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Fear of famine stalks Sudan's South Kordofan

Hundreds of thousands of people in Sudan's conflict-torn state of South Kordofan are on the brink of famine as Khartoum keeps up a blockade on aid agencies.

Fear of famine stalks Sudan's South Kordofan
Hopes mount for deal as Sudan, South Sudan leaders meet
Hopes mount for deal as Sudan, South Sudan leaders meet

The leaders of Sudan and South Sudan met late Sunday as international pressure grew to end long-running disputes that have brought the former civil war foes to the brink of renewed conflict.

Hopes mount for deal as Sudan, South Sudan leaders meet
Violence explodes as Muslims protest anti-Islam film
Violence explodes as Muslims protest anti-Islam film

Furious protesters targeted symbols of US influence in cities across the Muslim world on Friday, attacking embassies, schools and restaurants in retaliation for a film that mocks Islam.

Violence explodes as Muslims protest anti-Islam film
Rebels killed at least 24 South Sudan soldiers: officials
Rebels killed at least 24 South Sudan soldiers: officials

Rebels in South Sudan's Jonglei state have killed at least 24 soldiers, with several others missing or wounded, in the latest outbreak of violence in the troubled region, officials said Sunday.

Rebels killed at least 24 South Sudan soldiers: officials
Billions of dollars but no peace in Sudan's Darfur
Billions of dollars but no peace in Sudan's Darfur

More than four years after an African Union-UN peacekeeping force costing billions of dollars arrived in Sudan's restive western region of Darfur, peace remains elusive and some question the mission's value.

Billions of dollars but no peace in Sudan's Darfur
US congratulates SSudan on a year of independence
US congratulates SSudan on a year of independence

The United States on Sunday sent its congratulations to South Sudan as the African nation was set to mark its first year of independence, but said "significant challenges" lay ahead for Juba.

US congratulates SSudan on a year of independence
South Sudan's Vice President Riek Machar. ©REUTERS/Mike Segar
Conflict, economic woes, in tough first year for South Sudan

The world's youngest nation South Sudan has had a rough first year: border wars with the North, internal violence and shutdown of the oil production its economy depends on.

Conflict, economic woes, in tough first year for South Sudan