Earth Science News  





.
AFRICA NEWS
Sudan recognises landslide vote for indepedent south

by Staff Writers
Khartoum (AFP) Jan 31, 2011
Sudanese Vice President Ali Osman Taha said on Monday that Khartoum accepted the landslide vote for southern independence, in the first official reaction from the north after preliminary results were announced.

"We announce that we accept the outcome of the referendum and we agree on the results," Taha told a news conference in the Sudanese capital, emphasising the intention of government "to pursue a policy of good neighbourly relations with the south."

Nearly 99 percent of southern Sudanese chose to split from the north in the landmark January 9-15 referendum, according to full preliminary results announced on Sunday at a ceremony attended by president Salva Kiir in Juba.

Taha also pledged on Monday to push the joint committees to resolve all outstanding issues being negotiated by Khartoum and Juba before the south secedes in July, particularly the disputed border region of Abyei.

More than 37 people died in clashes in Abyei earlier this month, amid a deadlock over a planned simultaneous plebiscite on whether the region stays with the north or joins the south.

At the African Union summit in Addis Ababa on Monday, Kiir reiterated his Sudan People's Liberation Movement's stand that the contested region of Abyei should hold a referendum to determine its future or be handed to the south by a presidential decree.

Separately, Sudan's joint defence council agreed in Juba to deploy special integrated troops in the flashpoint region to guarantee security, facilitate the free movement of nomadic herders, and protect those people voluntarily returning to the south, the semi-official Sudanese Media Centre reported.

The referendum was a key plank of the 2005 peace agreement that ended a devastating 22-year war between the black Christian-dominated south and the mainly Arab Muslim and Muslim north, in which about two million people died.

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who spearheaded the north's efforts to quash the southern rebels during much of the civil war, has already recognised the prospect of partition.




Share This Article With Planet Earth
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit
YahooMyWebYahooMyWeb GoogleGoogle FacebookFacebook



Related Links
Africa News - Resources, Health, Food



Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison

Newsletters :: SpaceDaily Express :: SpaceWar Express :: TerraDaily Express :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News
AFRICA NEWS
North Africa faces 'demographic tsunami': Bildt
Davos, Switzerland (AFP) Jan 29, 2011
The countries of North Africa face a "demographic tsunami" of restless young people that must be met by democratic reform, Sweden's Foreign Minister Carl Bildt warned Saturday. Amid ongoing popular revolts in Tunisia and Egypt, Bildt said all the countries in the region would have to find ways to satisfy the demands of growing and increasingly frustrated young populations. "There's a de ... read more

.
Get Our Free Newsletters Via Email
  


AFRICA NEWS
Study: Pakistan floods were predictable

Better study of disaster causes urged

Australia flags taxpayer levy for floods

Clinton visits quake-hit Haiti as new vote looms

AFRICA NEWS
Google offers Street View art gallery tours

Murdoch's iPad newspaper launches Wednesday

Mobile 'apps' to be $58 billion market: study

Electronic Arts sees bright digital future despite loss

AFRICA NEWS
Brazil going ahead with 'monster dam'

Precise Way To Monitor Ocean Wave Behavior And Shore Impacts

Study Finds Common Ground For Ecosystems And Fishing In Northwest Mexico

Fish consumption at all time high, says UN agency

AFRICA NEWS
VIMS Team Glides Into Polar Research

'Hidden Plumbing' Helps Slow Greenland Ice Flow

Study alters Greenland glacier melt view

Scientists Find That Debris On Certain Himalayan Glaciers May Prevent Melting

AFRICA NEWS
India's crops affected by erratic climate

Plant gene work could benefit food crops

China goes rabbit-crazy for Lunar New Year

Notre Dame Biologists Call For Regulation Of Rare Plant Sales

AFRICA NEWS
Hundreds evacuate as Japan volcano erupts

Australia dodges cyclone 'bullet', but worse feared

Australia cyclone upgraded to top threat level

Japan volcano blast smashes windows

AFRICA NEWS
China says Sudan referendum a step towards peace

Sudan recognises landslide vote for indepedent south

Nigeria religious war boosts poll tensions

North Africa faces 'demographic tsunami': Bildt

AFRICA NEWS
Mathematical Model Explains How Complex Societies Emerge And Collapse

Modern Humans Reached Arabia Earlier Than Thought

Date of humans out of Africa pushed back

Indonesia arrests suspect in asylum deaths


The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2010 - SpaceDaily. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement