen in El-Fasher, the administrative capital of north Darfur, in 2008. / AFP/Ashraf Shazly JUBA, Sudan (AFP) – Minni Minnawi, the only Darfur rebel leader to have signed a peace accord with Khartoum, has accused the government of failing to implement the 2006 […]

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Sudan torpedos one referendum, prepares for war

WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Sudan has been accelerating military preparations amid the collapse of a referendum for the semi-autonomous south. Western diplomats said the regime of President Omar Bashir has ordered military strikes on southern Sudan in an effort to block independence. They said the military operations, including ground assaults and artillery shelling, have torpedoed the […]

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U.S. offer to remove Sudan from terror list hinges on referendum

U.S. offer to remove Sudan from terror list hinges on referendum

WASHINGTON – The United States has offered to remove Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism early to keep a January referendum that may partition the country on track, officials said Sunday. President Barack Obama’s offer, which would not affect US sanctions against Khartoum related to the war-torn western region of Darfur, was […]

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Sudan closes Darfur radio and rights group offices

Sudan closes Darfur radio and rights group offices

KHARTOUM  – Sudan shut the Khartoum office of Radio Dabanga, whose reports on Darfur have angered it, and arrested 13 staff from the radio station and a rights group that shares its offices, the group’s chairman said Tuesday. Abdelmageed Salih, head of Human Rights and Advocacy Network for Democracy (HAND), told Reuters nine journalists and […]

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Sudan denies reports on Chinese military equipment in Darfur

Sudan denies reports on Chinese military equipment in Darfur

KHARTOUM – The Sudanese minister of interior has dismissed as “baseless” reports on the existence of Chinese-made arms and ammunitions in Darfur, saying that such reports were part of a Western political plot to force China to halt cooperation with his country. Minister Ibrahim Mahmud Suliyman told the UAE-based newspaper Al-Itihad that “those talking about […]

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Sudan buildup seen ahead of referendum in South

WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Sudan was said to be conducting a massive military buildup in preparation for another war with the south. The southern government said the Sudanese Army was planning an invasion of the south ahead of a planned referendum on independence in January 2011. Officials said the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Sudan, with […]

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Sounds of convening General Assembly: Bombast, peace talk, hammers

Sounds of convening General Assembly: Bombast, peace talk, hammers

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Amid the arrival of presidents, prime ministers and kings, the UN General Assembly has opened in New York.   The 65th annual session of the UN’s main membership body will debate issues ranging from battling global poverty to promoting human rights and international security. Yet the setting will be […]

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AWOL on Sudan? War, is returning and the perception of U.S. indifference isn't helping

AWOL on Sudan? War, is returning and the perception of U.S. indifference isn't helping

John Prendergast / Wall Street Journal For a second-tier foreign policy issue, Sudan has seen its share of first-tier finger-pointing over the last decade. Congress has blamed the White House, administrations have blamed activists and Congress, and everyone has condemned the Chinese whose multibillion dollar oil investment underwrites the Khartoum regime’s war policies in Darfur […]

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Outlaw state Sudan wants own reactor by 2020

CAIRO — Sudan, deemed a terrorist sponsor, has announced a nuclear program. The Khartoum regime said it would acquire and install a nuclear reactor by 2020. Official said the reactor would be used for the generation of electricity. “The Electricity and Dams Ministry has already started preparing for the project to produce power from nuclear […]