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Book review: The utility of force

General Rupert Smith published his "The Utility of Force – The Art of War in the Modern World" to well-deserved acclaim some...

Sudan signs Darfur deal with splinter rebel group

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Sudan signed a peace accord with a small Darfur rebel group, but another larger insurgent group dismissed the deal as propaganda that...

Sudan plans to cancel citizenship of southerners

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Sudan's parliament gave initial approval to cancel the citizenship of South Sudanese, state news agency SUNA said, less than a week after...

Sudan, South Sudan plan new currencies after split

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Sudan's president said the country would launch a new currency, a day after newly independent South Sudan confirmed it would do the...

Sudan’s Bashir warns about disputed Abyei region – report

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Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir said that the disputed Abyei border region could be a source of conflict with newly independent South...

North Sudan wants peacekeepers out after south split

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North Sudan said it wanted U.N. peacekeepers to leave when the south secedes on July 9, shrugging off international pressure to extend...

Sudan journalist jailed for alleged rape article

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A northern Sudanese court sentenced a female journalist to one month in prison for writing an article about the alleged rape of...

North and South Sudan delay talks until after split

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Leaders of north and south Sudan agreed to continue talks on a series of disputes after the south's impending secession, officials...

Sudan’s Bashir faces tough balancing act as south goes

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As southern Sudanese count down the minutes to independence on July 9, northerners are anxiously contemplating a future with less oil, roaring...

UN rights boss raps China for not arresting Bashir

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The top UN human rights official chided China for failing to arrest Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on an international warrant for...

Some 1400 killed in South Sudan violence: UN

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Some 1 400 civilians have been killed in southern Sudan this year, many by ill-disciplined former rebels incorporated into the security forces...

Sudan to appoint vice president from Darfur: state media

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Sudan will appoint a vice president from the war-battered western Darfur region, state media said in a possible move toward meeting...

Train carrying southern Sudanese attacked -UN

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A train carrying southern Sudanese migrants was attacked in the country's conflict-stricken Southern Kordofan border state killing at least one person, the...

Parliamentary Question: Dirco: Ministers trips

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Mr SJ Masango (DA) to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation: 1.With reference to her recent trips to (a) Sudan and...

North and south Sudan sign Abyei deal: Mbeki

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North and south Sudan have signed an agreement to demilitarise the disputed Abyei region and allow in Ethiopian peacekeeping forces, said former...

South Sudan rebel militia raid kills 29, army says

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A rebel militia killed 29 people including police and civilians in a south Sudan cattle raid, the southern army said adding to...

Eritrean volcano still erupting, some flights cancelled

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A volcano in Eritrea erupted for a third day but with reduced intensity, its ash cloud spreading out over Sudan and towards...

Sudan to trim spending after south secedes: Bashir

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The north Sudanese government has prepared a three-year economic plan to cut government spending and make other changes after the oil-producing south...

Rebel convoy in Sudan’s Darfur ambushed : rebel

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Sudanese government troops ambushed rebels in the western Darfur region on Wednesday and Thursday, killing at least two fighters, a rebel spokesman...

Nearly 100 civilians killed in Abyei, official says

Nearly 100 civilians have been killed in Sudan's disputed Abyei region since the northern military seized it on May 21, an Abyei...

SA concerned about Sudan’s Abyei

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South Africa has expressed concerns about violence in Sudan's Abyei region, calling on parties to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) to address...

Sudan risks losing debt relief with Abyei push: US

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Sudan has risked US$38 billion in potential debt relief and other incentives by occupying Abyei and must agree to resume talks on...

Armed looters burn Sudan’s disputed Abyei: UN

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Armed looters set fire to parts of Sudan's disputed Abyei border town on Monday, the United Nations said, days after north Sudanese...

North, south Sudan risk war without oil deal

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North and south Sudan could go back to war unless they reach agreement on sharing oil revenues and other issues in the...

Sudan shuts separatist newspaper: state media

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Sudan closed a newspaper campaigning for the separation of the country's north and south, state media reports, signalling a new crackdown before...

