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In Conflict/Tragedy
Mar 7th, 2011
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Khartoum – A US campaign group monitoring Sudan’s restive north-south border region said on Monday that 300 buildings in the Abyei village of Tajalei were torched by militia groups with links to Khartoum. “At least 300 buildings at Tajalei were intentionally destroyed by fire, accor...
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In News
Jan 19th, 2011
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JUBA, Sudan — Officials say preliminary results show more than 98 percent of voters in and near Southern Sudan’s capital voted for independence from the north. The referendum committee for Central Equatoria State on Wednesday posted their results of the weeklong poll that ended Saturday. ...
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In Election
Jan 16th, 2011
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Exhausted poll workers posted the first preliminary results from Southern Sudan’s weeklong independence referendum on Sunday, and an Associated Press count of a small sampling of the returns showed a huge vote for secession. Sudan’s south ended its independence vote Saturday, a vote most ...
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In Election
Jan 15th, 2011
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A weeklong vote in Sudan wraps up Saturday, bringing the country closer to a historic decision that could split it into two. Nearly 4 million people were registered to vote in the referendum that will determine whether Southern Sudan should declare independence from a government based in the north. S...
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In Election
Jan 13th, 2011
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Organisers of a landmark South Sudan independence vote have confirmed that the turnout threshold needed for it to be valid has been reached, as Jimmy Carter, former US president, said the region looks set for nationhood. Drivers honked their horns in the regional capital Juba on Thursday as southerne...
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In News
Jan 11th, 2011
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WASHINGTON — Sudan could be removed from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism as early as July if Khartoum recognizes the results of the referendum on independence for the south, a US official said Tuesday. “Should the referendum be carried out successfully and the results are recognized ...
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In Conflict/Tragedy
Jan 11th, 2011
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At least 11 more people have been killed in violence over southern Sudan’s historic referendum, officials have said. Major General Gier Chuang Aluong, South Sudan’s interior minister, said 10 people making their way to vote were killed in an ambush on Monday. The announcement came as Sout...
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In News
Jan 11th, 2011
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The Sudanese government moved quickly to deny statements attributed to president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir in which he offered to have the north take over all the country’s debt if South Sudan decides to secede in the ongoing referendum. Earlier today former U.S. president Jimmy Carter told CNN that Bash...
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In Analysis
Jan 11th, 2011
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This weekend we saw people lining up all across southern Sudan to vote in a referendum on whether they should remain part of Sudan or become Africa’s newest nation. This vote was a key provision of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) which created a framework for a new start after deca...
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In East Africa
Jan 11th, 2011
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Southern Sudanese living in neighbouring Ethiopia turned out in large numbers on the first day of the week-long independence voting. The week-long referendum is a climax of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) signed to end Africa’s longest running civil war. About 3.9 million southerners wer...