Reports on the ongoing conflicts in Burma, Sudan and South Sudan, Yemen, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Cote d’Ivoire.

Here is the daily roundup and summary of the major headlines coming out of conflict areas. United to End Genocide does not necessarily support the views expressed in the articles in this post.

Sudan and South Sudan

Sudanese army occupies town inside South Sudan: official—Sudan Tribune

“The Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) briefly took control over the South Sudanese town of Jaw over the weekend, a local official told Sudan Tribune…”

Sudan says boycott of Washington workshop was motivated by rebels’ presence—Sudan Tribune

“The Sudanese government has said it did not participate in a Washington workshop on peace in Darfur in order not to give rebel groups legitimacy…”

Sudanese army claim seizure of new strategic position from S. Kordofan rebels—Sudan Tribune

“Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) announced on Saturday that its troops have taken control of the main stronghold of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) located in Jau, near the border with South Kordofan state where clashes erupted six months ago…”

SAF: ‘SPLA forces in Lake Alubaid defeated’—Radio Dabanga

“The Sudanese Armed forces said they managed on Saturday night to defeat the rebels of the SPLA in South Kordofan’s region of Lake Alubaid, where the armed forces seized the head of division nine in all its three camps…”
Commissioner: SPLA Soldiers Wounded by SAF—Miraya FM

“An unkown number of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) have been wounded in an attack by the Sudan Armed Forces on a farm in Renk County, Upper Nile in South Sudan, according to the Commissioner Deng Akwei Kak…”

Sudanese refugees continue to flee Blue Nile to S. Sudan – MSF—Sudan Tribune

“New waves of refugees are fleeing the war torn region of Blue Nile to South Sudan as the government army intensified air raids on the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – North (SPLM-N), MSF said Friday…”

South Sudan warns of legal action over oil dispute—Miraya FM

“South Sudan is threatening legal action against Sudan and any companies engaging in what it calls the “theft” of its oil exports…”

Ministers to decide on stalled South Sudan-Sudan oil talks—Miraya FM

“The National Deputy Minister of Information and Broadcasting Atem Yak Atem on Friday said the Council of Ministers will decide on the stalled oil talks between Sudan and South Sudan next week…”

Sudan slams ICC prosecutor’s request for arrest of its defense minister—Sudan Tribune

“Sudan has accused the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Luis Moreno-Ocampo, of seeking to undermine its military establishment and sabotage peace in Darfur after he requested an arrest warrant for the country’s defense minister…”

Acholi-Madi dispute still unresolved—Miraya FM

“The Inter-Church Committee (ICC) mediating reconciliatory talks between the Acholi and Madi says border points remain contentious issues…”

Two killed in latest cattle raids in Jonglei—Miraya FM

“Fresh reports from Twic East and Bor Counties of Jonglei State say that two people have been killed and over 200 head of cattle have been rustled this week alone…”

IDP raped in Qarsla—Radio Dabanga

“An Armed group on Sunday raped an internally displaced person from Jebelain camp in Qarsla, Western Darfur…”



Syria says “would like” to accept Arab deal–Reuters

“Syria said on Monday it “would like” to agree soon to an Arab League peace plan to end its eight-month crackdown on popular unrest, but rejected foreign interference and demanded the annulment of sanctions plus reinstatement in the regional bloc…”

Syria Says it Responds ‘Positively’ to Arab Demands For Observers—Reuters

“Syria says it has responded “positively” to an Arab League demand to let observers into the country to verify a pledge by President Bashar al-Assad to stop a deadly crackdown on a pro-democracy uprising…”

Syrian secret police defect, Arab deadline looms—Reuters

“At least a dozen Syrian secret police have defected from an intelligence compound, activists said Sunday, in what appeared to be the first major desertion from a service that has acted as a pillar of President Bashar al-Assad’s rule…”

Activists: Syrian Forces Kill 35 People as Govt. Defies Arab Deadline—Voice of America

“Syrian rights activists say pro-government forces have killed at least 35 people as Damascus defied another Arab League deadline to let observers into the country to verify a government pledge to stop cracking down on dissent…”

At least 23 dead in intensifying Syria violence—Reuters

“Violent clashes between Syrian government troops and rebel soldiers in Syria’s northern Idlib Province Saturday have left a large number of casualties, at least 23 according to activists…”

Syria Denounces UN Resolution as Death Toll Rises—Voice of America

“Violent clashes between Syrian government troops and rebel soldiers in Syria’s northern Idlib Province Saturday have left a large number of casualties, at least 23 according to activists…”

U.S. ready to help Syria after Assad falls: Biden—Reuters

“The United States and Turkey are reviewing how to help Syria if pro-democracy protests drive President Basher al -Assad from power, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Sunday, but the two allies have not discussed concrete “next steps”…”


Post-Assad Syria would drop special Iran ties—Reuters

“The collapse of the 40-year-old Assad regime in Syria would radically change the politics of the Middle East, reducing the influence of Iran and its Islamist proxy Hezbollah in Lebanon, the main Syrian opposition leader in exile has said…”


Iraq says ready to mediate with Syrian opposition—Reuters

“Iraq is ready to mediate between the Syrian government and opponents of President Bashar al-Assad to help end months of violence in the neighbouring country, an adviser to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Saturday…”

Sweden keeps Syrian telecoms firms off EU sanctions list—Reuters

“Sweden blocked an effort by other EU states to add two telecoms firms in Syria with commercial links to Swedish firm Ericsson to an EU sanctions list this week, EU diplomats said…”


Democratic Republic of Congo

DRC Election Commission Expects Presidential Results This Week—Voice of America

“In the Democratic Republic of Congo, there are increasing concerns about violence in the lead-up to the release of the results of last week’s presidential election…”

DRC Presidential Vote Disputed—Voice of America

“The main opposition party in the Democratic Republic of Congo says it rejects early election results that give incumbent President Joseph Kabila some 50 percent of the vote…”


Cote d’Ivoire

Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo appears before ICC—Reuters

“Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo appeared at the International Criminal Court on Monday, facing charges of crimes against humanity, including murder and rape, the first former head of state expected to be tried by the court since its inception in 2002…”



Protester shot dead as snipers stay in Taiz, tanks quit—Reuters

“Forces loyal to outgoing Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh shot dead a woman in a protest march in Taiz Monday, witnesses and activists said, despite tanks withdrawing under a cease-fire pact…”



Clinton Ends Burma Trip With Pledge of Support—Voice of America

“U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has completed a three-day visit to Burma after discussions with democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and a vow that the United States is prepared to support further democratic reform…”

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