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Sudan Border Region Revolts

Rebels in Nuba Mountains want independence for their non-Muslim region

(Newser) - Just days before southern Sudan is poised to break away and form a new country, ending decades of civil war and bloodshed, new fighting is breaking out in the north's Nuba Mountains along the north-south border, reports the New York Times . The Sudan government is desperate to keep the... More »

North Sudan Troops Get 'Green Light' to Attack South

Gunman also fire on UN helicopters

(Newser) - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has given Northern Sudan troops the “green light” to attack their southern counterparts at will if they feel threatened, as the dispute over the Abyei border region threatens to balloon into a full-scale civil war in the soon-to-be-divided nation. Northern tanks rolled into the fertile... More »

Looters Burn Sudan Border Town

North takes Abyei amid fears of new conflict

(Newser) - South Sudan's move toward independence has taken a turn for the worse: Armed looters burned sections of a disputed Sudan border town today as north Sudan’s army refused UN orders to withdraw from it, Reuters reports. Entering the town with tanks, the north took control of Abyei this... More »

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