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OCTOBER 25

The Sudanese government has blamed an Israeli airstrike for the explosion of a military factory in the capital Khartoum, warning that it reserves the right to respond. Tel Aviv has not responded to the charge. | Sudan Tribune

On Wednesday the African Union Peace and Security Council unanimously endorsed an initial proposal seeking to settle the conflict over the ownership of Abyei, between South Sudan and Sudan. | Sudan Tribune

OCTOBER 24

The rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North has disputed allegations by the Sudanese army about the death of civilians during a bout of mortar attacks it launched in South Kordofan State yesterday, saying it only targeted positions of government forces. | All Africa

Negotiating delegations from the Sudanese government and a splinter faction of Justice Equality Movement will start talks on the situation in Darfur on November 22, officials from the two sides said. | All Africa

OCTOBER 23

The Sudanese government and a splinter faction of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) agreed Monday to immediately cease hostilities and hold peace negotiations in line with the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD). | Sudan Tribune

The Governor of South Sudan’s Northern Bahr el Ghazal said on Monday that he will “fight” anyone who tries to take Mile 14, a contested area on the border with neighboring Sudan, from his state. | Sudan Tribune

Sudanese rebels killed two children and wounded eight other civilians when they shelled the main town in Sudan’s oil-producing South Kordofan state on Tuesday, in the third bout of shelling in the past two weeks. | Sudan Tribune

OCTOBER 22

Sudan’s vice president reaffirmed the role of the opposition Umma National Party in the ongoing efforts to prepare a new constitution after the secession of South Sudan. | All Africa

The chairperson of South Sudan’s peace and reconciliation commission, Chuol Rambang Chol, has called on youth across the country to avoid inciting conflicts in response to the recent arrest of a senior army officer accused of having ties to rebel leader David Yauyau. | Sudan Tribune

OCTOBER 19

South Sudan issued an order instructing foreign and national companies involved in the oil industry to immediately resume production and exports through the territory of neighboring Sudan. | Sudan Tribune

War in Sudan's South Kordofan and Blue Nile states has affected an estimated 900,000 people, but more than a year of talks have failed to get food aid into rebel zones, the UN said on Friday. | Al-Ahram

OCTOBER 18

South Sudan President Salva Kiir held a high-level meeting with elders and leaders from Northern Bahr el Ghazal state after large crowds protested against the inclusion of the fourteen mile area in the Safe Demilitarized Border Zone. Kiir said the agreement was a “temporary security arrangement" to pave a way forward over disputes. | Sudan Tribune

A South African peacekeeper of the United Nations Mission in Darfur was killed on Wednesday and three others were injured in an ambush by unknown gunmen that took place in North Darfur. | All Africa

European Union ambassadors have expressed concerns over restrictions imposed by Sudanese security services on the movement of international experts and representatives who visit the country’s western region of Darfur to identify recovery and development projects. | Sudan Tribune

OCTOBER 17

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit has warned the army against getting carried away by rumors of coup attempts, saying any leadership that overthrows his regime militarily will not be recognized by the international community. | Sudan Tribune

The ruling National Congress Party (NCP) of Sudan emphatically denied reports that it had nominated Vice President Ali Osman Mohammed Taha to replace President Omer al-Bashir if he decides to step down at the end of his current term in 2015. | Sudan Tribune

Amid public dissent the South Sudan parliament ratified the cooperation agreement that President Salva Kiir and his northern counterpart, Omar al-Bashir, signed last month in Addis Ababa. | Sudan Tribune

OCTOBER 16

Sudan has managed to restore its oil production to levels before fighting broke out with South Sudan in April but will miss its 2012 target of pumping 180,000 barrels a day. Sudan is pumping currently 120,000 bpd. | Reuters

Sudanese government forces clashed with rebels of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) when the latter attempted to take over a village east of South Kordofan State on Sunday, both sides confirmed today. | Sudan Tribune

The partners of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) agreed to settle issues related to the implementation of security arrangements within a month, hoping to revive the negotiations that has been stalled since last March. | Sudan Tribune

OCTOBER 15

Sudan expects to double its oil production in the next two years to 300,000 barrels per day as it steps up oil exploration, the country’s petroleum minister said on Monday. | Reuters

Angry demonstrators have clashed with police forces in Juba where the police fired live bullets to disperse the protest. The protestors, mainly from Northern Bahr el Ghazal and Abyei, have expressed their anger against the Addis Ababa peace agreement which they claim has “sold their lands” to neighboring Sudan. | Sudan Tribune

Despite growing discontent and criticism of last month’s deal between South Sudan and South Sudanese Major General Gatwec Duel has been arrested because of his links with rebel groups operating in South Sudan’s Jonglei state. According to a local official, “generals in the SPLA have begun to support renegade Dak Kueth who is destabilizing Jonglei state.” | Sudan Tribune

OCTOBER 11

Sudan and South Sudan pledged, in the first international economic forum after their cooperation deals, to work together to develop their economies, but Yasir Arman, secretary general of Sudan People’s Liberation Movement–North (SPLM-N), released a statement deploring that such meetings take place while the government continues to prevent humanitarian access to civilians in the rebel-held areas. | Sudan Tribune

Juba has renewed its willingness to facilitate a negotiated settlement to the ongoing conflict between Khartoum and the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement–North. However, Sudan and South Sudan again postponed their meeting to discuss technical aspects of implementing security arrangements. | Sudan Tribune

Despite growing discontent and criticism of last month’s deal between South Sudan and Sudan, the four states of the Greater Bahr el Ghazal region endorsed the agreement signed in Addis Ababa on September 27. | Sudan Tribune

OCTOBER 10

The Commissioner of Jonglei Sate’s Pibor County, Joshua Konyi Irer, has accused rebels operating in the area of committing “crimes against humanity” by murdering and raping civilians. | Sudan Tribune

SPLM-North insurgents said they shelled the main city in Sudan's oil-producing South Kordofan state near the border with South Sudan on Wednesday, the second time this week.| Sudan Tribune

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) revised its outlook for the Sudanese economy showing a worse than projected economic contraction for 2012. The IMF also changed its classification of Sudan from an oil exporter to an oil importer to reflect the secession of the south last year. | Sudan Tribune

OCTOBER 9

Six civilians, all women and children, were killed during a mortar attack by the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – North (SPLM-N) on Kadugli town, capital South Kordofan state. | Sudan Tribune

A foreign ministry spokesperson indicated Sudan’s preference for a political agreement over the disputed Abyei’s area on Monday, stressing that a referendum might bring war between the two sides. | Sudan Tribune

The recent deal with South Sudan over oil transit fees will not be reflected in the 2013 budget, the country’s finance and national economy minister said. It will be built into the budget only once the crude starts flowing and figures can be calculated with a degree of certainty. | Sudan Tribune

OCTOBER 3

South Sudan’s security forces are shooting, torturing, and raping civilians in the country’s east, rights group Amnesty International said on Wednesday, urging the government and United Nations to do more to stop the abuses. | Reuters

South Sudan said it would not hold further talks with Sudan on the disputed area of Abyei and vowed to discuss the fate of Heglig/Panthou in a bid to calm the growing discontent over the outcome of Addis Ababa talks. | All Africa

The secretary-general of the Darfur student association said that 29 students were arrested by security forces following the recent strike at Bakht Alrida University in Aldoam, White Nile. | All Africa

OCTOBER 2

The rebel alliance Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) welcomed agreements inked by presidents Omar al-Bashir and Salva Kiir last week but said they are determined to bring down the Khartoum regime. | All Africa

South Sudan’s parliament summoned the governor of Eastern Equatoria state, Louis Lobong Lojoro, over alleged connection to militia groups operating in his state. It was alleged that a group of militias who carry out cattle raiding in the state have links to the governor. | Sudan Tribune

The head of Sudan’s central bank, Mohamed Kheir Al-Zubeir, said that his country has enough foreign exchange reserves to cover around five months of imports, contrary to figures released last week by the International Monetary Fund. | Sudan Tribune

OCTOBER 1

Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) said on Sunday that the security arrangements deal the country signed last week with neighboring rival South Sudan will effectively spell doom for the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N). | Sudan Tribune

Sudanese security forces assaulted the house of James Gai, leader of South Sudan Liberation Movement/Army (SSLM/A) in Al-Fitaihab suburb, where it arrested five officers and 70 individuals and seized five heavy guns, after an exchange of fire. | Sudan Tribune

Renewed arguments between Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) and opposition groups over drafting a permanent constitution for the country occurred during a symposium held in the capital Khartoum on Sunday. | Sudan Tribune

SEPTEMBER 28

The Sudan Liberation Movement of Minni Minnawi (SLM-MM) and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) said in separate statements that they stormed a Sudanese army’s supply convoy composed of 160 trucks carrying military equipment, ammunition, and fuel yesterday. They said the attack occurred between Tabet and Hamrah in North Darfur. | Sudan Tribune

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released figures on Thursday projecting that Sudan’s external debt will hit an all-time high of $46 billion next year, the latest evidence of a growing economic crisis engulfing the East African nation. | Sudan Tribune

Sources from Hashaba, Kutum locality, North Darfur, reported seeing clouds of smoke rising from nearby villages, after the Sudanese air force bombed the area. Since Wednesday, 60 civilians have died, more than 50 have been injured, and hundreds are missing. | All Africa

SEPTEMBER 27

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit and his Sudanese counterpart Omer al-Bashir have officially signed a host of agreements on border security, economic, and citizenship issues, but they confirmed that a deal could not be reached on contested border regions, mainly Abyei. | Sudan Tribune

The Khartoum government released nineteen South Sudanese prisoners of war (POWs), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said in a statement published on Wednesday. | Sudan Tribune

General Paul Malong Awan, the governor of South Sudan’s State of Northern Bahr el Ghazal said that his administration and the citizens of the area will never accept giving an inch of the contested “Mile 14” area to neighboring Sudan. | Sudan Tribune

SEPTEMBER 26

Sudan rejected a proposal submitted by the African Union mediation aimed at breaking the deadlock over the Abyei referendum, saying it ignored that the eligibility of the Misseriya to participate was the main cause of discord. | Sudan Tribune

Ongoing clashes between the Sudanese government and rebel movements have left dozens dead and injured since September 20, according to reports. These clashes are taking place around the Hashaba areain the Kutum locality of North Darfur. | Sudan Tribune

A coalition of Sudanese Islamist groups has threatened to declare Jihad against the government if it refuses their demands for a constitution based on Islamic sharia law. | Sudan Tribune

SEPTEMBER 25

Negotiations between the presidents of South Sudan and Sudan to come up with a border security and economic agreement will stretch into a third day Tuesday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Facing intense international pressure, Presidents Salva Kiir of South Sudan and Omar al-Bashir of Sudan, along with their negotiating teams, couldn't come up with a peace deal late Monday. | CNN; Sudan Tribune

Pro-government militia were accused of looting a market and homes in Tabit, North Darfur, in addition to beating citizens and looting town over the weekend, a source told Radio Dabanga. There are no reports of casualties so far. | All Africa

Sudanese opposition forces released the full text of the Democratic Alternative Charter (DAC), which details the means they intend to adopt in their struggle to topple the regime, as well as their visions on how to run the country afterward. | Sudan Tribune

SEPTEMBER 24

South Sudan accepted a peace proposal on Sunday by the African Union High Implementation Panel (AUHIP) which has been mediating talks between the two former warring parties to break deadlock over a number of issues including contested region of Abyei. | All Africa

Traders and officials are cautiously hoping peace talks between the leaders of north and south - under way in Ethiopia on Monday - will soon allow commercial traffic to resume across the boundary, restoring historic supply routes for food, fuel, and consumer goods. | Reuters

Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) has downplayed the significance of the boycott by opposition parties of a meeting last week on drafting a permanent constitution for the country, describing the boycotters as being “without political clout.” | Sudan Tribune

SEPTEMBER 21

Hopes for a breakthrough in post-secession negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan are running high ahead of a summit between the presidents of the rival countries in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Sunday. | Sudan Tribune

U.S. Senior Adviser on Darfur, Dane Smith, reiterated Washington’s support for the Doha Agreement but expressed concerns about the implementation of the deal and deterioration of security conditions in Darfur. | Sudan Tribune

South Sudanese opposition SPLM- Democratic Change (SPLM-DC) leader, Lam Akol, reiterated his call for dialogue to enhance national unity and to work together for a democratic transition in the new country. | Sudan Tribune

SEPTEMBER 20

Sudan's armed forces have clashed with rebels and seized an area in Blue Nile State close to the disputed border with South Sudan, fueling uncertainty over the final stage of peace talks between the former civil war adversaries. | Reuters

Heavy clashes between the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) took place between Tabet and Khazan Tinjur, in East Jebel Marra, North Darfur, according to witnesses. The amount of fatal victims is not yet known. | Sudan Tribune

Ambassador Dean Smith, US special envoy in charge of Darfur, held four separate meetings with different rebel movement groups from Darfur in Kampala, Uganda. Smith met separately with the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF), with Abdel Wahid Mohamed al-Nur, leader of the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM), with SLM-Minni Minnawi, and with the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM). | Sudan Tribune

SEPTEMBER 19

Sudan opened its first gold refinery on Wednesday as it seeks to improve the quality of its rising gold exports and offset the economic damage inflicted by the loss of most of its oil revenues. | Reuters

Opposition forces turned down a call by the Sudanese presidency to participate in a consultative meeting over a new constitution the government intends to prepare. The government said its initiative aims to involve all the Sudanese political forces in a discussion over a permanent constitution. | Sudan Tribune

Veteran Sudanese Islamist and opposition leader, Hassan Al-Turabi, has expressed strong disapproval of the protests that have been gripping the Muslim world saying he feels “ashamed” of the demonstrators, which he described as “ignorant laymen.” | Sudan Tribune

SEPTEMBER 18

Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) has criticized the U.S. administration’s decision to order the departure of all non-essential staff from the U.S. embassy in Khartoum, describing it as an attempt to tarnish the image of Sudan. | Sudan Tribune

A splinter faction of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) said that they are ready to engage in peace talks with the Sudanese government to address the root causes of Darfur conflict, but warned that they want a solid international commitment to support the process. | All Africa

The rebel Sudan Liberation Movement, led by Abdel Wahid Al-Nur, (SPLM-AW) has urged the U.S. administration to stop its support of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur and to back SPLM-AW’s effort for a comprehensive solution for Sudan's crises. | All Africa

SEPTEMBER 17

The Sudanese parliament intends to summon the minister of the interior to question him on the circumstances that led to the killing of two protesters during Friday’s demonstrations outside the U.S. embassy in Khartoum, an official said. | Sudan Tribune

Sudanese authorities have banned the video-sharing website Youtube in what appears to be an attempt to prevent people from watching the anti-Islam film that has been sparking protests across the Muslim world. | Sudan Tribune

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir arrived in Cairo on Sunday and reaffirmed during talks with President Morsi the “identical position” of the two neighbors with regards to the dispute over Nile water rights. | Sudan Tribune

SEPTEMBER 14

Protesters in the Sudanese capital Khartoum angered by a film mocking Islam are clashing with police firing tear gas outside the U.S. embassy. Demonstrators have attacked the German and British embassies. They started fires and tore down the German flag, raising an Islamist banner. | Sudan Tribune

Sudanese state minister Amin Hassan Omer denied accusations that his government was involved in the recent splits in the ranks of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) but expressed hopes that the rebels join the peace process. | Sudan Tribune

South Sudan’s army accused the army of neighboring Sudan of carrying out renewed aggression in its territory, despite the ongoing negotiations on security arrangements between the two parties in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. The spokesperson of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), Col. Philip Aguer, in a press statement said that warplanes belonging to Khartoum have hovered over Unity and Upper Nile states over the last two days in violation of South Sudanese airspace. | Sudan Tribune

SEPTEMBER 13

Hundreds of Sudanese protesters infuriated by a film ridiculing the Muslim religion and its prophet Mohammed demonstrated outside the U.S. embassy in the suburbs of the capital Khartoum on Wednesday. A group of few hundred people calling themselves the “Sudanese youth” protested and delivered a memorandum demanding an apology for the film and its removal from Youtube. | Sudan Tribune

A long-awaited humanitarian operation in the zones held by the Sudanese rebels in South Kordofan and Blue Nile will be launched during the next two weeks, according to an Arab League envoy. | Sudan Tribune

The African Union has launched an initiative aiming to support Khartoum and Juba in their negotiations to reach an agreement over the border contested zones. The stalled process over boundary demarcation is hampering the implementation of security arrangements between the two countries and threaten to hamper the whole process. | Sudan Tribune

SEPTEMBER 12

A splinter rebel faction from the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) released a statement confirming that the faction had appointed Mohamed Bashar Ahmed as president of the interim military council. | Sudan Tribune

A Sudanese official has accused the UN, the African Union, and the Arab League of being responsible for the failure of a deal they brokered between the government and rebels to deliver humanitarian assistance in South Kordofan and Blue Nile. | Sudan Tribune

South Sudan’s Central Bank has sufficient amounts of local currency in reserve to run the country for the next five years without printing any money, Governor Kornelio Koriom said on Tuesday. | Sudan Tribune

SEPTEMBER 11

The leadership of the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement- North (SPLM-N) left the Ethiopian capital heading to Washington for talks with U.S. officials over peace negotiations with the Sudanese government. Sources close to the SPLM-N said the delegation will meet with Princeton Lyman, U.S. President Special Envoy to Sudan, and a number of other officials at the State Department. | All Africa

The rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army North (SPLM/A-N) has denied the occurrence of any clashes with the Sudanese army (SAF), which claimed that 18 members of the SPLM/A-N had been killed in an attack launched on Monday in the Jibal Daloka area. | Sudan Tribune

U.S. Senior Adviser for Darfur Dane Smith reaffirmed American support of the Darfur Regional Authority (DRFA)— particularly its plans to for the voluntary return of internally displaced persons. He stated that the United States will participate in the funding of recovery and development projects to be presented at the donors’ conference for Darfur reconstruction. | Sudan Tribune

