UPI Almanac for Friday, April 26, 2013.
Sudan needs to follow through on commitments to release political prisoners as promised in a government decree, Human Rights Watch said.
Sudan and South Sudan have shelved their long-running conflict out of economic necessity. Both need to sell the region's oil that props up both their economies.
The government of Sudan is called on to ensure humanitarian assistance can reach those affected by conflict in Darfur, a U.N. representative said.
The sentences of six army officers convicted in an attempted coup last year have been commuted by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, officials say.
The presidents of South Sudan and Sudan are called on to keep a positive level of engagement following recent talks, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and South Sudanese President Salva Kiir met Friday for talks on splitting oil revenue between the countries, officials said.
South Sudan urged its citizens Thursday to welcome Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir when he visits Juba.
While states may bear the primary responsibility to prosecute international crimes, doing so is a common interest, the U.N. General Assembly heard.
Seven Sudanese military officers were sentenced to prison for their roles in an attempted coup against President Omar al-Bashir, officials said.