A border crisis is edging closer to all-out conflict between newly separated Sudan and South Sudan. In a series of tit-for-tat attacks, South Sudan seized a large oil field near the town of Heglig, which is officially recognised as belonging to the North. Khartoum responded saying they would use all means necessary to reclaim their territory. The international community has called on both sides to exercise restraint.
A day after troops from South Sudan captured the oil-producing Heglig region from Khartoum's forces, both countries ordered mass civilian mobilisations raising fears of a return to all-out war between the two countries.
Just hours before resuming talks in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa on Saturday, South Sudan and Khartoum traded accusations as Juba claimed that Sudanese forces had attacked its positions in the oil-producing border area.
South Sudan accused Sudanese air forces of bombing its main oil fields in the border state of Unity on Tuesday, a day after deadly clashes broke out along the disputed boundary between the two countries.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir will attend this week's Arab Summit in Baghdad, the Iraqi government announced Sunday, despite the International Criminal Court having issued a warrant for his arrest for war crimes.
She's being called a 30-something, Finnish version of Joyce Carol Oates - Riikka Pulkkinen joins us in the studio to talk about her compelling second novel, "True". Meanwhile, George Clooney's arrest outside the Sudanese embassy catapults Sudan's humanitarian crisis into the limelight, and we head to the first ever major exhibition about neon lighting.
Hollywood actor George Clooney and several members of Congress were arrested on Friday after refusing to comply with police requests to leave the Sudanese embassy as they protested against the violence in South Kordofan.
George Clooney, a famous actor and human rights activist, has spoken in front of the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
He testified to the harrowing humanitarian crisis in the volatile border region between Sudan and South Sudan. Something he witnessed first hand on a trip with human rights activist, John Prendergast.