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Some of the 20,000 civilians sheltering in the peacekeeper’s compound had been wounded from stray bullets from heavy machine guns during the intense battle.
The UN leader warned that evidence of widespread atrocities committed during the nearly month-long conflict would be investigated, and that “perpetrators of serious human rights violations will be held accountable.”
Fighting erupted in South Sudan 15 December, when President Salva Kiir accused his former deputy Riek Machar of attempting a coup.
The Egyptian delegation delivers aid to Africa’s newest country
Brent North Sea crude for February gained 26 cents to $111.82 a barrel in London deals.
Egyptians located in areas of conflict in Southern Sudan will return to Cairo Wednesday
The clashes broke out in a barracks close to the city centre shortly before midnight and spread across the city, diplomats and witnesses said, adding that heavy machine guns and mortars were used.
Envoy presents US administration’s strategy to achieve a lasting peace between Sudan and South Sudan
Foreign Minister scheduled to travel to Spain before returning to Egypt
Egypt continues to build on relationships with African nations in visit to Senegal
During a visit to Sudan, Minister of Foreign Affairs Nabil Fahmy and his Sudanese counterpart discuss a wide range of bilateral affairs
Minister of Foreign Affairs Nabil Fahmy travels to Sudan and South Sudan to address regional issues
President Mohamed Morsi meets with the heads of state of Sudan, South Sudan, and Kenya in Addis Ababa
The Egyptian president will meet with his Sudanese counterpart and other government officials during his two-day visit
South Sudan can play an important role to help reinvigorate Nile basin negotiations: Qandil
The Syrian National Coalition takes Syria’s seat in the Arab League as Egypt’s foreign minister is made president of the league’s council
Egypt’s foreign minister is left to deal with the legacy of the Arab Spring and the ongoing Palestinian conflict
South Sudan army spokesman: Sudanese planes also dropped bombs as the rival forces clashed
Clashes in Wau follow the killing last week by security forces of at least nine protesters in violent demonstrations
The AU said it would also seek UN Security Council endorsement of its proposal
The final result of the negotiations is expected to be made public by a press conference
Ethiopian summit comes amidst fighting along disputed border
Khartoum (AFP) – Sudan and South Sudan have no choice but to work together in order to avoid “suicide”, former prime minister Sadiq al-Mahdi said on Tuesday. “It is a win-win formula or a lose-lose formula,” Mahdi, who leads a major opposition party, Umma, told a gathering organised by the South Sudanese embassy. Sudan and …
Egypt played an important role in easing the tensions between Sudan and South Sudan
Al Bashir turns down an invitation to meet the South Sudanese president
Despite Sudan’s rejection of the South Sudan proposal, the UN and AU remain committed to resolving the crisis
Tensions mount in Sudan, despite the ongoing peace process.
South Sudan withdraws its troops from oil-rich region.
By Michael Onyiego / AP JUBA: The Arab League said Thursday it would hold an emergency meeting over the increasing violence between Sudan and South Sudan. The south reported new skirmishes even as Sudan’s president increased his threats of war toward the south. Sudan President Omar al-Bashir said the recent violence has “revived the spirit …
By Abdelmoneim Abu Edris Ali / AFP KHARTOUM: Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir voiced doubt on Thursday over UN talk of sanctions against South Sudan, but said his country will impose a punishment of its own for deadly clashes along the border. Keeping up war rhetoric which has drawn expressions of concern from the United States, …