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

Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) has notified the World Health Organization of an outbreak of yellow fever that is affecting 12 localities in West and South Kordofan states.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.