SEPTEMBER 6

The governor of North Darfur State has declared a state of emergency and appointed a military ruler in two of the state’s localities where ethnically motivated revenge attacks have increased dramatically in the last two days. The attacks have involved both regular and irregular forces and the volatile region is now at risk of total absence of law and order. | Sudan Tribune

The local employees of the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) went on strike demanding to be paid in U.S. dollars instead of Sudanese pounds. “The strike was the last resort after disregard and deliberate procrastination to address issues relating to the welfare of the national staff,” said deputy head of the union of UNAMID Sudanese staff, Ismail El Tag Mohamed Zain. | Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese president approved the credentials of South Sudan’s first ambassador, Mayan Dut Wol, and agreed to the resumption of direct flights between Khartoum and Juba by mid-December, in another sign of the détente between the neighbors as they embark on a new round of talks on post-secession issues. | Sudan Tribune

SEPTEMBER 5

The secretary-general of the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N), Yasir Arman, stated that the SPLM-N is committed to negotiating with the government, but only on the basis of the June 28 agreement, which recognizes the SPLM-N as a legal political force. | Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese government proposed Tuesday to deliver humanitarian assistance from the capitals of North Kordofan and Blue Nile to the rebel-controlled areas. The government delegation and the representatives of the humanitarian initiative held a meeting in Khartoum Tuesday to discuss the implementation of the a deal they signed last month. | Sudan Tribune

Sudanese and South Sudanese delegates launched the last round of talks on outstanding issues, which the two parties have been discussing for more than a year. The Sudanese delegation was led by Idriss Abdel-Gadir, andthe South Sudanese delegation was headed by Deng Alor. | Sudan Tribune

SEPTEMBER 4

The head of the Sudanese government negotiating team accused the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement–North (SPLM-N) of lacking willingness to reach a peace deal to end the conflict in Blue Nile and South Kordofan. | Sudan Tribune

The coalition of mainstream opposition parties in Sudan has warned against the consequences of failing to reach agreements on contentious issues with neighboring South Sudan within the deadline set by the UN Security Council, accusing the Khartoum government of procrastinating in the talks. | Sudan Tribune

Sudanese rebels dismissed reports published last week accusing them of attempting to smuggle weapons into the capital Khartoum. | Sudan Tribune

AUGUST 30

Rebels led by David Yauyau attacked the South Sudan Army (SPLA) in Pibor County in south western Jonglei State at around noon local time on Thursday. Last week approximately 40 SPLA soldiers were killed and others injured by an attack on the rebel militia. | Sudan Tribune

The commander of South Sudan army (SPLA) forces in Jonglei State has criticized a report recently released by Human Rights Watch that blames soldiers for rape, torture, and killing of civilians in Pibor county. | All Africa

The Islamic Movement (IM) in Sudan has announced the beginning of preparations to hold its general conference in mid-November but said that the Islamist opposition Popular Congress Party (PCP) of Hassan Al-Turabi will not be invited. | Sudan Tribune

AUGUST 29

The Sudan people’s Liberation Movement –North (SPLM-N) accused the Khartoum government of hampering humanitarian access to the civilians in its controlled areas and announced they will ask to deliver the aid through neighboring South Sudan and Ethiopia. | Sudan Tribune

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has included South Sudan in a list of 72 low-income countries now eligible for concessional lending. | Sudan Tribune

Sudan's currency fell close to its historic low against the dollar as hopes for quick oil export fees from South Sudan to help the ailing economy faded, dealers said on Tuesday. | Reuters

AUGUST 28

The leadership of the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army North (SPLM/A-N) concluded a secretive meeting on Monday outlining plans for increased military and political activities against the government in Khartoum. | Sudan Tribune

Jonglei state government officials and the SPLA commanding generals pledged to clear the state of the Yau Yau rebel group after an attack in the Nahaam area of Pibor, where they killed some 40 SPLA soldiers last week. | Sudan Tribune

At least 24 South Sudanese soldiers have been killed in clashes with a militia group that the southern government accuses of subverting a disarmament campaign, a southern military official said on Monday. | Washington Post

AUGUST 27

Rebels killed at least 24 soldiers when they ambushed a South Sudanese army convoy, a military spokesman said on Monday, in the latest outbreak of violence in restive Jonglei state. | Reuters

Members of parliament in South Sudan’s Warrap state have protested what they claim is the “deliberate exclusion” of minorities in the appointment of the state cabinet, describing it as a “clear violation” of the nation’s Transitional Constitution. | Sudan Tribune

Thousands of people have been displaced by fighting in Sudan's South Kordofan, officials said on Monday, as an international aid plan falls behind schedule despite warnings about the humanitarian situation. More than 8,700 people have fled the fighting in the Rashad district of the northeastern South Kordofan state, government figures showed. | AFP

AUGUST 27

Rebels killed at least 24 soldiers when they ambushed a South Sudanese army convoy, a military spokesman said on Monday, in the latest outbreak of violence in restive Jonglei state. | Reuters

Members of parliament in South Sudan’s Warrap state have protested what they claim is the “deliberate exclusion” of minorities in the appointment of the state cabinet, describing it as a “clear violation” of the nation’s Transitional Constitution. | Sudan Tribune

The situation of 170,000 Sudanese refugees living in camps and settlements across South Sudan’s Unity and Upper Nile states is alarming and there are worries about an outbreak of cholera, U.N. refugee agency officials said on Friday. | Washington Post

AUGUST 24

Sudanese authorities are planning to take actions against 15 local NGOs after the emergence of a report revealing the amount of funds they received from a U.S. donor. | Sudan Tribune

Payinjiar County, which has been split politically since controversial elections in 2010 has resolved to unite under the theme: “one government, one SPLM party and one community”, representatives, executives and constitutional post holders said Thursday. | Sudan Tribune

The situation of 170,000 Sudanese refugees living in camps and settlements across South Sudan’s Unity and Upper Nile states is alarming and there are worries about an outbreak of cholera, U.N. refugee agency officials said on Friday. | Washington Post

AUGUST 23

The Sudanese army has denied claims by rebels in the country’s western region of Darfur that they killed eleven soldiers in an ambush on Monday. The official spokesman of the army, Al-Sawarmi Khalid Saad, said on Wednesday that no clashes occurred with Darfur rebels during the month of Ramadan or the Eid holiday. | Sudan Tribune

Days before the resumption of talks, Khartoum has accused Juba of unilaterally appointing a new administration in Abyei and has decided to send a steering committee to the disputed area. | Sudan Tribune

United States Special Envoy for Sudan Princeton Lyman urged Sudan to accept a map drawn up by the African Union (AU) to establish a buffer zone on the common border with South Sudan in order to move forward on oil exportation and resolve remaining issues. Lyman was speaking ahead of the resumption of the AU-mediated process in Addis Ababa next Sunday. | Sudan Tribune

AUGUST 22

General Paulino Matip, political leader and deputy commander in chief of the South Sudanese army (SPLA) died in Nairobi after a long battle with illness, his son told Sudan Tribune. | Sudan Tribune

An average of three to four Sudanese children under the age of five have been dying daily at Batil refugee camp in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State as a result of diarrhea and malnutrition, according to a survey conducted by Medicine sans Frontier (MSF). | Sudan Tribune

AUGUST 21

The head of the government-controlled Union of Sudanese Journalists (USJ), Mohi Al-Din Titawi, announced that all journalists arrested in a crackdown during weeks of protests in the country have been released. | Sudan Tribune

Ethiopia confirmed the signing of a peace deal with the Benishangul People’s Liberation Movement (BPLM) last week to end two decades of militant activity in Sudan. The deal is part of Ethiopia’s continued efforts to mediate peace in Sudan and South Sudan. | Bikya Masr

According to Daniel Bekele, Africa director at Human Rights Watch, South Sudan’s draft media law, currently before the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), should be subjected to extensive consultation to ensure the legislation is consistent with international standards. | Sudan Tribune

AUGUST 20

Thirty-two people, including a minister, two state ministers, a politician and military officials were killed when their Russian plane crashed in Talodi, South Kordofan’s third-largest town, on Sunday. | Sudan Tribune

Ethiopian forces carried out a military assault against a South Sudanese rebel group that had been operating in its territory near the common border. According to officials in the Gambela region, eighteen South Sudanese rebels were killed during the offenses. | Sudan Tribune

A revolution to oust the regime of President Omer al-Bashir could occur at any moment, Islamist opposition leader Hassan Al-Turabi said on Sunday after accusing the regime of ruining the country. In an Eid al-Fitr sermon in Wad al-Turabi, located South of the capital Khartoum, the opposition leader said the Sudanese government is weak and has lost its regional and international influence. | Sudan Tribune

AUGUST 16

The head of Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services, Mohammed Atta, ordered the release of 80 detainees arrested over “recent sabotage activities,” but opposition groups have reacted with skepticism. | Sudan Tribune

A U.S. congressional delegation visited Juba and met with the leadership of South Sudan to discuss a wide range of issues in the country on Wednesday. | Sudan Tribune

AUGUST 15

The United Nations said it had started airdrops to deliver emergency food to a camp in South Sudan packed with people fleeing fighting on the Sudan side of the border. | Reuters

Heavy fighting erupted Tuesday night between an unknown armed group and government forces in Nyala, the capital of South Darfur State, in the latest sign of increased insecurity in Sudan’s western region. | Sudan Tribune

Darfur’s former rebel group, Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM), welcomed the splintering of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and called on the breakaway group to join the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD). Rumors of dissidence within JEM have spread since the removal of its general commander Bakheit Abdallah Abdel-Karim (Dabajo) on August 9. | Sudan Tribune

AUGUST 14

A group of armed men attacked the premises of two ministries of the Darfur Regional Authority in the capital of North Darfur and fled after seizing several vehicles. | Sudan Tribune

Hundreds of South Sudanese United Nations staff across the young nation went on strike on Monday, demanding to be paid in U.S. Dollars rather than South Sudanese Pounds, which have decreased in value due to high inflation. | Sudan Tribune

AUGUST 13

The Sudanese rebel alliance denied reaching an agreement with the opposition Uma National Party to hold a national conference for peace in Sudan, stressing that they welcome all efforts aiming to bring down Khartoum regime. | Sudan Tribune

One international peacekeeper was shot dead and another was wounded early Sunday after a "gang" attacked their police post inside a refugee camp in Sudan's embattled Darfur region, the African Union-UN Mission said. | CNN

The Sudanese ministry of interior has declared a state of national emergency in order to confront a wave of floods that has led to the death of 32 people and displacement of thousands, according to official figures. | Sudan Tribune

AUGUST 10

All 25,000 people living in a refugee camp in Sudan's Darfur region have fled amid fighting between armed militia groups and Sudanese government forces. Many of the refugees have sought shelter in nearby Kutum town or the Zariba area, the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) said. | AFP

Sudanese NGOs have voiced deep concerns over the humanitarian conditions unfolding as a result of days of violence against refugees in the country’s western region of Darfur, saying the situation requires “urgent humanitarian intervention”. | Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese pound is slowly beginning to recover from months of sharp decline in value against the US dollar, following news of a deal reached to resume exporting South Sudan’s oil. | Sudan Tribune

AUGUST 9

Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party reiterated that the oil deal with South Sudan cannot be implemented without a comprehensive agreement over the remaining unresolved issues—particularly on security matters. | Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese negotiating team vows to be intransigent in political talks with the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), said Sudan’s top negotiator, adding that indulgence was a major cause of the collapse of the previous peace agreements. | Sudan Tribune

Activists say at least 2,000 people have been arrested in a crackdown by the Sudanese government that aims to crush a recent protest movement calling for the ousting of President Bashir. | Washington Times

AUGUST 8

After 23 years at the helm in Sudan, President Omar Hassan al-Bashir is sending up a new rallying cry for a "100 percent Islamic" constitution to shift public attention away from Sudan's crippling problems. | Christian Science Monitor

South Sudan has called on the international community to assist the one-year-old nation in filling a huge financial gap created by the recent agreement with Khartoum, as details on the oil deal emerge. | Sudan Tribune

Sudan has finally agreed to allow relief supplies into the two rebel-controlled border states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile, where aid agencies say fighting and denial of aid access for more than a year has left civilians facing a humanitarian disaster. | Guardian

AUGUST 7

Khartoum and Juba have agreed on the costs of transporting oil by pipeline through both countries, allowing the resumption of exports. Khartoum also announced that talks on the remaining unresolved issues will resume during the last week of August.| Sudan Tribune

As a result of the Sudanese Armed Forces’ (SAF) intensive bombing, hundreds were displaced in North Darfur from east Jebel Mara to Tawila locality. | All Africa

A massive protest over rising prices erupted Monday in Rahid Al-Barad locality of South Darfur State, where demonstrators burned several government buildings in the latest expression of discontent against economic conditions in Sudan. | Sudan Tribune

AUGUST 6

The recently agreed upon deal between oil-producing South Sudan and Sudan, which was expected to allow the resumption of vital oil shipments through Sudanese pipelines and ports, is under threat because of lingering tensions along the two nations' common border, officials said Sunday. | Wall Street Journal

South Sudan has accused the international community of siding with neighboring Sudan in ongoing negotiations on various issues including the sharing of oil wealth and border demarcation. | Sudan Tribune

AUGUST 2

A number of Sudanese opposition and civil society groups have strongly chided the authorities for killing peaceful protesters in Darfur’s southern town of Nyala, calling for an immediate probe into the tragic incidents. | Sudan Tribune

At odds over oil, territory and other issues left unresolved from their split into two separate nations last summer, Sudan and South Sudan have resumed negotiations aimed at settling the crisis. | Voice of America

At least eight people were killed on Tuesday in Sudan’s troubled Darfur state during protests against steep food and fuel price rises, police and activists said. | Wall Street Journal

AUGUST 1

At least eight people, most of them are young students, have been killed and more than fifty others injured during confrontations between police firing live bullets and peaceful anti-government protesters in Sudan's western region of Darfur, multiple sources confirmed. | Sudan Tribune

Sudan's president has turned down an invitation from the African Union to meet South Sudan's leader to move forward stalled talks to end hostilities, state news agency SUNA said. | Reuters

JULY 31

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir declined to meet his South Sudanese counterpart Salva Kiir in a last chance summit to overcome divergences over outstanding issues before the 2 August deadline. | Sudan Tribune

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is due to visit South Sudan as part of a major Africa trip this week in order to “encourage progress” in talks with its northern neighbor Sudan. | Sudan Tribune

JULY 30

Hopes for a partial agreement over outstanding issues evaporated when the Sudanese and South Sudanese negotiators failed to reach an agreement over oil fees; the US is leading international warnings to Sudan and South Sudan to step up efforts to reach a peace accord this week or face possible UN sanctions. | AFP; Sudan Tribune

Sudan's embassy in London says a young athlete has claimed political asylum in Britain and two others are missing - but none of them are part of the country's Olympic squad. | AP

JULY 26

Sudanese troops chased rebels in the country’s Darfur region in renewed fighting. | AFP

JULY 25

Two alleged anti-regime activists in Sudan face up to ten years in prison after a judge charged them in a terrorism-linked conspiracy. | AFP

The negotiating delegations of Sudan and South Sudan have resumed. | Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese government and the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North are expected to hold direct political talks in Addis Ababa today. | Sudan Tribune

JULY 24

A UN report has confirmed that six bombs, which Sudan claimed were aimed at rebels within its own territory, landed in South Sudanese lands. | Sudan Tribune

The final planeload of illegal migrants from South Sudan is to leave Israel for South Sudan today, bringing to close a six-week sweep against them. | AFP

Six Sudanese bombs landed across the border in South Sudan. Sudanese authorities maintain that the bombs were aimed at rebels within its own territory. | AP

JULY 23

Sudanese negotiators have dismissed South Sudan’s last offer to resolve the two countries’ disputes over oil transit fees and Abyei. | Sudan Tribune

South Sudan has offered to increase oil transit fees and forgive nearly $500 million in lost revenue it says Khartoum took from exports, calling for a referendum on Abyei. | Washington Post

JULY 21

South Sudan has accused Sudan of bombing one of its villages in Northern Bahr El-Ghazal just two weeks before a United Nations imposed deadline on peace and oil negotiations. | AP

JULY 18

At their Saturday meeting in Addis Ababa, President Kiir offered financial support and mediation to President Bashir to bring the conflicts in South Kordofan and the Blue Nile to an end. | Sudan Tribune

JULY 16

Police and security forces are clashing with students from the University of Khartoum after an attempt to march to the university director. | Sudan Tribune

Sudan’s Armed Forces have announced the death of seven military personnel after their helicopter crashed in Darfur due to technical failure; a Darfuri rebel group claims that they actually shot down the helicopter though. | Sudan Tribune

JULY 15

South Sudan has suggested that it may resume oil production and export it through neighboring Sudan if a “fair deal” is reached during ongoing talks. | Sudan Tribune

JULY 14

Presidents Bashir and Kiir have met in Addis Ababa to discuss unresolved issues for the first time since clashes in Heglig. | Sudan Tribune

JULY 13

Sudanese police have fired teargas and used batons to break up an anti-government protest of 300 after Friday prayers. | Reuters

Sudan and South Sudan have started a new round of talks in Ethiopia among growing certainty of an upcoming meeting between the presidents of the two nations. | Sudan Tribune

JULY 12

Sudan’s former prime minister and leader of the Umma National Party Sadiq Al-Mahdi has renewed his call for change through negotiations rather than revolution. | Sudan Tribune

The SPLA has noted that it would be willing to fight the armed forces in neighboring Sudan if talks over the disputed border did not reflect the interests of South Sudan. | Sudan Tribune

JULY 11

Sudanese security forces are using live ammunition and increasingly aggressive tactics against ongoing protests. | AFP

Sudan has started production at a much-delayed $1 billion sugar plant, a project that the government hopes will counter the ongoing economic crisis. | Reuters

JULY 10

The First Vice President of Sudan has said that the government intends to approach opposition parties for dialogue on alternation of power. | Sudan Tribune

