Khartoum, Oct. 5 (SUNA) - The First Vice President and President of South Sudan Government, Salva Kiir, has affirmed the commitment of the national unity government and the Government of the South to support the voluntary return of the displaced citizens and refugees to their home areas. Addressing the Donors' Meeting at the Friendship Hall here Thursday, Kiir called on the international community and donors to fulfill their pledges toward rehabilitation and development in the south and providing services to the displaced and refugees.
The reconstruction of a vital colonial bridge in southern Sudan's Equatoria region, has been completed
Sudanese church leaders have appealed to
the international community to end the war in their country by organising
a referendum on self-determination for the southerners.
A referendum, they said, would determine how southern Sudanese relate with their northern compatriots. In a strongly worded statement titled; "Let my people choose, issued in London, the clerics were categorical that the warring parties, the international community and other political actors had dilly-dallied on the issue of Sudan civil war, making millions of civilians pay dearly for the indecision.
The root cause of the current conflict in Sudan transcends the religious realm contrary to the picture often created in Europe, religious sources say.
February 16: A Cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church has suggested that it is the time to launch an international campaign of protest against Sudan for violating human rights. Cardinal Roberto Tucci, president of Vatican Radio's administration committee, made the call when commenting on the case of a non-Muslim southern woman who had been condemned to death for alleged adultery. "The Sharia (Islamic law) has been applied to a person who is not Muslim," he said. "It would be appropriate to start a campaign of protest against what is happening."