Posts Tagged ‘christians in sudan’

Christians Sudan, South Sudan Facing Death And Detention
KHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)– Christians in Sudan and newly created South Sudan face possible detention, beatings and even death amid a “deteriorating humanitarian situation” with thousands of people being killed this year alone, aid workers and 

South Sudan to unveil pipeline plans next week: minister
Reuters UK
By Hereward Holland and Lucy Hornby | JUBA/BEIJING (Reuters) – South Sudan will announce plans for an oil export pipeline through East Africa next week, a priority for the new nation because its crude is “no longer safe” in Sudan, a government 

South Sudan officials absent from talks on borders, AUHIP announces adjournment
Sudan Tribune
January 21, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) today announced that the governments of Sudan and South Sudan have requested that the meetings of the joint political and security mechanisms be postponed till next 

South Sudan will resume exporting through north only if “fair deal” reached
Sudan Tribune
By Ngor Arol Garang January 21, 2012 (JUBA) – South Sudan on Saturday said it will resume exporting its crude oil to international markets through north Sudan if the government in Khartoum agrees to a “fair” transit fee and returns confiscated oil. 

China Urges Sudan, South Sudan To Resolve Oil Dispute With Talks, Respect CNPC 
Fox Business
BEIJING – China on Saturday urged the governments of Sudan and South Sudan to remain calm and restrained and resolve their differences over oil exports through “negotiation at an early date”. “Oil is the economic lifeline shared by Sudan and South 

South Sudan Plans to Shut Down Oil Output Over Sudan Fees
By Jared Ferrie (Updates with comments from South Sudan’s oil minister starting in first paragraph, Sudan government in last.) Jan. 20 (Bloomberg) — South Sudan plans to stop oil production after Sudan started seizing southern crude and demanded $32 

South Sudan Plans to Shut Down Crude Output Over Oil Dispute With Sudan
South Sudan plans to stop oil production after Sudan started seizing southern crude and demanded $32 per barrel in transport fees on shipments through its territory, Oil Minister Stephen Dhieu Dau said. South Sudan told oil companies yesterday to 

South Sudan Threatens Oil Production Shutdown
Voice of America
January 20, 2012 South Sudan Threatens Oil Production Shutdown VOA News South Sudan says it may shut down oil production because neighboring Sudan is seizing southern oil flowing through its pipelines. South Sudan government spokesman Barnaba Marial 
In Sudan, the AU has a chance to prove its grand rhetoric
Times LIVE
It is common cause that Sudan has been mired in conflict for ever and three days. The country took a major step towards the resolution of decades-long civil war when South Sudan was allowed to secede and form a new country. But conflict has continued 
Kenya urged to mediate Sudan oil row
Daily Nation
A soldier stands next to the infrastructure of a field processing facility in Unity State,South Sudan. Photo/AFP By LUCAS BARASA Kenya has been urged to intervene and help resolve a row over oil pipeline pitting the two 

Daily Nation
South Sudan orders oil-production halt
South Sudan has said it ordered the halt of oil production that provides some 98 percent of its revenue, amid a deepening dispute with the Sudanese government over pipeline fees. Sudan admits to taking some South Sudanese oil destined for export as
Sudan: Rights Record Deteriorates With New Conflicts
Human Rights Watch
Despite the peaceful secession of South Sudan on July 9, 2011, new conflicts broke out in the disputed territory of Abyei in May, in Southern Kordofan state in June, and Blue Nile state in September. The two states lie north of the South Sudan border 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of South Sudan (RSS) is deeply concerned about an incorrect news story published online on(January 15, 2012) by Sudan Tribune alleging  that the RSS South Sudan  promised to expel members of Darfur rebel group Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) from its territory.
The Government of the Republic of South Sudan categorically refutes the allegations made by Sudan’s State Minister of Foreign Affairs in which he attributed a statement to have been made by Deputy Minister of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation (RSS) Prof. Elias Nyamlell Wakoson.
On many occasions, the RSS has made it clear to the world media that there is no presence of any rebel group from Darfur or any other Northern rebel groups fighting against the Government of Khartoum on South Sudan’s soil, and having said that ,the  statement is blatantly false and should be retracted.
Nevertheless we would like to make the following clarifications:
A delegation from South Sudan led by South Sudan’s Deputy Minister of International Cooperation Prof. Elias Nyamlell Wokoson was in Khartoum for a five days visit. During this visit, the delegation held meetings with Senior Government Officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other Government institutions of the Government of Sudan, in which various areas of crucial concern were discussed.
The governments of South Sudan delegation never in any way expressed or implied knowledge or support of JEM rebels leave alone the expulsion of these rebels from its territory. As such, the government of South Sudan is appalled by these statements and considers these allegations as baseless and in bad spirit of the bilateral talks.
We would like to point out that, the internal rebellions in Sudan is purely an internal and domestic matter, and the government of South Sudan has never had a hand or interest in supporting it.
The sovereign Republic of South Sudan adheres firmly to the principle of non- interference in domestic affairs of other countries.
Finally, the RSS Government further urges the editors of the article to seek accurate and cohesive first hand information from the source.
For more details: you can contact the department of information in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on
Tel: 0910573484

Sudan: priests kidnapped, tensions grow
Catholic Culture
According to the Fides news service, the kidnappers charged that the parish was harboring a former member of the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army, the group that fought successfully for the independence of South Sudan. Christians in Sudan report that 

S. Sudan denies promising to expel Darfur rebels
Sudan Tribune
January 18, 2012 (JUBA)- South Sudan on Wednesday dismissed reports claiming it pledged to expel the Darfurian rebel group Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), fighting the Khartoum-based government, from its territory. The release extended to Sudan 

Sudan dismisses South Sudan’s accusations
China Daily
KHARTOUM – Sudanese government on Wednesday dismissed South Sudan’s accusations that the north has been stealing oil from the south as “political talk” which does not help resolve their disagreements. “The south’s accusations of the north stealing oil 

Khartoum says oil deal with South Sudan depends on border security
Sudan Tribune
January 18, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s Foreign Minister Ali Karti on Wednesday said that an oil deal with South Sudan is unlikely to be reached in light of the latter’s support to insurgents in border areas. Sudan and South Sudan failed to resume their 

Gettleman Discusses Violence In South Sudan
Audie Cornish speaks with Jeffrey Gettleman, East Africa bureau chief for the New York Times, about escalating violence in South Sudan. Back in July of last year, news from the brand new country ofSouth Sudan was optimistic. 

South Sudan: Murle Attackers Kill 51 in Duk County, Jonglei State
Juba — In an evening attack launched by armed Murle tribesmen last Monday left 51 dead while one seriously wounded person died in the plane on the way to hospital in Juba bringing the number of the dead to 52 and 47 wounded and 32 of them have been 

UN Says South Sudan Peacekeeping Mission Denied Resources
Voice of America (blog)
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon says critical resources were withheld from the South Sudan peacekeeping mission, hindering its ability to protect civilians during recent violence there. In a speech Wednesday at an international institute 

Dozens killed in South Sudan tribal violence
Al Jazeera
The long running conflict between rival tribes in South Sudan is escalating. A youth armed group from the Murle tribe attacked the Lou Nuer tribe in Duk Padyet in Jonglei state late on Monday. Forty-seven people have been killed, most of which were 

Child Kidnap South Sudan
Reuters AlertNet
CHILD abduction is escalating in South Sudan’s war-torn border region – according to charity Plan International. The organisation is warning that young people are being snatched as part of ethnic clashes in Jonglei state that have displaced tens of