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Sudan cooperation a necessity

Khartoum (AFP) – Sudan and South Sudan have no choice but to work together in order to avoid “suicide”, former prime minister Sadiq al-Mahdi said on Tuesday. “It is a win-win formula or a lose-lose formula,” Mahdi, who leads a major opposition party, Umma, told a gathering organised by the South Sudanese embassy. Sudan and …

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Arab League calls emergency meeting on 2 Sudans

By Michael Onyiego / AP JUBA: The Arab League said Thursday it would hold an emergency meeting over the increasing violence between Sudan and South Sudan. The south reported new skirmishes even as Sudan’s president increased his threats of war toward the south. Sudan President Omar al-Bashir said the recent violence has “revived the spirit …


Sudan’s Bashir vows to punish South

By Abdelmoneim Abu Edris Ali / AFP KHARTOUM: Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir voiced doubt on Thursday over UN talk of sanctions against South Sudan, but said his country will impose a punishment of its own for deadly clashes along the border. Keeping up war rhetoric which has drawn expressions of concern from the United States, …


South Sudan joins IMF, World Bank

By AFP WASHINGTON: South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, joined the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday, becoming the sister institutions 188th member. IMF chief Christine Lagarde welcomed South Sudan to the fund, saying “the IMF will do its best to assist the country in setting up the foundations for economic stability …


Pressure mounts to pull rival Sudans back from brink

By Ian Timberlake / AFP KHARTOUM: South Sudanese forces have made a diversionary attack near the contested Abyei region, state-linked media in Khartoum said, as international pressure mounted Wednesday to pull the rivals back from the brink of all-out war. The attack against Sudanese troops occurred Tuesday in the Bahr El Arab River area, 62 …


Sudanese warplanes bomb UN camp in South Sudan

By Waakhe Wudu / AFP JUBA: Sudanese warplanes bombed a UN peacekeepers’ base, damaging it but causing no casualties in the first such attack since a recent escalation of fighting with South Sudan, officials said Monday. Bombing raids on Sunday also killed nine civilians elsewhere in South Sudan’s Unity border state, said the area’s information minister, …


Egypt in push to end Sudan confrontation over oil

By Alexander Dziadosz /Reuters KHARTOUM/CAIRO: Egypt is mounting a diplomatic offensive to defuse tensions between Sudan and South Sudan that have raised fears the two former civil war foes could return to a full-blown conflict. Egypt’s Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr arrived at Khartoum airport on Sunday for talks after the two countries clashed during …


Sudan, South Sudan troops on edge as fighting ebbs

By Waakhe Wudu / AFP JUBA: Fierce border clashes between South Sudan and Sudan appeared to ease Friday, although the rival armies steeled themselves for fresh violence amid international fears of full-scale conflict. World powers have urged restraint following the latest round of heavy fighting that first broke out Tuesday, with waves of aerial bombardment hitting …