UN urges ceasefire as Sudan-rebel talks begin

2014-02-13 10:32

The UN has urged Sudan and rebels, meeting for their first time peace talks in almost a year, to reach an immediate ceasefire so that aid can reach more than one million civilians

Intense fighting in Sudan's S Kordofan

2013-05-27 10:08

Fierce fighting has erupted between Sudanese government troops and rebels near Kadugli, the capital of South Kordofan, with both sides giving contradictory figures of casualties.

SPLM alleges air strikes ahead of talks

2013-04-18 14:21

Sudan's air force has carried out air strikes that wounded civilians in South Kordofan, rebels say ahead of peace talks next week.

Rebels say resume shelling of Kordofan

2012-10-10 14:07

Insurgents say they have shelled the main city in Sudan’s oil-producing South Kordofan state near the border with South Sudan, the second time this week.

Khartoum accuses S Sudan in rebel attack

2012-02-27 08:45

Khartoum has threatened retaliation after accusing breakaway South Sudan of backing a rebel attack inside its territory, adding to tensions which have sparked international concern.

Sudan shuts down independent paper

2011-09-28 07:43

Sudanese security officers have shut down the independent Al-Jarida newspaper, its editor says, in what rights groups say is the latest sign of increasing political repression.

US urges end to Blue Nile fighting

2011-09-07 22:54

The United States is urging Sudan and armed opposition groups in Blue Nile state to immediately start talks to end fighting.

More fighting in Sudan border area

2011-09-06 08:58

Sudanese government troops and groups allied to South Sudan have continued to skirmish along their joint border, but life has returned to normal in some border areas, an official says.

South Sudan okays new cabinet

2011-08-31 22:20

South Sudan's ruling party has used its huge majority in parliament to approve a new cabinet over opposition objections.

UN urges probe into Sudan 'war crimes'

2011-08-15 21:17

The UN has called for a thorough probe into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Sudan’s South Kordofan between June 05-30.

South Sudan militias, tribes clash

2011-04-14 22:13

Growing violent clashes with rogue military leaders and between rival communities are threatening to spoil the euphoria in South Sudan over finally splitting from the Arab-dominated north.

South Sudan mulls new capital

2011-02-06 19:54

South Sudan leaders are considering building a new capital after their expected independence as the current hub Juba lacked infrastructure and space for new business.

South Sudan hails independence vote

2011-01-13 07:39

South Sudan's ruling party is jubilant about the 60% turnout independence threshold which has been reached on day 3.

South Sudan accuses north of attacks

2010-12-07 21:25

South Sudan's main party is saying Khartoum is trying to take the country back to war and wreck an independence referendum by bombing it.

Sudan's Arab nomads armed to the teeth

2010-10-27 18:01

Abyei is an oil-rich region at the centre of a perilous dispute between the former Sudan civil war enemies. But its future may be decided by destitute Arab nomads.

Bashir will only accept unity vote

2010-10-12 20:14

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has said that he will not accept an alternative to unity ahead of a referendum on southern independence.

Sudan wants world to monitor referendum

2010-09-28 12:53

Sudan has urged the international community to support and monitor the referendum on the independence of the south of the country that may split Africa’s largest nation in two.

Sudan holds 1st debate on secession

2010-09-17 13:15

The east African country of Sudan has held its first public debate on independent rule for the south, a rare show of democracy at work four months before a referendum on secession.

Sudan referendum 'in trouble'

2010-08-16 14:51

Southern Sudan’s referendum that is key to a 2005 north-south peace deal is in trouble with only five months to go before its planned date, the vote’s chief organiser says.

Sudan poll dispute could spark war

2010-06-15 20:40

Sudan's new foreign minister has warned that any disagreement over the referendum on southern independence could lead to another civil war.

Kiir wins south Sudan poll

2010-04-26 16:07

Salva Kiir, leader of the former rebel SPLM has been declared winner of the election for head of the semi-autonomous government of south Sudan.

Sudan's NCP members 'killed'

2010-04-15 10:06

Sudan’s ruling party says the southern army has killed nine of its officials during the first open elections in 24 years.

Sudan's Bashir pledges fair poll

2010-04-08 22:14

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has promised the country's first multi-party elections in more than two decades will be "free and fair", in a bid to silence accusations of fraud.

Sudan party: 7 arrested, beaten

2010-03-29 19:03

South Sudanese authorities have arrested and beaten seven members of the only party running a candidate against the region's president, a senior party member has said.

Former rebels run for governor

2010-01-17 22:44

South Sudan's former rebels will contest key governor posts in historic elections, with new candidates for half the posts in the south, a top official has said.


ANC to mediate in war-torn South Sudan

2014-02-10 11:48

The ANC is reportedly planning to send its Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to mediate in war-torn South Sudan in response to a request by President Salva Kiir to President Jacob Zuma.

