Archive for March 27, 2012

US alarmed by rising Sudan-South Sudan violence

Posted: March 27, 2012 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in World

US alarmed by rising Sudan-South Sudan violence
Atlanta Journal Constitution
By MATTHEW LEE AP WASHINGTON — The Obama administration expressed alarm Tuesday about an escalation of violence between Sudan and South Sudan and called for the leaders of the two nations to meet to resolve their differences. Secretary of State 
South Sudan oil field “bombed”, Sudan says hopes to avert war
The Province
By Hereward Holland and Ulf Laessing, Reuters March 27, 2012 1:02 PM The chief of Sudan’s powerful intelligence service, Mohammed Atta, briefs the media on the tense situation between north and south Sudan with border clashes threatening a recent 
A Joint Taskforce to Smoke Out Kony Commissioned in Juba
By Matata Safi, 26 March 2012 Juba — It may not business as usual for Joseph Kony and his group as a joint taskforce comprising of Uganda, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Central Africa Republic (CAR) was launched on Saturday the 

South Sudan
 official says Sudan bombs oil field
By Michael Onyiego AP / March 27, 2012 JUBA, South Sudan—Sudan’s military bombed an oil field in South Sudan on Tuesday, a South Sudan official said, as a dangerous flare-up in border violence appeared to scuttle plans for a presidential summit 

South Sudan official says Sudan bombs oil field
Seattle Post Intelligencer
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — An official in South Sudan’s Unity State says Sudan’s military has carried out an aerial attack near oil fields. Unity State Minister of Information Gideon Gatpan said Sudan dropped three bombs Tuesday near oil fields in the 

US adds South Sudan to a preferential trade program
Sudan Tribune
“I have determined that the Republic of South Sudan should be designated as a beneficiary developing country under the GSP (Generalized System of Preferences)” said the statement on the White House website. According to the Office of US Trade 

Sudans’ presidential summit canceled after clash
CBS News
JUBA, South Sudan — Sudan’s vice president says a summit planned between the presidents of Sudan and South Sudan has been canceled in the face of new violence along the countries’ shared border. Sudanese Vice President Ali Osman Taha said late Monday 

Saving the lives of south sudanese mothers one midwife at a time
A woman holds a candle during South Sudan’s independence day celebrations in Juba July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic By Andrew Green* JUBA, Mar 24, 2012 (IPS) – Martha Borete Angela’s gaze sinks to the ground as she admits neither of her two 

South Sudan, Sudan Clash Along Tense, Disputed Border
Voice of America
March 27, 2012 South Sudan, Sudan Clash Along Tense, Disputed Border VOA News South Sudan is accusing Sudan of launching a second day of airstrikes on oil-rich territory along their disputed border, one day after a rare direct military confrontation 

Weapons link South Sudan’s White Army to prominent rebel groups
Christian Science Monitor
Support for South Sudan’s White Army is complex. Some say backing comes from a diaspora of armed youth, local politicians eager to stoke violence, and militias, writes a guest blogger. By Annette LaRocco, Guest blogger / March 27, 2012 • A version of 

South Sudan Delegation in Luanda
Luanda — A delegation of South Sudan, led by its Minister of President’ Cabinet Affairs, Deng Alor Kuol, arrived this Tuesday in Luanda, for an official three-day visit in the country, under the bilateral cooperation between the two state.

UN Concerned Over Refugee Safety As Fighting Persists Near South Sudan-Sudan
The United Nations refugee agency today voiced concern over recurring fighting near the Yida refugee settlement in South Sudan, close to the border with Sudan, saying the clashes are putting residents of the camp at risk. “Our concerns are heightened 

ISRAEL: Deportation looms for South Sudan migrants
TEL AVIV, 27 March 2012 (IRIN) – Asylum-seekers from South Sudan living in Israel have until 31 March to return “home” or face deportation, but some have asked to stay, saying conditions are not yet conducive for their safe return.

Malaria Takes Center Stage and Center Court as Americans Rally to Save Lives 
MarketWatch (press release)
CHICAGO, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Since last June, more than 130000 refugees–and counting–have entered South Sudan and neighboring countries to escape fighting on the border of Sudan. As the situation worsens, the United Nations 
President Obama suspends Argentina from trade program, adds South Sudan
The Hill (blog)
Meanwhile, the president also said that the Republic of South Sudan would join the GSP. “The suspension of Argentina’s GSP eligibility is based on a finding that the country is not in compliance with the statutory GSP eligibility criteria set by 
Brent crude stays above $125 on Fed comments, Iran
* Bernanke comments indicate easy monetary policy to continue * Investors’ appetite for riskier assets boosted * Sudan president suspends meeting after clashes with South Sudan By Florence Tan SINGAPORE, March 27 (Reuters) – Brent held steady above 
Sudan Suspends Summit with South Sudan Following Clashes
Voice of America (blog)
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has suspended an upcoming summit with South Sudanfollowing a series of fresh clashes between the two countries on Monday. President Bashir had been set to travel to Juba on April 3 to discuss disputes about oil 

The Fulfilled Drama of South Sudan Benydit and Guandit Not Bandit
Sudan Tribune
The thorny crown was prepared inside the chamber of the South Sudan Legislative Assembly, especially with the provocation that emanated fromthe summoning of Mr. Uncle Commander Elijah Malok, former Governor of the Bankof Southern Sudan who has his 

Race for South Sudan
India?s ONGC is in talks to build refining infrastructure in South Sudan. But Mint?s Utpal Bhaskar says that with other countries also eyeing the opportunity, India will face stiff competition.

South Sudan says Sudan bombs oil fields in border region
Reuters UK
JUBA (Reuters) – South Sudan said the Sudanese air force had bombed the main oil fields in Unity state near the border with Sudan on Tuesday, as violence between the two escalated. “This morning as you called I heard the Antonov hovering over Bentiu 

US drops trade preferences for Argentina
Nearly all the world’s countries get the US preferences, which as of Monday apply as well to the Republic of South Sudan, Kirk announced. That leaves Argentina in the company of Syria, Belarus and the rest of Sudan as the only countries not eligible,