Peter Martell

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Sudan’s Abyei burns as north goes on looting spree

Sudan's flashpoint town of Abyei has been set ablaze by gunmen on a looting rampage after its capture by northern troops.

UN condemns ‘burning, looting’ in Sudan’s Abyei

Sudan's flashpoint town of Abyei was ablaze on Monday with gunmen looting properties after its capture by northern troops, the UN has said.

UN calls on Khartoum troops to quit Abyei

The UN has demanded Khartoum withdraw its troops from Abyei after warnings that Sudan is "close to the precipice" of renewed civil war.

New conflict threatens to tip Sudan back into civil war

Northern troops seized control of Abyei on Sudan's north-south border on Sunday, Khartoum said as the south accused it of an "illegal invasion".

Rebels and rumours as Sudan separation looms

The South Sudanese say things are bad when people stop blaming violence on former civil war enemies in the north and start accusing each other.

Count under way in South Sudan’s referendum

The marathon task of counting the ballot in South Sudan's independence referendum was under way on Sunday after a week-long poll.

South Sudan rulers hail valid independence vote

South Sudan's ruling party said on Wednesday a 60% turnout threshold required for an independence vote to be declared valid has been reached.

South Sudan chooses ‘freedom’ anthem

Excitement is rising as south Sudan prepares to vote on January 9 in an independence referendum that was the centrepiece of a 2005 peace deal.

South Sudan faces humanitarian crisis

South Sudan must prepare for a "real crisis", whatever the outcome of an upcoming referendum on the potential partition of Africa's largest country.

Stamping out Guinea worm ‘dragons’ in Sudan

Scars on Severion Wayet's arms reveal where the flesh-burrowing Guinea worms burst through her skin.

‘The people of Darfur are already hungry’

Conditions are already tough in Darfur, but many warn things will get worse after Sudan expelled aid groups it accused of collaborating with the ICC.

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