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S. Sudan President Seeks Meeting with Sudan's Leader

South Sudan President Salva Kiir and his Sudanese counterpart Omar Al-Bashir look on during a photo opportunity at the state house in Juba Jan. 6, 2014. South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has officially written to Sudanese President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir proposing talks to deepen bilateral relations and security cooperation, according to Ateny Wek Ateny, South Sudan presidential spokesperson.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

AllAfrica.com

South Sudan: Security Officials Return Catholic Radio Keys

The Catholic-run Bakhita radio had four of its staff members arrested and the station switched off air by security agents after it broadcast news giving rebels a chance to respond to allegations that it instigated last month's fighting in Bentiu, Unity state. Three radio staff members were released a few hours later, but the station's news editor spent three days in detention before his release.

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CNN

Is U.N. ignoring janjaweed danger?

Editor's note: Akshaya Kumar is Sudan and South Sudan Policy analyst at the Enough Project. The views expressed are the writer's own.

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In-depth Africa

South Darfur state coordinating with other states in the region to enhance security

September 12, 2014 The government of South Darfur state has revealed ongoing security coordination with other states in Darfur to protect commercial convoys and secure common borders. A Sudanese military tank is stationed near a Sudanese security facility in the city of Nyala, in the Darfur region, on July 4, 2013 Darfur, which is divided into 5 states, suffers from an 11-year armed conflict between the government and rebel groups as well as escalating tribal fighting which became a major cause for insecurity in the restive region.

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Sudan security detains opposition leader on return from Addis Ababa

The Sudanese security authorities on Friday detained a leading member of the National Consensus Forces, upon his return from the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa after a meeting with leaders of the Sudan Revolutionary Front. The head of the Sudanese Congress Party , Ibrahim Sheikh, and seven party members are still held in custody, despite the amnesty granted by President Al Bashir on Wednesday.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

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Opposition parties dismiss leader from S. Sudan peace talks

September 12, 2014 The coalition of South Sudanese political parties have announced the dismissal of their leader from taking part in the Addis Ababa peace negotiation, claiming he caused disagreements with the government delegation. 14 political parties on Wednesday signed a petition to remove the Sudan People's Liberation Movement for Democratic Change leader Lam Akol, a move described by Akol's supporters as a "trick" by government to intimidate the country's main party.

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S. Sudan's Kiir seeks meeting with Sudanese president

South Sudanese president Salva Kiir has written a letter to his Sudanese counterpart, Omer Hassan al- Bashir, requesting for an official meeting to discuss bilateral and mutual matters, his office disclosed on Friday. South Sudan's president, Salva Kiir, is accompanied by his Sudanese counterpart Omer Hassan al-Bashir after arriving at Khartoum Airport on 5 April 2014 "President Salva Kiir has written a letter seeking a meeting with the Sudanese president on bilateral and mutual issues.

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Framework deal with rebels restored hope in Sudan's national dialogue process : NCP

September 12, 2014 Sudan's ruling National Congress Party said the framework agreement signed between the national dialogue committee known as 7+7 and the Paris Declaration forces has restored hopes in the national dialogue process and broke barriers of distrust between the government and the rebel alliance of the Sudan Revolutionary Forces . Paris declaration signatories comprised of the SRF and the National Umma Party and the national dialogue subcommittee for external liaison inked an agreement on national dialogue and constitutional process in Addis Ababa last week.

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IGAD is unfit to mediate in the South Sudan's conflict

Since the Intergovernmental Authority on Development assembly of heads of states and governments held in Nairobi on 27th December 2013 arrogated to itself the mediation role in the conflict in South Sudan, it was clear that it would be difficult for it to perform this self ascribed role with impartially. Collins English Dictionary defines the word impartial as "not favouring one or the other".

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Bloomberg

South Sudan to Split Oil Concession as Lawmakers Question Award

South Sudan plans to split an oil block awarded to Star Petroleum SA, a Luxembourg-registered company, as part of a review of a concession criticized by the country's lawmakers, Petroleum Minister Stephen Dhieu Dau said. Block E, which covers 45,000 square kilometers , will be divided into two, Dau said in an interview on Sept.

