ABYEI

Abyei vote count to determine Sudan or South Sudan status begins

Ballots have been counted in an unofficial referendum in the flashpoint Abyei region to decide if it lies in Sudan or South Sudan.

Abyei residents vote on whether to join Sudan or S Sudan

Residents of the Abyei region, claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan, have voted in an unofficial referendum to decide which country they belong to.

South Sudan: Independent, but what now?

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Zuma plans visit to al-Bashir ahead of Sudan split

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Battle for Abyei could ignite new war in Sudan

When northern Sudanese troops seized the disputed border town of Abyei, it was a sign that the fragile six-year-old peace was teetering.

Sudan rivals to meet on flashpoint Abyei region

South Sudan's vice-president has flown to Khartoum to "ease tensions" over Abyei, a week after northern troops overran the contested border region.

Khartoum militia heading south, UN says

Militiamen backed by the Sudanese government are heading south to the flashpoint town of Abyei, the United Nations says.

Sudan army accused of war crimes in Abyei

Satellite images indicate evidence of "war crimes" committed by Sudan's northern army in the contested Abyei region, a monitoring group has said.

Violence in Sudan’s Abyei forces thousands to flee

More than 15 000 people have fled Sudan's Abyei region to Agok in the south after the northern army seized the disputed area, the UN has said.

Clashes in Sudan region cloud hopes for peaceful division

A UN envoy warned on Tuesday that clashes in a border region between North and South Sudan risked casting a shadow over the peaceful referendum vote.

Talks founder over future of oil-rich Sudan region

Negotiations between north and south Sudan over the future of contested oil-rich Abyei have broken down ahead of an independence referendum.

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