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December 30, 1988
The Sudanese government rolled back huge price increases in sugar and other commodities after a general strike cut off communications, shut down a main airport and seaport and virtually paralyzed major cities. The Sudan News Agency, in one of the few dispatches to get out of Khartoum, reported by radio that the price boosts, imposed Monday, were rescinded at an emergency Cabinet meeting convened by Prime Minister Sadek Mahdi.
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March 5, 1990 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sudan and Libya have agreed on a "declaration of integration" that will eventually lead to full unification of the two countries, Sudan's official news agency reported Sunday.
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December 29, 1988
Thousands of Sudanese demonstrators, some demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Sadek Mahdi, took to the streets of Khartoum to protest state-ordered price increases, and the African country's biggest trade union called a nationwide strike starting today. Similar unrest four years ago weakened the authoritarian government of President Jaafar Numeiri, and he was ousted by his defense minister in 1985.
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March 25, 1989 | From Associated Press
A top U.S. official, saying "it's a race against time," called Friday for nations around the world, including the Soviet Union, to do more to support an international famine-relief effort organized during a break in Sudan's civil war. "Everybody wants peace, but peace will be a hollow victory if the people for whom peace is the goal are not alive because we can't deliver the food in time to save them," said Julia V.
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March 25, 1989 | From Associated Press
A top U.S. official, saying "it's a race against time," called Friday for nations around the world, including the Soviet Union, to do more to support an international famine-relief effort organized during a break in Sudan's civil war. "Everybody wants peace, but peace will be a hollow victory if the people for whom peace is the goal are not alive because we can't deliver the food in time to save them," said Julia V.
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December 21, 1988 | From Reuters
Britain's Midland Bank has donated its entire $800,000 Sudan debt to the U.N. Children's Fund to finance development projects, UNICEF executive director James P. Grant said Tuesday. "The Midland Bank has pioneered a new form of debt relief," Grant said in an interview. "We hope others will follow." He said UNICEF will receive the money in local currency and spend it on water, health and reforestation projects in Sudan.
NEWS
July 26, 1987
The Sudanese government declared a yearlong, nationwide state of emergency to secure the country against "enemies of democracy," a statement said. The chairman of the Sudanese State Council, Ahmed Mirghani, who is effectively Sudan's head of state, said the decision was prompted by "chaos in the market, reflected in the scarcity of essential commodities." This is due to illegal hoarding, black market dealings and widespread smuggling in the country, the official statement added.
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March 18, 1989 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, Times Staff Writer
Here, not long ago, one blanket cost eight lives. A nighttime riot had convulsed the vast collection of mud huts and wood-and-plastic shacks erected by 200,000 refugees from civil war in the south. As relief workers who found the victims pieced the stories together the next day, the violence began when the Sudanese Red Crescent sent youths to give out blankets to refugees from the Dinka and Nuer tribes.
NEWS
March 5, 1990 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sudan and Libya have agreed on a "declaration of integration" that will eventually lead to full unification of the two countries, Sudan's official news agency reported Sunday.
NEWS
April 7, 1985 | CHARLES T. POWERS, Times Staff Writer
The armed forces seized power in Sudan on Saturday, announcing the ouster of President Jafaar Numeiri and his government, the suspension of the constitution and the declaration of a state of emergency throughout that African nation. A communique signed by Gen. Abdul-Rahman Suwar Dahab, the defense minister and armed forces commander in chief, also announced the dissolution of the Central People's Assembly (Parliament) and of Numeiri's governing political party, the Sudanese Socialist Union.
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March 18, 1989 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, Times Staff Writer
Here, not long ago, one blanket cost eight lives. A nighttime riot had convulsed the vast collection of mud huts and wood-and-plastic shacks erected by 200,000 refugees from civil war in the south. As relief workers who found the victims pieced the stories together the next day, the violence began when the Sudanese Red Crescent sent youths to give out blankets to refugees from the Dinka and Nuer tribes.
NEWS
December 30, 1988
The Sudanese government rolled back huge price increases in sugar and other commodities after a general strike cut off communications, shut down a main airport and seaport and virtually paralyzed major cities. The Sudan News Agency, in one of the few dispatches to get out of Khartoum, reported by radio that the price boosts, imposed Monday, were rescinded at an emergency Cabinet meeting convened by Prime Minister Sadek Mahdi.
NEWS
December 29, 1988
Thousands of Sudanese demonstrators, some demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Sadek Mahdi, took to the streets of Khartoum to protest state-ordered price increases, and the African country's biggest trade union called a nationwide strike starting today. Similar unrest four years ago weakened the authoritarian government of President Jaafar Numeiri, and he was ousted by his defense minister in 1985.
NEWS
December 21, 1988 | From Reuters
Britain's Midland Bank has donated its entire $800,000 Sudan debt to the U.N. Children's Fund to finance development projects, UNICEF executive director James P. Grant said Tuesday. "The Midland Bank has pioneered a new form of debt relief," Grant said in an interview. "We hope others will follow." He said UNICEF will receive the money in local currency and spend it on water, health and reforestation projects in Sudan.
NEWS
July 26, 1987
The Sudanese government declared a yearlong, nationwide state of emergency to secure the country against "enemies of democracy," a statement said. The chairman of the Sudanese State Council, Ahmed Mirghani, who is effectively Sudan's head of state, said the decision was prompted by "chaos in the market, reflected in the scarcity of essential commodities." This is due to illegal hoarding, black market dealings and widespread smuggling in the country, the official statement added.
NEWS
March 30, 1985 | Associated Press
Police and troops loaded thousands of people into trucks and took them out of the capital Friday in a tough official response to three days of riots over hikes in food prices. Rioting began Tuesday, the day before President Jafaar Numeiri left for the United States, where he is to discuss with President Reagan and other U.S. officials possible steps to restore Sudan's shattered economy.
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December 29, 1991 | MOHAMED OSMAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The military government has entered the marriage business, sponsoring mass weddings to replace the lavish affairs few couples can afford in a nation ravaged by war and drought. Sudanese couples line up by the hundreds, hands clasped under handkerchiefs, to exchange vows. "I highly recommend this type of marriage," said Abdel-Azim Abdel-Kader, 26. "It's simple," he added, and much cheaper than the "bad custom" of spendthrift weddings.
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