Friday, October 29, 2010

Civil War Fears Rise (Again) In Sudan

Demarcation of Abyei's border and the participation of the Misseriya Arabs in the referendum have caused disagreements. Photo AFP

Botched Sudan Referendum Could Reignite War: Report -- Reuters

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A disputed outcome in a referendum on self-determination for southern Sudan could reignite one of Africa's longest and bloodiest wars, an advocacy group warned on Friday.

The vote scheduled for January is the end-game of a 2005 peace deal ending more than two decades of civil war between northern and southern Sudan, and most experts predict southern Sudanese will vote to create the world's newest nation state.

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More News On War Fears In The Sudan

Brinkmanship in Sudan vote could spark new war: study -- AFP
Sudan independence vote needs miracle: commissioner -- Reuters
'Miracle' needed to hold Sudan vote on time: commission -- AFP
Southern Sudanese Head South Ahead of Key Vote -- New York Times
Sudan Opposition Party Denies Derailing Referendum -- Voice of America
Storm over Sudan -- Al-Ahram opinion

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