Sudan militia attack in flashpoint region

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Militia fighters attacked a village in Sudan's tense Abyei border region, killing five people in the second assault in the area in...

Russia sends fresh peacekeepers to Sudan

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Russia airlifted about 120 personnel to Sudan as part of an international peacekeeping operation there, the Defense Ministry said. Russian peacekeepers have been...

Sudan dismisses Cyprus weapons probe

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Sudan denied trying to import arms on a ship intercepted in Cyprus, saying explosives on board had been ordered by a mining...

Cameroon posts 32 policewomen to Darfur

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Thirty-two Cameroonian female police officers have been posted to trouble-stricken Darfur in Sudan, according to the officer in charge of coordinating the...

Three aid workers abducted in Sudan’s Darfur

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Armed men abducted three aid workers, two Sudanese and one expatriate, in Sudan's western Darfur region, a United Nations spokesperson says. "We have...

Sudan asks Interpol to arrest rebel chief: report

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Sudan's justice minister has asked Interpol to arrest the leader of Darfur's most powerful rebel group, state media says, a step likely...

Sudan army chopper crashes in Darfur

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A Sudanese army helicopter crashed in the South Darfur state capital of Nyala without causing any casualties, army spokesperson  Sawarmi Khaled Saad...

Clashes in Sudan kill 58, raise tension on border

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Clashes between south Sudan's army and Darfuri Arab tribes killed 58 people, raising tension along the border with the north of the...

UN missions in some countries broke rules: watchdog

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UN missions in several world trouble spots neglected proper security procedures and financial controls, exposing the world body to unnecessary risks, according...

France invites Sudan, not Bashir, to summit

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy has asked Sudan to take part in a Franco-African summit in May, but has made clear that Sudanese...

Sudan signs deal with second Darfur rebel group

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Sudan signed a ceasefire agreement with a second Darfur rebel group on Thursday, part of a government campaign to resolve the conflict...

Murder in Sudan

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South Sudanese police say they suspect a political motive in the murder of a member of parliament in the southern capital Juba,...

Sudan rebukes UN-AU force over Darfur ambush

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Sudan summoned the acting head of international peacekeepers in Darfur to express concern over a rebel ambush last week in which vehicles...

Sudan to offer govt posts to Darfur rebels-documents

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Sudan will offer Darfur's rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) government positions as part of a peace deal, according to documents setting...

Ukraine arms shipment to Sudan exposed

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A Russian newspaper, Vremya Novostei, said that the Sudanese government is to receive its February's supply of 100 T-72M tanks from Ukrspetsexport...

Darfur peacekeepers get helicopters after long wait

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International peacekeepers in Sudan's Darfur region received their first five military helicopters today, ending a more than two-year wait for air support...

Sudan should lift Darfur security constraints: UN

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Sudan should amend security legislation to protect freedom of speech and assembly in its conflict-torn Darfur region ahead of a nationwide election...

Sudan, Chad agree “definitive end” to proxy wars

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Sudan and Chad agreed yesterday to end their proxy wars and work together to rebuild their border areas, a move seen aimed...

UNAMID refutes Sudanese army accusations

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The joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission in the war-torn Darfur region strongly rejected "unfounded allegations" levelled by the Sudanese military's spokesperson...

Chad’s president to visit Sudan after years of tension

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Chad's President Idriss Deby said yesterday he would travel to Sudan next week for talks, his first visit there in six years...

Court ordered to rule again on Bashir genocide charge

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The International Criminal Court must rule again on whether Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir (here seen inspecting a military parade) must face...

Tribal fighting kills 15 in south Sudan

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Tribal fighters killed at least 15 people in clashes with a rival group in south Sudan's troubled Jonglei state, one of the...

Sudan highest court refutes southern party ban

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Sudan's constitutional court ruled yesterday that the south's semi-autonomous government cannot prohibit the activities of a Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) splinter...

Sudan needs more funds for referendum: report

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Sudan needs more cash and support from donor countries if its national elections and a southern referendum on independence are to take...

Sudan hangs 6 men for killing 13 policemen

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Sudan yesterday hanged six men convicted in the murder of 13 policemen five years ago during a forced eviction operation in the...