Various parts of Sudan’s capital Khartoum and other regional towns are beginning to witness shortages of bread coupled with exorbitant price increases. | Sudan Tribune

JULY 9

Sudanese police tear-gassed students who were demonstrating in Khartoum. | Sudan Tribune

Security forces have arrested prominent politician Kamal Omar following a declaration by the country’s main opposition parties that they support the ongoing uprisings in the country. | Reuters

President Bashir has said that he rejects secularism and reiterates his commitment to replacing the country’s secular constitution with an Islamic one. | Sudan Tribune

JULY 5

Sudan’s National Congress Party has ended speculations on the size of the country’s “austerity” cabinet, saying it will be composed of 26 portfolios after the elimination of 9 ministries. | Sudan Tribune

Sudanese security forces have continued their arrest spree against activists and briefly detained an Egyptian journalist as anti-regime protests flared up. | Sudan Tribune

JULY 3

Sudan’s Armed Forces have repelled an attack carried out by the fighters of the Sudan’s People Liberation Movement-North in the eastern part of the Blue Nile. | Sudan Tribune

JULY 2

Police and security forces have arrested about 1,000 people during the last two weeks of sustained protests in Sudan. | Sudan Tribune

Sudanese police fired teargas at scores of protesters at one of the largest mosques in Khartoum. | Reuters

JUNE 29

Protests have broken out after Friday prayers in Sudan in “The Friday of Elbow-Licking” across the country amid reports of severe police crackdown. | Sudan Tribune

Sudanese and South Sudanese delegations have ended a round of talks without agreeing on a map to operationalize a buffer zone. | Sudan Tribune

JUNE 28

Sudan’s Second Vice President has said that hopes for overthrowing the Sudanese government lie “in the realm of impossibility.” | Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese government has given the green light for a UN operation to deliver humanitarian assistance to civilians in the areas controlled by the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North. | Sudan Tribune

JUNE 27

Sudan’s First Vice President has described the country’s protesters as “doom-mongers,” in response to plans to hold massive demonstrations on Friday. | Sudan Tribune

Sudanese security authorities have been actively harassing and arresting activists and journalists over the past ten days of ongoing protests. | Sudan Tribune

The rebel Sudan Liberation Movement ambushed a Sudanese army logistical convoy in Darfur. | Sudan Tribune

JUNE 26

President Bashir has issued a decree relieving nine of his advisors from their positions as part of a countrywide project to downsize executive authorities that saw entire regional governments tendering their resignation. | Sudan Tribune

Sudan’s protests have continued for a tenth day in response to government-planned austerity measures. | Sudan Tribune

South Sudanese officials are objecting to the inclusion of the Misseriya in Abyei’s legislative council. | Sudan Tribune

JUNE 25

Sudanese authorities have detected the participation of “foreign elements” in the protests that are spreading across the country, according to one official. | Sudan Tribune

In his first response to the wave of protests across Sudan, President Bashir sought to downplay the growing unrest and dismissed the protesters as “bubbles” who will be “dealt with.” | Sudan Tribune

The speaker of the South Sudan National Assembly has urged the ruling party’s leadership to crack down on criminals implicated in $4 billion said to have been stolen by both current and former government officials since 2005. | All Africa

JUNE 22

Sudan is now experiencing its sixth day of anti-government protests. | Sudan Tribune

Sudanese MP’s have accused the country’s Finance Minister of circumventing them in applying the decision to end fuel subsidies without waiting for their final approval. | Sudan Tribune

Top negotiators from Sudan and South Sudan have arrived in Addis Ababa to resume talks. | Sudan Tribune

JUNE 21

Khartoum’s state governor has dissolved his cabinet as part of Sudan’s austerity measures which have sparked what have now been five days of student protests. | Bloomberg

At least 4 million South Sudanese still live in poverty, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. | Sudan Tribune

JUNE 20

Sudanese police fired tear gas and warning shots to disperse 200 students from the Sudan Banking Academy, as protests against government austerity measures entered their fourth day in Khartoum. | Bloomberg

The Republic of Sudan is listed third among the world’s top failed states on the Failed States Index. | Sudan Tribune

The United States has voiced “deep” concern over the violence with which Sudanese authorities have been responding to protests against worsening economic conditions in the country. | Sudan Tribune

JUNE 19

Scores of protesters scuffled with police in Khartoum for a third day of demonstrations against the government austerity plans to cope with the economic crisis. | Reuters

Some 15 Sudanese refugees have been on hunger strike for over a week outside of a UN office in Beirut, calling for a speedier process for determining refugee status, among other things. | Daily Star

JUNE 18

The Sudanese government is expected to adopt a number of measures to reshape the national government and regional governments within the framework of an economic austerity plan; the number of cabinet ministers will be reduced as well. | Sudan Tribune

Sporadic demonstrations have erupted in Khartoum to protest against the rising cost of living. | Sudan Tribune

Sudan has ordered three newspapers not to distribute their Sunday copies after they printed them, escalating a campaign against press freedom in the country. | Sudan Tribune

JUNE 15

The Sudanese government declined a request by the UN independent expert on the human rights situation in the Sudan, Mashood Adebayo Baderin, to visit Darfur region, in his first visit to the country. | Sudan Tribune

The Population, Immigration, and Borders Authority announced Friday that it was extending the one-week deadline for South Sudanese migrants to voluntarily leave Israel in exchange for 1,000 euros and a flight ticket home courtesy of the State of Israel. | Jerusalem Post

JUNE 14

Salva Kiir Mayardit, the President of South Sudan, has mentioned a number of key issues to the National Parliament during his inaugural speech to open the august house for its next season. | All Africa

Officials from South Sudan’s Interior Ministry arrived in Israel on Wednesday to help oversee the deportation of their country’s citizens detained by Israeli immigration officials earlier this week, the Foreign Ministry said. | Jerusalem Post

JUNE 13

Editors say Sudan authorities now suppress coverage by blocking entire editions after they have been printed. On June 4, agents arrived late at night at Al-Jarida newspaper, an independent daily which has upset the government for reporting the alleged rape of a female protester in custody by security agents last year. | Reuters

Sudan's opposition National Consensus Forces (NCF) agreed to launch a large scale campaign of protests against the removal of oil subsidies. It further discussed an interim constitution to rule the country once the regime collapses. | Sudan Tribune

JUNE 12

Sudan has freed two members of the opposition Popular Congress Party detained for more than five months on suspicion of communicating with armed rebel groups, state media said on Tuesday. | Reuters

The UN refugee agency and its humanitarian partners moved 8,000 Sudanese refugees over the weekend from a transit site in north-eastern South Sudan following several deaths, and the prospect of new arrivals of up to 15,000 refugees into Upper Nile state. | All Africa

JUNE 11

Sudanese First Vice President Ali Osman Muhammed Taha held talks in Tripoli with Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah Keib regarding bilateral relations. | Bernama

A rare video shot by a soldier in a unit nicknamed the "match battalion" shows Sudanese troops burning a village in southern Sudan last year. | Associated Press

JUNE 8

The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North is ready to sign a cessation of hostilities with the Sudanese government to facilitate the distribution of humanitarian assistance to South Kordofan and the Blue Nile. | Sudan Tribune

Sudan and South Sudan have ended the first round of talks between them after failing to endorse a map to establish a buffer zone between them. | Sudan Tribune

JUNE 7

The African Union mediation team has proposed a new regional map to the Sudan and South Sudan delegations in order to facilitate an agreement. | Sudan Tribune

South Sudan is planning to spend as much as $4 billion to ship its oil through Kenya and Djibouti in an effort to reduce its reliance on neighboring Sudan. | Bloomberg

JUNE 6

An airlift of almost 12,000 South Sudanese ended with a final flight from Khartoum, but thousands continue to live in makeshift conditions while they await transport to the South. | AFP

Talks between Sudan and South Sudan have reached a deadlock due to the failure of the parties to agree on a map to define the buffer zone. | Sudan Tribune

JUNE 5

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has accused officials of stealing at least $4 billion from state resources. | BBC

Negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan continue and have focused on the cessation of hostilities and border issues. | Sudan Tribune

JUNE 4

Sudan and South Sudan have formally begun their direct high-level talks on border security. | Reuters

Sudan’s army has said that it killed 45 rebels who were looting in eastern Darfur; the rebel Justice and Equality Movement alleges though that it has seized an army compound east of Al-Fasher. | AFP

JUNE 1

A mini-committee made up of the AUHIP and Sudanese and South Sudanese negotiators have received proposals from the two countries on the schedule of talks that are set to begin soon. | Sudan Tribune

Sudanese Armed Forces have announced that there are 169 policemen in Abyei to maintain public order, but reiterated that the country pulled out its troops from the area. | Sudan Tribune

MAY 31

Negotiators of Sudan and South Sudan are now sharing their views of what they expect from each other in order to settle security and border issues. | Sudan Tribune

South Sudan has accused Sudan of re-deploying “additional” troops into the hotly contested border region of Abyei, although the UN has declared that the withdrawal has been completed. | Sudan Tribune

MAY 30

At least 10 have been killed by air and artillery strikes in southern Yemen. | BBC News

A British aid worker has been released almost three months after being kidnapped by an armed gang in Sudan. | Press Association

MAY 29

The negotiation teams of Sudan and South Sudan have arrived in Addis Ababa to prepare for the start of talks; as talks begin, South Sudan accuses Sudan of bombing its territories once again. | Sudan Tribune

The official spokesman of the Sudanese Armed Forces has stated that they will immediately withdraw troops from Abyei. | Sudan Tribune

MAY 25

South Sudanese soldiers have denied that its soldiers have killed and tortured members of the minority Murle community during a disarmament campaign. | BBC News

The Sudanese army has wrestled control of two areas held by the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North in the Blue Nile state. | Sudan Tribune

Unexploded cluster ammunitions have been found in South Kordofan where the SAF have been fighting with the SPLM-N. | Sudan Tribune

MAY 24

Delegations from Sudan and South Sudan are expected to resume talks next Tuesday in Addis Ababa over disputed issues. | Sudan Tribune

South Sudan has stated that militia groups aligned with Sudan attempted to attack the border states of Western and Northern Bahr El Ghazal over the last two days. | Sudan Tribune

MAY 23

The public in Juba is in a state of panic after military officials claimed that a Sudan-owned military aircraft flew for several hours over the South Sudanese capital. | Sudan Tribune

A group of activists have demanded that UN peacekeepers forcefully remove the Sudan Armed Forces from Abyei. | Sudan Tribune

MAY 22

Hundreds of citizens from Abyei have demonstrated across South Sudan and in the United States in protest at the failure of Sudan to withdraw its troops from the area. | Sudan Tribune

MAY 18

South Sudan has called upon UN sanctions to be placed on Sudan for failing to end hostilities. | Reuters

Thabo Mbeki of the AUHIP has arrived in Sudan to attempt to restart negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan. | BBC News

A congressional US committee has voted to cut off aid to any state that hosts President Bashir because he is wanted for war crimes. | Sudan Tribune

MAY 17

The National Congress Party has welcomed a meeting that took place with the Democratic Unionist Party to discuss the latter’s role in the government. | Sudan Tribune

The Sudan People’s Liberation Army has commemorated its 29th anniversary with events across South Sudan. | Sudan Tribune

MAY 16

Sudanese President Bashir has reaffirmed his country’s condition that any talks with South Sudan need to address security issues first. | Sudan Tribune

South Sudan has stated that it will not accept Sudan placing conditions on its withdrawal from the contested region of Abyei. | Sudan Tribune

MAY 15

Heavy rains coming to Sudan and South Sudan are expected to add to the serious woes of civilians in addition to border conflict and civil war. | AFP

The Sudanese Armed Forces have rejected threats by the South Sudanese government to invade Abyei if Khartoum does not withdraw its troops. | Sudan Tribune

The African Union will not bar President Bashir from attending the summit in Malawi in July. | AFP

MAY 14

The Sudanese government has conditioned withdrawal of its troops from Abyei on the formation of an administrative body as agreed with South Sudan last year. | Sudan Tribune

A militia in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state has joined the country’s national army: the SPLA. | Sudan Tribune

Three people have been killed and three injured in an attack allegedly conducted by Murle tribesmen in Jonglei. | Sudan Tribune

MAY 11

South Sudan has withdrawn 700 police forces from Abyei in compliance with the UNSC resolution. | Sudan Tribune

MAY 10

A South Sudanese parliamentarian has said that his country will attack Heglig if Sudan continues to assault South Sudanese territories. | Sudan Tribune

South Sudan has stated its readiness to open negotiations immediately with its northern Sudanese neighbor to try to resolve oil, security, and frontier disputes. | Reuters

The National Congress Party does not agree with elements of the UNSC resolution regarding negotiations with the SPLM-N. | Sudan Tribune

MAY 9

Sudan’s failure to agree with South Sudan on oil fees has cost the economy $2.4 billion. | Ahram Online

South Sudan’s army has accused the Sudanese government of bombing oil-rich Unity State in violation of a UNSC Resolution calling for a ceasefire. | Sudan Tribune

MAY 8

Sudan’s oil minister has stated that crude oil production at Heglig will increase to 80,000 barrels per day and exploration for six blocks will be signed soon. | Reuters

Presidential Assistant Nafie Ali Nafie has stated that Sudan is close to taking control of Kadua, a stronghold of the SPLM-N. | Sudan Tribune

MAY 7

Sudan’s dispute with South Sudan over oil transit fees has created a 6.5 billion pound gap in the country’s public finances and caused exports to plunge 83 percent. | Ahram Online

South Sudan has said that it is completing the withdrawal of police forces from the contested Abyei region. | Sudan Tribune

Sudan has rejected a new map of the Republic of South Sudan that incorporates Heglig. | Sudan Tribune

President Kiir has witnessed the signing of a peace deal by representatives of the six ethnic communities of the Jonglei state in an effort to end tribal conflict. | Sudan Tribune

MAY 4

Just one day after the UNSC ordered the cessation of fighting between Sudan and South Sudan, the two countries are accusing each other of committing fresh military assaults. | Sudan Tribune

The members of a spy network affiliated with the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement have been arrested in the South Darfur state. | Sudan Tribune

MAY 3

Sudan and South Sudan have accepted a UN-backed African Union plan to ceasefire, bringing calm to the shared border. | Reuters

Bashir has formed a High Follow-Up Committee for Peace in Darfur to oversee the implementation of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur. | Sudan Tribune

MAY 2

Sudan has stated that the Heglig oil field has been repaired and has started pumping oil again. | Reuters

The UNSC appears headed for a vote on a U.S. draft resolution that requires Khartoum and Juba to return to the negotiating table or face non-military measures. | Sudan Tribune

MAY 1

South Sudan has accused Sudan of launching an attack on its Unity State oil region and threatened to strike back. | Reuters

China and Russia are resisting Western-backed pressure for a UN Security Council threat of sanctions on both Sudan and South Sudan. | Ahram Online

APRIL 27

Tens of thousands of refugees in South Sudan's Jamam camp must be urgently moved to a new site to escape life-threatening water shortages and fatal diseases, an aid agency said Friday. | Fox News

The African Union (AU) is calling on Sudan and South Sudan to abide by a plan that will see both parties pull forces out of a disputed border area. | BBC News

South Sudan Human Rights Commission is appealing to African Union to consider the role of Intergovernmental Authority on Development IGAD to substitute High level Implementation Panel AUHLIP in mediating between South Sudan and Sudan in their conflicts. | All Africa

APRIL 26

Government agencies in Sudan have been ordered to slash their use of petrol; civil servants have also been asked to donate two days of their salaries to support the army in the fight against South Sudan. | AFP

The Sudanese government has agreed with the UN on establishing a joint mechanism to coordinate aid efforts in conflict-affected areas. | Sudan Tribune

Thirteen Sudanese prisoners of war who were detained in Heglig have been released by South Sudan and are set to arrive in Khartoum. | Sudan Tribune

APRIL 25

The African Union has proposed a seven-point roadmap that calls on both Sudan and South Sudan to cease hostilities within 48 hours and withdraw troops from the contested regions. | Ahram Online

The Chairman of the Darfur Regional Authority has warned that a lack of money might lead to the collapse of peace in Darfur. | Sudan Tribune

APRIL 24

President Salva Kiir of South Sudan has stated that his northern neighbor, Sudan, has “declared war” on his country. | Al Jazeera

Recent fighting between Sudan and South Sudan has displaced some 35,000 people around Heglig, Talodi, and other parts of South Kordofan. | All Africa

Sudan has demanded that talks resume with Juba and has called for South Sudan to compensate it for the damages caused by its 10-day occupation of Heglig. | Sudan Tribune

President Bashir has ordered his army to use “the language of the gun” against South Sudan in retaliation for their entry into Heglig. South Sudan has also stated that while it was committed to a peaceful resolution, if Khartoum continues with aggression, it will respond in kind.| Sudan Tribune; Sudan Tribune

APRIL 23

The Sudanese Armed Forces have carried out an extensive bombardment of Bentiu and Rubkotna in the Unity State. | Sudan Tribune

The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North have confirmed that they attacked Talodi in South Kordofan and gained partial control of it. | Sudan Tribune

Four peacekeepers from UNAMID have been wounded through an attack by unidentified gunmen in West Darfur. | Sudan Tribune

A fundamentalist group has attacked a church in Khartoum and set it on fire. | Sudan Tribune

APRIL 20

Sudan has announced that its armed forces defeated the SPLA and regained full control of the oil-producing region of Heglig, shortly after Juba’s withdrawal. | Sudan Tribune

APRIL 19

Sudan has declared war on South Sudan, vowing to topple its government; despite this, South Sudan labels Sudan a “neighbor and friendly nation” and denies war. | Wall Street Journal; News 24

South Sudan has accepted international pleas to release Sudanese prisoners of war taken during the offensive on Heglig. | Sudan Tribune

APRIL 18

The SAF, SPLA, and various rebels are clashing in South Kordofan and Darfur. Fighting has spread further along the border, leading to the death of at least 22 troops. | Sudan Tribune; USA Today

