Sudan http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23417/all en Sudan, South Sudan agree once again to set up buffer zone http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/sudan-south-sudan-agree-once-again-set-buffer-zone <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>By Aaron Maasho</p> <p>ADDIS ABABA, Jan 5 (Reuters) - The presidents of Sudan and South Sudan agreed on Saturday to set up a demilitarised zone along their disputed border, a condition for restarting oil exports, an African Union mediator said on Saturday, without giving a time frame.</p> <p>Sudan's Omar Hassan al-Bashir and South Sudan's Salva Kiir had agreed in September to withdraw their armies from the border area, a move both say is necessary to allow oil to flow again from landlocked South Sudan through Sudan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/sudan-south-sudan-agree-once-again-set-buffer-zone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abyei Africa African Union Business Dinka people Omar al-Bashir Person Career Politics Quotation Rebels Salva Kiir Mayardit Second Sudanese Civil War South Kordofan South Sudan–Sudan relations Sudan Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement Thomson Reuters Sat, 05 Jan 2013 21:26:55 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731259 at http://www.globalpost.com South Sudan sees northern border zone within a month http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/south-sudan-sees-northern-border-zone-within-month <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Carl Odera</p> <p>JUBA, Jan 7 (Reuters) - South Sudan hopes to establish a<br /> demilitarized zone along its border with arch-rival Sudan within<br /> a month, paving the way for vital oil exports to resume, a<br /> southern official said on Monday.</p> <p>Sudan leader Omar Hassan al-Bashir and South Sudan's Salva<br /> Kiir met in Ethiopia at the weekend to try to quell tensions<br /> that have rumbled since a flare-up of violence along the<br /> disputed border in April last year, the worst since the South<br /> seceded in 2011.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/south-sudan-sees-northern-border-zone-within-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Juba Khartoum Outline of Sudan Pagan Amum Okech Person Career Political geography Quotation Second Sudanese Civil War South Sudan Sudan Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 01:48:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731436 at http://www.globalpost.com Residents in Sudan border states survive on roots, leaves -UN http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/residents-sudan-border-states-survive-roots-leaves-un <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* UN, aid groups barred from Sudan conflict zones</p> <p>* Sudan accuses South Sudan of backing rebels</p> <p>* US says Khartoum continues to bombard civilians</p> <p>By Louis Charbonneau</p> <p>UNITED NATIONS, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The United Nations warned on Tuesday of a worsening humanitarian crisis in Sudan's conflict-torn southern region, amid reports that people there were starving to death and others were surviving on roots and leaves.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/residents-sudan-border-states-survive-roots-leaves-un" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Politics Social Issues Sudan Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 20:30:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731823 at http://www.globalpost.com Heavy fighting between tribes over gold mine in Sudan's Darfur http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/heavy-fighting-between-tribes-over-gold-mine-sudans-darfur <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Khalid Abdelaziz</p> <p>KHARTOUM, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Heavy fighting has broken out between two tribes over a gold mine in Sudan's Darfur region, killing several people and forcing authorities to close the mine, tribal leaders and state media said on Wednesday.</p> <p>Law and order has collapsed in most parts of Darfur, an arid region in Sudan's west, since mainly non-Arab tribes took up arms in 2003 against the government in Khartoum, which they accuse of oppressive policies.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/heavy-fighting-between-tribes-over-gold-mine-sudans-darfur" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Politics Sudan Sudanese Arabs Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 18:15:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732258 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Heavy fighting rages in Sudan's Darfur region http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-heavy-fighting-rages-sudans-darfur-region <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds fighting in central Darfur, details, background)</p> <p>* Rebels seize two towns from government, peacekeepers say</p> <p>* Several rounds of talks have failed to end conflict</p> <p>* Tribes battle over gold mine</p> <p>By Khalid Abdelaziz</p> <p>KHARTOUM, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Rebels have seized two towns in Darfur, international peacekeepers quoted a local leader as saying, as fighting raged in at least two parts of the troubled region of western Sudan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-heavy-fighting-rages-sudans-darfur-region" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Darfur conflict Sudan Technology War Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 22:30:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732383 at http://www.globalpost.com Darfur fighting displaces more than 30,000 people-U.N. http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/darfur-fighting-displaces-more-30000-people-un <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>KHARTOUM, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Two weeks of fighting in Sudan's Darfur has displaced 30,000 people who are in need for food and shelter, the United Nations said after some of the worst clashes in the western region for months.</p> <p>Conflict has raged in Darfur, a vast arid region, since 2003 when mainly non-Arab tribes took up arms against the Arab government in Khartoum, accusing it of political and economic marginalisation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/darfur-fighting-displaces-more-30000-people-un" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Darfur Darfur conflict Politics Sudan War Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 13:30:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733136 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-More than 30,000 flee fighting in Sudan's Darfur-U.N. http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-3-more-30000-flee-fighting-sudans-darfur-un <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* No end to decade-long fighting in Darfur</p> <p>* Heavy fighting in several parts of western region this week</p> <p>* Several thousand flee clashes between tribes over gold mine</p> <p>* Army say repel rebel attack in South Kordofan oil state (Adds detail)</p> <p>By Ulf Laessing</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-3-more-30000-flee-fighting-sudans-darfur-un" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Darfur Politics Sudan War Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 18:45:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733301 at http://www.globalpost.com Up to 100,000 people flee fighting in Darfur-UN http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/100000-people-flee-fighting-darfur-un <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>KHARTOUM, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Fighting over a gold mine in Sudan's Darfur region has forced 100,000 people to flee and brought the closure of all public offices and schools in one town to accommodate the displaced, the United Nations said on Thursday.</p> <p>Conflict has raged in the vast arid region of Darfur for almost a decade since mainly non-Arab tribes took up arms against the Arab government in Khartoum in 2003, accusing it of political and economic neglect.