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15 Oct 2001 description


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September 15: The Imam of Khartoum's largest mosque has told worshippers that the terrorist attacks on the US were crimes that should never have happened. But the cleric warned that America should not punish all Muslims and Arabs for the chaos, death and destruction.

15: Troubled nations counting on the US to help resolve their wars and lead them to democracy could be abandoned in the wake of the terrorist attacks in the US, former Sudanese premier, Sadiq el-Mahdi has said. But Mahdi added that this depends on the US response to terrorism.

15 Aug 2001 description


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July 16: The Sudanese government has said that it is ready for immediate talks with the opposition and has urged Egyptian-Libyan mediators to make arrangements for holding negotiations as soon as possible. Presidential advisor for peace, Ghazi Salah Eddin told a briefing of the heads of diplomatic missions and representatives of UN agencies in Khartoum that his government "is prepared to sit down for negotiations with the opposition in 24 hours time," the official Sudan News Agency (SUNA) reported.

15 Jul 2001 description


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June 15: Talisman Energy Inc. has said it won't be affected by proposed new US legislation against companies operating in Sudan, and is adamant that its presence encourages improved human rights in the country. The company said this after American legislators approved a bill, the Sudan Peace Act, which would prevent foreign companies from being listed on US stock exchanges if they're involved in Sudan like Talisman.