Jan 8th, 2011
The Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir on Friday made it clear that there is no prospect for Southerners living in the North to have dual citizenship if the referendum vote comes in favor of creating a new state. The oil-producing south is due to vote in a referendum starting on Sunday on wheth...
Jan 4th, 2011
South Sudan’s independence referendum on Sunday marks the start of a new test for U.S. diplomacy in the region, which analysts say could yet present President Barack Obama with his “Rwanda moment” if violence explodes in its wake. U.S. officials are cautiously optimistic about the v...
In East Africa
Jan 3rd, 2011
Up to 80 African migrants are feared to have drowned off the south coast of Yemen after their boats capsized, Yemeni officials say. The migrants, mostly from Ethiopia, were travelling in two boats which were hit by strong wind and waves, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. Three Somali migrant...
Nov 15th, 2010
The Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir has arrived in Mecca on Sunday to perform Haj during the annual season for the world’s largest religious gathering. Bashir left for Saudi Arabia on Saturday accompanied by several federal, state and legislative officials. The International Criminal Court (...
Oct 24th, 2010
Darfur’s rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) said Sunday it was ready to start discussions with international mediators in Qatar, but was not yet prepared to re-join full peace negotiations. JEM, seen as the region’s most militarily powerful rebel force, walked out of talks in the Q...