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Hopes mount for deal as Sudan, S Sudan meet

Sudan and South Sudan leaders have met as pressure grows to end long-running disputes that have brought the foes to the brink of renewed conflict.

Search for kidnapped aid workers in Somalia intensifies

Kenyan security forces are scoureing border regions with war-torn Somalia in the hunt for armed kidnappers who seized four aid workers from Dadaab.

Seeing the majesty in Somalia’s history

Funky dancing in a seaside bar, Vespa scooters on broad boulevards: the images of a lost Somalia are at odds with a place better known for war.

Kenya’s Kenyatta quits as finance minister over ICC charges

Uhuru Kenyatta has resigned as Kenya's finance minister after the International Criminal Court ruled he should stand trial for post-election violence.

South Sudan tribe vows to ‘exterminate’ rival group

Armed Lou Nuer youths have marched on Pibor, home to the rival Murle people, who they blame for cattle raiding and have vowed to exterminate.

Ruined cathedral offers refuge for drought-hit Somalis

Beneath the soaring arches of the bombed out ruins of a cathedral, families fleeing extreme drought build huts of rag and plastic for shelter.

Red tape delays UN relief to Horn of Africa

The WFP's first delivery of aid to Somalia was delayed due to bureaucratic hurdles in Kenya -- slowing relief efforts for millions hit by drought.

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.

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.

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