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South Sudan Expels U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator

AFRICANGLOBE - The South Sudanese government has explained circumstances under which it expelled Toby Lanzer, the United Nations relief coordinator in the country. The spokesperson for the presidency said the council of ministers reached the decision during its weekly meeting held on Friday last week.

South Sudan: Split Over Western Support For Rebels

AFRICANGLOBE - The South Sudanese government is sharply divided over the level of involvement of Western countries in the current conflict, amid claims some are providing support to rebels forces...

Sudan On High Alert Over Possible Israeli Attack

AFRICANGLOBE - Sudan has put its military and security organs on high alert, saying it expects an Israeli attack on its territory, a senior official said on Sunday. The foreign affairs minister Ali Karti told the Sudanese daily Next day that the Sudanese government has taken seriously the Israeli allegations of Sudan’s support to the Islamic movement, Hamas.

Sudanese Government Renews Scorched Earth Policy In Darfur

AFRICANGLOBE - The Sudanese Air Force has been bombarding areas in Um Baru locality from Friday until Monday. Elements of the Rapid Support Forces (Janjaweed) attacked various areas in Kutum locality in North Darfur.

Sudan Fails to Secure Debt Relief As Economy Buckles

AFRICANGLOBE - The Sudanese government today announced that African efforts to seek debt relief on behalf of Khartoum have all but collapsed. Sudan's external debt is estimated to have grown by 27% since 2008 from $32.6 billion to $41.4 billion in 2011. The IMF forecast that the debt level will reach $43.7 billion in 2012 and $45.6 billion in 2013. The latter represents 83% of Sudan's 2011 GDP, which was $55.1 billion.

Weakened Sudan Moves to Mend Ties With South Sudan

AFRICANGLOBE - The Sudanese government has officially announced its acceptance of proposals made by the head of the African Union High-level Implementation Panel (AUHIP),...

Khartoum Behind Fresh Wave of Violence Over Gold in Darfur –...

AFRICANGLOBE - A new report argues that the Sudanese government's struggle for control of Darfur's gold resources, rather than inter-tribal conflicts is behind the recent surge in violence in the war-torn western region.

Sudan-Egypt Relations Hit Speed Bump Over Bilateral Accord

AFRICANGLOBE - The Sudanese government on Sunday expressed its displeasure with the reluctance of Egypt to implement the Four Freedoms agreement signed in 2004 despite a revolution that brought a new government to power. The head of Egyptian affairs at the Sudanese foreign ministry Esam Awad said in press statements that.

U.S. Condemns Sudanese Aerial Bombardment of Civilians

AFRICANGLOBE - The United States has condemned the Sudanese government's aerial bombardment of rebel areas in the south and called for the United Nations to take action to address a humanitarian emergency there.

Sudanese Pound Continues to Plummet

AFRICANGLOBE - The Sudanese pound continued sliding further against the U.S. dollar as traders in the black market saw no signs that the persistent...

South Sudan: Nation Oiling Up for Self-Reliance

AFRICANGLOBE - As South Sudan continues negotiations with Sudan regarding the resumption of oil production and transit, the South Sudanese government says that it is developing its own industry and will start producing fuel for domestic consumption within the next eight months in order to avoid continued reliance on its neighbour.

Darfur Crisis Worsening Says United Nations

Ending violence in the western Sudanese region of Darfur requires the Sudanese government and a rebel group that signed a peace plan last year...

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...

Save Nubia, Sudanese Dams Set to Bury Ancient African Civilization

The Arab minority government of Sudan has recently secured construction contracts for several dams, and the work on these hydroelectric projects will start soon...

UN Official Accused Sudan of Blocking Aid to Starving Refugees

A senior official in the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) accused the Sudanese government of lacking seriousness in the...

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...