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2011-07-08 12:52:00

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Republic of Sudan today officially recognizes South Sudan as the newest country, a day before the latter's formal inauguration into statehood. The ministry of presidential affairs declared it based on the Government's recognition of the people's inalienable right to self-determination, the outcome of the historic January 9th 2011 referendum, in observance of the January 1st 1956 boundaries as specified at the signing of the...

2011-06-28 16:04:00

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A framework agreement between the Government of Sudan and Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLMN) has today been reached with regards to Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile State, the former having, of late, been the scene of militia-provoked insecurity. Per the terms of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), these forces were supposed to have disbanded or integrated into the Sudan Armed Forces, instead they maintained status and...

2010-12-10 11:23:00

Bashir Dissolves Anti-Slavery Committee AWEIL, Sudan and WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christian Solidarity International (CSI) has facilitated the freedom of 603 Southern Sudanese slaves in a pre-Christmas slave liberation action. Most of the slaves were captured by Baggara Arab militias in the service of the Government of Sudan during its jihad against the black, non-Muslim communities of Southern Sudan (1983 - 2005). Some of the freed child slaves were born...

2010-10-28 11:57:13

Education is often heralded as an engine for peace and prosperity, but in the fifty-year civil war that has gripped Sudan, schools have played an important role in deepening the country's divisions. That's the conclusion of Anders Breidlid, a professor of international education and development at Oslo University College. His research on education in Sudan is published in the November issue of Comparative Education Review. Since taking power in northern Sudan in 1989, the Arab-dominated...

2010-09-29 11:47:00

Ruth Messinger: White House's Investment in Sudan Diplomacy is a Crucial Step towards Lasting Peace NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Jewish World Service president Ruth W. Messinger today issued the following statement commending President Obama for his recent leadership in addressing the serious and complicated situation in Sudan: "President Obama has demonstrated true statesmanship in attending the recent ministerial-level meeting at the United Nations where he...

2010-06-28 10:39:00

WASHINGTON, June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The funeral for former NBA player and humanitarian for Sudan, Manute Bol, will be held at Washington National Cathedral on Tuesday, June 29, at 10 am. The service will be open to the public. Bol, who was seven feet, six and three-quarter inches, tall will arrive at the Cathedral via limousine in an eight-foot, specially designed coffin. He played for the Washington Bullets (now renamed the Washington Wizards) 1985-1988 and subsequently for...

2010-01-19 09:49:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In its Sudan policy review completed in mid-October 2009, the Obama administration indicated it would regularly assess the progress of peace in Sudan -- or lack thereof. However, the administration has not publicly disclosed precisely what benchmarks it is applying to assess progress in Sudan, even as it begins its official review process this month and as tensions increase with the coming April national elections, and with the January 2011...


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