Friday, December 30, 2011

War And Conflict Continues In South Sudan

South Sudan: At What Point Does Conflict Become a War? -- Alex Perry, Time

Assassinations. Pitched battles. Cross-border bombing raids. Hundreds of thousands of refugees. At what point will the rising conflict between Sudan and South Sudan be recognized as a new war?

South Sudan achieved independence from the north in July after a half century of grinding conflict in which more than 2 million people died. Separation has not led to peace, however, most importantly because neither side is happy with their new border. One point of conflict is a band of southern states in the new north Sudan — Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile — which remain on the upper side of the divide despite being home to armies of rebel secessionists. Many of these fought for independence alongside the south and continue to do so today, with enduring southern support.

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More News On The Conflict In South Sudan

South Sudan cattle clashes: UN moves troops to Pibor -- BBC
South Sudan: UN troops step in to prevent ethnic violence -- Global Post
S. Sudan youth planning to attack tribe, UN warns -- AFP
U.N. Sends Troops to S. Sudan: What Does it Mean? -- International Business Times
South Sudan: Tribal fighting in South Sudan worries UN -- Afrique En Ligne
Southerners 'killed by Sudan air raids' -- BBC
South Sudan says 17 killed in Sudanese air raids -- AFP
S. Sudan says Sudan air raids kill 17 civilians -- Reuters
Six dead in Sudan chopper crash, fire: army -- AFP
S. Sudan army 'accidentally shot' Christmas worshippers -- AFP
Sudan Files Complaint Against Support Provided to JEM by South Sudan -- Sacramento Bee/PR Newswire

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