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The Comprehensive Peace Agreement Remains the Cornerstone of Stability in Sudan

Some question whether the tenets of the agreement have been fulfilled. Civil war consumed Sudan for all but 11 of its 48 years of independence.  The conflict pitted the Muslim north against the primarily Christian and animist south.  The second Sudanese civil war lasted nearly twenty-one years and caused untold destruction.  More than two million people died, four million were ...

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Alicia Keys: ‘Help Me Scream And Shout That We Want Peace’

R&B singer Alicia Keys and friend George Clooney have joined forces to help spearhead a new global peace initiative. Keys, an avid champion of peace and poverty, and Clooney, a longtime campaigner for peace in Sudan, join the growing list of celebrities, which includes Rocker Peter Gabriel, Virgin mogul Richard Branson, ex-United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan and former U.S. ...

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Sudan: Senior Darfur Diplomat Should Help Revitalize Peace Process For Darfur, Press Human Rights and Humanitarian Concerns

Sudan Now applauds the appointment of Dane Smith as the senior U.S. diplomat for Darfur, and strongly urges President Obama and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton to appoint a team under the diplomat to help focus efforts on revitalizing the Darfur peace process, securing humanitarian access, and introducing accountability for human rights violations. Read: allAfrica.com: Sudan: Senior Darfur Diplomat Should Help ...

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Sudan army, rebel clash hits Darfur peace deal

Sudan’s army said on Thursday it attacked the only Darfur rebel group that signed a 2006 peace deal saying it planned to join forces with rebels still fighting the government, dealing a heavy blow to the struggling accord. The Sudan Liberation Movement led by Minni Arcua Minnawi signed the internationally-brokered Darfur Peace Agreement with Sudan’s government in the Nigerian capital ...

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South Sudan urges UN to probe alleged bombing

KHARTOUM — Sudan’s southern former rebels on Tuesday demanded a UN probe into alleged aerial bombing by the north’s army ahead of a referendum widely tipped to lead to the partition of Africa’s biggest nation. “We call on the Security Council of the United Nations… to form a team of investigation that will also involve the structures for ceasefire implementation ...

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US pragmatism on Sudan is fading

Fears are rising that Sudan’s 2005 comprehensive peace agreement, which ended decades of north-south conflict, is about to collapse as it approaches its biggest test – a nationwide referendum on southern independence scheduled for 9 January. This intensification of international misgivings was predictable. The ruling National Congress party was never going to accept southern secession without a fuss; after all, ...

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UN-backed demobilization process kicks off in southern Sudan

Thousands of former fighters are taking part in a new United Nations-supported disarmament drive in the far south of Sudan. The seven ex-combatants – three women and four men – were disarmed, registered and issued certificates during the launch of the scheme yesterday in Torit, the capital of Eastern Equatoria state in southern Sudan. They are the first of some ...

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