April 2012

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South Sudan News, Events and Happenings in April 2012

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April 8

Last day for South Sudan to reconcile their situation in South Sudan. South Sudanese will be treated as foreigners from April 9 onwards.

April 10

South Sudan seized control of the Heglig oilfield. The Heglig oilfield is a disputed region between the two countries which produces about half of the South Sudan's 115,000-barrel-a-day oil output.

April 14

South Sudan alleged that Sudanese warplanes bombed Heglig town. Meanwhile, Sudanese army said South Sudan entered the Heglig region which South Sudan's army (SPLA) denied.

April 15

Egypt's Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr arrives at Khartoum airport for talks to diffuse the tensions between South Sudan and Khartoum.

Government officials, UN representatives and close to thirty Rwandans participated in commemoration event held in Jonglei State to remember the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

April 29

Sudanese President Omer Hassan al-Bashir has declared State Emergency in the three states which are neighboring with South Sudan. As per the Presidential decree, the states of South Kordofan, Sennar and White Nile are now under State Emergency.

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