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Topic - Liberation Movement
A leader of a Sudanese rebel movement says his group is ready to pause a bloody war with Sudan's armed forces so that people affected by nearly two years of fighting can receive desperately needed humanitarian aid.
Sudan and South Sudan are still supporting rebels in each other's country as they prepare for a fresh round of talks this week over disputes that brought the two neighbors to the brink of war earlier this year.
Militants apparently have captured 29 Chinese workers after attacking a remote worksite in a volatile region of Sudan, and Sudanese forces were increasing security for Chinese projects and personnel there, China said Sunday.
South Sudan's president said Friday that his country is not arming rebels in two of Sudan's border states, from where more than 50,000 refugees have fled fighting in recent months, according to U.N. estimates.
A U.S. monitoring group said Wednesday that satellite imagery had revealed the existence of two more mass graves in a contested region of Sudan, bringing the total number of mass graves sited there to eight.
Harassment, arbitrary detention and beatings come with the turf for journalists in South Sudan who dare to question the government's actions, expose corruption or report the opposition's point of view.
A Nigerian military official said the emergence of a breakaway group within a feared Muslim sect is a sign that the radical sect is weakening.
Organizers of a Gaza-bound flotilla said Sunday they have not abandoned their plans, despite a Greek government ruling that bars vessels from leaving Greek ports for the Palestinian territory.
The U.S. cannot improve relations with Sudan's government in Khartoum unless the north and the south end violence in an oil-rich region they both claim, President Obama said Wednesday.
Southern Sudan will become Africa's newest nation in July, but politicians are already squabbling among themselves and worrying Western supporters who hoped for a smooth passage to democracy after the continent's longest civil war.
Southern Sudan is suspending talks and diplomatic contact with northern Sudan over claims that the northern government is funding militias in the south, a top Southern Sudanese official said Sunday.
A decision by an overwhelming majority of southerners to secede from Sudan likely will put new pressure on President Omar al-Bashir's fragile regime in a region rocked by anti-government protests.
Fallout from an upcoming referendum on south Sudan's independence poses risks for the political stability of the northern part of the country, the security of the southern part and the economies of the northeast African region.
The Obama administration is stepping up efforts to press northerners and southerners in Sudan to reach a deal on an oil-rich province, warning that a failure to do so will lead to instability.
Moving to better protect Somalia's weak, U.N.-backed government from armed opposition groups, the Security Council unanimously agreed Wednesday to increase the peacekeeping force there by 50 percent, from 8,000 to 12,000 troops.