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Sudan Sends More Troops to Volatile Border State

AFRICANGLOBE - Sudan is sending reinforcements to Blue Nile state to fight rebels near the border to South Sudan, state-linked media said. Last week, the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-North) said it had launched an offensive to take Kurmuk near the border to South Sudan and Ethiopia.

Revolutionaries Attack Govt of Sudan in South Kordofan

AFRICANGLOBE - Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) confirmed attacks on the positions of the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) in different areas located east of the capital of South Kordofan State last Friday but denied that the army killed 50 of its fighters.

Nile Dam Project a Hydropower Hope, But Regional Envy

Ethiopia has begun construction of a 6,000 megawatt (MW) hydroelectric dam on the Blue Nile river, a move that has been greeted enthusiastically by...

Sudan’s Continuing Campaign of African Extermination

There is hardly any meaningful international response to the horrible suffering of up to a million Sudanese now targeted in a military campaign by...

Under Pressure Sudan to Hold Direct Talks With Rebels

Sudanese government and the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) are expected to hold direct political talks in Addis Ababa on Thursday, said...

Ethiopia Powers On With Massive Nile Dam Project

The waters of the Blue Nile have for millennia flowed down from the Ethiopian highlands enriching the countries on its banks. The rocks that make...

Ethiopia And Egypt Struggle Over The Nile As Africans Assert Their...

AFRICANGLOBE - Egypt is no more the master on the Nile but Ethiopia will be, known among Africans as the Abay or Blue Nile, Al-Jazera cronicles the geopolitical situation in the ancient Nile valley as African countries challenge Arab Egyptian policy of expanding its borders into Africa and its attempt to continue its hegemony over the Nile valley.

Sudan Govt Rejects Security Council Resolution – Refuse to Negotiate

The leadership council of Sudan's ruling National Congress Party (NCP) chaired by president Omer Hassan al-Bashir announced late Wednesday that it does not agree...

Civilians Burned to Death in Sudan’s Blue Nile State

The landscape in southern Blue Nile state is pockmarked by bomb craters and dotted with empty villages. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled...

Blue Nile Residents Describe Indiscriminate Bombings of Civilians

Civilians are bearing the brunt of abuses in Sudan's simmering border conflict in Blue Nile state, Human Rights Watch said today, based on a...

U.S. Senate Calls On Sudan to Allow Immediate Humanitarian Access to...

In unanimously passing a bipartisan resolution Thursday night, the United States Senate has demanded that the government of Sudan allow immediate and unrestricted humanitarian...

Rebels Seize Two Villages in South Kordofan, Close in On Key...

Insurgents fighting Sudanese government forces in the border state of South Kordofan on Thursday attacked and seized control of two villages in the vicinity...

Uganda Rubbishes Sudan’s Claim of Rebel Support

The Ugandan government has denied claims by Khartoum that Kampala supports rebels fighting the Sudan government of suspected war criminal Omar al-Bashir. Bashir's advisor, Mustafa...

U.S. Urges End To Sudan Fighting As Northern Airstrikes Leaves 50,000...

AFRICANGLOBE - The United States on Wednesday urged Sudan and armed opposition groups to end fighting in the Blue Nile border state and warned Khartoum the violence was hurting its chances of repairing relations with Washington.

Conflict Risk Alert – Stopping the Spread of Sudan’s New Civil...

Khartoum's most recent military offensive -- this time in Blue Nile state -- adds to fresh fighting between government and opposition forces in Southern Kordofan and recent hostilities in Abyei. With hundreds of thousands of people displaced, at least 20,000 of whom have fled into Ethiopia from Blue Nile in recent days, the growing war on multiple fronts poses serious dangers for the country, for its future relationship with the Republic of South Sudan and for the stability of the region as a whole.

Thousands More Africans Flee Arab Air Strikes in Blue Nile, Sudan

A fresh wave of air strikes in Sudan's Blue Nile State since last Wednesday has sent increasing numbers of refugees fleeing into Ethiopia, with some 1,500 pouring through the Kurmuk border crossing last Friday alone. The latest bombs reportedly fell Monday.