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2005-07-21 10:45:15

ABO SHOUK, Sudan (Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Thursday told Sudan's president his government had a "credibility problem" on the issue of Darfur and she wanted to see "actions not words." In a meeting marred by scuffles involving Rice's aides and Sudanese security officials, Rice told President Omar Hassan al-Bashir to stop violence, especially against women, in the remote western region of his country. "I said to the Sudanese government that they had a credibility...

2005-07-21 05:33:47

ABU SHOUK, Sudan (Reuters) - Sudan's foreign minister on Thursday apologized to visiting Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice over the manhandling of U.S. officials and journalists in Khartoum, a U.S. official said. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said Foreign Minister Mustafa Osman Ismail had phoned Rice while she was on a plane to Darfur in western Sudan to say sorry. Rice had earlier demanded an apology. "He apologized for the treatment of our delegation and the press corps,"...

2005-07-21 05:13:33

By Amil Khan KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese government officials manhandled U.S. officials and journalists on Thursday outside talks between Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, prompting Rice to demand an apology. Sudanese guards and officials shoved U.S. journalists away from the meeting and slammed the wooden doors to his palace in their faces. Some U.S. officials were also obstructed for several minutes before the Sudanese agreed to allow Rice and...

2005-07-20 16:07:44

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Opposition political forces plan protests and strikes to try to force Sudan's new coalition government to include a greater number of political voices, politicians told Reuters on Wednesday. About 10 Sudanese professional organizations and political parties, including the Popular National Congress, led by Islamist Hassan al-Turabi, and the Umma Party have formed an alliance with other parties to oppose the newly agreed coalition unity government. "We want a national...

2005-07-09 07:21:20

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Former rebel chief John Garang took his place in the Sudanese leadership on Saturday, swearing the oath of office as first vice president in a peace government after more than 20 years fighting from the swamps of the south. At a ceremony in the presidential palace, six months after a peace agreement between north and south, Garang became deputy to his old enemy President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who signed a new interim constitution and took his own...

2005-07-08 13:46:10

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Former southern Sudanese rebel leader John Garang arrived in Khartoum on Friday to be sworn in as first vice president in a government born out of a peace agreement that ended more than two decades of civil war. Garang, leader of the former rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM), was greeted by more than one million Sudanese as he arrived in the capital for the first time in more than 20 years. He was drowned out by joyous crowds chanting...

2005-07-08 10:24:50

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Former southern Sudanese rebel leader John Garang arrived in Khartoum on Friday to be sworn in as first vice president in a government born out of a peace agreement that ended more than two decades of civil war. Garang, leader of the former rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM), arrived in the capital for the first time in 20 years amid unprecedented security and was received by Ali Osman Mohamed Taha, Sudan's current first vice president....

2005-07-08 07:12:33

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - After more than two decades of bloody guerrilla warfare, John Garang led his rebel army from the battlefield to a peace deal sealed in January with the northern Islamic government of Sudan. Along the way, he allied himself with communists, courted U.S. Christian groups and juggled tribal rivalries to hold onto power even when infighting threatened his grip on the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA). Garang, in his late 50s, will become...

2005-07-08 06:55:48

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Thousands waited in the hot desert sun on Friday for former southern rebel leader John Garang to arrive in Khartoum for the first time in more than two decades, marking the start of a new era of rule war-torn Sudan. Khartoum's main Green Square was papered with flags of the former rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM), which fought a bitter 21 year civil war to gain more equality for people in southern Sudan. Garang supporters anticipating...

2005-06-30 15:32:06

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan on Thursday released prominentIslamist Hassan Turabi, detained last year on suspicion ofplotting a coup, in a step toward reconciliation amongKhartoum's political elite. Hundreds of supporters shouting "God is great" welcomedTurabi, a former ally of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, tohis Popular Congress party headquarters, which reopened onThursday after the authorities lifted a ban on its activities. Dressed in his usual white cloak and neatly bound...


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