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Japanese diplomat wrestles for peace in Sudan

In the thousands of years of Sudanese Nuba wrestling history, there had never been anything like it: A barefoot Japanese diplomat in a tight-fitting blue singlet stepping onto the sandy pitch to take on Sudan’s toughest.

Wednesday, 4 September, 2013, 11:02am

Seven Tanzanian peacekeepers with United Nations die in Darfur ambush

The attack near the peacekeepers’ base at Manawashi, north of the South Darfur state capital Nyala, adds to deteriorating security in Sudan’s far-west region.

15 Jul 2013 - 4:46am

Sudan orders halt to deals with South after rebel attacks

Sudan yesterday cancelled nine security and economic pacts with South Sudan, ending a brief interlude of harmonious relations after border clashes.

"We will stop all nine agreements, not only oil," the country's information minister, Ahmed Bilal Osman, said.

10 Jun 2013 - 3:37am

John Kerry urges Nigeria to respect human rights in rebel crackdown

Making his first official trip to sub-Saharan Africa, US Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday demanded that Nigeria respect human rights as it cracks down on Islamist extremists and pledged to work hard to ease tensions between Sudan and South Sudan.

26 May 2013 - 7:29am

Chinese businessmen slow to exploit potential for farming in Africa

The Chinese government has long encouraged businesses to invest in agriculture abroad, and Xi Jinping's first foreign trip as president in the past week involved visits to three African countries.

31 Mar 2013 - 6:06am 2 comments

Briefs, February 24, 2013

Six underground tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in the US state of Washington are leaking radioactive waste, but there is no immediate risk to public health, Governor Jay Inslee said.

24 Feb 2013 - 6:25am

Briefs, January 24, 2013

Rebels on rampage at Syria's religious sites

24 Jan 2013 - 4:37am

Four Chinese construction workers kidnapped in Darfur in Sudan

Armed men kidnapped four Chinese nationals and five Sudanese workers engaged in road construction in Sudan's strife-ridden Darfur region, the official Suna news agency reported yesterday.

15 Jan 2013 - 4:55am

Sudan, South Sudan leaders agree to implement oil deal

The presidents of Sudan and South Sudan have agreed on Saturday, to demilitarise their shared borders and revive a stalled oil exportation deal that has lagged for months over disputes on the setup of security arrangements in the border regions.

6 Jan 2013 - 11:13am

Former spy chief arrested in Sudan for 'inciting chaos'

Sudan arrested its former spy chief and other senior military and security officers yesterday after foiling what officials said was a plot to incite chaos and target leaders.

Witnesses said they saw army tanks and armoured vehicles moving down a main street in the centre of Khartoum around midnight, but life in the city was normal during the day with shops in the centre bustling.

23 Nov 2012 - 2:56am