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2011 in Sudan

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The following lists events that happened during 2011 in Sudan.



  • January 2 - International mediators propose the establishment of a regional authority for Darfur, as a compromise between the Sudanese government and rebels’ demands, in a diplomatic effort to respond to Sudanese President Bashir’s order last week to withdraw the Sudanese government delegation from talks in Doha.
  • January 3 - Sudanese soldiers kill one woman and rape six others near Attash Camp in South Darfur.
  • January 4 - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir goes to Juba to meet with Southern Sudanese President of the Government Salva Kiir Mayardit ahead of Southern Sudan's independence referendum.
  • January 6 - An abducted Hungarian civilian, who worked for the UN-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur, is released.
  • January 7 - The United Nations says thousands of people are arriving in Southern Sudan from north Sudan ahead of the independence referendum on Sunday.
  • January 10 - Three people are killed in a clash between Sudanese army and the Sudan Liberation Movement rebel group, in north Darfur, according to the United Nations-led peacekeeping mission.
  • January 12 - The Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement estimates that turnout in the Southern Sudanese independence referendum has passed the 60% threshold for the result to be declared valid.
  • January 16 - Southern Sudanese leader Salva Kiir calls on the people of South Sudan to forgive the north for killings during the civil war.
  • January 18 - Three Sudanese army officers are killed in a clash between rebel forces and the army in western Darfur.
  • January 18 - Sudanese police arrest opposition leader Hassan al-Turabi and eight others after they called for a "popular revolution" if price rises were not reversed.
  • January 21 - 21 people are killed in a clash between the Sudanese army and two rebel factions in Darfur.
  • January 21 - Almost 99% of South Sudanese voted for independence from the north in a referendum according to official figures.
  • January 25 - At least three people are killed in a clash between the Sudanese army and rebels in Darfur.
  • January 26 - The Sudanese army clashes with Sudan Liberation Army rebels in Darfur for the second time in a week, and insurgents said they shot down a helicopter gunship, killing at least three people, a claim denied by the army, which said it had killed 25 rebels.
  • January 30 - Anti-government demonstrators face off against riot police who fire tear gas and beat up students in Khartoum during protests inspired by those in Egypt and Tunisia.
  • January 31 - A student dies after being attacked by security forces amid anti-government demonstrations in the country.
  • January 31 - The Sudanese government closes down Ahlia University and the Islamic University of Omdurman following an anti-government protest in which at least one student died.
  • February

  • February 2 - The Sudanese government, in its first official reaction after preliminary results were announced indicating a landslide vote in favor of Southern Sudan's independence, agrees to accept the results; Vice-President Ali Osman Taha says the government intends "to pursue a policy of good neighbourly relations with the south".
  • February 4 - Police beat with batons and shoot tear gas at student protesters in Sennar in demonstrations inspired by the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt.
  • December


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