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/100000-people-flee-fighting-darfur-un" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Darfur conflict Politics Sudan United Nations Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:00:54 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5742211 at http://www.globalpost.com Sudan security service demands ban on parties: opposition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/sudan-security-service-demands-ban-parties-opposition <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sudan's powerful state security service has demanded a ban on two major political parties whose members joined armed rebels in calling to overthrow the government, an opposition leader said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The proposed ban applies to the Umma Party, led by former prime minister Sadiq al-Mahdi, and the Popular Congress of Sudan's veteran Islamist leader Hassan al-Turabi.</p> <p>Intelligence chief General Mohamed Atta al-Moula also called for a ban on the smaller Communist Party, according to a letter purportedly signed by him which the Popular Congress presented at a press conference.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/sudan-security-service-demands-ban-parties-opposition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Darfur conflict Sudan AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 15:01:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746459 at http://www.globalpost.com Sudan security service demands ban on parties: opposition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/sudan-security-service-demands-ban-parties-opposition-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sudan's powerful state security service has demanded a ban on two major political parties whose members joined armed rebels in calling to overthrow the government, an opposition leader said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The proposed ban applies to the Umma Party, led by former prime minister Sadiq al-Mahdi, and the Popular Congress of Sudan's veteran Islamist leader Hassan al-Turabi.</p> <p>Intelligence chief General Mohamed Atta al-Moula also called for a ban on the smaller Communist Party, according to a letter purportedly signed by him which the Popular Congress presented at a news conference.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/sudan-security-service-demands-ban-parties-opposition-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Darfur conflict Sudan AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 15:45:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746520 at http://www.globalpost.com Home of Sudan's Darfur uprising 'still in rebel hands' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/home-sudans-darfur-uprising-still-rebel-hands <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rebels in Sudan's Darfur region said on Tuesday they beat back a government attempt to retake Golo town, where the region's insurgency began a decade ago.</p> <p>"This evening our troops defeated NCP forces when they tried to attack Golo," Ibrahim al-Hillu, spokesman for the Sudan Liberation Army's (SLA) Abdel Wahid Nur faction, told AFP, referring to the ruling National Congress Party in Khartoum.</p> <p>He said there were numerous government casualties and the survivors fled westwards.</p> <p>Sudan's army spokesman could not be reached for comment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/home-sudans-darfur-uprising-still-rebel-hands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Darfur Darfur conflict Sudan AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 19:46:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746815 at http://www.globalpost.com Millions cattle at risk in Sudan border dispute: nomads http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/millions-cattle-at-risk-sudan-border-dispute-nomads <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Millions of migrating cows are at risk of death on the Sudan-South Sudan border, nomads said on Thursday, because the frontier has not opened as agreed by the two nations several months ago.</p> <p>The cattle have fallen victim to the inability of Sudan and South Sudan to implement key security and economic agreements which their presidents signed in September.</p> <p>The pacts called for a reopening of border points, as part of peace efforts following a March-April war on the undemarcated frontier.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/millions-cattle-at-risk-sudan-border-dispute-nomads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa South Sudan Sudan Sudanese Arabs Technology War AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 13:30:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748834 at http://www.globalpost.com Millions of cattle at risk in Sudan border dispute: nomads http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/millions-cattle-at-risk-sudan-border-dispute-nomads-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Millions of migrating cows are at risk of death on the Sudan-South Sudan border, nomads said on Thursday, because the frontier has not opened as agreed by the two nations several months ago.</p> <p>The cattle have fallen victim to the inability of Sudan and South Sudan to implement key security and economic agreements which their presidents signed in September.</p> <p>The pacts called for a reopening of border points, as part of peace efforts following a March-April war on the undemarcated frontier.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/millions-cattle-at-risk-sudan-border-dispute-nomads-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa South Sudan Sudan Sudanese Arabs Technology War AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 13:46:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748859 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Sudan accuses Sudan of deadly attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/s-sudan-accuses-sudan-deadly-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The South Sudanese army on Sunday accused Sudan of launching a deadly air assault along their volatile border, but Khartoum promptly denied the claims.</p> <p>A spokesman for the South Sudanese army (SPLA) said the attack occurred on its soil along the border in Upper Nile state. </p> <p>He said Sudan ground troops launched the attack, soon followed by air support, in the latest incident between the two foes.</p> <p>"Khartoum sent two helicopter gunships that attacked the area at 10:30 am (0730 GMT), wounding three SPLA soldiers and killing one," military spokesman Philip Aguer told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/s-sudan-accuses-sudan-deadly-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Second Sudanese Civil War Sudan War AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 07:30:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5750831 at http://www.globalpost.com Khartoum-backed militia kill 17 civilians, rebels say http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/khartoum-backed-militia-kill-17-civilians-rebels-say <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Khartoum-backed militia in Sudan's South Kordofan state have killed 17 civilians, rebels said on Saturday.</p> <p>They accused the group of ethnic South Sudanese of ambushing a civilian lorry on Friday at Abu Nuwara, about 80 kilometres (50 miles) from the border with South Sudan's Upper Nile state.</p> <p>"They clashed with the civilians there and there's a lot of casualties," said Arnu Ngutulu Lodi, spokesman for the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) which has been fighting government forces in South Kordofan since June 2011.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/khartoum-backed-militia-kill-17-civilians-rebels-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Second Sudanese Civil War Sudan AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 10:45:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5750888 at http://www.globalpost.com