The UN Security Council is considering possibly imposing sanctions on Sudan and South Sudan if the two nations do not stop their ongoing border clashes. | Reuters

APRIL 17

A Sudanese jet fighter has been shot down over the disputed oil region of Heglig by the SPLA. | Sudan Tribune

South Sudanese MP’s have agreed to give 10 percent of their salaries to the country’s military as the fight against Sudan continues. | Sudan Tribune

APRIL 16

Sudan’s Parliament has unanimously decided that the government of South Sudan is “an enemy.” | Ahram Online

Sudan has denied claims by South Sudan that its air forces are bombing “to rubble” oil infrastructure in Heglig. | Sudan Tribune

After the completion of a feasibility study, Toyota is set to make a financial proposal on the construction of a pipeline to transport South Sudan’s oil to a port in Kenya for export. | Reuters

APRIL 13

South Sudan says that it could withdraw its troops from Heglig if the United Nations deploys neutral troops in the region. | Reuters

Regional and international organizations alike have asked Juba to withdraw its troops from Heglig and Khartoum to end aerial bombardment of southern territories. | Sudan Tribune

APRIL 12

South Sudan’s President Kiir has brushed aside international calls to withdraw his army from Heglig. | Sudan Tribune

South Sudan has suspended oil production in Heglig, following its capture by the Sudan People’s Liberation Army. | Sudan Tribune

APRIL 11

The Sudanese parliament has declared general mobilization in the country after the seizure of an oil-rich area in South Kordofan by the South Sudanese army. | Sudan Tribune

APRIL 10

The Sudanese Armed Forces have reportedly carried out fresh attacks on the Unity State, injuring four civilians. | Sudan Tribune

Hundreds of South Sudanese have been stranded at Sudanese airports after being denied permission to board flights over a dispute over their status in Sudan. | Wall Street Journal

APRIL 9

The deadline for an estimated half a million South Sudanese to leave Sudan or formalize their status in the country has now passed; confusion remains on the status of many of these individuals. | AFP

The Unity State Governor has appointed mobilization committees to raise material support for South Sudan’s army so that it is prepared for a possible invasion by Sudan’s army. | Sudan Tribune

APRIL 6

South Sudan’s oil minister has claimed that Khartoum is constructing an illegal oil pipeline to extract oil from South Sudan’s Unity State. | Sudan Tribune

Thabo Mbeki of the AUHIP has dismissed fears and speculations suggesting possibilities of war between Khartoum and Juba. | Sudan Tribune

APRIL 4

International peacekeepers have reported that an airstrike almost hit a village in the Western region of Darfur. | Reuters

Sudanese and South Sudanese negotiators have failed to finalize an agreement on security after Juba rejected allegations that it is supporting rebels. | Sudan Tribune

APRIL 3

President Obama has called on President Kiir to ensure that South Sudan is not involved in supporting the South Kordofan insurgency. | Sudan Tribune

Recent clashes in the border areas between Sudan and South Sudan have displaced over 400 people. | Sudan Tribune

The SPLA has stated that civilians will be arrested if they are found carrying weapons after April 30. | Sudan Tribune

APRIL 2

South Sudan is not satisfied with the mediation role of the African Union in resolving disputes with Sudan. | Washington Post

The ruling Sudanese NCP has stated that it is willing to organize early elections. | Sudan Tribune

President Kiir has called on the governors of the five states bordering Sudan to mobilize the public for defense. | Sudan Tribune

MARCH 30

A number of senior UN officials are privately seeking to bring Bashir and Kiir together for a summit in a third country. | Sudan Tribune

Sudan’s foreign minister has stated that peace between Sudan and South Sudan is contingent on stopping all support to rebels. | Sudan Tribune

Insurgents fighting Sudanese government forces in the border state of South Kordofan attacked and seized control of two villages in the vicinity of Talodi. | Sudan Tribune

MARCH 29

The governments of Sudan and South Sudan have sent their delegations to Addis Ababa to discuss ways to defuse the recent military flare-up. | Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese Armed Forces have clashed with the Justice and Equality Movement in South Kordofan. | Sudan Tribune

South Sudanese rebels have captured a base belonging to the South Sudanese army in the Unity State. | Sudan Tribune

MARCH 28

Sudanese and South Sudanese senior leaders are set to meet in Ethiopia tomorrow to avert war following bloody border violence and airstrikes. | Ahram Online

The Sudanese government has said that it has no plans to enter the territories of South Sudan despite a recent military confrontation. | Sudan Tribune

Khartoum’s governor has prepared four brigades of paramilitary Popular Defense Forces to support the country’s army in repelling “aggressions” by South Sudan. | Sudan Tribune

MARCH 27

In the wake of a serious and developing confrontation between Sudan and South Sudan, the April 3 meeting of Presidents Kiir and Bashir has been canceled. | Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese Armed Forces have bombed oilfields in South Sudan’s Unity State in an escalation of clashes. | Sudan Tribune

MARCH 26

South Sudan’s economy is buckling under the strain of an oil industry shutdown and is looking for ways to make up for lost revenues. | Reuters

South Sudan has blamed Khartoum for postponing a joint meeting that was scheduled to take place on Abyei this weekend. | Sudan Tribune

The United States has met with Sudan to discuss the possibility of having international monitors attending the Darfur trials, as part of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur. | Sudan Tribune

MARCH 22

The Sudanese government has said that its military repelled a South Sudan-backed rebel attack on the oil town of Heglig in South Kordofan. | Wall Street Journal

An NCP official has stated that Sudan wants assurances from South Sudan that President Bashir will not be arrested upon his arrival in Juba. | Sudan Tribune

MARCH 21

The Sudanese government has decided to withhold consent to an aid initiative proposed by the UN, AU, and the Arab League pending further assessment. | Sudan Tribune

South Sudan has expressed optimism on the possibility of reaching an agreement on Abyei with Khartoum. | Sudan Tribune

MARCH 20

Sudan’s army has announced that its forces are preparing to wrestle control of the rebel stronghold along South Kordofan. | Sudan Tribune

MARCH 19

Chiefs from Lou Nuer have expressed their readiness to handover their guns peacefully as part of the disarmament program taking place in Jonglei. | Sudan Tribune

The governor of South Kordofan has renewed his promise to reinstate the state of West Kordofan. | Sudan Tribune

MARCH 16

Yemeni and Swiss officials have stated that a Swiss woman has been kidnapped in a western Yemeni port city. | Washington Post

France has stated that it will help Yemen draft a new constitution without intervening in the details. | Yemen Post

MARCH 15

South Sudan has stated that it will help Sudan lobby for debt relief and the lifting of US sanctions as it bid to end a damaging oil dispute with its neighbor. | Ahram Online

Over 4,000 rifles have been collected in Bor where a disarmament program has been instituted by the government. | Sudan Tribune

MARCH 14

After days of intense negotiation, Sudan and South Sudan have signed an agreement on issues of nationality and border demarcation. | Sudan Tribune

The ruling NCP in Sudan has announced a mobilization plan against a draft tabled by the United States on sanctions against Khartoum. | Sudan Tribune

MARCH 13

Sudan has lowered its requested oil transit fees from South Sudan to $32.30 in a bid to resolve the row that has led to South Sudan shutting down its oil production. | Reuters

The number of people killed in South Sudan in the latest set of cattle raids has risen to 223. | BBC News

Presidents Bashir and Kiir may meet in Addis Ababa to settle some of the outstanding issues between Sudan and South Sudan. | Sudan Tribune

MARCH 12

Sudan has received ten bids from companies to explore new oil and gas blocks and wants to boost gas exploration to meet rising power demands. | Reuters

Between 500 and 800 people are either missing or have been killed after a Friday attack on cattle camps and villages by armed Murle tribesmen in Akobo. | Sudan Tribune

Sudanese President Bashir has reiterated that he will not seek reelection again. | Sudan Tribune

MARCH 9

A tripartite force composed of Chad, Libya, and Sudan will be formed soon to monitor their common borders. | Sudan Tribune

MARCH 8

Negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan have hit a snag after Juba accused Khartoum of refusing to discuss the issue of the alleged 30,000 Southern slaves held in Sudan. | Sudan Tribune

Juba has announced that it will start using trucks to transport oil to ports in Kenya and Djibouti as negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan continue. | Sudan Tribune

MARCH 7

Talks to resolve tensions between Sudan and South Sudan have entered a second day. | Voices of America

Sudan’s second vice president has stated that his country will close the border with South Sudan and block the flow of food commodities over its alleged support of rebel groups. | Sudan Tribune

A U.S. aid worker serving with the World Food Program in Darfur has been kidnapped. | Sudan Tribune

MARCH 6

The Sudanese government has threatened to expel the US diplomatic mission if Washington continues to propagate claims of famine in South Kordofan and the Blue Nile. | Sudan Tribune

The Sudan People’s Liberation Army has announced its readiness to conduct the peaceful collection of illegal arms from the civil population across the country, but especially in Jonglei, Unity, Warrap, and Lakes states. | Sudan Tribune

MARCH 5

The governments of Sudan and South Sudan are set to start oil talks in Ethiopia with slim prospects for success. Sources expect the AUHIP to push for a compromise involving a payment by Juba of $150 million to Khartoum in exchange for exporting oil for three months without confiscation or added fees. | Sudan Tribune

A coalition of Sudanese rebel groups have called for a no-fly zone to be imposed on the areas where they are fighting the Sudanese Armed Forces. | Sudan Tribune

At least 30 people have been killed and more than 15 injured in fresh clashes between armed groups from the Lou Nuer and Murle ethnic groups in Jonglei. | Sudan Tribune

MARCH 2

A 60-car train carrying 1400 southern Sudanese stranded in the North by the secession has left Khartoum for the South. | Washington Post

Five people were killed and ten wounded by the aerial bombardment of the Unity State by Khartoum’s forces. | Sudan Tribune

The ICC has issued an arrest warrant for Sudan’s Defense Minister for alleged involvement in the Darfur atrocities. | CBS News

MARCH 1

South Sudanese officials have stated that Sudanese armed forces have bombed two oil wells inside South Sudan. | Sudan Tribune

A UNAMID peacekeeper has been killed by an unknown gunman in South Darfur. | Sudan Tribune

FEBRUARY 29

The Sudanese government has asked China to intervene and attempt to break the deadlock on oil negotiations with South Sudan. | Sudan Tribune

A coalition of radical Islamic groups have threatened to unseat President Bashir if he fails to heed demands for a constitution based on Sharia. | Sudan Tribune

FEBRUARY 28

South Sudan has signed a peace agreement with the South Sudan Democratic Movement/Army. | Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese government has signaled a more rigid approach to oil negotiations with South Sudan. | Sudan Tribune

FEBRUARY 27

The Sudanese economy could shrink by as much as 4.5 percent this year in light of the deteriorating situation after the secession of the oil-rich South. | Sudan Tribune

The Sudan People’s Liberation Army has fully captured Jau from the Sudanese Armed Forces. | Sudan Tribune

FEBRUARY 23

China has stated that it is hopeful that it can resolve the misunderstanding with South Sudan after the head of Petrodar was kicked out of the country after allegations of conspiring with Sudan to steal the South’s oil. | Washington Post

UNAMID has announced that its troops are ready to open fire to defend themselves after a two-day blockage of a long-range patrol by the Justice and Equality Movement in Darfur. | Sudan Tribune

Sudanese authorities have ordered the suspension of the daily Tayar pending investigations into charges of jeopardizing national security. | Sudan Tribune

FEBRUARY 22

The head of Petrodar, the largest foreign oil company in South Sudan, has been asked to leave the country over allegations that he conspired with Sudan to steal the South’s oil. | Washington Post

FEBRUARY 21

Malik Agar has been elected president of the Sudanese Revolutionary Front, an alliance of four rebel groups that was formally established in November 2011. | Sudan Tribune

The Justice and Equality Movement has stated that it released 49 UNAMID peacekeepers after they were held for entering the group’s territories without permission. | Sudan Tribune

Sudanese police have arrested hundreds of students in a pre-dawn raid on dorms in the University of Khartoum in a campus crackdown against recent anti-government protests. | Reuters

FEBRUARY 17

Sudanese police have raided student dormitories at the main university in the capital Khartoum, arresting and beating hundreds of students, activists say. | al Jazeera

South Sudan has threatened to keep the oil pipeline to the Red Sea shut permanently following a failed round of talks on sharing revenues with Sudan. | Voice of America

FEBRUARY 16

Sudan’s Presidential Adviser Nafie Ali Nafie has advised the government of South Sudan to cooperate with Khartoum on the economy or else risk an “African Spring” in its own backyard. | Sudan Tribune

A senior official has stated that Chinese oil companies operating in South Sudan face the possibility of expulsion if it is proven that they are complicit in stealing the country’s oil. | Sudan Tribune

FEBRUARY 15

The head of the National Congress Party in Eastern Sudan has admitted that there is a strand within his party which seeks to rename the group to Hizbollah. | Sudan Tribune

The current round of talks between Sudan and South Sudan on oil will likely be adjourned and resumed in two weeks. | Sudan Tribune

FEBRUARY 14

Despite a non-aggression pact, Sudanese warplanes have dropped several bombs on the Jau area in the Unity State. | Egypt Independent

Sudan has no intent to sever diplomatic ties with Syria. | Sudan Tribune

FEBRUARY 13

The Sudanese general heading the Arab League observers to Syria has resigned amidst harsh criticism on his performance and the withdrawal of the mission. | Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese Armed Forces have announced that they have regained control of Mukja, an area in the Blue Nile State which borders South Sudan. | Sudan Tribune

The governments of Sudan and South Sudan have signed a non-aggression treaty in Ethiopia to deescalate growing tensions between the two nations. | Sudan Tribune

FEBRUARY 10

Sudan and South Sudan are due to resume negotiations on a host of post-secession issues. | Sudan Tribune

At least 22 have been killed and 26 wounded in clashes between the Dinka Bor and the Murle in Pibor. | Sudan Tribune

FEBRUARY 9

Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir has accused foreign groups of profiting from the crisis in Darfur, vowing to fully implement a deal aimed at ending years of insurgency and dependency on aid in his country’s western region. | Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese government has described allegations contained in a new report on Khartoum’s use of arms purchased from Russia and China in the western region of Darfur as the vanguard of an international conspiracy to impose more sanctions on the country. | Sudan Tribune

FEBRUARY 8

The Darfur Regional Authority has been launched to ensure an end to the war in the western region of Darfur; it aims to share power and wealth, compensate those affected by the nine-year war, and facilitate the return of displaced people. | BBC News

Sudan has welcomed a tripartite initiative proposed by the African Union, Arab League, and the UN to deliver humanitarian assistance to the needy civilian areas held by the SPLM-N. | Sudan Tribune

FEBRUARY 7

A group of 29 Chinese aid workers held for eleven days in the custody of Sudanese rebels in South Kordofan have been released. | Sudan Tribune

Armed men from the Nuer have announced that they are forming a combined force with the Dinka and members of the Nuer from Ethiopia to form a border force to “quarantine” the Murle in Jonglei. | Sudan Tribune

Sudan’s Foreign Ministry has revealed details of what it calls ‘Plan B’ to confront South Sudan, saying that it entails economic pressure and support to southern rebel groups. | Sudan Tribune

FEBRUARY 6

Bashir has told members of his cabinet that they should expect the “worst” in the ongoing dispute with South Sudan. | Sudan Tribune

Officials in Jonglei say that armed raiders have killed more than tenpeople in two separate attacks in Akobo and Bor counties this week. | Sudan Tribune

FEBRUARY 3

Sudan’s military has bombed a school in the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan. | Washington Post

The official clerical authority in Sudan has called on the body tasked with drafting the country’s constitution to ensure full inclusion of Islamic Sharia law. | Sudan Tribune

Five Turks held hostage for five months in Darfur have been freed and flown to Khartoum. | Sudan Tribune

FEBRUARY 2

UNMISS is investigating reports of a massacre of nearly 80 people by armed men in uniforms in the Warrap State of South Sudan. | Reuters

President Kiir has stated that he refused to sign a proposed oil deal with Sudan because it failed to comprehensively address the fundamental causes of the crisis. | Sudan Tribune

FEBRUARY 1

More than a dozen people were injured following the eruption of clashes between followers of Ansar Al-Sunna and those belonging to Sufi groups in Omdurman. | Sudan Tribune

JANUARY 31

China’s Foreign Ministry has summoned a leading Sudanese diplomat to express “deep shock” over the abduction of 29 Chinese workers in South Kordofan. | Washington Post

Some 17,000 refugees have recently returned to their homes in the Blue Nile state. | Sudan Tribune

JANUARY 30

Sudanese President Bashir has confirmed that his country has released South Sudan’s impounded oil shipments. | Sudan Tribune

The governor of South Kordofan has confirmed that 14 out of 29 Chinese workers kidnapped by rebels from the SPLM-N have been released. SPLM-N fighters had launched an assault on the Chinese construction company just days earlier. | Sudan Tribune; Sudan Tribune

At least 74 people have been reported dead in fresh ethnic clashes between youth from the Mayendit County and the neighboring Warrap State in South Sudan. | Daily Nation

JANUARY 27

North and South Sudan are currently reviewing proposals from the African High Level Implementation Panel mediation team on the issue of oil transit fees. | Sudan Tribune

Two people have been killed in South Darfur as protests against the new governor enter their third day. | Sudan Tribune

JANUARY 26

All oil wells in the Unity State have been completely shut down in implementation of the government’s decision to halt oil operations countrywide. | Sudan Tribune

The head of UNAMID said that he would soon seek to convince rebel groups to join the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur. | Sudan Tribune

South Sudan has said that it has put its troops on maximum alert amid growing tensions with Khartoum over the ongoing oil wealth sharing dispute. | Sudan Tribune

JANUARY 25

The African Union High Level Panel has put forward a new proposal aimed at enabling Sudan and South Sudan to resolve their dispute over oil. | Sudan Tribune

