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Sudan Reports Widespread Yellow Fever Outbreak, 14 Dead
2013-12-04 10:06:35

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) has notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of an outbreak of yellow fever that is affecting 12 localities in West and South Kordofan states. A total of 44 suspected cases and 14 deaths have been reported from October 3 to November 24, 2013 in the localities of Lagawa, Kailak, Muglad and Abyei in West Kordofan and Elreef Alshargi, Abu Gibaiha, Ghadir, Habila, Kadugli, Altadamon,...

2011-08-09 12:18:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The unfortunate death of the four United Nations peacekeepers in Abyei whose vehicle struck a landmine on August 2nd was a regrettable incident for which Sudan offers its sincere condolences to the families of the courageous servicemen. Unfortunate still are the statements emerging from certain quarters seeking ways to somehow place the blame on the Government of Sudan by claiming that a flight clearance for the evacuation of wounded was...

2009-10-19 11:01:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Enough Project at the Center for American Progress today released the following policy brief, authored by Enough Co-founder John Prendergast, analyzing the Obama administration's new policy on the government of Sudan: The ideals spelled out in the Obama administration's new paper on U.S. policy to Sudan are worthy of considerable support. The policy review represents a great deal of work inside the administration to learn lessons from...

2008-08-14 15:00:47

Text of report in English by Paris-based Sudanese newspaper Sudan Tribune website on 12 August Abyei has been successfully cleared of unexploded bombs and land mines, the United Nations Mine Action Office (UNMAO) said in a press statement today. "UNMAO has successfully cleared Abyei of unexploded ordnance (UXO)," the statement said. It further said that UN humanitarian agencies and NGOs will now be able to return to the area and provide much-needed support to the remaining population and...

2008-07-11 21:00:10

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Embassy of Republic of Sudan, Information office, +1- 202-338-8565, +1-202-667-2406 WASHINGTON, July 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Criminal Courts prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo recently addressed the United Nations where he urged the Security Council to exert pressure on the Government of Sudan to extradite two individuals who the court has charged with crimes against humanity, accusing them of orchestrating violence in Darfur by arming and...

2006-05-29 18:05:44

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's two ruling parties are divided over sending U.N. forces to its violent Darfur region despite three days of direct talks aimed at tackling the thorniest issues facing the war-torn country. Khartoum's northern-dominated government has rejected a U.N. takeover from struggling African Union (AU) soldiers monitoring a shaky truce in the remote west. The AU said on Monday one soldier was killed and five more wounded in two attacks on its...

2006-04-04 03:39:33

By Opheera McDoom BOR, Sudan (Reuters) - As the hot African sun rose over the banks of the river Nile, 320 southern Sudanese crammed into a boat and chanted verses from the Bible before they set off on their way home after more than a decade in exile. "From the darkness into the light," the mostly women and children from the Dinka tribe chanted. They waved crosses and rose to their feet on the battered barge, the vessel that would carry them home. They are some of thousands who fled...

2006-03-22 09:51:05

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - An attack on a U.N. site in south Sudan, most likely by Ugandan rebels, pushed peacekeepers into their first deadly exchange of fire, a U.N. official said on Wednesday. Three attackers were killed and two U.N. soldiers were wounded, he said. A more than 10,000-strong U.N. force is being deployed to lawless southern Sudan to monitor the implementation of a peace deal signed last year to end Africa's longest civil war. But the Ugandan rebel Lord's Resistance Army...


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'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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