President Obama is set to meet leaders of North and South Sudan next week to help prevent the decades-long civil war from restarting. But political dogma on both sides is corroding what little trust had been earned.
Sudan sees 'positive points' in new US strategy that offers 'incentives' for Omar al-Bashir's regime to cooperate fully with international peace efforts.
A Dutch journalist and photographer traveled with rebel forces in Darfur in February. They were pinned down by government forces for weeks, before escaping across the border into Chad.
Three Western aid workers were released Saturday. The government denies involvement but some analysts see a broader strategy at work.
The International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant Wednesday for President Omar al-Bashir on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Khartoum has agreed to swap prisoners and talk with Darfur insurgents.
The World Court could soon issue an arrest warrant for President Bashir on charges of genocide.
In the south, the parliament voted to double its budget to cover military spending, and the north spent 20 percent of its budget on the military.
At least three Chinese oil workers were killed by Darfur rebels Monday, according to the Sudanese government.