South Sudan and Kenya have signed a memorandum of understanding on the building of an oil pipeline from South Sudan to the Kenyan port of Lamu. | Sudan Tribune

JANUARY 24

Russian President Medvedev has issued a decree ordering the withdrawal of his country’s troops from South Sudan. | Sudan Tribune

JANUARY 23

South Sudan is taking the government of Sudan to court over what Juba describes as the “stealing” of its oil. | Sudan Tribune

JANUARY 20

South Sudan has decided to shut down all of its oil production in response to Khartoum’s confiscation of oil as it flows through Sudanese pipelines. | Sudan Tribune

The United States is considering a unilateral move that would aim to provide aid for people facing famine in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan. | Sudan Tribune

At least 85 people have been killed and 33 wounded in an attack on Padiet district of Duk county in Jonglei. | Sudan Tribune

JANUARY 19

Khartoum has stated that an oil deal with South Sudan is unlikely to be reached in light of the latter’s support to insurgents in the border areas. | Sudan Tribune

JANUARY 18

The African Union High Level Implementation Panel has failed to convince the delegations from Khartoum and Juba to return to the negotiation table in Addis Ababa. | Sudan Tribune

Sudan has demanded that UNAMID reduce its peacekeeping mission. | Sudan Tribune

Jonglei’s governor has said that at least 46 people have been killed and 7 wounded in Duk County following an attack by members of the Murle ethnic group. | Sudan Tribune

JANUARY 17

A revenge attack by the Murle community on the Duk Padiet in Jonglei has claimed the lives of 47. | AP

Sources have found that Bashir is resisting calls for major reforms demanded by his own NCP and Islamist base. | Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese justice minister has made a rare acknowledgement that the immunities granted to individuals have “hindered” bringing justice in Darfur. | Sudan Tribune

At least 55 have been reported dead after a revenge attack by the Murle youth in the Wek and Patuet districts. | Sudan Tribune

JANUARY 13

The Sudanese ambassador to Kenya has stated that the Nairobi judge’s ruling ordering the arrest of Bashir will not affect bilateral relations. | Sudan Tribune

The governor of South Kordofan has warned international agencies that they may be expelled if they overstep their mandate. | Sudan Tribune

A local minister in Jonglei has alleged that Murle ethnic raiders include defectors from the Sudan People’s Liberation Army. | Sudan Tribune

JANUARY 12

The UN has said that the Sudanese government is “severely” restricting movements by peacekeepers in Darfur where fresh clashes have broken out and peace talks are deadlocked. | AFP

The cycle of violence in Jonglei has continued with Murle youth launching a counter-attack on Uror County, burning down villages. | Sudan Tribune

JANUARY 11

Bashir has passed a number of decrees creating two new states in Darfur and appointing new governors as part of an earlier Doha Agreement with the LJM. | Sudan Tribune

A special prosecutor for Darfur has been appointed with plans to establish a special court to handle the “gravest” crimes committed in the region. | Sudan Tribune

JANUARY 10

South Sudan has stated that Sudan has blocked the movement of 3.4 million barrels of oil belonging to the South since December. | Washington Post

The Sudan army has threatened to ramp up operations against Darfur rebels in case they attempt to cross borders between the Western region and South Sudan. | Sudan Tribune

The UN has asked Sudan to grant international aid groups access to rebel-controlled areas in South Kordofan and the Blue Nile. | Sudan Tribune

JANUARY 9

Sudan has nominated a veteran government official, Mutrif Siddiq, to become its envoy in South Sudan. | Sudan Tribune

Conflict between the Murle and Luo Nuer tribes in Jonglei continues, leaving at least 23 dead from a revenge attack on Sunday. | Sudan Tribune

President Obama has issued a memorandum adding South Sudan to the list of countries eligible to buy weapons from the United States. | Sudan Tribune

JANUARY 6

The UN is launching a massive humanitarian operation to help an estimated 50,000 people hit by inter-ethnic conflict in South Sudan’s Jonglei state. | Ahram Online

The Government of South Sudan has threatened to sue Sudan over its decision to unilaterally impose monthly charges on the crude oil transported through its pipelines. | Sudan Tribune

JANUARY 5

Opposition leader Hassan Turabi has stated that Sudan will soon see an “Arab Spring” due to Bashir’s inability to overcome the economic crisis and insurgencies in Darfur and the border regions. | Reuters

South Sudan has declared Jonglei a disaster area and appealed to international relief agencies for aid. | Sudan Tribune

A Sudanese official has warned South Sudan of “catastrophic” consequences if its army attacks Abyei. | Sudan Tribune

JANUARY 4

The Sudanese police submitted a formal request to South Sudan, asking them to handover leaders of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North. | Sudan Tribune

South Sudan has accused Sudan of supplying arms to tribes in Jonglei. | Sudan Tribune

Sudan has confirmed that a portion of oil pumped by South Sudan was seized by Khartoum, but stressed that this is done with Juba’s knowledge. | Sudan Tribune

JANUARY 3

The South Sudan People Liberation Movement/Army has announced its intent to attack Juba. | Sudan Tribune

President Salva Kiir of South Sudan has accused the Sudanese government of stealing his country’s oil. | Sudan Tribune

DECEMBER 19

The chairman of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North has issued a directive stating that all prisoners of war are to be released from the movement’s custody. | Sudan Tribune

The Dutch government has announced its commitment to supporting the reconstruction of South Sudan, announcing a contribution of 75 million euros per year. | Sudan Tribune

President Salva Kiir has denied supporting Sudanese rebels in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan states stressing that Juba has distanced itself since the referendum. | Sudan Tribune

DECEMBER 16

The IMF has stated that South Sudan is well on its way to becoming a member of the 187-nation Fund. | Al-Arabiya

The prosecutor of the ICC has stated that crimes continue to be committed in Darfur. | Sudan Tribune

Rebels in the Unity State have issued a statement warning American companies considering investment in South Sudan that their safety cannot be guaranteed until Salva Kiir is removed from power. | Sudan Tribune

DECEMBER 15

The UN Security Council has expanded the mandate of the Abyei peacekeeping force to assist the two parties to abide by and implement their agreements on demilitarization, among other tasks. | UN News Centre

The deputy leader of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North has called for a rebellion in Khartoum to overthrow President Bashir. | Sudan Tribune

The president of South Sudan has promised prospective investors that his government is determined to take all measures that would improve good governance. | Sudan Tribune

DECEMBER 14

South Sudan’s chief negotiator has stated that his country has allegedly reached an agreement with his northern counterpart on oil transit fees. | Sudan Tribune

The UN has announced that Sudan needs $1.06 billion for humanitarian recovery projects in Darfur, Blue Nile, and South Kordofan as well as the east of the country. | Sudan Tribune

DECEMBER 13

The UN has found that about 417,000 have been displaced in Sudan’s South Kordofan and Blue Nile states as a result of ongoing fighting. | Reuters

The ICC has referred Malawi to the UN Security Council for refusing to arrest President Bashir. | BBC News

Rebels fighting the Sudanese government in South Kordofan have reported fresh clashes in which 19 people were killed. | Sudan Tribune

DECEMBER 12

Former Prime Minister Sadiq Al-Mahdi has warned that Sudan is undergoing an economic crisis with “catastrophic” inflation that threatens to trigger protests against Bashir and could even prompt a Syrian-style uprising. | Reuters

South Sudan is exploring new alternative routes for oil export in East Africa due to the difficulties in continuing to use Sudan’s port. | Sudan Tribune

Sudan’s new government has been sworn in. | Sudan Tribune

DECEMBER 7

South Sudan has officially launched a petition to the UN Security Council demanding the immediate withdrawal of the Sudan Armed Forces from parts of the south. | Sudan Tribune

China has sent a special envoy to break the deadlock between Sudan and South Sudan on oil. | AP

At least 40 people are dead and 30 injured following an attack on Akot village. | Sudan Tribune

DECEMBER 6

China has announced that it is sending a special envoy to the region for talks between Khartoum and Juba on the deadlock regarding oil. | Sudan Tribune

Sudanese First Vice President Ali Osman Taha dismissed the idea of a popular uprising in the country as “naïve.” | Sudan Tribune

DECEMBER 5

The Sudanese Army briefly took control over the South Sudanese town of Jaw over the weekend. | Sudan Tribune

A U.S. judge has ruled that Sudan and Iran should pay compensation to the victims of the bomb attacks on embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998. | Sudan Tribune

DECEMBER 2

The chief prosecutor of the ICC has asked court judges to issue an arrest warrant for Sudan’s defense minister. | Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese Army has claimed that it seized control of an area in South Kordofan from the hands of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North. | Sudan Tribune

DECEMBER 1

The South Sudanese government has reacted negatively to reports that Sudan plans to take 23 percent of the new country’s exports, saying that it may consider suspending oil production if the North continues to impose high transportation and refinery costs. | Sudan Tribune

Four South Sudanese political parties have formed a coalition in the Unity State to address the dominance of the ruling SPLM; the parties include the Democratic Forum, the United Democratic Salvation Front Mainstream, the United Sudan African Party, and the African National Congress. | Sudan Tribune

NOVEMBER 30

A Sudanese Foreign Ministry spokesman has denied any intention to block exports of oil from South Sudan. | Sudan Tribune

President Bashir has named a number of presidential advisers and aides, among them the sons of two prominent opposition leaders: Jaffar Al-Sadiq Mohamed Osman Al-Mirghani and Abdul-Rahman Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi. | Sudan Tribune

NOVEMBER 29

The Sudanese government has issued conflicting statements on whether it has actually decided to stop South Sudan from exporting oil through the North’s pipelines. | Sudan Tribune

Sudan has asked the Kenyan ambassador in Khartoum to leave the country after a High Court judge in Nairobi ordered the government to arrest President Bashir. | Sudan Tribune

NOVEMBER 21

South Sudan has defended its decision to take control of the shares held by Sudan’s state-owned petroleum company in southern oil fields, calling it a “legitimate act of sovereignty.” | Bloomberg

South Sudan has proposed to offer Sudan a “package” to resolve the deadlock in the ongoing post-independence negotiations on southern oil transportation. | Sudan Tribune

South Sudanese security services have released without charges two journalists who were arrested 18 days ago. | Sudan Tribune

NOVEMBER 18

President Bashir has presided over the final session of the existing Sudanese cabinet before the expected reshuffle. | Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese government has blasted an alleged South Sudanese decision to confiscate shares of the state oil firm Sudapet and transfer them to the South Sudanese company, Nilepet. | Sudan Tribune

Four students have been arrested for protesting against the hardships suffered by communities affected by the Merowe Dam. | Sudan Tribune

NOVEMBER 17

Although Sudan has “fundamental reservations” with the proposals by the African Union on unresolved issues between the North and South, it is not refusing to negotiate. | Al-Arabiya

President Bashir is expected to dissolve the cabinet in preparation for the formation of a new one. | Sudan Tribune

NOVEMBER 16

Sudan has declined an invitation from the African Union to attend a new round of negotiations on post-secession issues with South Sudan in Ethiopia. | Sudan Tribune

South Sudan’s army has released 53 child soldiers from its barracks following a forced recruitment earlier this year. | Sudan Tribune

NOVEMBER 15

The presidents of Sudan and South Sudan are both predicting the possibility of war along the border regions between the two nations. | News 24

The International Organization for Migration has stated that it is stepping up efforts to repatriate thousands of South Sudanese people stranded in Sudan. | Ahram Online

The prosecutors at the International Criminal Court will soon request an arrest warrant for Sudanese Defense Minister Abdel-Rahim Mohammed Hussein. | Sudan Tribune

NOVEMBER 14

South Sudan’s army has stated that at least five soldiers were killed by Southern “mercenaries” recruited to fight alongside North Sudan’s army to destabilize the new country. | Sudan Tribune

Four rebel groups have agreed to overthrow the government of the National Congress Party and to establish a democratic state; the Justice and Equality Movement, the two main factions of the Sudan Liberation Movement, and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North have joined together to create the alliance, also known as the Sudan Revolutionary Front. | Sudan Tribune

A U.S. satellite monitoring group says that Sudan’s military is upgrading air bases near the border with South Sudan; satellite imagery appears to show the enhancement of two air bases which Sudan seized in Kurmuk. | Newsday

NOVEMBER 10

A military aircraft from Sudan has dropped bombs in and around the Yida camp filled with refugees fleeing violence in the North; at least 12 were killed. | USA Today

Two German citizens have been arrested in Sudan on suspicion of attempting to collect information about claims of displacement arising from the construction of the Merowe Dam. | Sudan Tribune

NOVEMBER 9

Oil production in South Sudan has fallen by a quarter since independence four months ago; with the split from the North, there has been a shortage of skilled workers. | BBC News

The ruling National Congress Party has rejected a U.S. proposal aimed at resolving the conflict in South Kordofan. | Sudan Tribune

NOVEMBER 8

Six people were killed and five injured in the Hashaba area of North Darfur after gunmen opened fire on them. | All Africa

South Sudan has sold a cargo of Nile Blend crude for December at the highest premium in at least four years as fears of possible confrontation with Khartoum drove up prices. | Reuters

Security officials have foiled an attack aimed to disrupt the visit of South Kordofan’s Governor’s visit to Talodi. | Sudan Tribune

NOVEMBER 4

The Sudan People’s Liberation Army has arrested a key opposition leader, Peter Abdul-Rahman Sule, over allegations linking him to the formation of a new rebel group fighting against the South Sudanese government. | Sudan Tribune

South Sudanese rebels claim to have captured Nhialdiew, 35 km from the Unity State capital, and to have inflicted significant troop loss upon the South Sudanese army. | Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese Armed Forces have announced that its troops entered the border town of Kurmuk after heavy battles with fighters from the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North. | Sudan Tribune

NOVEMBER 3

Bashir has warned of an imminent attack on a rebel stronghold in the Blue Nile, heightening fears of clashes in the next few days. | Sudan Tribune

South Sudan has begun deploying two battalions to carry out a disarmament campaign in the Unity State this week. | Sudan Tribune

NOVEMBER 1

Japan has approved a plan to send a unit of ground troops to South Sudan as part of a UN-nation building force. | AFP

A disarmament program in the Unity State has collected 200 illegal AK-47’s to date. | Sudan Tribune

The African Union Mediator Thabo Mbeki has stated that some progress has been achieved in negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan, especially on Abyei and border demarcation. | Sudan Tribune

OCTOBER 31

Sudan has brushed aside an offer made by the Government of South Sudan on the issue of Abyei; the South was also allegedly prepared to offer oil at a discounted price, an unspecified amount of cash, and forgiveness of all arrears. | Sudan Tribune
South Sudan has expelled rebel groups from Mayom County in the Unity State after they launched a heavy attack, killing 60 rebels and 15 civilians. | Sudan Tribune

South Sudan has expressed an interest to join the Commonwealth and to change the language used in schools from Arabic to English. | New York Times

OCTOBER 28

South Sudan has announced its plans to build a $90 million bridge across the Nile River in Juba with funding from Japan. | Bloomberg

The Sudanese government is claiming that its forces are on the outskirts of Al-Kurmuk district which is under control by rebels in the Blue Nile state. | Sudan Tribune

OCTOBER 27

Sudan’s armed forces have launched an attack on rebels in South Kordofan and seized a rebel military camp. | Reuters

President Bashir has revealed that Sudan provided weapons to rebels in Libya throughout the revolution against Qaddafi. | Sudan Tribune

Relatively new Chinese weapons have been seized from rebel groups in South Sudan; South Sudan accuses Khartoum of arming rebels and Khartoum has denied this to date. | Sudan Tribune

OCTOBER 26

According to a state official, Sudan is planning to increase its oil production by the end of this year and double it by the end of 2016. Official data indicates that since the secession of the South, the North has been producing 117,900 barrels of oil per day. | Sudan Tribune; Reuters

Officials in South Sudan’s Eastern Equatoria state have called for investigations into allegations that Ugandan authorities have unilaterally moved their shared borders, fueling land disputes and insecurity. | Sudan Tribune

OCTOBER 25

According to Al-Intibaha, Qaddafi’s son Saif Al-Islam is in Sudan’s western region of Darfur under the protection of the Justice and Equality Movement’s Ibrahim Khalil. | Bloomberg

Sudan, Ethiopia, and Egypt are establishing a tripartite committee to review the benefits of the potential establishment of a Millennium Dam to produce electricity. | Sudan Vision

Sudan is securing its borders with Libya to prevent the leakage of weapons as the country’s officials contradict each other on whether Libyan weapons have already crossed into the country. | Sudan Tribune

OCTOBER 24

The Sudanese government has announced its willingness to make peace with rebel groups if they ink the Doha Darfur Peace Document without further negotiations. | Sudan Tribune

South Sudan is welcoming US assistance to fight Ugandan rebels of the Lord’s Resistance Army. | Reuters Africa

OCTOBER 21

The Sudanese Armed Forces have taken over a town close to the rebel stronghold in the Blue Nile. | Sudan Tribune

OCTOBER 20

According to President Bashir, Sudan wants to overcome the severe economic crisis by cutting spending and imports, taxing more people, and relying less on foreign workers. | Reuters Africa

The judges of the International Criminal Court have issued a decision asking Malawi to submit an explanation on why it did not execute the arrest warrant for Bashir during his visit last week. | Sudan Tribune

OCTOBER 19

President Bashir has stated that Sudan plans to cut government spending and expand the nation’s tax base to make up for the secession of the oil-rich South. | Bloomberg

Ibrahim Ahmed Omer, a leading member of the National Congress Party, has resigned from the Secretariat position he has held for two years. | Sudan Tribune

OCTOBER 18

The leader of the Liberation and Justice Movement Tijani El-Sissi is set to arrive in Khartoum to launch the implementation of the Doha Darfur Peace Agreement signed with the Sudanese government. | Sudan Tribune

The U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control has announced the liberalization of regulations imposed on U.S. companies exporting food products to Sudan and Iran. | Sudan Tribune

