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June 18, 1994 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In their biggest offensive of this nation's decade-old civil war, government forces have routed southern rebels from several key towns and are driving toward the Ugandan border, Western and Arab diplomats said Friday. The rebels--made up of Christians and pagans from the black south--broke and ran last week from Kajo Kaji, their main supply center. They now control only one town, Nimule, on the White Nile.
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June 18, 1994 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In their biggest offensive of this nation's decade-old civil war, government forces have routed southern rebels from several key towns and are driving toward the Ugandan border, Western and Arab diplomats said Friday. The rebels--made up of Christians and pagans from the black south--broke and ran last week from Kajo Kaji, their main supply center. They now control only one town, Nimule, on the White Nile.
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February 28, 1989
Sudanese Prime Minister Sadek Mahdi told Parliament that he will resign in a week unless the armed forces give him a free hand to form a new government and work for peace in southern Sudan. Mahdi made the threat hours before a deadline, given him by Sudan's officer corps to introduce reforms, expired. The officers are exasperated by setbacks in the war with southern rebels and the collapse of a peace plan late last year.
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July 15, 1992 | Associated Press
The army has overrun the headquarters of the rebel force it has been battling for nine years, in a major victory that capped a five-month offensive in southern Sudan. Sudan's military ruler, Lt. Gen. Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir, announced the fall of the town of Torit on national radio Tuesday. The rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army confirmed the claim in a statement in Nairobi, Kenya. It was not clear whether the victory Monday could lead to an end of the Sudanese civil war.
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July 28, 1989 | From Reuters
The new military leader of Sudan said Thursday that his government will start talks with rebels next month aimed at bringing lasting peace to the south after six years of devastating civil war. Brig. Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir made the announcement after returning from the Organization of African Unity summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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July 1, 1989 | MICHAEL ROSS, Times Staff Writer
Army officers staged a bloodless coup in Sudan on Friday, toppling the civilian government of Prime Minister Sadek Mahdi and imposing martial law in what had been one of Africa's few democracies. A statement signed by Brig. Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir, the leader of the pre-dawn coup, said the army seized control in order to end "the conflicts, partisan chaos and . . . anarchy" that have increasingly plagued Sudanese politics since Mahdi took office three years ago.
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March 5, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Thirty Sudanese political parties and several key trade unions agreed Saturday night to adopt a peace pact to end nearly six years of civil war in south Sudan. The agreement, announced by a member of Sudan's supreme council--a five-member joint presidency--was contained in a document that is to serve as a working program for a new, broad-based government that may replace Prime Minister Sadek Mahdi's current coalition.
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October 26, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Starvation of "apocalyptic" proportions is endangering as many as 11 million Sudanese, but their government is blocking international food deliveries, U.S. relief officials said Thursday. Administration officials, testifying before the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Africa, said Sudan's military government has derailed a U.S.-led rescue effort under U.N. auspices that would have saved many Sudanese from hunger.
NEWS
July 2, 1989 | MICHAEL ROSS, Times Staff Writer
Sudan's new military ruler, Brig. Gen. Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir, dismissed more than two dozen generals in a purge of the armed forces Saturday and said he will seek to resume peace talks with secessionist rebels waging a six-year-long war in the south.
NEWS
July 15, 1992 | Associated Press
The army has overrun the headquarters of the rebel force it has been battling for nine years, in a major victory that capped a five-month offensive in southern Sudan. Sudan's military ruler, Lt. Gen. Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir, announced the fall of the town of Torit on national radio Tuesday. The rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army confirmed the claim in a statement in Nairobi, Kenya. It was not clear whether the victory Monday could lead to an end of the Sudanese civil war.
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October 26, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Starvation of "apocalyptic" proportions is endangering as many as 11 million Sudanese, but their government is blocking international food deliveries, U.S. relief officials said Thursday. Administration officials, testifying before the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Africa, said Sudan's military government has derailed a U.S.-led rescue effort under U.N. auspices that would have saved many Sudanese from hunger.
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April 25, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sudan reportedly executed 28 officers convicted of attempting to overthrow the African country's military leader. Egypt's official Middle East News Agency said three major generals, a brigadier general and four colonels were among those executed by firing squad. The country's leader, Brig. Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir, personally approved the sentences.
NEWS
July 28, 1989 | From Reuters
The new military leader of Sudan said Thursday that his government will start talks with rebels next month aimed at bringing lasting peace to the south after six years of devastating civil war. Brig. Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir made the announcement after returning from the Organization of African Unity summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
NEWS
July 17, 1989
Sudan's new military leader has asked Moscow to equip his armed forces with sophisticated weapons, according to a published report. Lt. Gen. Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir, who toppled Prime Minister Sadek Mahdi's civilian government on June 30, was quoted by the Kuwait daily Al Siyasah as saying that he asked "the Soviet charge d'affaires in Khartoum to relay our request to the Soviet leadership for modernizing the Sudanese army's weaponry.
NEWS
July 2, 1989 | MICHAEL ROSS, Times Staff Writer
Sudan's new military ruler, Brig. Gen. Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir, dismissed more than two dozen generals in a purge of the armed forces Saturday and said he will seek to resume peace talks with secessionist rebels waging a six-year-long war in the south.
NEWS
July 1, 1989 | MICHAEL ROSS, Times Staff Writer
Army officers staged a bloodless coup in Sudan on Friday, toppling the civilian government of Prime Minister Sadek Mahdi and imposing martial law in what had been one of Africa's few democracies. A statement signed by Brig. Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir, the leader of the pre-dawn coup, said the army seized control in order to end "the conflicts, partisan chaos and . . . anarchy" that have increasingly plagued Sudanese politics since Mahdi took office three years ago.
NEWS
March 5, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Thirty Sudanese political parties and several key trade unions agreed Saturday night to adopt a peace pact to end nearly six years of civil war in south Sudan. The agreement, announced by a member of Sudan's supreme council--a five-member joint presidency--was contained in a document that is to serve as a working program for a new, broad-based government that may replace Prime Minister Sadek Mahdi's current coalition.
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