UN sees 'positive spirit' in Sudan talks

2013-04-25 13:44

The UN says Khartoum and rebels in South Kordofan have shown a "positive spirit" in opening direct talks towards ending a two-year war which has affected more than two million people.

Sudan rebels shell army stronghold

2012-11-07 10:47

Sudanese rebels say they have shelled the military's headquarters in the main city of the oil-producing South Kordofan state near the border with South Sudan after coming under air and ground attack.

South undermines stability, says Sudan

2012-04-24 12:35

South Sudan's continued support for rebels inside Sudan undermines the north’s stability, despite international appeals for it to stop, Khartoum’s foreign ministry says.

Sudanese rebels to 'free' hostages soon

2012-02-06 11:51

Sudanese rebels say they will release "soon" 29 Chinese workers held in the border state of South Kordofan where the army has been fighting insurgents for months.

Sudan set for major attack in Blue Nile

2011-09-23 17:31

Fresh satellite images appear to show the Sudanese army preparing to launch a major assault on the rebel-held border town of Kurmuk in the embattled state of Blue Nile.

Heavy fighting erupts in Sudan's Blue Nile

2011-09-07 09:59

Heavy fighting has erupted in the capital of Sudan’s embattled Blue Nile, a witness says, a day after the newly installed military government declared that the security situation had returned to normal.

Fighting erupts in Sudan's Blue Nile state

2011-09-02 11:11

Fighting has broken out in Sudan’s Blue Nile state between the army and the forces loyal to the border state’s elected governor Malik Agar, less than two months after the secession of the south.

Mass graves seen in Sudan

2011-08-24 18:05

Satellite imagery has revealed the existence of two more mass graves in a contested region of Sudan, bringing the total number of mass graves to eight.

53 000+ flee fighting in Sudan border state

2011-06-13 18:10

More than 53 000 people have fled fighting, including bombardments and artillery shelling in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan border state, the UN says.

Almost 200 killed in S Sudan clashes

2011-02-15 14:42

Attacks by a renegade militia in south Sudan’s Jonglei oil state have killed 197 people, the region’s ruling party says, almost doubling earlier sentiments of the death count.

Sudan flashpoint stirs deadly passions

2011-01-13 21:39

Dinka residents say they are ready to fight tooth and nail to defend the ramshackle, disputed Sudanese town of Abyei against Arab nomads.

UN confirms aerial attacks on South Sudan

2010-12-14 22:49

The United Nations has confirmed that aerial attacks took place in southern Sudan just weeks ahead of a crucial referendum on independence for the south.

South Sudan afraid of fraud

2010-11-15 18:01

Surrounded by heaps of rubbish with dirt roads doubling up as open sewers, southern Sudanese living in slums surrounding Khartoum are in no rush to register for the referendum.

Sudan says it will respect south vote

2010-10-25 10:48

US Senator John Kerry says he has been reassured by Sudan’s government that a planned vote of southern independence would be held on time and that it would respect the outcome.

S Sudan referendum in the balance

2010-10-04 17:26

Sudan's deputy president says a referendum on whether the southern Abyei region will join the north or south can only take place after resolving outstanding issues.

Northerners will be safe, says Kiir

2010-09-23 09:18

The leader of south Sudan has pledged that northerners would be welcome if his region gains independence in an upcoming vote, brushing aside a warning minorities could face expulsion and abuse.

Sudan referendum deadlock broken

2010-09-02 22:32

Sudan's referendum commission has agreed on a key post, ending a deadlock which has stalled plans for the southern vote on independence from the north.

Deadlock threatens S Sudan vote

2010-08-12 12:49

South Sudan’s referendum on independence will not happen unless a deadlock within the commission planning it is broken within weeks, south Sudan’s main ruling party says.

Al-Bashir dissolves Sudan govt

2010-05-30 22:09

President Omar al-Bashir dissolved the Sudanese government four days after he was sworn in for a new term, ahead of the formation of a fresh cabinet line-up.

Sudan post-polls govt 'illegitimate'

2010-04-22 15:43

South Sudan’s main political group says it will deal with the country’s northern-based government following the country’s elections but vote-rigging has deprived the ruling party of any legitimacy.

Southern Sudan voters baffled

2010-04-11 17:04

Southerners who turned up to vote in Sudan's first multi-party elections in 24 years have had little experience to call upon as they grappled with 12 separate ballot papers.

Envoy in Sudan to rescue polls

2010-04-01 18:06

The US special envoy for Sudan met opposition leaders in Khartoum in a bid to save upcoming elections, threatened by the pullout of the president's main challenger and an opposition boycott.

Sudan: 2 candidates unbanned

2010-02-08 20:04

A Sudanese court has ruled in favour of two candidates who were banned from April's presidential election by the electoral commission.

Sudan: First poll in years

2010-01-06 22:10

Sudan will hold elections in April, and already there are complaints about fraud, irregularities and obstacles to opposition parties.

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