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Rebel Faction in Ethiopia’s Ogaden Wants Peace Talks

Rebel Faction in Ethiopia’s Ogaden Wants Peace Talks

AFRICANGLOBE – A faction of a separatist rebel group said on Sunday it was seeking peace talks with the Ethiopian government, a development that could help stabilize a region with potential reserves of oil and gas. The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) has fought since the mid-1980s for independence for the mainly ethnic Somali province of Ogaden in southeast Ethiopia, bordering lawless Somalia.

900 Displaced By Sudan Air Attacks

AFRICANGLOBE – Bombing of South Sudan’s Northern Bahr El Ghazal State, allegedly carried out by Sudanese warplanes over three days last week, has displaced more than 900 people in Aweil North County, South Sudanese officials said on Sunday. Khartoum has denied bombing South Sudanese territory but admits it has bombed Sudanese rebel positions just 10 [...]

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South Sudan Formally Accepts Abyei Administration

South Sudan said on Sunday it has sent official notification to the African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) declaring its acceptance of the nomination lists by the Sudanese government based on the June 2011 agreement which calls for the establishment of an interim administration without preconditions. The letter dated 24 July 2011, which bears [...]

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10 Killed as Arab Militia and Govt Soldiers Attack North Darfur

Ten people were killed on Friday during an attack by Arab militiamen in Sigili village located 40 kilometers southeast of the capital of North Darfur state , Al-Fasher. A picture by published by Najla Elshaikh, a Darfur activist on its facebook page, showing the bodies of the 10 victims of 2 Nov attack on Sigili [...]

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Sudan Accuses Israel of Carrying Out Airstrike on Arms Factory

Sudan on Wednesday accused Israel of launching an airstrike that caused a large explosion at a munitions factory, killing two people, in a residential area of the capital, Khartoum. Sudan Information Minister Ahmed Belal Osman said four planes bombed the Yarmouk complex housing a military arms factory in the south of the capital and that [...]

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Sudan Ready to Accept Abyei’s Partition Says Russian Envoy

Sudan is ready to accept Abyei’s partition, to end the dispute over this region with South Sudan, said Mikhail Margelov, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s special envoy for cooperation with African countries. Margelov who was in a visit to Khratoum, met on Friday evening with the Sudanese President and discussed with him, bilateral relations and regional [...]

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Government Militia Commits Massacre in North Darfur

A heavily-armed militia group linked to the Sudanese government has attacked and killed 87 people, including children and women, over the last three days in North Darfur State, eye-witnesses said. According to the witnesses, government-backed militias groups riding on four-wheel-drive vehicles and with an unusual amount of heavy arms wreaked havoc between Tuesday, 25 September, [...]

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South Sudan and Sudan Presidents Continue Talks in Ethiopia

South Sudan and Sudan’s presidents ended Sunday evening a first round of talks without announcing a deal as they are expected to meet again on Monday for further discussions mainly on disputed areas including Abyei and security arrangements. Presidents Omer Al-Bashir and Salva Kiir held Sunday a first meeting late during the evening after reports [...]

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Mapungubwe – South Africa’s Lost City of Gold

One thousand years ago, Mapungubwe in South Africa’s Limpopo province was the centre of the largest kingdom in the subcontinent, where a highly sophisticated people traded gold and ivory with China, India and Egypt. The Iron Age site, discovered in 1932 during the White apartheid era but hidden from public attention until only recently, was [...]

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