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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...

2006-01-23 12:39:49

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan said on Monday it was ready to withdraw its bid to head the African Union and avoid a division over its appointment that could sink Darfur peace talks and which critics say could damage Africa's credibility. "We do not want to make any division in order to achieve an objective, so if that means that Sudan should withdraw, we will withdraw," Sudan's presidential adviser on foreign affairs, Mustafa Osman Ismail, told Reuters.

2005-12-31 07:32:40

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan commemorates 50 years of independence on Sunday, but some question if the African nation racked by conflicts and dependent on foreign aid and peacekeepers should really be celebrating. In 2005, Sudan ended Africa's longest civil war in its south with a peace deal on January 9, ushering in hopes of an era of stability and development in one of the poorest areas on earth. The south has been devastated by conflict for all but 11 years since...

2005-12-31 07:07:47

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese security forces jailed without charge a journalist accused of slandering President Omar Hassan al-Bashir in a move some parliamentarians called unconstitutional. Zuheir Sirraj, a columnist for the al-Sahafa daily paper, was detained on Friday night. A source in state security said he had violated the law by writing an article saying the president did not care about the country's problems and citizens. But no charges had yet been brought against him....

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...

2005-10-23 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...

2005-09-14 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...

2005-08-22 15:32:18

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Sudan's Foreign Ministry has asked the United Nations to help investigate the July 30 helicopter crash that killed former southern rebel leader John Garang, U.N. officials said on Monday. The United Nations will provide transportation and logistical support into the crash site in Uganda, U.N. spokesman Farhan Haq said. Another official said the world body would help Sudan coordinate efforts with the Montreal-based International Civil Aviation Organization,...

2005-08-11 04:10:08

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Southern Sudanese leader Salva Kiir was sworn in as first vice president of Sudan on Thursday, following the sudden death of his predecessor John Garang in a helicopter crash last week. Soldiers and military vehicles swarmed the capital Khartoum, where the ceremony took place, but missing were the scenes of jubilation that accompanied Garang's return to take up the same post just over a month ago. "I pledge my allegiance to the government of Sudan...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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