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Blue Nile, South Kordofan, and Abyei

BBC: Sudan denies attacking South Kordofan civilians 7 Mar: Sudan has rejected allegations that it is carrying out atrocities in its South Kordofan region. Read more


Reuters: Sudan investment conference called off as US pulls out 11 Mar: An international conference to drum up investment in Sudan has been called off after the United States and other powers signalled they would not attend in protest over Sudan's crackdown on rebels, diplomats and officials said on Sunday. Read more

AFP: Qatar pledges to invest $2 billion in Sudan 05 Mar: Qatar has promised to invest $2 billion in Sudan, the official QNA news agency reported on Wednesday, as Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir visited the gas-rich Gulf state. Read more

North-South relations

AFP: South Sudan accuses Khartoum of 'enslaving' thousands 9 Mar: South Sudan accused former foe Sudan on Friday of holding 35,000 Southerners as "slaves," stalling talks to resolve a furious oil dispute as tensions remain high between the two neighbours. Read more

AFP: Tense oil talks resume between Sudan and South 06 Mar: Talks between Sudan and South Sudan resumed in the Ethiopian capital Tuesday to resolve a furious oil dispute as tensions remain high between the two nations. Read more

AFP: UN Council demands end to hostilities between rival Sudans 06 Mar: The UN Security Council on Tuesday demanded that rival Sudan and South Sudan end border hostilities and head off moves to war. Read more

South Sudan

Sudan Tribune: Akobo villages “besieged” by Jonglei raiders, wounded reach hospital 9 Mar: Armed raiders alleged to be Murle tribesmen have taken control of cattle camps and villages in Dengjok Payam (district) of Akobo County, Jonglei State killing many people, sources have told Sudan Tribune. Read more

Reuters: South Sudan plans underwater pipe for oil exports 07 Mar: South Sudan, locked in a row over oil transit fees with neighbour Sudan, said on Wednesday it plans to build a temporary underwater oil pipeline along the Nile as part of a project to deliver crude for export from ports in Kenya and Djibouti. Read more

Reuters: South Sudan inflation eases as food prices decline 06 Mar: Inflation in recently independent South Sudan eased in February, driven by a welcome slide in the cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages, official data showed on Tuesday. Read more