East Africa

North Sudan accused of bombing a southern-region village

June 14, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “Sudan’s military has bombed a village in an oil-rich southern region, southern officials say, as tensions increase ahead of the south’s independence next month. Three people were killed in the raid on Unity State, in a move to take control of the region’s oil fields, the south’s military spokesman said. Some 140,000 [...]

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Northern Sudan troops attack towns around a contested border region

June 12, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source Fears of another civil war are playing out in Sudan as troops led by President Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir have overrun towns and attacked tribesmen loyal to the south around a contested border region of oil reserves and well-armed militias. Bloodshed and streams of refugees are a dangerous prelude to July 9, [...]

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Somalian transitional government extended for one year; popular Prime Minister resigns

June 11, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “After months of feuding, Somalia’s bickering leaders on Thursday agreed on a compromise that extends the transitional government for one more year but, at the same time, led to the dismissal of the popular prime minister. Hundreds of civilians — and government troops — immediately indicated their displeasure over the firing by setting [...]

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The White House calls for an immediate end to Sudan attacks

June 10, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “The White House has urged Sudan to “immediately” end the escalation of “reprehensible” violence on southern army positions less than a month before the south becomes the world’s youngest country. “The United States condemns reported acts of violence in Southern Kordofan that target individuals based on their ethnicity and political affiliation,” White [...]

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