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Sudan border fighting displaces over 400,000 people: U.N.

Sudan border fighting displaces over 400,000 people: U.N. | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - About 417,000 people have been displaced in Sudan's border states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile as a result of ongoing fighting between the army and insurgents, the United Nations...
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Famine as a Weapon: It's Time to Stop Starvation in Sudan

Famine as a Weapon: It's Time to Stop Starvation in Sudan | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
As the north-south war heats up between the Sudans, the Khartoum regime is using a barbaric but time-tested method against its enemies. Here's how to get it to cease and desist.
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South Sudan in withdrawal demand

South Sudan in withdrawal demand | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
South Sudan demands that Sudanese troops withdraw from a border town in Unity state, which the army spokesman said was occupied over the weekend.
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Why the ‘Arab Spring’ hasn’t reached Sudan

What is it about the nation in Libya and Egypt’s own backyards, which in the face of poorer and worsening conditions, continues to be characterised by a culture of complacency?

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Springtime in Sudan

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Omar al-Bashir's many opponents are organizing to end his 22-year rule. But can the Arab Spring reach Khartoum?

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South Sudanese journalist released, two remain in detention

November 7, 2011 (LONDON) – The South Sudan journalist detained since 21 October and released on 2 November has described his ordeal, while two other journalists remain in custody.

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Sudan troops seize key rebel town

Sudanese forces capture the key rebel stronghold of Kurmuk in the war-torn border state of Blue Nile, government and rebel sources say.
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Sudanese demonstrate in support of Syrian protesters

KHARTOUM, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Hundreds of Sudanese Islamists and others staged a rare demonstration in central Khartoum on Friday in solidarity with Syria's anti-government protesters and called for an...
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Sudan's president accepts responsibility for Darfur conflict

Sudan's president accepts responsibility for Darfur conflict | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan has taken full responsibility for the first time for the Darfur conflict that killed up to 300,000 people.
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Surge in Sudan violence raises worry independence won't bring peace

KHARTOUM, Sudan -- This is not what most southern Sudanese thought freedom would look like. In the two months since voters overwhelmingly endorsed forming a new country after decades of civil war, Southern Sudan has slipped dangerously backward into violence. Once-dormant warlords have roared back to life, and new insurgencies against the southern government are gaining steam.
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South and Sudan 'on brink of war'

South and Sudan 'on brink of war' | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
South Sudan's foreign minister warns his country is on the brink of war with Sudan following days of fierce fighting along the border.
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The question of identity revisited: the challenge of nation-building in the new South Sudan

The ability to allow an inclusive social fabric to flourish will determine the success of the new state.

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Villages Caught in the Crossfire of Sudan's Ongoing Battles

Six months after the separation of North and South Sudan, fighting between rebels and the army persists in villages along the border...
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Kenyan court issues arrest order for Sudan's Bashir

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NAIROBI (Reuters) - A Kenyan court on Monday ordered the government to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir wanted by The Hague on genocide charges should he travel to the east African country where...
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Predictions of War Haunt Sudan's Southern Border

The presidents of Sudan and the new nation of South Sudan are both predicting the possibility of a new war in an oil-rich region that has seen a spike in cross-border attacks.

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Sudan’s hidden victims: an international test

A neglected humanitarian disaster is unfolding in the Sudanese border region of Southern Kordofan. The tens of thousands bombed, displaced, blockaded and starved need the world’s attention, says Gerry Simpson.

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kmendez's comment, November 22, 2011 9:18 PM
This is about a family that is suffering in a cave they fled to after the Antonovs bombing, to protect their children, and now theres no food or help for them and the children getting sick. They are in need of immediate help especially since humanitarian agencies willing to help are being denied.
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Death in the desert: Tribesmen exploit battle to reach Israel

Death in the desert: Tribesmen exploit battle to reach Israel | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
"I wanted to build a good future for my family, but I failed," a weak Issam Abdallah Mohammed said in a videotaped statement.
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Sudan 'supported Libyan rebels'

Sudan 'supported Libyan rebels' | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir says his country gave military support to those in Libya who took up arms against their leader Muammar Gaddafi.
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South Sudan troops die in attack

South Sudan troops die in attack | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
t least 20 South Sudanese army soldiers have been killed in a clash with rebel fighters. A spokesman for the South Sudanese army, the SPLA, said the soldiers were killed when rebels attacked a village in Unity State.The oil-producing state is in the north of the region, which will become an independent country in July following a recent referendum. There have been a number of recent attacks in the region.
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