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Sudanese town burned, looted

May 24, 2011 Comments off

thechronicleherald

In this photo released by the United Nations Mission in Sudan, homes burn in the town of Abyei, Sudan, on Monday.  (Stuart Price / UNMIS)
In this photo released by the United Nations Mission in Sudan, homes burn in the town of Abyei, Sudan, on Monday. (Stuart Price / UNMIS)

JUBA, Sudan — Armed men burned and looted the flashpoint town of Abyei on Monday after days of violence involving northern and southern troops in the disputed region. Southern Sudan’s military said it would defend its territory, while an Arab herdsman said his tribe is in Abyei to stay, an indication Sudan’s peace could crumble before the south’s July independence.

Violence flared late last week in Abyei, a no man’s land between north and south Sudan. Southern Sudan voted in January to secede from the south, and the region becomes an independent country on July 9. But violence in Abyei is overshadowing the march toward independence.

The UN mission in Sudan said armed men were burning and looting in Abyei and Read more…

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Between Sudan and Libya, Critics See U.S. Inconsistency

March 15, 2011 Comments off

nationaljournal.com

Why the rush to use force against Qaddafi when Sudan has suffered more?

 

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Actor George Clooney helped conceive a project along with John Prendergast of the Enough Project that helps track violence in Sudan.

He went on to acknowledge that in a world full of Read more…