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Headlines from Sudan: August 11th

August 11th, 2011 by Janina Pescinski
Here is the daily roundup and summary of the major headlines coming out of Sudan. SDC/GI-NET does not necessarily support the views expressed in the articles in this post.
Armed militia detains two trains- Radio Dabanga
  • An armed militia in South Kordofan detained two trains headed to South Sudan on Tuesday, one carrying goods and another carrying passengers. The train carrying passengers was released yesterday, and their conditions for release of the other train were either one billion Sudanese pounds or a formal agreement allowing the trade with South Sudan. The militia claimed that clashes took place with government forces on Wednesday.
SPLM accuses Khartoum of refusing to withdraw its troops in Abyei – Sudan Tribune
  • A senior official of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement has accused the government of Sudan of refusing to withdraw its troops from Abyei, even though the new UN Interim Security Force in Abyei has begun to deploy.
WFP employee shot dead- Radio Dabanga
  • An armed group in West Darfur on Tuesday shot and killed a World Food Program employee and beat his wife and child to death.
U.S warns of Sudan’s South Kordofan contagion- Sudan Tribune
  • The United States has expressed concern about the violence in South Kordofan spilling over into South Sudan because of links remaining from the civil war between elements in the south and the people fighting in South Kordofan. South Sudan has already experienced an influx of refugees displaced by the fighting in South Kordofan.
Sudan’s parties clash in public over Darfur- Sudan Tribune
  • The National Congress Party (NCP) and the Popular Congress Party (PCP) clashed after an NCP official accused the PCP of having a relationship with the Darfur rebel group Justice and Equality Movement.
SPLM-SLM alliance is not yet sealed, talks continue to include JEM – Sudan Tribune
  • The recently announced Sudan’s Revolutionary Front Alliance between the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement- North and the Sudan Liberation Movement against the government is in the initial stages and they are still in discussions with the Justice and Equality Movement.
South Darfur signs agreement with United Sudanese Movements- Radio Dabanga
  • The government of South Darfur signed an agreement with the United Sudanese Movements, a coalition of five opposition groups. The United Revolutionary Forces said the agreement was a sham and the USM was fabricated by the government and does not exist.
Machar has apologised to Dinka Bor community – army official- Sudan Tribune
  • South Sudanese vice president Riek Machar apologized to the Dinka Bor community, admitting his responsibility for the 1991 Bor massacre which resulted in the loss of hundreds of lives. Some were critical of the apology, saying it should have been matched with a similar apology by a leader of the Dinka Bor community for similar incidences that resulted in the loss of hundreds of lives in the Jikany Nuer community.

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