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2005-10-23 03:05:00

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - South Sudan has formed an autonomous government as part of a January peace deal that ended more than two decades of civil war in Africa's largest country, a senior official said on Sunday. The former southern rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) signed the deal with the Islamist northern government to set up a federal system, wealth sharing, transition to democracy and a referendum on southern secession after six years. "It was formed yesterday...

2005-07-20 16:07:44

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Opposition political forces plan protests and strikes to try to force Sudan's new coalition government to include a greater number of political voices, politicians told Reuters on Wednesday. About 10 Sudanese professional organizations and political parties, including the Popular National Congress, led by Islamist Hassan al-Turabi, and the Umma Party have formed an alliance with other parties to oppose the newly agreed coalition unity government. "We want a national...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.