The Popular Congress Party has rejected an initiative aimed to bring it back into the fold of the National Congress Party, saying that unity between Sudan’s various Islamist groups is no longer possible. | Sudan Tribune

OCTOBER 17

South Sudan plans to introduce curbs on government spending to make budgets more transparent. | Bloomberg

South Sudan has urged the international community to set a deadline fovr Sudan to withdraw from Abyei, one day after Khartoum said it would not pull out its troops unless a deal managing the region is fully implemented. | Sudan Tribune

Talks on post-secession issues between Sudan and South Sudan are set to resume tomorrow in Juba. | Sudan Tribune

OCTOBER 13

Head of the National Umma Party, Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi has reiterated calls for forming a national government and drafting a new constitution for Sudan. | Sudan Tribune

Sudan has announced that it will not participate in the Darfur peace workshop that is to be held in Washington in two weeks. | Sudan Tribune

OCTOBER 12

Khartoum is experiencing massive protests prompted by continued economic discontent and worsening conditions. | Sudan Tribune

South Sudan’s cabinet has endorsed the new mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan and vowed to cooperate. | Sudan Tribune

OCTOBER 11

Attackers have killed three UNAMID peacekeepers and injured six others near the Zam Zam displaced persons camp in North Darfur. | Washington Post

At the end of President Kiir’s visit to Sudan, Kiir and Bashir both pledged peaceful dialogue and that north and south Sudan would not return to war. | Sudan Tribune

Kiir and Bashir have set up five taskforces to discuss bilateral relations, the economy, higher education, humanitarian affairs, and border security between the two nations. | Sudan Tribune

OCTOBER 7

Sudan has pledged to withdraw its army from Abyei following the full deployment of UN peacekeepers as South Sudan urges the UN to give Khartoum an ultimatum on the issue. | Sudan Tribune

President of South Sudan Salva Kiir will be in Khartoum for talks on post-independence arrangements. | Sudan Tribune

UNAMID peacekeeping forces have announced the intensification of security patrols around the camps of Internally Displaced Persons in West Darfur. | Sudan Tribune

OCTOBER 5

The National Congress Party has emphasized its rejection of the incentives pledged by the United States to stop the violence in South Kordofan and the Blue Nile. | All Africa

Secretary General of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North has clarified that recent political events in the country have led to the group’s reconsideration of the Framework Agreement with Khartoum. | Sudan Tribune

Sudanese President Bashir has denied the presence of military threats by rebel groups in the Eastern part of the country. | Sudan Tribune

OCTOBER 4

A senior member of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement has rejected the Sudan Armed Force’s (SAF) conditional withdrawal of troops from the contested border region of Abyei; the SAF announced earlier that its complete withdrawal would be contingent on the full deployment of Ethiopian forces in the area. | Sudan Tribune

Dr. Lam Akol, the leader of South Sudan’s largest opposition party, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement for Democratic Change has returned home after months in exile. | Daily Monitor

A newly-established Darfur rebel group known as the Sudanese Bloc to Liberate the Republic (SBLR) has announced a merger with the Justice and Equality Movement. | Sudan Tribune

OCTOBER 3

The Sudanese Foreign Minister has downplayed reports that the United States would ease economic sanctions and provide assistance if a peaceful solution ended the Blue Nile and South Kordofan disputes. | Sudan Tribune

Protests continued in sporadic parts of Khartoum as the high level of prices continue to plague the Sudanese people. | Sudan Tribune

South Sudan has accused Khartoum of deliberately delaying the withdrawal of troops from Abyei; Sudan withdrew from a September 30 meeting meant to discuss the Abyei Joint Oversight Committee. | Sudan Tribune

SEPTEMBER 30

The Sudanese Foreign Minister has announced that aid groups will be allowed to work in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan states only when the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North stops fighting in the provinces. | Sudan Tribune

The South Sudanese Minister of Agriculture has stated that 1.3 million South Sudanese citizens will have insufficient food supplies this year. | Sudan Tribune

Yemeni Vice President Taha has dismissed reports about the smuggling of Libyan weapons to Sudan. | Sudan Tribune

SEPTEMBER 29

UN agencies are warning that South Sudan will face chronic food shortages next year due to border and internal insecurity. | Guardian

South Sudan has launched an official National Disarmament Demobilization and Reintegration Strategic Plan with the intention to remove 80,000 soldiers from the army and 70,000 from the police and other security organs. | Sudan Tribune

Five international staff and four Sudanese nationals have been kidnapped in Darfur by unknown gunmen; the incident occurred on September 9 but was not reported to the Sudanese government until September 21. | Sudan Tribune

SEPTEMBER 28

South Sudan has accused the North of training the outlawed Lord’s Resistance Army in remote villages of Darfur. | Africa Review

Khartoum witnessed renewed protests over high food prices on Tuesday. In South Sudan, inflation has also hit 57.1 percent due to a rise in food and beverage prices. | Sudan Tribune; Sudan Tribune

SEPTEMBER 27

Around 25,000 people have fled Sudan’s troubled Blue Nile state to Ethiopia in the last three weeks, as fighting between the army and rebels continues. | AFP

South Sudan and the African Development Bank have signed an agreement to enable the bank to extend financial support to the new state. Officials also suggest that South Sudan may become a member of the World Bank within the year. | Afrique en ligne; Bloomberg
 

SEPTEMBER 26

President Omar al-Bashir has issued a threat to South Sudan that an oil deal must be reached by the end of October, warning that other options would be resorted to if no deal is agreed upon. | Sudan Tribune

An official in Juba has announced that South Sudan will be closing its borders with the North in December. | Sudan Tribune

South Sudan is seeking full membership in the Nile Basin Initiative; if granted, the country will have to pay $230,000 as a membership fee. | Sudan Tribune

SEPTEMBER 23

At least seven civilians were killed when the Sudanese army attacked two villages in North Darfur. | Ahram Online

Heavy fighting has erupted in South Kordofan after the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North attacked army positions. | Sudan Tribune

The Unity State government has begun a disarmament process as part of an agreement between the state and the central government in Juba. | Sudan Tribune

SEPTEMBER 22

Sudanese police used tear gas on protestors in East Sudan who gathered to demonstrate against the death of two people who died in clashes with police. | Reuters Africa

According to International Monetary Fund data, the economy of Sudan will contract in 2011 and 2012, having lost 75 percent of its oil reserves after South Sudan gained independence. | Sudan Tribune

President Barack Obama has met South Sudanese President Salva Kiir on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session, pledging support for the new country but urging the leader to resolve remaining issues with Sudan. | Voice of America

SEPTEMBER 21

Sudan will temporarily waive taxes and custom duties on a range of basic food items to fight inflation. | News 24

The Sudanese army clashed with the Justice and Equality Movement in North Darfur. | Sudan Tribune

SEPTEMBER 20

The president of South Sudan has vowed to fight corruption in his government, stating that the country is entering “a new era of good governance, democracy, accountability and transparency.” | Sudan Tribune

South Sudan’s minister of interior has shut down fourteen checkpoints in the country that were involved in illegal tax collection. | Sudan Tribune

The Unity State government has vowed to compensate farmers for the destruction of farms during conflicts between the South Sudanese army and rebels. | Sudan Tribune

SEPTEMBER 19

Sudan and South Sudan have signed an agreement to monitor their shared borders and open crossing points for a few days. | Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese government said that it is determined to crush the rebellion in the Blue Nile state. | Sudan Tribune

Three leading Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-DC members have resigned after accusing the party’s chairman of dictatorial management and having an armed militia. | Sudan Tribune

SEPTEMBER 16

Sudan has ordered seventeen political parties to stop their activities, claiming that most of their members are from South Sudan. | BBC News

According to UNCHR, more than 8,000 people have fled violence in South Kordofan to South Sudan, with more expected to arrive. | AFP

Sudanese security authorities have instructed newspapers to steer clear of reporting on statements of rebel groups in the country. | Sudan Tribune

SEPTEMBER 15

Sudan’s Central Bank has asked Arab countries to deposit funds into the country’s central bank and commercial banks. | Reuters Africa

The head of the Darfur peacekeeping operation has called on rebel groups to join the peace process. | Sudan Tribune

Sudan has denied a UN announcement claiming an official deal on Abyei between the North and South. | Sudan Tribune

SEPTEMBER 13

Representatives from North and South Sudan have launched a joint oversight committee on Abyei. | Sudan Tribune

U.S. Ambassador Princeton Lyman has said that the United States has no intention to push for the imposition of a no-fly zone in the Blue Nile. | Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese Parliament endorsed an extension of the state of emergency in the Blue Nile. | Sudan Tribune

SEPTEMBER 12

Sudan has approved military action over the embattled Blue Nile State. | Bloomberg

More than 50 civilians were killed by the Sudanese Army in the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan. | Sudan Tribune

The U.S. special envoy to Sudan has warned the country that the normalization of ties is being threatened with fighting in South Kordofan and the Blue Nile states, as well as Sudan’s recent shutdown of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North in Khartoum. | Sudan Tribune

SEPTEMBER 7

Sudan has denied the UN and other aid agencies access to the Blue Nile state. | AFP

The Sudanese army has claimed that shots fired in the Blue Nile state were accidental. | Sudan Tribune

SEPTEMBER 6

The Sudanese government has banned and closed the offices of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North. | CNN

Violent conflict and rebel activity in South Sudan has led to the deaths of over 1,500 people and the displacement of over 73,000 others in recent months. | Sudan Tribune

The United States has decided to add the Republic of South Sudan to the list of countries under the Temporary Protected Status program. | Sudan Tribune

A WikiLeaks cable suggests that Sudan’s vice president views President Omar Bashir as a liability since the International Criminal Court (ICC) arrest warrant. WikiLeaks also revealed concern from U.S. figures and members of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement on the future of the party under the leadership of South Sudanese President Salva Kiir. Another WikiLeaks cable also revealed that Sudan has been conducting negotiations with North Korea for the purchase of missiles. | Sudan Tribune; Sudan Tribune; Sudan Tribune

AUGUST 30

An emergency helicopter airlift is bringing supplies to more than 3,500 displaced people in Jonglei. | Voice of America

Sudan’s army has downplayed allegations that it violated its own ceasefire in South Kordofan. It also sent an official complaint to the UN Security Council, accusing South Sudan of causing instability in the state. | Sudan Tribune; Reuters Africa

AUGUST 31

The United Nations says that at least 600 people have been killed and 900 others injured in recent tribal clashes in South Sudan. | Al-Jazeera

Juba has denied the North’s allegations that it is supporting rebels in South Kordofan and Darfur. | Sudan Tribune

The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North told Radio Dabanga that the Sudanese Air Force has launched attacks on several areas of South Kordofan. | Radio Dabanga

AUGUST 30

An emergency helicopter airlift is bringing supplies to more than 3,500 displaced people in Jonglei. | Voice of America

Sudan’s army has downplayed allegations that it violated its own ceasefire in South Kordofan. It also sent an official complaint to the UN Security Council, accusing South Sudan of causing instability in the state. | Sudan Tribune; Reuters Africa

AUGUST 29

Sudan has called for tenders to build a gold refinery in the capital to compensate for a loss of oil revenue after the secession of South Sudan. | Bloomberg

Bashir has established a Darfur Peace Follow-Up Office and assigned Amin Hassan Omer to head the new office. Bashir has also ordered the release of all journalists detained by security officials in the country. | Sudan Tribune; Sudan Tribune

South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit has announced his country’s first cabinet. He also ordered the country’s armed forces to be deployed in Jonglei. | Sudan Tribune; Sudan Tribune

AUGUST 26

The UN Refugee Chief has warned that large Sudanese communities could become stateless and deprived of many basic rights, unless Khartoum and Juba both ensure citizenship for all following South Sudan’s independence. | Reuters Africa

The United States has called upon the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North to join in the two-week ceasefire declared by Bashir in South Kordofan. | Sudan Tribune

AUGUST 25

Previously unseen satellite images are revealing fresh mass graves in South Kordofan. | Independent

South Sudan has ordered the deployment of troops to prevent tribal clashes in Jonglei and Warrap. | Wire Update

Water shortages led to protests in Khartoum, where police forcibly dispersed the demonstrators and arrested some of them. | Sudan Tribune

AUGUST 24

The Acting Minister of Transportation has announced that an agreement has been reached with petroleum companies working in South Sudan to transport oil through Port Sudan. | Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan

Two separate landmine blasts have killed five and injured 20 in South Sudan’s Unity State; the landmines were allegedly planted by rebels. | Sudan Tribune

South Sudan has announced that it has successfully expelled militia forces from Kaka. | Sudan Tribune

AUGUST 23

Bashir has announced a temporary ceasefire in South Kordofan two days after talks with the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North dissolved in disagreement. | Sudan Tribune

UN Special Representative to South Sudan has called for a halting of the hostilities in the Jonglei state after reports stated that over 600 have been killed in clashes between ethnic groups. | Sudan Tribune

AUGUST 22

A month and a half after South Sudanese independence, the rate of return to the country continues to increase. | Sudan Tribune 

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister arrived in Sudan with chairman of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North to hold talks with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on the issue of South Kordofan. Sudan has established a committee to monitor the situation in Kordofan. | Sudan Tribune; Sudan Tribune

Four thousand refugees from the South Kordofan state have arrived in South Sudan’s Unity State. Sudan has allowed six UN agencies to assess humanitarian needs in the South Kordofan state.| Sudan Tribune; Sudan Tribune

AUGUST 19

Despite a Sudanese expectation for the country to be removed from the list of state-sponsors of terrorism, Sudan remains on the list while the United States recognizes its cooperation in counterterrorism, but the simultaneous presence of Al-Qaeda-inspired groups in the country remains a factor. | Sudan Tribune

The United States has nominated Susan Page, deputy assistant secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs, to serve as the first American ambassador to South Sudan. | Sudan Tribune

The Republic of South Sudan is pushing to pay less than half a dollar in transit fees for each barrel of oil that passes through the pipelines of the North. | Sudan Tribune

AUGUST 18

Three suspected mass graves in the South Kordofan state have been identified by satellite images captured in July and August. | Bloomberg

Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) has indicated that it may be willing to participate in early elections. | Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese Foreign Minister has said that the United States will soon decide to remove Sudan from the list of countries that sponsor terrorism. | Sudan Tribune

AUGUST 17

President Omar al-Bashir will announce a new government makeup in late August that will see the country’s cabinet halved and security apparatus bifurcated. | Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese Ministry of Justice has announced that its undersecretary will be serving the position of Special Prosecutor for Darfur. | Sudan Tribune

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice has called for the implementation of United Nations report recommendations on the situation in South Kordofan. | Sudan Tribune

AUGUST 16

The African Union has officially admitted South Sudan as its fifty-fourth member state. | Sudan Tribune

A new United Nations report reiterates that claims of human rights abuses in South Kordofan may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity and must be investigated. | Sudan Tribune

An Italian aid worker has been abducted in South Darfur by an unidentified group of armed men. | Sudan Tribune

AUGUST 15

A Southern official has announced that South Sudan is not willing to accept the fees proposed by Khartoum for the service of oil transportation. | Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese Deputy Speaker of the Parliament has accused South Sudan and the West of supporting the rebellion in South Kordofan to create a pretext for the deployment of UN troops. Although the UN called for a thorough probe into the ongoing alleged war crimes in South Kordofan, Russia and China blocked the United Nations Security Council from condemning the actions of the Sudanese government. | Sudan Tribune; AP

AUGUST 11

U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan Princeton Lyman warned that violence in South Kordofan could potentially spill over to South Sudan. | Sudan Tribune

A senior member of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) said that the Khartoum government is refusing to withdraw its troops from Abyei. | Sudan Tribune

AUGUST 10

Despite the Central Bank’s promise to provide banks with more dollars to meet the rising hard currency demand, the Sudanese pound has fallen further on the black market. | Reuters Africa

Sudan has informed the head of the hybrid peacekeeping force in Darfur that it has rejected the UN resolution extending the mission’s mandate for one year. | Sudan Tribune

At the conclusion of his two-day visit to Khartoum and Juba, the Chinese foreign minister offered to mediate between North and South Sudan. Sudan also awarded China concessions to explore for oil in three “promising” areas in the country. | Sudan Tribune; Sudan Tribune

AUGUST 9

The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) and two factions from the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) in Darfur have sealed an alliance with the goal of overthrowing President Omar Hassan al-Bashir from power and establishing a secular state. | Sudan Tribune

Although Bashir was in the country for the swearing in of Chad’s leader Idriss Deby, Chad, a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC), decided not to execute the 2009 and 2010 arrest warrants issued against the Sudanese president. | Sudan Tribune

AUGUST 8

After several days of delays, authorities in Port Sudan have allowed an oil shipment belonging to South Sudan to leave for its destination. Khartoum has demanded $32 per barrel from South Sudan for future use. | Sudan Tribune; Reuters

Over 5,000 refugees from South Kordofan arrived in South Sudan’s Unity State after being displaced due to fighting between the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF). | Sudan Tribune

A UNAMID peacekeeper was shot dead and another seriously wounded in an attack by an unknown gunman in South Darfur. | Sudan Tribune

AUGUST 5

A board inquiring the death of three UN peacekeepers in Abyei has found that Sudanese officials delayed the evacuation of the wounded Ethiopians by threatening to shoot down their helicopter. | CNN

A shipment of oil produced in South Sudan has been prevented from leaving Port Sudan due to a dispute over fees. | Sudan Tribune

The flag of newly established South Sudan will officially be raised next week at the African Union headquarters to formally welcome the nation as the 54th member state of the continental bloc. | Sudan Tribune

AUGUST 4

Peter Gadet, leader of the South Sudan Liberation Army (SSLA), has returned to Juba to make peace with the government; an alleged rebel statement, however, claimed that Gadet had defected and that the SSLA was not part of the ceasefire agreement and had chosen James Gai Yoach as their new leader. | Sudan Tribune

South Sudan has been ranked number five on the Terrorism Risk Index, replacing the Palestinian Territories, due to the high average number of people killed per violent attack there. | YNet News

