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African Union force to step up hunt for Kony

Joseph Kony

The African Union will send 5,000 soldiers to join the hunt for rebel leader Joseph Kony in a new military mission officials say is necessary to remove the Lord's Resistance Army from Central Africa's vast jungle. The mission is to be launched in South Sudan on Saturday and will last until Kony is caught, United Nations and African Union officials said at a news conference in Uganda.


George Clooney released after arrest

The actor and others were handcuffed outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington for protesting the country's blockage of food and aid from reaching its starving people.


Clooney arrested at Sudan protest

George Clooney

George Clooney and his father, Nick Clooney, were arrested Friday during a protest outside the Sudanese Embassy in Washington. Clooney, his father and others were arrested after being warned three times not to cross a police line outside the embassy. Those taken into custody included NAACP President Ben Jealous, Martin Luther King III, and actor and comedian Dick Gregory.


Millions vote in south Sudan independence poll

Millions vote in south Sudan independence poll

Millions of jubilant south Sudanese voted on Sunday in an independence referendum which could cut Africa's biggest country in two and deprive the north of most of its lucrative oil.


South Sudan's historic moment

South Sudan's historic moment

For librarian, referendum on independence completes a hope that 'some day like this would come.'


Sudan president wins election, officials say

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir won the country's controversial but historic presidential election with roughly two-thirds of the vote ...


Sudan extends landmark elections

Sudan's elections are extended by two days, the election commission says, after delays delivering ballot papers to polling stations.


Sudanese vote in landmark election

Sudanese voters headed to the polls Sunday in the nation's first multiparty election in 24 years.


Obama Unveils New Sudan Strategy

U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday unveiled a new strategy toward Sudan, offering incentives if the Khartoum government worked toward peace, but said it faced tougher steps if it failed to act.


Sudan to 'expel all aid groups'

Sudan to 'expel all aid groups'

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir says he wants all international aid groups out of the country within a year.


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