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14 Jul 2010 description


Renewing the PledgeThe clock is ticking fast towards what might be the most important date in modern sudanese history - two referenda in Sudan that are likely to result in the breakup of Africa's largest state. With six months remaining until 9 January 2011, the scheduled date of the referenda, the run-up to, and outcome of, the vote must be managed with extreme care.

25 Jun 2009 description

APRODEV, the Brussels-based association of 17 European church related aid organisations, is extremely concerned by the possibility that the European Union (EU) may cut its development funds to Sudan after it failed to ratify the Cotonou Agreement. The organisation believes that European states must work together to ensure there is not a damaging drop in funding for war-ravaged parts of Sudan.

The stand-off between the EU and Sudan is reportedly connected with the fact that the Cotonou Agreement includes clauses endorsing the International Criminal Court (ICC).

22 Feb 2006 description

Development organisation ICCO is being put in charge of a consortium that is going to implement a reconstruction programme in the Juba district in southern Sudan. ICCO received a four million euro contact for this from an EU fund that is controlled by the development programme of the United Nations, the UNDP.