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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, with a total of 98,83%.

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.

Côte d’Ivoire pray for big goal haul

Côte d'Ivoire need to score a hatful of goals against North Korea to have any chance of reaching the World Cup second round

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.

Sudan starts historic vote amid confusion

Confusion, delays and charges of fraud marked the start of Sudan's first multi-party elections in a quarter-century.

Chaos reigns as Sudan begins complex election

With voters hunkered down for hours on benches or sheltering under trees from the baking sun, Sudan's elections got off to an often chaotic start.

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, in a further blow to the poll.

Sudan’s SPLM launches poll campaign to beat al-Bashir

Sudan's former rebels launched their campaign on Sunday for the nation's first multiparty elections in 24 years.

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 captivity.

South Sudan blames northern army for violence

South Sudan's president has blamed the military in the north for an escalation in violence in his semi-autonomous region, an official said on Monday.

Darfur peacekeepers face logistics nightmare

It will take weeks to deploy more peacekeepers to Darfur because of the difficulties of operating in the remote region, the force commander says.

Sudan former foes not fully withdrawn from Abyei

Sudan's north and south armies have not fully withdrawn from the disputed oil-rich Abyei region as called for under a plan aimed at defusing tensions.

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