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June 25, 1994 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seventeen years ago, huge sums of development money pouring into Sudan were going to transform this vast land into a breadbasket for the Middle East. A conciliatory Sudanese president was in the process of forging a lasting peace with the rebellious south. A Sudanese union with Egypt was to ensure that moderate Arabs controlled the Nile. But none of that happened. Today, Sudan instead finds itself cut adrift by old Western and Arab friends, a renegade that last August was placed on the U.S.
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June 25, 1994 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seventeen years ago, huge sums of development money pouring into Sudan were going to transform this vast land into a breadbasket for the Middle East. A conciliatory Sudanese president was in the process of forging a lasting peace with the rebellious south. A Sudanese union with Egypt was to ensure that moderate Arabs controlled the Nile. But none of that happened. Today, Sudan instead finds itself cut adrift by old Western and Arab friends, a renegade that last August was placed on the U.S.
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WORLD
August 1, 2007 | Maggie Farley, Times Staff Writer
The Security Council on Tuesday authorized a massive U.N. peacekeeping operation to deploy to Darfur in an effort to protect civilians and aid workers in Sudan's conflict-racked region. The council voted 15 to 0 to begin sending a joint U.N.-African Union force of as many as 26,000 troops and police to Darfur before the end of the year to quell violence that has killed more than 200,000 people and displaced more than 2 million in four years. The full force, the largest authorized by the U.N.
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July 15, 2008 | Sara Darehshori, Sara Darehshori, senior counsel in Human Rights Watch's International Justice Program, interviewed refugees in Chad last July as part of her work assessing the International Criminal Court.
'When will Bashir be tried?" Darfurian refugees on the Chad border asked me time and again last summer. "We are here because of Bashir," they said. Last July, I went to Chad to look into how the International Criminal Court, which has a field office in Abeche and works with refugees in the camps, is performing on the ground. As part of my assessment, I interviewed dozens of refugees.
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April 25, 2008 | Jocelyn Y. Stewart, Times Staff Writer
In a career devoted to the study of Africa's Upper Nile Valley, particularly Sudan, historian Robert O. Collins wrote books and articles that were considered required reading for scholars and students of Africa. The U.S. government sought his insight on the conflict in Darfur and on Osama bin Laden. Hollywood filmmakers asked his advice in depicting the region on screen. A former president of Sudan presented Collins with a distinguished award for scholarship.
WORLD
January 31, 2014 | By Robyn Dixon
MALAKAL, South Sudan - The looters came by the thousands. They were organized, systematic and took their time. At two World Food Program warehouses in this dusty South Sudanese town, they opened thousands of USAID cans of vegetable oil and poured the contents into stolen jerry cans. They ripped open packets of high-nutrition food and took the contents. They stole computers, light fittings, fans and roof tiles, and even cut away the canvas from storage tents. The food they took - 1,700 tons in all - would have fed more than 100,000 families for a month.
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.
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