Khartoum http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23748/all en 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 Sudan riot police clash with students at Khartoum university http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/sudan-riot-police-clash-students-at-khartoum-university <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, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Sudanese riot police fired teargas at students on Friday as government supporters stormed the main university in the capital Khartoum, activists and witnesses said, in a second day of unrest on the campus. Sudan has avoided the Arab Spring style uprisings which unseated rulers in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia, but spiralling inflation sparked small protests which have broadened into demonstrations of discontent with veteran President Omar Hassan al-Bashir's rule.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/sudan-riot-police-clash-students-at-khartoum-university" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Khartoum Political geography Politics Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 23:30:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743702 at http://www.globalpost.com Sudan border rebellion risks unravelling South Sudan deal: UK envoy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130315/sudan-border-rebellion-risks-unravelling-south-sudan-deal-uk-en <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 Hereward Holland</p> <p>JUBA (Reuters) - Sudan's simmering border rebellions could yet unravel a freshly signed deal with South Sudan and jeopardise the expected resumption of the South's oil flows through Sudan, a British envoy said on Friday.</p> <p>Sudan and South Sudan, long-time foes, agreed last week on a timetable to create a demilitarised buffer zone along their contested 2,000-km (1,250-mile) border, capping months of acrimonious negotiations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130315/sudan-border-rebellion-risks-unravelling-south-sudan-deal-uk-en" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Khartoum Political geography Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Mar 2013 17:31:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5784708 at http://www.globalpost.com Sudan police fire teargas to break up protest -witnesses http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130323/sudan-police-fire-teargas-break-protest-witnesses <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 (Reuters) - Sudanese police fired teargas and used batons on Sunday to break up a demonstration of opposition party members over the detention of several activists and politicians, witnesses said.</p> <p>About 40 members of the African country's main opposition parties had gathered in front of the house of Sudan's first post-independence president in the Omdurman area of Khartoum, giving speeches and chanting.</p> <p>"The people want to overthrow the regime," they chanted, and, "Freedom, freedom."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130323/sudan-police-fire-teargas-break-protest-witnesses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Geography of Africa Khartoum Thomson Reuters Sat, 23 Mar 2013 20:16:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5792101 at http://www.globalpost.com US embassy in Khartoum to re-open after deadly demo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130324/us-embassy-khartoum-re-open-after-deadly-demo <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 United States embassy resumes full service to the public on Monday, six months after the compound was damaged in a deadly demonstration sparked by a US-made film that mocked Islam.</p> <p>"The consular section of the US embassy Khartoum, Sudan will resume full consular services," said a statement from Washington's mission in the Sudanese capital.</p> <p>From Monday, the embassy will again offer visitors' visas and is to re-open its Information Resource Centre, a library.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130324/us-embassy-khartoum-re-open-after-deadly-demo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diplomatic mission Khartoum War AFP Sun, 24 Mar 2013 16:23:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5792583 at http://www.globalpost.com Sudan police use teargas to break up protest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130607/sudan-police-use-teargas-break-protest <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 (Reuters) - Sudanese police used teargas to break up an anti-government protest in the capital Khartoum on Friday, witnesses said.</p> <p>Some 150 people gathered near a mosque in the Omdurman suburb to protest against high inflation, shouting "the people want to overthrow the regime" and throwing stones at police, several witnesses told Reuters.</p> <p>Among the protesters were residents from a region north of Khartoum displaced by a dam, who complained they had not been compensated for the loss of their homes.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130607/sudan-police-use-teargas-break-protest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Geography of Africa Khartoum War Thomson Reuters Fri, 07 Jun 2013 23:23:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5852825 at http://www.globalpost.com Sudan's Bashir halts South Sudan oil flow: radio http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130608/sudans-bashir-halts-south-sudan-oil-flow-radio <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 President Omar al-Bashir on Saturday ordered a halt to the flow of oil from South Sudan, less than two months after southern crude returned to Sudanese territory, official radio said.</p> <p>"Bashir ordered the minister of oil to stop the flow of South Sudanese oil from tomorrow, Sunday," Radio Omdurman reported in an SMS message which gave no further details. </p> <p>The oil, which has not yet reached Sudan's Red Sea export terminal, would be worth billions of dollars in revenue to both impoverished nations if exports resumed.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130608/sudans-bashir-halts-south-sudan-oil-flow-radio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Khartoum Political geography AFP Sat, 08 Jun 2013 21:32:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5853230 at http://www.globalpost.com Sudan's Bashir halts South Sudan oil flow: radio http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130608/sudans-bashir-halts-south-sudan-oil-flow-radio-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 President Omar al-Bashir on Saturday ordered a halt to the flow of oil from South Sudan, less than two months after southern crude returned to Sudanese territory, official radio said.