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Al-Bashir vows to retake key oil field from S Sudan

ON THE BRINK:The US repeated international calls for South Sudan to pull out of the disputed oil field and for Sudan to halt air raids amid fears the fighting will spread

AFP, KHARTOUM

Lyman’s message was to stress “that we need an immediate and unconditional cessation of violence and we need both sides to get back to the African Union process,” Toner said, referring to talks on a variety of protracted disputes brokered by the union.

Sudan pulled out of those talks after the Heglig attack.

In another development, the impoverished South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, joined the World Bank and the IMF on Wednesday.

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