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May 7, 2012

Oil conflict drills $2.4 bln hole in Sudan’s finances

KHARTOUM, May 7 (Reuters) – Sudan’s dispute with its
southern neighbour over oil transit fees has created a 6.5
billion pound ($2.4 billion) gap in the country’s public
finances and caused exports to plunge 83 percent, the Sudanese
finance minister said on Monday.

South Sudan inherited three-quarters of oil production when
it gained independence from the North last July.

May 6, 2012

Bashir says wants warm relations with South Sudanese

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir said on Sunday he would not allow conflict with South Sudan to overshadow “strategic relations” with its people, striking a less confrontational tone over a crisis that has raised fears of war.

After South Sudan seized the contested Heglig oilfield last month, Bashir vowed to free the South’s citizens from the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement whom he called “insects”.

May 5, 2012

Sudan says South Sudan troops inside its territory

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan’s army accused South Sudan on Saturday of having troops on its territory, a sign tensions between the former civil war foes were unlikely to cool despite an international ultimatum to end fighting.

Sudanese army spokesman al-Sawarmi Khalid said the military would abide by a U.N.-backed African Union call to halt hostilities, in an effort to end weeks of border fighting that has threatened to escalate into a full-blown war.

May 4, 2012

S. Sudan accuses Sudan of attacks in blow to talks

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – South Sudan accused Sudan on Friday of attacking its military positions in an oil region, imperilling the chances of a promised ceasefire between the neighbours, but Khartoum denied the charge.

The 1,800 km-long (1,200 mile) border between the two countries had been largely quiet for the past 48 hours, raising hopes they could begin talks to end a series of clashes over oil exports, border demarcation and citizenship that have pushed them closer towards a full-blown war.

May 4, 2012

South Sudan accuses Sudan of bombing in blow to talks

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – South Sudan on Friday accused Sudan of launching an air strike on one of its oil regions, imperiling the chances of a promised ceasefire between the two former civil war foes, but Khartoum denied the charge.

The 1,800 km-long (1,200 mile) border between the two countries had been largely quiet for the past 48 hours, raising hopes that they could begin talks to end a series of clashes over oil exports, border demarcation and citizenship that have pushed them closer towards a full-blown war.

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.