August 30, 2001 |
Six months after being pulled out of rebel forces fighting in Sudan's 18-year civil war, a batch of former child soldiers has gone home. U.N. officials said Wednesday that 3,480 former child fighters--some as young as 8--have been sent back to their homes in southern Sudan after being retrained as teachers, mechanics and farmers. Over the next 18 months, the U.N.
March 2, 2000 |
A phalanx of international relief organizations suspended operations in southern Sudan on Wednesday in frustration over the groups' failure to reach an agreement with guerrillas in the war-torn region over security concerns and the distribution of aid. The abrupt departure of the dozen or so aid organizations could seriously jeopardize ongoing humanitarian relief programs in southern Sudan and put at risk the lives of tens of thousands of people.
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.
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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.
February 3, 1999 |
The horsemen came by night, thundering from one mud-and-thatch hut to another, shooting and slashing men, women and children. Startled from his sleep, 6-year-old Gabriel Majok Bol jumped from the wicker mat that served as his bed. He, his parents and five siblings scattered. The sprawling settlement in southern Sudan was burned to the ground. Bol survived unharmed--and alone. He hasn't seen his family since that night 11 years ago, and thinks they probably are dead.
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."