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Opheera McDoom

Opheera McDoom

    South Sudan in landslide vote for independence
    South Sudan in landslide vote for independence
    South Sudan voted overwhelmingly to declare its independence in final results of a referendum made public on Monday, opening the door to Africa's...
    Sudan holds first debate on unity vs secession
    Sudan holds first debate on unity vs secession
    Hundreds of Sudanese packed into a hall in Khartoum late on Thursday for the country's first public debate on independent rule for south, a rare...
    Côte d'Ivoire pray for big goal haul
    Côte d'Ivoire pray for big goal haul
    Côte d'Ivoire need to score a hatful of goals against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to have any chance of reaching the World Cup...
    World Cup too dear say two-thirds of fans
    World Cup too dear say two-thirds of fans
    Two-thirds of soccer enthusiasts in 23 nations feel the first World Cup finals on African soil has become too expensive for fans to enjoy,...
    Chaos reigns as Sudan begins complex election
    Chaos reigns as Sudan begins complex election
    With lines of voters hunkered down for hours on makeshift benches or sheltering under trees from the baking sun, Sudan's complex and controversial...
    South Sudan party to boycott elections in north
    South Sudan party to boycott elections in north
    South Sudan's main party said on Tuesday it would boycott elections in most states in northern Sudan, a further blow to the poll already hit by...
    Sudan's SPLM launches poll campaign to beat al-Bashir
    Sudan's SPLM launches poll campaign to beat al-Bashir
    Sudan's former southern rebels launched their campaign on Sunday for the nation's first multiparty elections in 24 years, fielding the man likely...
    Two kidnapped Darfur aid workers freed
    Two kidnapped Darfur aid workers freed
    Two kidnapped aid workers from the Irish agency Goal were released on Sunday in Sudan's troubled Darfur region after more than 100 days in...
    South Sudan blames northern army for violence
    South Sudan blames northern army for violence
    South Sudan's president has blamed the military in the north for a major escalation in violence in his semi-autonomous region emerging from decades...
    Darfur peacekeepers face logistics nightmare
    Darfur peacekeepers face logistics nightmare
    It will take weeks to deploy more peacekeepers to Darfur, even once reinforcements arrive, because of the difficulties of operating in the remote...
    Sudan former foes not fully withdrawn from Abyei
    Sudan former foes not fully withdrawn from Abyei
    Sudan's north and south armies have not fully withdrawn from the disputed oil-rich Abyei region as called for under a plan aimed at defusing...
    UN concerned at Sudan anti-terror courts
    UN concerned at Sudan anti-terror courts
    The United Nations on Thursday raised concerns Sudanese anti-terrorism courts which condemned 30 Darfur rebels to death did not meet international...