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2009-03-11 12:27:00

Government Efforts to Abolish Slavery in Sudan Falter WASHINGTON and AWEIL, Sudan, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 267 African Sudanese slaves were freed from captivity in a CSI-sponsored liberation action spanning the end of February and first days of March. All 267 liberated slaves were Southern Sudanese victims of government-sponsored war crimes. They were captured by militiamen during Sudan's 22 year-old civil war, pitting the Arab/Islamic-based Government of Sudan against the...

2006-08-19 13:27:23

By Euan Denholm KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said on Saturday Congo had authorized Uganda forces to attack the base of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army in its north-east if ongoing peace talks between the two sides failed. Kinshasa has rejected repeated requests in the past from Uganda to send its troops into the remote region, where LRA guerrillas killed eight United Nations peacekeepers in January. But at a joint news conference with south Sudan's leader...

2006-07-20 12:33:51

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush called on Sudan on Thursday to allow a United Nations peacekeeping presence to help stem the violence in Darfur. Tens of thousands have been killed and 2.5 million people forced into camps during three years of rape, murder and pillage in Darfur in lawless western Sudan. The United States, the European Union and the United Nations are pressing Sudan to allow a U.N. mission to replace an ill-equipped African Union force. Khartoum had...

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...

2005-12-02 08:30:12

By Ed Harris ASMARA (Reuters) - Eritrea and Sudan will start talks next week on opening their common border, closed in 2002 when Khartoum accused Eritrea of supporting Sudanese rebel groups, a senior Sudanese official said on Friday. Relations between Eritrea and Sudan have warmed since the September formation of a new Sudanese government that includes former southern rebel group, the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM). Al-Samani Al-Wasleea, one of two state ministers at...

2005-11-01 19:34:08

By Sue Pleming WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States urged Sudan's new unity government on Tuesday to do more to implement a peace deal and to stop violence in Darfur as U.S. lawmakers cut back funding for African peacekeepers struggling in Sudan. In meetings with top U.S. officials on Tuesday, Salva Kiir, Sudan's first vice president and president of southern Sudan, was told his government needed to do more to stop violence, particularly if it wanted U.S. sanctions lifted any...

2005-09-22 14:52:48

By Amil Khan KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A rebel faction, which recently captured a town in Sudan's western Darfur region, slammed the country's new coalition government on Thursday saying that only war would bring fair rule. "The national unity government has deliberately excluded large sections of Sudanese society and ignored the existence of the many marginalised in Sudan," said a statement signed by Mahjoub Hussein of the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA). The new coalition government,...

2005-09-14 06:01:13

By Andrew Cawthorne NAIROBI (Reuters) - Nine months after war ended in southern Sudan, the world risks neglecting a peace process whose success could be a model for other African hot-spots like Somalia and Congo, a mediator said on Wednesday. "Their mouths were very fast in doing things, but I think their moving in is taking quite a long time," Kenya's Lieutenant-General Lazarus Sumbeiywo said of the international community's response to the January peace deal he mediated. The...

2005-08-27 19:00:40

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's president and first vice president, a former southern rebel, will meet to finalize a new coalition government and could announce it by September 7, an official from the former rebel group said on Saturday. The formation of the new government, which became possible after a January peace deal, was delayed after a helicopter crash on July 30 killed John Garang, the former leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM). Salva Kiir, who took over as...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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