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  • South Sudan referendum plans seem shaky

    South Sudan referendum plans seem shaky

    The South Sudan referendum scheduled for January could be delayed because important issues between South Sudan and the Sudanese government remain unresolved.

  • Obama amps up intervention to prevent Sudan war

    Africa Monitor Obama amps up intervention to prevent Sudan war

    President Obama’s meeting with Sudanese leaders this week will set the stage for whether this US administration is seen as a credible arbiter between rivals in the north and south of Sudan.

  • Kenya could be punished for welcoming Sudan's leader

    Africa Monitor Kenya could be punished for welcoming Sudan's leader

    Kenya allowed Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is facing war crime charges, to visit. The move was smart for domestic and regional politics, although it brought international criticism.

  • Five years after death of John Garang, a divided Sudan wonders: What if?

    Five years after death of John Garang, a divided Sudan wonders: What if?

    Thousands gathered today at the grave of Sudan leader John Garang de Mabior, who was killed July 30, 2005, after signing a peace deal between North and South. Would Sudan still be divided if the tenacious rebel was still alive?

  • Bashir wins Sudan election. Now what?

    Bashir wins Sudan election. Now what?

    Sudan announced today that President Omar al-Bashir won the April 11-15 Sudan election that Critics call a sham. Supporters say it gives the longtime military ruler new legitimacy.

  • In Pictures Sudan elections

    A child picks up flags left behind after candidate Salva Kiir hosted an election rally in Juba, Sudan, on April 9. The people of Southern Sudan cast ballots in a national election for the first time in more than two decades on April 11. Sudan's elections commission on April 12 announced a two-day extension to the voting after many voters experienced delays.

  • Sudan election: Voters savor a tiny taste of democracy

    Sudan election: Voters savor a tiny taste of democracy

    Day 1 of the complicated three-day election in Sudan ended without violence. Despite a widespread boycott by opposition parties and allegations of fraud, many voters seemed happy just to cast their ballots.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/09

    A Kyrgyz boy covers his face with a national flag as crowds gather to mourn victims of the violent protests earlier in the week in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on Friday.

  • Bashir: The only choice left in Sudan elections

    Bashir: The only choice left in Sudan elections

    In the Sudan elections that should have offered a choice between unity or southern secession, political Islam or secular governance, only President Omar Al-Bashir's party is running. Twelve parties are boycotting the vote.

  • President Bashir's chief rival boycotts Sudan election

    President Bashir's chief rival boycotts Sudan election

    Sudan’s leading opposition party candidate Yasir Arman pulled out of the Sudan April 11 election today, citing concerns of voter fraud and insecurity in the Darfur region.