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May 3, 2012

Sudan, South Sudan say border quiet after AU ultimatum

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan and South Sudan’s armies, who have been clashing along their disputed border for weeks, said on Thursday the frontier was calm after both accepted a U.N.-backed African Union plan to cease fire.

The crisis between the former civil war foes has raised fears of a return to all-out conflict and that prompted the AU to issue an ultimatum for both to stop fighting with the Security Council threatening sanctions if they did not comply.

May 1, 2012

South Sudan accuses Sudan of attacking oil region

JUBA (Reuters) – South Sudan accused Sudan of launching a ground attack in an oil region of the newly independent state on Tuesday and said it was preparing to strike back, in rising tension that shows no sign of abating.

The scale of the fighting was not immediately clear.

Weeks of border clashes have raised concerns that South Sudan and its northern neighbor could return to all-out war after failing to resolve wrangles over oil revenues, border demarcation and other issues since the south seceded last year.

May 1, 2012

South Sudan says its oil region under attack again

JUBA, May 1 (Reuters) – South Sudan accused Sudan of
launching an attack in an oil region of the newly independent
state on Tuesday and said it was preparing to strike back, in
another sign of the festering violence along the frontier.

The scale of the fighting was not immediately clear.

Weeks of border clashes have stoked fears that South Sudan
and its northern neighbour could return to all-out war after
failing to resolve wrangles over oil revenues, border
demarcation and other issues since the south seceded last year.

Apr 30, 2012

South Sudan says Sudan bombs oil region

JUBA (Reuters) – South Sudan said on Monday Sudanese war planes bombed an oil region in the newly independent state, a day after Khartoum declared a state of emergency in some border areas as tensions showed no signs of abating.

Weeks of border fighting have raised fears Sudan and South Sudan could return to all-out war, after failing to resolve a string of disputes over oil revenues and border demarcation.

Apr 29, 2012

In Sudan and South Sudan, questions of nationality

KHARTOUM/JUBA (Reuters) – Sultan Kwaje’s problems started when his country disappeared from under him.

He was born in the southern part of Sudan but has lived in the north for more than three decades. When South Sudan broke away as an independent country from Sudan in July, Kwaje was left on the northern side of the border, a foreigner.

Apr 29, 2012

South Sudan says to quit border zone, seeks end to clashes

JUBA (Reuters) – South Sudan has told the United Nations it will pull all police out of a disputed region on its border with Sudan and is committed to halting all fighting with its northern neighbor, but Khartoum declared a state of emergency in some border areas.

The conflicting developments on Sunday raised questions whether United Nations and African Union appeals for an end to more than three weeks of border clashes between Sudan and South Sudan would bear fruit and avert full-blown war in the oil-producing region.

Apr 28, 2012

Sudan arrests foreigners in disputed border region

KHARTOUM/JUBA (Reuters) – Sudan said it had arrested a Briton, a Norwegian and a South African on Saturday, accusing them of illegally entering a disputed oil-producing border area to spy for its enemy South Sudan.

South Sudanese officials denied the allegations and said the men were working with the United Nations and aid groups clearing mines and had got lost in the remote territory close to the boundary between the two countries.

Apr 27, 2012

Kiir, back from China, says Heglig belongs to South Sudan

JUBA (Reuters) – South Sudanese President Salva Kiir, back from an official visit to China, said on Friday that his armed forces had not damaged the contested Heglig oilfield they seized for 10 days earlier this month because it belongs to South Sudan.

Both South Sudan, which seceded from Sudan and became independent last July, and Sudan claim the Heglig oilfield. South Sudan said its forces withdrew from the area last Friday after coming under intense diplomatic pressure to pull back.

Apr 26, 2012

South Sudan, Sudan trade fresh accusations

JUBA/KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Showing no sign of a let-up in tensions, South Sudan accused Sudan on Thursday of bombing a village in its oil-producing Unity state while Khartoum complained its soldiers had been beaten in captivity.

The release of 14 Sudanese soldiers on Wednesday under a deal mediated by Egypt had been expected to ease tensions between the two countries, where disputes over oil revenues and border demarcation have threatened to escalate into all-out war.

Apr 25, 2012

South Sudan frees prisoners; clashes abate

JUBA/BEIJING (Reuters) – South Sudan freed prisoners of war on Wednesday as clashes appeared to abate between north and south, after cross-border fighting that threatened to tip into all-out war.

Sitting on some of Africa’s most significant oil reserves, Sudan and South Sudan have been unable to resolve a dispute over oil revenues and border demarcation since the South gained independence in July.