Quantcast

Latest Secession Stories

2006-06-13 13:17:53

By Andrew Quinn PRETORIA (Reuters) - South African President Thabo Mbeki will visit Sudan on June 20, hoping to press Khartoum to approve a U.N. takeover of an African Union peacekeeping operation there, a senior government official said on Tuesday. Mbeki's one-day visit would include talks with Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and First Vice-President Salva Kiir, who is also president of South Sudan, Deputy Foreign Minister Aziz Pahad said. "This will be a good opportunity...

2006-06-12 03:53:25

Corrects spelling of Cypriot minister's name to Iacovou in paragraph 6. LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - European Union foreign ministers faced a showdown with new member Cyprus on Monday over Turkey's bid to join the bloc, with Nicosia threatening to block the talks even before they start in earnest. Turkey is due to conclude negotiations on the first and easiest of 35 detailed policy areas -- science and research -- but Cyprus is insisting that Ankara first be reminded of its obligation to...

2006-06-12 04:01:26

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - European Union foreign ministers faced a showdown with new member Cyprus on Monday over Turkey's bid to join the bloc, with Nicosia threatening to block the talks even before they start in earnest. Turkey is due to conclude negotiations on the first and easiest of 35 detailed policy areas -- science and research -- but Cyprus is insisting that Ankara first be reminded of its obligation to recognize and normalize relations with Nicosia. Cyprus is threatening to...

2006-06-12 03:20:14

By Paul Taylor LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - European Union foreign ministers faced a showdown with new member Cyprus on Monday over Turkey's bid to join the bloc, with Nicosia threatening to block the talks even before they start in earnest. Turkey is due to conclude negotiations on the first and easiest of 35 detailed policy areas -- science and research -- but Cyprus is insisting that Ankara first be reminded of its obligation to recognize and normalize relations with Nicosia. Cyprus is...

2006-03-01 06:20:11

By Opheera McDoom MALAKAL, Sudan (Reuters) - Sitting idle at empty desks in gloomy offices without telephones, faxes or electricity, one wonders how south Sudan's new government employees can function. The truth is, observers say, they really don't. More than two decades of civil war not only devastated south Sudan's infrastructure but also wiped out the education of an entire generation and forced more able southerners to flee the destruction. With a 2005 peace deal to end...

2006-02-15 08:12:58

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Cholera has been confirmed in two southern Sudanese cities in a rapidly spreading outbreak that has claimed 27 lives, U.N. officials said on Wednesday. With cities full to the brim of returning southerners following a 2005 peace deal, the bare infrastructure cannot cope and two-thirds of the population drink unclean water, a carrier of the disease. "It's particularly alarming in Juba, where a city of at least 250,000 depends to a great extent on untreated water...

2006-02-06 11:28:18

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Some seven people were killed in southern Sudan in clashes between renegade armed militias and the south Sudan army, despite a 2005 peace deal to end Africa's longest civil war there, officials said on Monday. The United Nations has been slow to deploy around 10,000 soldiers to monitor a ceasefire in the south between former foes the southern Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) and the northern Islamist government. "There have been clashes between elements...

2005-12-29 01:06:08

LHOKSEUMAWE, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia's military pulled the last of its troop reinforcements from Aceh province on Thursday, fulfilling one of the major conditions of a landmark peace agreement with separatist rebels. The withdrawal of 2,500 soldiers on Thursday comes after the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) disbanded its military wing this week. The Finnish-mediated pact ended one of Asia's longest running wars. It was signed in August after talks between the two sides accelerated...

2005-12-21 05:05:18

By Tarmizy Harva BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (Reuters) - The last of hundreds of weapons handed in by former separatist rebels in Indonesia's Aceh were destroyed on Wednesday, fulfilling one of the most important conditions of a landmark peace agreement. An Indonesian general, a former rebel commander and the head of the Aceh Monitoring Mission (AMM) used circular saws to cut up the last of 840 automatic rifles, pistols and rocket launchers collected by the monitors. The Indonesian...

2005-11-22 02:19:28

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Former rebels in Indonesia's Aceh province successfully ended the third round of a weapons handover on Tuesday after struggling to surrender enough arms that met the criteria of international peace monitors. Juri Laas, a spokesman for the European-led Aceh Monitoring Mission overseeing a landmark peace pact, said former rebels handed in 57 weapons on Tuesday and monitors accepted all but one piece. "It means the third phase has been completed," he said. Under the...


Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
Related