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16 Jul 1996 description

The World Food Programme Executive Director, Catherine Bertini, welcomes yesterday's announcement by United Nations Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali that the Government of the Sudan will now permit WFP to resume airdrops of urgently needed food rations into southern Sudan using a C-130 aircraft.

12 Jul 1996 description

This report includes: A) Burundi, Rwanda, Zaire and Tanzania B) Sudan C) Liberia and Sierra Leone D) Angola E) Democratic People's Republic of Korea

12 Jul 1996 description
report Associated Press

By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Sudanese government restrictions on international food aid to its war-ravaged south have put 700,000 people at risk of starvation, the U.N. World Food Program says.

Some U.N. officials believe Sudan's government simply wants to prevent adequate food supplies from reaching rebel areas regardless of the effects on civilians.

"We can't get food in there, and people are going to start starving," program director Catherine Bertini told reporters Thursday.

09 Jul 1996 description
report Associated Press

By KARIN DAVIES Associated Press Writer

LOKICHOKIO, Kenya (AP) -- A cargo plane roars up from the runway, above sunburned foreigners and nomadic cattle herders, to carry food to the famished victims of Sudan's civil war.

Lokichokio, an odd boom town in the harsh, dry border region between Kenya and southern Sudan, is the staging area for the World Food Program's effort to help the victims of the world's longest running war.

08 Jul 1996 description

by the Africa Faith and Justice Network

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.

He denied that the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), the main anti-Khartoum military force, was operating from inside Ethiopia as Sudan alleges.

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.

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.

10 Jun 1996 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE (BHR)

10 Jun 1996 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE (BHR)