December 30, 1989 |
The body of a a French citizen killed when a relief plane was shot down Dec. 21 in southern Sudan exploded at the airport in Khartoum, the Sudanese capital, as it was about to be loaded on a plane for Paris. Sources who reported the incident said they believed the body had been booby-trapped to explode in the air. The blast burned the driver of the truck carrying the body. Four relief workers died when their plane was downed in a rebel area near Aweil, about 590 miles southwest of Khartoum.
August 19, 1993 |
Sudan's military ruler dismissed accusations by Washington that his country supports international terrorism as "political bias" and said it only advocates Islam. By adding Sudan to its list of countries supporting terrorism, Washington severed Sudan from its assistance programs, with the exception of humanitarian aid.
December 7, 2001 |
One of the mistakes all too frequently made by the outside world is to assume that because the regime in Sudan is bad it is incapable of fooling the good guys. The regime, however, has been anything but ineffective. Quite the contrary, it is frequently brilliant, always clever and too often successfully manipulative. Its most successful ploy has been to turn on its head the adage "actions speak louder than words." "We stand for peace," the government says.
June 26, 1993 |
Suspected terrorists accused of plotting an unprecedented wave of attacks in Manhattan intended to use special diplomatic license plates to drive a car bomb into the basement parking garage of the United Nations, government sources said Friday. The information emerged as federal agents examined whether Sudanese diplomats provided support to some of the eight alleged co-conspirators arrested in the abortive scheme a day earlier. Sudanese officials vehemently denied any involvement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1998 |
Fighting terrorism is admittedly a complex and difficult enterprise with serious political and moral dilemmas. Obviously, terrorists must be punished and if necessary, eliminated. But if this means using terroristic methods, then we must question the objective. Is it to avenge, to eliminate or to deter the potential for more terrorism? Vengeance is an understandable impulse, but it occupies a lower moral ground. Elimination is strategically all but impossible.
February 7, 2011 |
The United States will recognize southern Sudan as a new, independent country in July, President Obama announced Monday. The announcement, which had been expected, came on the day that officials formally announced that 98% of the votes cast in the Jan. 9 referendum supported splitting Sudan into separate countries. More than 2 million people died during the civil war, which officially ended in a 2005 peace agreement. “On behalf of the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of southern Sudan for a successful and inspiring referendum in which an overwhelmingly majority of voters chose independence,” Obama said in a prepared statement.