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South Sudan launches currency as tensions simmer

South Sudan started rolling out its new currency on Monday -- the South Sudan Pound -- escalating a point of simmering disagreement with Khartoum.

Separation anxiety in Sudan

For the southern Sudanese it was a night to stay out dancing. For people in Khartoum it was a time of sadness mixed with defiance.

‘Free at last’: Happy birthday South Sudan

Thousands of South Sudanese danced in the streets on Saturday to mark their long-awaited independence.

Sudan’s two capitals already worlds apart

When north and south Sudan split into separate countries on July 9, their capitals will already be worlds apart.

Sudan shoot-out kills 20, army warns of more clashes

At least 20 people died in a shoot-out between Sudanese soldiers in a southern town, the military said, warning there was a risk of more clashes.

Organisers: Sudan referendum to meet required turnout

Turnout at south Sudan's independence referendum has defied gloomy expectations and is almost guaranteed to reach the 60% needed for a valid poll.

Sudan’s al-Bashir offers hand of peace to South

Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir made his final trip to the southern capital, Juba, on Tuesday before a January 9 vote on secession.

South Sudan vote clears hurdle as ballot forms arrive

Millions of ballot papers were delivered to South Sudan on Wednesday, removing one uncertainty ahead of a referendum on southern independence.

Poor Eritreans increasingly joining gold rush

More than a dozen mining firms are now working in Eritrea, but villagers are also increasingly using their bare hands to claim some of the riches.

Fears mount over more floods in Africa

Fears mounted on Monday that downpours that have killed dozens in Africa, uprooted hundreds of thousands and devastated crops could continue past the end of the rainy season and hit areas that have so far escaped floods. Experts say the rising waters may hit as yet unaffected areas in the coming days.

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