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Sudan Opens Border with South Sudan in a first since 2011 Secession

KHARTOUM, Jan 28 – Sudan President Omar Hassan al-Bashir ordered the opening of his country’s border with South Sudan for the first time since the south’s secession in 2011, state news agency SUNA reported on Wednesday. “President Omar al-Bashir issued a decree today ordering the opening of borders with the state of South Sudan and

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South Sudan Needs Arms Embargo; Leaders Killing Civilians – U.N.

By Louis Charbonneau and Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Jan 26 – The United Nations Security Council should place an arms embargo on South Sudan, while the oil-rich country’s President Salva Kiir and a rebel leader qualify to be sanctioned over atrocities in a two-year civil war, U.N. sanctions monitors said in an annual report. The

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South Sudanese Commanders Use Child Soldiers as “Cannon Fodder”

By Katy Migiro NAIROBI, Dec 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – More than a dozen senior commanders and officials who children say recruited them as soldiers in South Sudan should be investigated, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday. The United Nations says 16,000 children have joined armed groups since South Sudan’s civil war erupted two

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