AUGUST 3

A powerful rebel group headed by Peter Gadet has announced that it has accepted a ceasefire and amnesty with the government of South Sudan. | Reuters Africa

Four Ethiopian UN peacekeepers serving in the United Nations Interim Security Force have been killed in a landmine explosion in Abyei. | RTT News

Sudan has denounced a UN Security Council Resolution that extends the mandate of the UNAMID peacekeeping mission in Darfur. | Sudan Tribune

JULY 29

The U.S. special envoy to Sudan, Princeton Lyman, has yet to secure meetings with key officials in Khartoum in what seems to be a deliberate snub. | Sudan Tribune

Members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRG) and Somali militants have arrived in eastern Sudan to participate with the government’s army in the ongoing armed conflict in South Kordofan state, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) alleged. | Sudan Tribune

The United States is working with a number of international actors to help South Sudan meet its development challenges, providing what officials call four “pillars” of assistance to South Sudan. | Voice of America

JULY 28

The African Union has admitted the newly independent nation of South Sudan as its 54th member. | Voice of America

Sudan’s government has described as baseless allegations of abuses echoed by Susan Rice, the U.S envoy at the UN Security Council, against the country’s army in South Kordofan State. | Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese government on Wednesday acknowledged that authorities in South Kordofan collected dead bodies on trucks for burial during the course of fighting in the oil-rich state. | Sudan Tribune

JULY 27

The Sudanese government reaffirmed its position opposing the establishment of hybrid courts to try individuals suspected of committing war crimes in the restive region of Darfur. | Sudan Tribune

The president of the Republic of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit, has issued a presidential order dissolving the organs of national security and intelligence, special branch and public security in South Sudan, weeks after the country’s independence. | Sudan Tribune

South Kordofan Governor Ahmad Haroun has charged his former deputy, Abdul Aziz Al-Hilu, with attempting a localized coup in coordination with rebel groups from the western region of Darfur. | Sudan Tribune

JULY 26

The Sudanese government reaffirmed its position opposing the establishment of hybrid courts to try individuals suspected of committing war crimes in the restive region of Darfur.| Sudan Tribune

North and South Sudan governments are due to meet next week in Addis Ababa to restart negotiations on their future relations. | Ezega

JULY 25

A senior official in the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) in Sudan expressed willingness to negotiate with Abdel-Aziz al-Hilu, who has been leading an armed rebellion since last month in the oil-rich state of South Kordofan. The remarks by al-Mahdi mark a departure from the hardline stance taken by President Omar Hassan al-Bashir.| Sudan Tribune

South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir Mayardit, said on Saturday that the oil- contested region of Abyei belongs to South Sudan and argued that the north has no territorial right in the area except access to water and pasture for their cattle. | Sudan Tribune

A Southern Sudanese official says northern Sudan has declared “economic war” on it by violating an agreement and issuing a new currency just weeks after the two countries split. | AP

JULY 22

Ethiopian peacekeepers have started to arrive in Sudan’s flashpoint Abyei region and will begin operations by the end of the week, official media reported Thursday. This will pave the way for the army’s withdrawal. | AFP

The Sudan army said on Thursday it captured the top military leader of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) during clashes in the war-battered state of South Kordofan. | Sudan Tribune

JULY 21

The president of the Republic of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, on Wednesday noted that the border region of Abyei “belongs to South Sudan.” He also threatened to stop using the pipelines running through Sudan if the latter insists on sharing oil revenue as opposed to receiving transit fees. | Sudan Tribune

Sudanese Islamist leader Hassan Al-Turabi unexpectedly arrived Wednesday in Cairo, ending a sixteen-year ban on his entry to Egypt. He is due to hold a series of meetings with leaders of Egyptian political parties and candidates for the presidential elections. | Sudan Tribune

Sudan’s parliament passed a revised 2011 budget on Thursday that included a new deficit outlook and incorporated expected income from oil transit fees to be paid by South Sudan after it seceded on July 9. | Reuters

JULY 20

The Sudanese government unexpectedly opened the door today to accept international peacekeepers in South Kordofan, where fighting has been ongoing since early June. | Sudan Tribune

The Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) denied the participation of a Darfur rebel group in an attack on a military garrison in South Kordofan, stressing that the area is under full control of its troops. | Sudan Tribune

Sudan produced 36.8 metric tons of gold this year through May as it expands mining to compensate for revenue lost when oil-rich South Sudan seceded on July 9, Mining Minister Abdel Baqi al-Jailani said. | Bloomberg

JULY 19

Darfur rebels, the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), said they carried out a joint attack with the local insurgents from the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) on the positions of the Sudanese army in South Kordofan. Khartoum says JEM has three months to conclude an agreement and pledged to crush the group militarily if it refuses a peace deal.| Sudan Tribune

About 1,000 Ethiopian peacekeepers have arrived in Abyei, a region disputed by Sudan and the newly independent South Sudan, a Sudanese army spokesman said. The Sudanese army will withdraw from the region when the Ethiopian peacekeepers are fully deployed in Abyei. | Bloomberg

South Sudan has made its first shipment of oil as an independent country, despite failing to agree how to divide critical spoils with its erstwhile partner to the north. Sudan President Omar al-Bashir has threatened to close the pipeline if the south refuses to share revenues and pay transit fees.| Financial Times

JULY 18

Sudan’s ruling party affirmed that the government will not grant dual citizenship to the people of South Sudan, after the new country said it will allow dual nationality. | Voice of America

Sudan is shelling civilians, “summarily executing” rebel sympathizers, and reportedly using chemical weapons as conflict intensifies in its Nuba Mountains area, according to two leaked UN reports seen by The Daily Telegraph. The attacks have “completely undermined the United Nations Missions in Sudan’s ability to fulfill the most basic requirements of its mandate in the fields,” the report states.| The Daily Telegraph

The Central Bank of Sudan threatened that it is prepared to engage in what it described as a “currency war” with the newly established Republic of South Sudan should both countries fail to reach an agreement on issues related to circulation of the retired Sudanese pound. South Sudan’s new central bank is clear of U.S. sanctions after making a clean break with the government of Sudan, according to the Treasury Department. | Sudan Tribune; Wall Street Journal

JULY 15

The General Assembly of the UN admitted South Sudan as the 193rd member of the world body on Thursday. | Reuters

In Doha, the North Sudanese government signed a peace agreement with the Liberation and Justice Movement, a Darfur rebel group. The Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and the Sudan Liberation Army (SLM), two key rebel factions, boycotted the ceremony. | Al Jazeera

Authorities in North Sudan suspended the activities of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) in the central state of Al-Gezira. | Sudan Tribune

JULY 14

Ethiopia began deploying peacekeeping forces to Abyei per an agreement signed last month between North and South Sudan to demilitarize the region.| Sudan Tribune

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) recommended the membership of the Republic of South Sudan as a UN member state.| Sudan Tribune

The World Bank will commit USD$75 million to support the government and citizens of South Sudan. The aid targets improvements to employment, healthcare, and infrastructure. | Sudan Tribune

JULY 13

Sudan’s National Security and Intelligence Services (NISS) released 66 political detainees on Tuesday. | Sudan Tribune

President Omar Al-Bashir reaffirmed his commitment to establishing cordial relations with South Sudan. | Sudan Tribune

The United Nations special session on South Sudan will formally recognize South Sudan as the 193rd country on Thursday in New York. South Sudan’s vice-president, Riek Machar, will be present at the session. | Sudan Tribune

JULY 11

President Omar al-Bashir warned that the dispute over Abyei could lead to war with South Sudan if the Abyei agreement allowing the deployment of Ethiopian peacekeepers is not respected. | Sudan Tribune, Reuters

North Sudan intends to include the two largest opposition parties in the formation of the nation’s first post-secession government. | Sudan Tribune

South Sudan plans to roll out its new currency next week, to be valued at one-to-one with the North Sudanese pound. | Reuters

JULY 9/10

South Sudan declared its independence from the North on Saturday. Salva Kiir became the first president of the republic, reappointing Riek Machar as vice president. | Sudan Tribune

JULY 10

The Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) welcomed the independence of South Sudan and encouraged the Sudanese government to work for peace. | Sudan Tribune

JULY 9

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir inaugurated his country’s first embassy in South Sudan. | Sudan Tribune

JULY 7

The Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) will be transformed into the national army for South Sudan following the South’s secession on July 9. The UN estimates the current national army of South Sudan to have between 150,000 and 200,000 soldiers.  | Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese government and the Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM) will sign a peace agreement on July 14. The Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) will decide on its participation in the Doha peace process on July 10 after a meeting with mediators.  | Sudan Tribune

The National Congress Party (NCP) denied that the accord it signed last month with the Northern sector of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) collapsed. It also denied any division within North Sudan’s government on the accord signed in Addis Ababa.  | Sudan Tribune

JULY 6

The UN warned North Sudan against launching military attacks on South Sudan in the future, saying it would be “contrary to international treaties.”  | Sudan Tribune

Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir agreed that South Sudanese employees could keep their positions at the federal Ministry of Petroleum as long as the South’s oil is being exported through the North.  | Sudan Tribune

South Sudan will review all oil contracts signed by North Sudan with international companies before the signing of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement. | Sudan Tribune

JULY 5

North and South Sudan agreed to continue talks after the South’s independence on July 9.  | Reuters

Sudan’s oil revenues in April and May exceeded $1 billion. The central government in North Sudan received $570 million, while South Sudan received $396 million. | Sudan Tribune

JULY 1

The Sudanese government refused to accept the proposal to appoint a vice president from Darfur as part of the compromise reached in Doha between Sudan and Darfur rebels.  President Omer Hassan Al-Bashir stated that any Sudanese has the right to be appointed to this post.  | Sudan Tribune

North and South Sudan signed an agreement establishing diplomatic relations after South Sudan’s independence on July 9.  | Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese government is allowing limited UN access to Kadugli, South Kordofan’s capital, where fighting and looting is taking place prior to South Sudan’s succession.  | Reuters

JUNE 30

South Sudan will raise $500 billion from private investments for infrastructure development in the next five years.  | Sudan Tribune 

The ruling National Congress Party (NCP) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) agreed on the creation of a buffer zone on the borders between North and South Sudan. This demilitarized zone will be controlled by civilians and have checkpoints patrolled by Ethiopian peacekeepers.  | Sudan Tribune

The National Congress Party (NCP) and the SPLM agreed to start implementing the provisions of the framework agreement on South Kordofan as of July 3. | Sudan Tribune

JUNE 29

Sudan agreed to appoint a vice president from Darfur. The Sudanese government is also seeking to sign an agreement with the rebel Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM) before the independence of South Sudan on July 9.  | ReutersSudan Tribune 

President Omar Al-Bashir was officially invited to attend South Sudan’s independence ceremony. According to reports, however, a number of Western leaders have conditioned their attendance at the July 9 celebration on his absence.  | Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) signed a framework agreement stating that both sides will start working on a ceasefire and form a joint political committee to discuss the issue of governance in South Kordofan. The North also agreed to integrate Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) fighters in the North into the Sudanese army.  | Sudan Tribune

JUNE 28

General George Athor Deng, the renegade former deputy chief of general staff in the South Sudan army, is allegedly organizing his forces in the North Sudan’s Senar state to launch attacks inside South Sudan before the region’s declaration of independence on July 9.  | Sudan Tribune 

The Sudanese government accused the United States of playing a role in delaying President Omar al-Bashir’s plane to Beijing, which forced him to miss his meeting with his Chinese counterpart, Hu Jintao.  | Sudan Tribune

The UN Security Council voted in favor of the formation of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA). Forty-two hundred Ethiopian troops will be deployed in Abyei for an initial period of six months to oversee the deployment of humanitarian aid and the protection of civilians.  | Reuters; Sudan Tribune

JUNE 27

The Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) accused the northern Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) of backing clashes in Warrap State. On Friday, eleven people were killed in an attack carried out in Turalei. | Sudan Tribune 

According to the UN, aerial bombardment by the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) has targeted areas of South Kordofan. The UN also reported that several rockets fell near the office of the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS). | Sudan Tribune

President Omar Al Bashir said that he views the Darfur Peace Document, adopted in Doha, as final and will not negotiate with any party that refuses to sign this document. | Sudan Tribune

JUNE 24

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the UN Security Council to establish a UN mission in South Sudan to be headed by the Norwegian Hilde Johnson. | Sudan Tribune

A Southern opposition politician and former advisor to President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, Bona Malwal, said that South Sudan is likely to be divided along tribal lines. He advised the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) to adopt a special program for national unity. | Sudan Tribune

JUNE 23

The rebel Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) said that 35 civilians were killed in Darfur as a result of the Sudanese army’s air attacks. SLM leaders called on the international community to impose a no-fly zone over Darfur. | Sudan Tribune 

Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir received guarantees that he will not be arrested during his three-day visit to China next week. | Sudan Tribune 

According to the UN, 73,000 persons were displaced as a result of fighting in South Kordofan. | Reuters

JUNE 22

The Darfuri rebel group, the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), called for prosecuting Sudan’s Foreign Minister Ali Karti for causing harm to the Sudanese people in Libya after he accused them of fighting alongside Muammar Gaddafi’s forces in Libya. | Sudan Tribune

Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir threatened to shut down the pipelines that transport South Sudan’s oil to Port Sudan if the South refuses to share oil revenues or to pay transfer fees. | Sudan Tribune 

Ethiopia will deploy around 3,200 peacekeepers in Abyei to ensure border security. | Sudan Tribune

JUNE 21

The transitional constitution of South Sudan has not yet been adopted by the parliament. The document was rejected by the majority of parliament members and criticized by the international community. | Sudan Tribune

An accord was signed on Monday between the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) and the National Congress Party (NCP) in Addis Ababa. Both parties agreed to withdraw all of their forces from Abyei and bring in Ethiopian peacekeepers.| Sudan Tribune 

Sudan’s Foreign Minister Ali Karti accused Darfur rebel groups of participating in the fighting in Libya on the side of Muammar Gaddafi’s forces. | Sudan Tribune   

JUNE 20

Sudanese president Omar Al Bashir reiterated North Sudan’s desire to maintain peace with South Sudan while warning the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) that the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) were ready to fight. | Sudan Tribune; Malaysian National News

Fighters from the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) in Darfur said that 27 people were killed and thousands of others were displaced in an attack with military vehicles and warplanes led by the North’s SAF. | Al Jazeera 

The UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) denied accusations of misconduct and complicity with the SAF against its peacekeepers. A UNMIS spokesman said that the mission had probed these allegations and concluded they were unfounded. | Sudan Tribune   

JUNE 17

Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) have agreed to cease hostilities in South Kordofan and to start negotiations. The official spokesman of North Sudan’s army added that both parties were working on the integration of SPLM troops into SAF.  | Sudan Tribune; Reuters

The Sudanese government announced a three-year economic plan to withstand the effects of the separation of the oil-rich South Sudan next month. While South Sudan produces 73 percent of Sudan’s oil, the pipelines and refineries are located in the North.  The South will thus be required to pay a fee to transport its oil and ship it abroad from the Port Sudan terminal.  | Sudan Tribune; Reuters

According to the United Nations, 90 percent of the people of South Sudan live on less than US$1 per day.  | Sudan Tribune

JUNE 16

Vice President of South Sudan Riek Machar called for the establishment of a buffer state between North and South Sudan. He also asked the international community to act immediately to prevent the deterioration of the situation in Abyei and South Kordofan.  | Sudan Tribune

Sudan rejected warnings by U.S. President Barack Obama that it will face isolation if it does not cease its military actions in South Kordofan. The official spokesman of Sudan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded by demanding that Washington stop its “policy of intimidation” against the northern Sudanese government.  | Sudan Tribune

According to officials from the government of South Sudan and members of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), at least five North Sudan soldiers have been killed in the midst of clashes in Abyei.  | Sudan Tribune

JUNE 15

U.S. President Barack Obama called for a ceasefire in Sudan. Obama urged Sudanese leaders to fulfill their commitments under the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement that ended a 21-year civil war. | BBC News 

JUNE 14

The rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) attacked an airport used by petroleum companies in Heglieg in South Kordofan. The JEM said that the attack was meant to warn oil firms to stop allowing the Sudanese army to use their facilities.  | Sudan Tribune 

The Bank of Sudan announced that South Sudan will have six months to replace its currency from the official date of its independence on July 9. South Sudan, however, has not issued a clear statement on whether it wants to retain the Sudanese pound or create its own currency after secession.  | Sudan Tribune 

North Sudan’s army carried out an airstrike on South Sudan’s oil-rich Unity State for the second time this week.  | Reuters 

JUNE 13

Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir agreed to withdraw northern troops from Abyei before July 9, with Ethiopia sending two battalions as peacekeepers.  | Sudan Tribune

The soon-to-be independent state of South Sudan is entitled to become a member of the League of Arab States (LAS), according to the organization’s envoy in Juba.  | Sudan Tribune 

The North Sudan army denied reports of a mutiny within its ranks. The northern army also denied that any military aircraft were shot down in South Kordofan.  | Reuters 

JUNE 10

Abdel-Aziz Al Hilu, the former deputy governor of South Kordofan and member of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), called for the toppling of Omar Al Bashir’s government and denied reports that he had been injured.  | Sudan Tribune

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees announced that the number of people displaced due to the conflict in Abyei has increased to nearly 100,000.  | Sudan Tribune

The SPLM pledged to take Abyei’s war crimes committed by the Northern Sudanese government to the International Criminal Court, and also rejected the legitimacy of the newly formed interim administration in Abyei.  | Sudan Tribune

JUNE 9

The president of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, stated there is a rift between him and his deputy, Riak Machar. Kiir said the rift stems from differing ideas about the transitional constitution and publicly accused Machar of running a parallel government within the government.  | Sudan Tribune

The leadership council of the National Congress Party (NCP) has stated that it considers the situation in South Kordofan to be an armed mutiny. The council further accuses the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) of violating the law.  | Sudan Tribune

