JUBA/KHARTOUM (Reuters) – South Sudan said on Saturday the Sudanese army had bombed its positions in the oil-producing border area, resuming a conflict that had eased earlier this week, just hours ahead of new talks.
Trading accusations, Khartoum said South Sudan had supported a rebel attack on a border town in South Kordofan state and was building up troops at the poorly-marked frontier where fighting flared on Monday and Tuesday.
JUBA/KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan and South Sudan are expected to resume talks on Saturday, with leaders of the former civil war foes playing down the risks of a war after the most violent border clashes since the country split in two.
The neighbours clashed for two days this week in the disputed oil-rich border region, in the worst direct fighting since South Sudan became independent in July under a 2005 peace deal with Khartoum that ended decades of civil war.
HEGLIG OIL FIELD, Sudan (Reuters) – South Sudan’s troops have pulled out of Sudan’s oil-producing Heglig area, both sides said on Wednesday, easing tensions after two days of clashes between the neighbours threatened to escalate a simmering conflict.
Both the United States and United Nations called on the countries to halt the violence – the worst seen since South Sudan declared independence from Sudan in July, taking most of the country’s known crude reserves with it.
JUBA/KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan and South Sudan accused each other of launching fresh attacks on oil-producing areas either side of their contested border on Tuesday but Sudan said it hoped the conflict would not escalate into war.
South Sudan said its neighbor Sudan launched airstrikes on major oilfields in its Unity state on Tuesday, in one of the most serious reported confrontations since the South declared independence from Sudan in July.
JUBA/KHARTOUM (Reuters) – South Sudan said the Sudanese air force bombed key oil fields in a cross-border raid on Tuesday, the latest violence in some of the worst fighting between the neighbours since the South’s secession in July.
Sudan denied any air strikes but said its ground forces had attacked southern artillery positions which had fired at the disputed oil-producing area of Heglig that is partly controlled by Khartoum.
JUBA/KHARTOUM (Reuters) – South Sudan said the Sudanese air force bombed key oil fields in a cross-border raid on Tuesday, one day after a rare direct confrontation between the two countries.
Clashes broke out on Monday in several places along the poorly-marked border in some of the worst fighting between the two armies since South Sudan became independent in July under a 2005 peace agreement.
JUBA, March 26 (Reuters) – South Sudan’s economy is buckling
under the strain of an oil industry shutdown that followed a row
with Sudan, hitting its currency and sending officials
scrambling for ways to make up for lost revenues.
Some firms granted trade exemptions are suddenly being
billed for customs duties, and tax increases are looming,
weighing on confidence, executives attending an investment
conference in the new African nation’s capital Juba said.
JUBA (Reuters) – South Sudan plans to mark its emergence onto the world stage as an independent oil producer by completing a new airport terminal in June as a showcase for business visitors to the capital Juba, a government official said on Thursday.
“It is our highest priority,” Deputy Transport Minister Mayom Kuoc Malek told Reuters. Money for the prestige project has now been secured, after funding problems and other snags prevented its completion in time for independence celebrations last July, he said.
KHARTOUM (Reuters) – The United Nations has made progress in talks with Sudan to deliver more aid to South Kordofan, a border state where hundreds of thousands of people have fled fighting, a top U.N. official said in an interview.
Clashes broke out between Sudan’s armed forces and rebels of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) in South Kordofan last June, then spread to Blue Nile state in September. Both areas border newly-independent South Sudan.
KHARTOUM, March 14 (Reuters) – In Sudan’s only
shopping mall, in the capital Khartoum, customers need to walk
up to the shops from the underground car park because the
escalators have broken down. It is unclear when they might be
“The escalators are out of order and we are trying to find
spare parts that are not available on the local market,” a
notice at the entrance of the Turkish-funded Afra Mall says.