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Ethiopian Dams Bring Rebirth and Power to East Africa

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The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile River, close to the border with Sudan, will transform Ethiopia into an East African...

Sudan: Oil Crisis – Extortion and Misappropriation Are Not ‘Negotiations”

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A crisis that has been months, indeed years in the making has come to a head with the decision by the sovereign nation of the Republic of South Sudan to shut down all Southern oil production in the face of continuing extortion, theft, and misrepresentation of oil production and oil revenues by the Arab minority regime in Khartoum. Predictably, the international response takes the form of urgent pleas for Khartoum and Juba to "compromise." But this urgency should have been evident months ago, certainly when Khartoum first cleaved to a preposterous transport fee of $32 per barrel of crude oil (subsequently raised to $36 per barrel). This is not a negotiating starting point; indeed, it is the opposite of negotiation: with such a demand Khartoum is creating such a vast gulf between a reasonable starting point and what might actually be negotiated as to make those negotiations impossible.

Half of Sudan's Blue Nile State Displaced by Arab Attacks

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Half of Blue Nile state's residents have been displaced because of the recent clashes between the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) and the Arab government's forces, according to sources in the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N).

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

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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.

Opposition Calls for Overthrowing Sudan's Arab Minority Government

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The Sudanese opposition Popular Congress Party (PCP) led by the veteran Islamist Hassan Al-Turabi has stepped up anti-government rhetoric, accusing Khartoum of committing "ethnic cleansing" in Blue Nile and calling for its ouster.
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