JUNE 8

Fighting in South Kordofan has forced the UN to suspend operations in the restive state. Opposition parties in North Sudan have joined international voices in demanding a halt to the fighting. | Sudan Tribune

The Government of South Sudan (GoSS) accused the north of deliberately closing all commercial routes to the south.  The closures, which have not been formally declared by the north, have caused the prices of commodities to spike in the south.  | Sudan Tribune

At least seventeen soldiers were killed and several others were injured in clashes between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) in Kadugli, the capital of the state of South Kordofan. Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) officials claimed that the SAF mounted an attack on the house of the deputy governor and SPLM candidate for governor in South Kordofan.  | Sudan Tribune

JUNE 7

Shooting broke out near the capital of South Kordofan, the latest in a string of violence in the border region. One soldier was killed and seven others were wounded in the fighting.  | Reuters

The Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) stated that earlier clashes in South Kordofan over the weekend were a part of a wide-scale attack by the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA). The SAF had earlier downplayed the violence, stating that the attacks were isolated incidents.  | Sudan Tribune

The leadership of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) called for immediate assistance from the international community and claimed the National Congress Party (NCP) was trying to provoke a new war between the North and South. It further claimed that the Sudan Armed Forces mission in Kadugli was trying to resettle the region with Arab tribes.  | Sudan Tribune

JUNE 6

The UN Mission in Sudan confirmed two attacks occurred in South Kordofan state over the weekend.  The UN said it is worried about the increasing tensions in the state and that violence could continue.  There were also unconfirmed reports of clashes between the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA).  | Voice of AmericaSudan Tribune

The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) reiterated its position that the controversial oil-producing region of Abyei will not remain part of north Sudan.  | Sudan Tribune

The Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) said it is ready to engage in peace negotiations with the Sudanese government following the adoption of a framework document for peace in Darfur by over 500 delegates during a stakeholders’ conference in Doha last week.  | Sudan Tribune

JUNE 3

President Al-Bashir has ruled out the possibility of an early presidential election and stated that elections will be held in 2015 as scheduled.  Addressing the Shura Council of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP), he also said that the NCP would help opposition parties prepare for upcoming elections to allow for a better democratic process.  | Sudan Tribune

The Vice President of South Sudan, Riak Machar, is leading a high level delegation to a number of countries in the Middle East and North America.  He is expected to discuss bilateral trade and investment while in the Middle East as well as to hold talks with the U.S. administration and members of the South Sudanese community in the Diaspora.  | Sudan Tribune

JUNE 2

The Government of South Sudan (GoSS) rejected a proposal by North Sudan to rotate the administration for the Abyei region until a referendum on self-administration can be held. A spokesman for the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) described the proposal as one-sided. | Sudan Tribune

One hundred sixteen civilians, including children, were killed last month when the North seized the contested region of Abyei, according to officials there. The figures were the first attempt to gauge the death toll and did not include soldiers or policemen killed in the fighting. | New York Times

The United States sent its chief counterterrorism advisor,John Brennan, to Khartoum to help defuse the crisis in Abyei. Brennan met with officials from the North to ensure that the Comprehensive Peace Agreement was being implemented and to help achieve a rapid resolution to the crisis. | Sudan Tribune

JUNE 1

The National Congress Party (NCP) denied reports by the African Union that it agreed to establish a demilitarized zone on the border with the South, and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) denied claims by the North that it is maintaining a troop presence in the states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile. | Sudan Tribune; Sudan Tribune

The northern government sent reinforcements to its borders with Libya amid reports of fighting between Darfur rebels and the Libya opposition. A government official said the move is intended to prevent weapons and fighters from entering Libya. | Sudan Tribune 

The government of Ethiopia has said it would consider sending troops to Abyei to act as peacekeepers if asked. Ethiopia is seen as an honest broker by both sides, and has previously hosted meetings between the North and South. | Reuters

May 31

North and South Sudan signed an agreement on border security in Addis Ababa amid tensions over the Abyei dispute. The agreement establishes a Common Border Zone between the two countries that will be demilitarized and jointly monitored and patrolled. | CNN

The Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) said it may attack any remaining southern troops in the states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile after June 1. A SAF spokesman said after June 1, the troops will be considered legitimate targets. | Bloomberg

The All Darfur Stakeholders Conference agreed to a draft peace agreement to constitute grounds for mediating the conflict in Darfur. The northern government also announced it will appoint a vice-president from that region for the current presidential term. | Sudan Tribune

May 27

The National Congress Party (NCP) announced it will not recognize the independence of South Sudan unless six problematic border points are demarcated. It accused the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) of stalling in seeking a resolution. | Sudan Tribune

At least 68 bodies have been found in Abyei since the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) took the region by force, and looting continues in Abyei town.  South Sudan also accused the northern army of moving into the disputed region thousands of people from the Misseriya tribe that is allied with Khartoum. | Sudan Tribune; Sudan Tribune 

A southern official stated that 80,000 people have fled Abyei and the UN expressed concern that North Sudan is attempting to ethnically cleanse the mixed region. | MSNBC

May 26

Government of South Sudan (GoSS) President Salva Kiir said international forces should be sent to defuse the crisis in Abyei. He added that he is committed to a peaceful resolution with the North. The UN states an estimated 40,000 civilians have fled the area in recent days and continue to move south. | Bloomberg; Reuters

South Sudan has threatened to begin legal proceedings against the North if it continues to sell oil from its territory beyond its date of independence on July 9. Proceeds from oil are currently split evenly between both countries under the CPA. | Sudan Tribune

General Lazarus Sumbeiywo, the chief mediator of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), believes Abyei should become an independent state in order to avert conflict, and criticized both the North and South for a “lack of political will” to resolve the issue. The Juba-based Abyei referendum body rejects the idea. | Sudan Tribune

May 24

The Sudanese ambassador to Kenya said last week’s attack on northern troops in the disputed Abyei region left 197 northern troops killed or missing. The incident precipitated a military takeover of Abyei by the North. |  Washington Post

The Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS) apologized for the May 19 attack on Sudanese Armed Forces in Abyei, stating that it was unintentional and that unidentified persons were responsible for the incident. | Sudan Tribune

Armed looters set fire to parts of an Abyei town on Monday. President Omar Bashir has said that while he hopes for a peaceful solution to the current conflict, the army will remain in the area despite demands by the UN to withdraw. Additionally, the U.S. special envoy to Sudan said that by occupying Abyei, North Sudan risks forgoing $38 billion in potential aid as well as the normalization of diplomatic ties, removal from the U.S. terrorism list, and an international deal to ease the debt. | Reuters (1) and (2)

May 23

North Sudanese troops and tanks seized control of the disputed region of Abyei on Sunday. The UN labeled the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) attack on 22 Northern soldiers that provoked the takeover as “criminal,” and urged Khartoum to withdraw its troops from the area. | Reuters; BBC

The Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS) considers the takeover of Abyei by the North as an act of war. The United States has demanded the GoSS account for the deaths of 22 Northern soldiers, but the GoSS denies responsibility. | BBC

May 20

The Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) accused the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) of launching an attack against its troops in Abyei. The SAF said SPLA attacked their troops while escorting UN peacekeepers on a mission there. SPLA officials deny involvement. | Sudan Tribune; Voice of America

The Qatari state minister for foreign affairs and the Sudanese government are pushing for a peace agreement with one of two rebel groups negotiating for peace in Darfur. A delegate from the Liberation and Equality Movement (LJM) stated it agreed with the government on 95 percent of the issues under discussion. | Sudan Tribune 

Sudanese government officials have denied reports that former presidential advisor Salah Gosh has been detained after an alleged coup attempt against President Omar Al-Bashir. Gosh has not been heard from in a week, fueling speculation as to his whereabouts. | Sudan Tribune

May 19

UN peacekeepers are investigating reports of an airstrike on a village in Darfur’s western region. The Darfur Lawyers Association claims that eleven civilians were killed and seven were wounded in the bombings. | Sudan Tribune

The two rebel groups participating in the Doha peace process failed to coordinate their positions as mediators for a stakeholders conference in May to assess the progress of the peace process.  To avoid a partial peace agreement, international envoys will press the groups to find common ground. | Sudan Tribune

President Omar al-Bashir reiterated his commitment to turn Sudan into an Islamic state and extend the application of shari'a law beyond the penal code. | Ray al-Amm 

May 18

Abdul Aziz Adam al-Hilu, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) candidate in South Kordofan, refused to recognize the “rigged” gubernatorial elections results or participate in the new government. Al-Hilu lost to the National Congress Party (NCP) candidate by 6,500 votes. | Sudan Tribune

Tensions rose in South Kordofan when a chieftain of the Al-Amma tribe was shot dead at a checkpoint in Kadguli’s southwestern side. Al-Amma tribesmen protested for three hours at the morgue where his body was taken, demanding the perpetrator be found and checkpoints removed. | Sudan Tribune

The Government of South Sudan (GoSS) accused the North of blockading the landlocked state. Airline companies and truck drivers have complained of monetary losses, due to what they said were delays caused by the North preventing the movement of goods between the two regions. | Sudan Tribune

The SPLM and the NCP will hold a three-day meeting in Addis Ababba tomorrow to discuss economic arrangements for South Sudan when it officially becomes an independent state on July 9. The talks will focus on oil sharing, currency, external debts, and the flashpoint topic of the Abyei region. | Sudan Tribune

May 17

The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) secretary in Abyei claims northern soldiers attempted to occupy the region through attacks on May 1. He stated that the soldiers were wearing uniforms of the Joint Integrated Unit (JIU), but they bore identity cards of the northern Sudan Armed Forces (SAF). | Sudan Tribune

The National Congress Party (NCP) and SPLM pledged to work together to decrease foreign debt. The SPLM decided to work with the NCP to relieve the North’s foreign debt because it would impact the South as well, a SPLM official declared. | Sudan Vision Daily

UN and African Union peacekeeping missions report the Sudanese army carried out airstrikes on villages in the western region of Darfur. The government claims it was on a reconnaissance mission to find the location of Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) rebels and denied the attacks. | Bloomberg

Upon request of the NCP, the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) announced it is closing its offices in the North and moving to the South. The UNMIS’ mandate was previously extended by the Security Council past July 9, 2011, but the NCP political secretary affirmed today the mandate has been terminated.| Sudan Tribune

May 16

The National Elections Commission announced that the National Congress Party (NCP)’s candidate for governor of South Kordofan, Ahmed Haroun, has won the election. The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) had previously announced it would not accept the result. The UN Mission to Sudan said the vote was conducted peacefully, but did not fully endorse the outcome. | Sudan Tribune 

The NCP has rejected the alliance of two Darfur rebel groups, claiming enemies against Sudan were behind the deal. Minni Minnawi and Abel Wahid al-Nur announced that their two factions of the Sudan Liberation Movement have united in order to take down the NCP-led government. | Sudan Tribune

Sudanese presidential adviser Ghazi Salah al-Din al-Attabani held meetings with foreign officials amid reports that he submitted his resignation. Al-Attabani is the top government official on the Darfur dossier and is reportedly unhappy with the strategy to end the conflict in Darfur. | Sudan Tribune

May 13

Government officials asked visiting a EU official to waive the requirement that Khartoum sign the Rome Statute setting up the International Criminal Court convention in order to receive aid under the Cotonou Agreement. | Sudan Tribune

Sudanese opposition groups belonging to the National Consensus Forces rejected a referendum to determine the administrative status of Darfur. They claimed that a referendum ignores the peace process in Doha and will only exacerbate inter-ethnic problems. | Sudan Tribune

A joint statement by eighteen opposition political parties reiterated their concern that the draft transitional constitution for the Southern Sudan gives excessive emergency powers to the president. The parties also demanded that a constitutional court be set up as a separate and independent institution. | Sudan Tribune

May 12

The National Elections Commission (NEC) said there will be no change in the preliminary results of the South Kordofan election, which had already been published at all polling stations. | Sudan Vision Daily

May 11

Water shortages hit large parts of Khartoum, causing hundreds of residents of Burj Abu Hashish in eastern Khartoum to take to the streets demanding a solution. The government accused “organized political quarters” of being behind the water shortages. | Sudan Tribune

The Security Council issued a press statement today condemning recent clashes in Abyei, demanding all troops illegally stationed there to leave immediately. The statement comes a day after four UN peacekeepers were shot in the area. | UN News Centre

North Sudan predicted a 17 percent increase in oil production in newly discovered fields. The Justice and Equality Movement, the largest rebel group in the Darfur region, said they would attack companies that attempt to start oil exploration in the war-torn western area. | Bloomberg

May 10

The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) withdrew from a committee formed to settle disputes over South Kordofan’s election results. Both the SPLM and Sudanese government recently agreed upon the establishment of three committees to cross-check ballot counts. | Sudan Tribune

Four United Nations peacekeepers were shot by unknown assailants while on patrol in Abyei. One of the peacekeepers is reported to be in serious condition. United Nations Missions In Sudan (UNMIS) condemned the shootings and vowed to hold an investigation. | UN News Centre

The dispute concerning the counting of election results in South Kordofan has been resolved, according to the National Election Commission. All parties have agreed on the formation of three committees to gather and match results from different polling stations. The count will take three to four days. | Sudan Vision Daily

More than 80 people have been killed in violence in Warrap state, according to Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) officials. The deaths stem from a rebel militia raid on a cattle camp, leading to civilian deaths and to subsequent clashes with SPLA forces. | Reuters

The rebel movement Sudan Liberation Movement – Juba Unity will reunify with the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM). Led by Abdel Wahid al-Nur, the “Juba Unity” front has been active in calling for the overthrow of Omar Bashir’s government and has called for all Darfur rebel groups to unite under one banner. | Sudan Tribune

May 9

South Sudan’s Legislative Assembly (SSLA) called for an extraordinary session to discuss the proposed transitional constitution endorsed by the cabinet on May 4. It is considered controversial by politicians in both South and North Sudan. | Sudan Tribune

North and South Sudan have both vowed to remove unauthorized forces from the contested Abyei oil region to reduce tensions, according to the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS). The pullout will begin Tuesday and will take one week. Only a North-South joint policing force working with the UN is now allowed in the region. | Reuters

May 8

South Sudan pledged to remove claims to Abyei in its constitution. Members of the AU High-Level Implementation Panel on Sudan (AUHIP) received assurances from the Government of Southern Sudan that it will drop ownership claims of Abyei. | Sudan Tribune

May 7

Both the National Congress Party (NCP) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) declared victory in the gubernatorial election in South Kordofan. Although there has been no official statement from election authorities, Al Jazeera reported that the SPLM candidate is ahead by 14,000 votes. | Sudan Tribune

May 5

South Sudan’s Council of Ministers passed a controversial four-year transitional constitution that gives more power to the president, including the power to dissolve of parliament and to enact a state of emergency without parliamentary approval. It also includes a controversial clause claiming Abyei as part of South Sudan. | Sudan Tribune

The government approved a draft law to create two new states in Darfur, bringing the total to five. North Darfur will remain intact while South and West Darfur will each be split in two. Talks between the government and the two rebel groups in the area are stalled over Darfur’s administrative status. | Sudan Tribune

South Sudanese parliamentary affairs minister and senior National Congress Party (NCP) member Awad Seid Kisanga quit the party and closed its office in the state of Western Equatoria. Most NCP politicians in South Sudan defected to the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) before the referendum for independence. | Sudan Tribune

May 4

A senior member of the National Congress Party (NCP), Qutbi al-Mahdi, declared former presidential advisor Salah Gosh was sacked from his position due to his presidential ambitions. He also expects the NCP will strip Gosh of his party titles, although he did not mention if his party membership would be revoked. | Sudan Tribune

The government of Sudan deployed troops to its border with Libya to prevent arms smuggling to rebels, an official has said. The decision comes a day after Libya was ordered to evacuate its consulate in al-Fasher and for staff to leave within 48 hours. Libya and Sudan share a 240-mile border. | Reuters

Heated exchanges between the government of Sudan and South Sudan ensued over allegations of fraud by the latter in legislative and gubernatorial elections in South Kordofan that ended Wednesday. NCP members demanded South Sudan provide evidence. | Sudan Tribune

May 3

The Unity State government of South Sudan rejected the deployment of 300 northern army troops in oil-producing areas following President Omar al-Bashir’s incendiary statements that Abyei is part of the North. Both the National Congress Party and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) had agreed last December to their presence in order to protect oil supply. | Sudan Tribune

South Kordofan’s final day of voting brought a large turnout, yet the SPLM cited reports of irregularities, including removal of ballot boxes. The head of the high election commission confirmed turnout in excess of 50 percent in many polling places. | Sudan Tribune

Sudan ordered the Libyan consulate in Darfur to vacate its offices and for its staff to leave the country in 48 hours, sources say. The move comes a day after the Sudanese consulate in Kufra, Libya, was similarly ordered to evacuate all staff from the country in 48 hours. | Sudan Tribune

Security services released the leader of the opposition Popular Congress Party, Hassan al-Turabi, after holding him for three months without charges. Turabi had been imprisoned since January 18 after saying that Sudan could see protests similar to ones that ousted former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia. | Sudan Tribune

Violence continued in Southern Sudan, with a revenge attack by Nuer Lou against the Murle leaving 68 people dead in Jonglei state in late April (Sudan Tribune). In Abyei, members of the Joint Integrated Unit of the Sudan Armed Forces attacked a police post, leading to the death of eight soldiers. | Sudan Tribune

May 2

Voting took place on Monday in long-delayed elections for governor and state legislature in South Kordofan. Analysts warned of possible violence after the vote. While the state will remain in the north, many in the state fought alongside the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) against the north and fear for their safety after the vote. The National Congress Party (NCP) candidate for governor, Ahmed Haroun, is wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes in Darfur. | Reuters

May 1

The Sudan army said on Thursday it captured the top military leader of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) during clashes in the war-battered state of South Kordofan. | Sudan Tribune

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Source http://carnegieendowment.org/2011/04/28/news-from-sudan/4jyp

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30%

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140

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thousand tons of chemical weapons

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increase in China’s GDP per capita

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