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South Sudan: Dozens Killed in Inter-Clan Clashes

Inter-clan fighting between the Luanyjang of Wun-Thoc and Wun-Adel community in Tonj East county, located in South Sudan's Warrap state, has claimed 40 lives and injured 60 others. The clashes erupted between the two sections on Saturday when a girl eloped with a member of a rival section.

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Sudan: Hague Court Issues Darfur Arrest Warrant

Today, 11 September 2014, Trial Chamber IV of the International Criminal Court issued, by majority, an arrest warrant against Abdallah Banda Abakaer Nourain. The Chamber vacated the trial date previously scheduled to open on 18 November 2014 and directed the ICC Registry to transmit the new requests for arrest and surrender to any State, including the Sudan, on whose territory Mr Banda may be found.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

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Juba downplays Abyei's participation in Sudan elections

September 11, 2014 The government of South Sudan has downplayed Sudan's inclusion of Abyei in its 2015 election plan, saying it contravenes the status of the disputed oil-producing region. Protesters from the flashpoint region of Abyei in Sudan petition the United Nation that their region be allowed to join South Sudan Sudan's National Elections Commission announced on Sunday its intention to finalise the delineation of geographical constituencies for the 2015 elections by mid-September and revealed that the contested Abyei region will be included.

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Sudan: Bashir to Release Opposition Leader

The head of the African Union High Implementation Panel , Thabo Mbeki, said that Sudanese president, Omer al-Bashir, welcomed his efforts for a successful dialogue in Sudan and agreed to release jailed opposition leader Ibrahim al-Sheikh. Mbeki, following a meeting with Bashir on Wednesday, said that the Sudanese president welcomed the agreement on national dialogue and constitutional process inked by Paris declaration forces and the national dialogue subcommittee for external liaison in Addis Ababa on 4 September.

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Rebels 'attack military convoy' in North Darfur

Joint rebel forces reportedly killed 17 government troops in an attack on a military convoy in the vicinity of Shangil Tobaya in North Darfur today. Mohamed Ahmed Yagoub, the spokesman for the Liberation Movement for Justice, under command of Taher Hajar told Radio Dabanga that this morning , joint forces of LMJ-TH, and the Sudan Liberation Movement, led by Minni Minawi , attacked a military convoy in the area of Jebel Hireiz near Shangil Tobaya.

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Sudan Workers Union supports Darfur teachers' strike

The strike of the 1,100 secondary school teachers in El Fasher locality, North Darfur, entered its fifth day on Wednesday. In East Darfur State, the comprehensive strike of basic and secondary school teachers continued without any signs indicating that the problem will be resolved soon.

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South Sudan Conflict: IGAD fights, mediates and negotiates

September 10, 2014 - One could be a party to a conflict, therefore a party to a negotiation process, if need arises. However, to be a mediating party as well in the same conflict is something unusual.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

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South Sudan denies involvement in dismissal of oil workers

September 10, 2014 The South Sudanese government has dismissed as reports that oil companies were instructed to terminate the services of some of their employees on the basis of their ethnicity as "mere white lies" and "unhealthy political propaganda". The employees, of Nuer ethnic origin, claimed they were summarily dismissed over allegations they were linked to rebel forces under the leadership of former vice-president Riek Machar.

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Voice of America

South Sudan Journalist Detained for Weeks Without Charge

Media rights group the Committee to Protect Journalists called Wednesday for the release of a South Sudanese reporter who allegedly has been in detention for nearly three weeks. The CPJ's East Africa representative, Tom Rhodes, said that under South Sudan's penal code, the authorities must either release Livio or take him to court within 24 hours of detaining him.

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Malaysian National News Agency

Rebels In Sudan Respect Malaysia As A Model Islamic Nation

Malaysia's reputation as a model Islamic nation is recognised even among rebels in strife-torn Sudan said a member of the Malaysian police who had served in the United Nations Peacekeeping force in Darfur, Sudan. ASP Mohd Zuhairi Zubir, 38, when relating a near-fatal incident said he and his team of peacekeepers were staring in the face of death when surrounded by rebels for about six hours.

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