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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...

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...

2008-07-16 06:00:16

While the Sudanese demonstrations, which are opposing the accusations levelled against Sudanese President Umar al-Bashir, continue, Sudanese political groups have warned of the repercussions of the incident over the constitutional situation in the country. Al- Sadiq al-Mahdi, leader of the Sudanese Ummah [Nation] Party, has called for finding [a political] equation that should be suitable for all, in an attempt to resolve the crisis. France has urged Khartoum to hand over [Sudanese Interior...

2008-07-15 09:00:31

By Shashank Bengali McClatchy Newspapers JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Describing a systematic government campaign to decimate the people of Darfur, the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor on Monday charged the president of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, with genocide and war crimes and called for his arrest. The charges are the first to be brought against a sitting head of state by the 5-year-old court. While it remains to be seen whether it'll help to end the conflict in Darfur --...

2006-08-31 07:16:24

By Katie Nguyen JUBA, Sudan (Reuters) - The aromatic smell of sorghum and beans stirs a group of Sudanese soldiers from their lazy game of dominoes, bringing former enemies together to eat from the same tin bowl. Under the sweltering midday sun in barracks overlooking southern Sudan's capital Juba, government troops crouch beside former rebels taking turns to scoop up a mouthful of steaming porridge with their fingers. For years, their only contact was on the thorny battlefields of...

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...

2006-02-11 14:12:50

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A Sudanese military plane crashed at the airport in the southern town of Awil on Saturday killing all seven crew and 13 soldiers on board, officials said. "Twenty people were killed -- seven crew and 13 others, soldiers," said an army spokesman. He said it was an Antonov 29 plane that caught fire and exploded. The crash took place at 9:30 a.m. (0630 GMT). A senior southern army official said the plane crashed on landing at the airport when the front tire of the...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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