Topic: Southern Sudan

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  • Sudan 101: What is the Darfur war about?

    In 2003, rebels in Darfur took up arms to force President Omar al-Bashir's Arab-dominated government to deliver greater autonomy and better governance to the neglected region.

  • Sudan 101: Why does Sudan have so many wars?

    Sudan's size and ethnic diversity have made the country hard to govern. Lack of government attention to far-flung regions has been at the root of wars in Darfur and South Sudan.

  • Sudan election problems: few enough to be legitimate?

    Sudan election problems: few enough to be legitimate?

    As voting ended today in Sudan's election, voters in the south complained about being unable to find their names on the voter rolls. Jimmy Carter says the election is a major stepping stone in the peace process.

  • 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: Is Khartoum stealing South Sudan's oil?

    Sudan election: Is Khartoum stealing South Sudan's oil?

    As people vote in the Sudan election, a recent report says that $700 million – perhaps much more – may have been underpaid to South Sudan since a 2005 peace agreement mandated the sharing of oil revenues with Khartoum in the North.

  • 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.

  • 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 Omar al-Bashir presses Sudan election despite boycott

    President Omar al-Bashir presses Sudan election despite boycott

    The main opposition party did not back off from its announced boycott of the upcoming Sudan election, the country's first vote in 24 years. President Omar al-Bashir says that the vote must proceed.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/02

    A youth plays with an empty camera as he takes a break from fishing in Lake Azuei, near the border with the Dominican Republic in Malpasse, Haiti, on April 1. Fish from Lake Azuei sell for 50 cents at local street markets.

  • 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.