</p> <p>"Bashir ordered the minister of oil to stop the flow of South Sudanese oil from tomorrow, Sunday," Radio Omdurman reported in an SMS message which gave no further details. </p> <p>str-it/hc</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Africa Khartoum Political geography AFP Sat, 08 Jun 2013 21:33:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5853237 at http://www.globalpost.com Sudan's President orders closure of pipelines carrying oil from South Sudan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130608/sudans-president-orders-closure-pipelines-carrying-oil-south <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>KHARTOUM, Sudan - Sudan's official news agency says the country's president has ordered the closure of pipelines exporting South Sudanese oil.</p> <p>The Sudan news agency SUNA quoted President Omar al-Bashir as telling a public rally in the capital Khartoum on Saturday that the move was in response to South Sudan's funding of rebels fighting his regime.</p> <p>The Sudan news agency quoted al-Bashir as saying the "decision follows careful study of all its consequences and repercussions."</p> <p>South Sudan, which became independent of Khartoum in 2011, has denied supporting rebels.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130608/sudans-president-orders-closure-pipelines-carrying-oil-south" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Khartoum Political geography The Canadian Press Sun, 09 Jun 2013 00:12:29 +0000 The Canadian Press 5853283 at http://www.globalpost.com Sudan prepares to shut South Sudan oil flow http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130609/sudan-prepares-shut-south-sudan-oil-flow <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 on Sunday prepared to stop the oil flow from South Sudan, on the orders of President Omar al-Bashir, but an expert said the process could take weeks.</p> <p>Bashir on Saturday said petroleum companies working in South Sudan will be informed about "shutting down the pipeline" from Sunday, the official SUNA news agency reported.</p> <p>The order came after Bashir warned the South over backing rebels, who analysts say humiliated the authorities with recent attacks.</p> <p>South Sudan's government in Juba denies supporting insurgents in the north.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130609/sudan-prepares-shut-south-sudan-oil-flow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Khartoum Political geography AFP Sun, 09 Jun 2013 11:30:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5853506 at http://www.globalpost.com Sudan formally orders firms to shut South's oil flow http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130611/sudan-formally-orders-firms-shut-souths-oil-flow-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 oil ministry formally told oil companies on Tuesday to block the export flow of South Sudanese crude oil, following an order from President Omar al-Bashir.</p> <p>Oil Minister Awad Ahmad al-Jaz presented the written directive in a meeting with senior executives of the GNPOC joint operating company and Petrodar, the ministry said.</p> <p>It orders them "to stop the process of transportation and exporting South Sudanese oil within 60 days starting from Sunday June 9", the ministry said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130611/sudan-formally-orders-firms-shut-souths-oil-flow-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Khartoum Politics States of Sudan Technology AFP Tue, 11 Jun 2013 19:36:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5855592 at http://www.globalpost.com Sudan formally orders firms to shut South's oil flow http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130611/sudan-formally-orders-firms-shut-souths-oil-flow-1 <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 oil ministry formally told oil companies on Tuesday to block exports of South Sudanese crude following an order from President Omar al-Bashir.</p> <p>Oil Minister Awad Ahmad al-Jaz presented the written directive in a meeting with senior executives of the GNPOC joint operating company and Petrodar, the ministry said.</p> <p>It orders them "to stop the process of transportation and exporting South Sudanese oil within 60 days starting from Sunday, June 9," the ministry said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130611/sudan-formally-orders-firms-shut-souths-oil-flow-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Khartoum Politics States of Sudan AFP Tue, 11 Jun 2013 20:41:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5855688 at http://www.globalpost.com Sudan's garbage economy a lifeline for scavengers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130617/sudans-garbage-economy-lifeline-scavengers <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>Just after the footpath beside the school passes into the cool late afternoon shadows, a gentle cracking sound signals that Doud Sebet has arrived. </p> <p>He sits on a piece of cardboard, with one long leg out in front of him and the other tucked underneath.</p> <p>From a white sack, Sebet retrieves metal drink cans that other people have thrown away. He slowly places each of them on one brick and hammers down on them with another. The flattened coloured circles collect in front of him.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130617/sudans-garbage-economy-lifeline-scavengers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Doud Sebet Geography of Africa Khartoum Technology AFP Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:02:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5858617 at http://www.globalpost.com On coup anniversary Sudan ex-PM calls for regime to go http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130629/coup-anniversary-sudan-ex-pm-calls-regime-go <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 former leader Sadiq al-Mahdi held an unusual show of force on Saturday, telling thousands of followers that the regime of President Omar al-Bashir has to go, 24 years after it toppled Mahdi.</p> <p>"From today, we will sign on to the ticket of liberation to have a new regime," Mahdi told his faithful gathered in a sandy outdoor square in Khartoum's twin city of Omdurman.</p> <p>"We will do this through peaceful sit-ins," said the chief of the opposition Umma Party. "And now we call for the regime to go."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130629/coup-anniversary-sudan-ex-pm-calls-regime-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Government Khartoum Religion AFP Sat, 29 Jun 2013 22:32:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5871397 at http://www.globalpost.com Sudan protesters, opposition call for Bashir ousting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130629/sudan-protesters-opposition-call-bashir-ousting <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 (Reuters) - Thousands of Sudanese called for the overthrow of veteran President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on Saturday, spurred on by an opposition trying to stoke an Arab Spring style uprising.</p> <p>The opposition, capitalizing on anger over soaring food prices and corruption, has threatened to stage mass protests to topple Bashir within 100 days.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130629/sudan-protesters-opposition-call-bashir-ousting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Government Khartoum War Thomson Reuters Sat, 29 Jun 2013 22:33:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5871412 at http://www.globalpost.com