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05 Jul 1996 description

Louise Tunbridge, Special to The Christian Science Monitor

POCHALLA, SUDAN -- Ajulu Omot and her six children sat beneath a tree with the few belongings they had managed to salvage from the flooded Akobo River: several pots, two animal skins, and a traditional Anyuak pipe.

When the water surrounded their grass house, drowning their livestock, and submerging their cornfield, they waded through shoulder-high water hoping to find help in the main town of Pochalla.

Across an area of 700 square miles in this remote part of southern Sudan close to the Ethiopian border, an …

20 Jun 1996 description

CAIRO, June 20 (Reuter) - Sudanese Foreign Minister Ali Osman Mohammad Taha arrived in Cairo...Thursday morning and said the Arab summit this weekend would be a good chance for reconciliation with Egypt.

Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir is expected to attend the summit starting Saturday but no one has said if he will meet Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who says Sudan helped in a plot to kill him in Ethiopia last year.

Sudan has been trying to improve relations with Cairo but Egypt has been wary of Sudanese overtures.

13 Jun 1996 description

ASMARA, June 13 (Reuter) - The U.N. refugee agency said on Thursday Sudan had deported 224 Eritreans and 20 Ethiopians amid growing tension between the Eritrean and Sudanese governments.

12 Jun 1996 description

By Nicholas Kotch

ADDIS ABABA, June 12 (Reuter) - Despite its worsening relations with the Islamic government in Sudan, Ethiopia will not allow its territory to be used by Sudanese rebels, Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said on Wednesday.

Meles accused Khartoum of trying to destabilise the region but said in an interview the Sudanese army was incapable of engaging in a large-scale conflict with its neighbours.

11 Jun 1996 description

NAIROBI, Kenya (Reuter) - Foes and critics of Sudan's government poured scorn Thursday on a peace charter Khartoum signed 24 hours earlier with two rebel factions but which excluded the most successful rebel group.

The main rebel group, John Garang's Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), vowed to fight on.

Eritrea's ambassador to Kenya, Beyene Russom, said the charter was a worthless piece of paper because Garang, the main actor in the 13-year Sudan conflict, was not party to it.

11 Jun 1996 description

KHARTOUM, June 11 (Reuter) - Ten Sudanese politicians and trade unionists, including a former vice president and representatives of the traditional parties, have told the government to resign or face the consequences from the people.

In a petition delivered on Monday to the office of Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, the petitioners gave a damning indictment of his seven years in power since he overthrew a democratically elected government in a military coup in 1989.

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03 Jun 1996 description

VEHICLE HITS LANDMINE IN TONJ COUNTY... On 10 April at 8 p.m., a Terra Firma vehicle hit a landmine 80km southeast of Tonj. The five passengers, two expatriates and three Sudanese, were wounded and transported to the ICRC Lopiding hospital near Lokichokio. Two Sudanese staff are still in a coma at the time of writing. Terra Firma is a road constructor contracted by some relief organizations in southern Sudan.

02 Jun 1996 description


The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) Statement of Work Interim Strategic Evaluation of Assistance to Southern Sudan

Purpose: The purpose of this evaluation is to assess the effectiveness of OFDA's Southern Sudan strategy in assisting targeted beneficiaries to achieve the maximum level of self-sufficiency attainable, given the constraints imposed by civil war.

02 Jun 1996 description
report Associated Press

KHARTOUM, SUDAN - The Associated Press via Individual Inc. : Piles of broken mud bricks spread far across the vast field. They are the remains of tiny huts built by refugees who couldn't bring themselves to believe the government's threat to raze the place.

Authorities regularly tore down squatters' shacks by the dozens, maybe even by the hundreds. But Angola camp was huge, covering several square miles across the River Nile from Khartoum, Sudan's capital. And it was home to 50,000 people.

''Most of the people said they can't do this.