The leaders of Sudan and South Sudan have agreed deals on trade, oil and security, easing tensions that brought them to the brink of war in April. Omar al-Bashir and Southern counterpart Salva Kiir signed the accords after days of talks in Ethiopia’s capital. They agreed to set up a demilitarised buffer zone, and concluded […]
The presidents of South Sudan and Sudan meet Sunday in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, in an attempt to resolve differences that have widened since South Sudan gained independence last year. The planned meeting between Sudan President Omar al-Bashir and South Sudan’s Salva Kiir comes a day after a U.N. deadline to work out their issues […]
South Sudan and Sudan said Saturday they struck a deal over the south’s exportation of oil through Sudan’s pipelines and the distribution of oil revenues, two major stumbling blocks for long-term peace between the countries that emerged from decades of war.
The World Food Program estimates that as many as a half million people could be forced to flee Sudan if the government in Khartoum does not allow humanitarian aid into the country, while a top US official says a humanitarian crisis is looming. World Food Program deputy executive director Ramiro Lopes da Silva said WFP […]
South Sudan has hoisted its national flag just minutes after declaring independence and becoming the world’s newest sovereign state to wild applause, tears and song. “We shall never, never surrender,” the crowd chanted, as people whistled and wiped tears from their eyes.