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March 6, 1999 |
Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey and Cardinal Basil Hume, archbishop of Westminster, have sent an unusual joint letter to British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook asking his support for action by the United Nations to end the civil war in Sudan. Their plea was made in response to a letter to Cook from the bishops of the Anglican Church of Sudan, sent from their recent meeting in Nairobi. Conditions in Sudan are such that the bishops have to meet outside their country.
October 14, 1998 |
Idris Nazil, a newspaper editor and head of a publishing firm here, is well-to-do by Sudanese standards. But when he and family members recently came down with fevers, even he couldn't afford the medicine his doctor prescribed. "I said to my wife that I should go to my company and get a loan for this," Nazil recalled scornfully. "Everything is so expensive--even for the director of a company like me."
May 8, 1998 |
The government has agreed to hold an internationally supervised referendum on self-determination in the country's war-torn south. Still, the two sides in the civil war remain deadlocked over the issue of religion, with the government saying Sudan is an Islamic state and the rebels wanting freedom of religion. A communique issued after the third day of talks in Nairobi, Kenya, said negotiations will continue on how to conduct the referendum. More than 1.
February 9, 2000 |
A Sudanese government plane bombed a primary school in rebel-controlled southern Sudan, killing 13 students, Sudanese rebels said. Several teachers and students were injured when a Russian-made Antonov bomber dropped six explosives on and around the school in the town of Kaouda in the Nuba Mountains, 325 miles southwest of Khartoum, the capital, said Samson Kwaje, spokesman for the Sudan People's Liberation Army. All of those killed were under 14, Kwaje said.
March 15, 1997 |
Sudanese rebels said Friday that they captured 1,000 government soldiers after overrunning the major town of Yei and Morobo garrison in the south. Meanwhile, a Sudanese minister said rebel weapons seemed unlikely to have come from Uganda. The government has accused Uganda of sending troops to fight alongside the rebels.
July 21, 1995 |
Former President Jimmy Carter has returned to Sudan to try to secure an extension of a cease-fire, set to end July 28, that he negotiated in March. The official Sudan News Agency said Carter was met in Khartoum by Sudanese Health Minister Gatlouk Deng. Carter negotiated a cease-fire four months ago between the government of President Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir and the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army.