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Vol 58 No 13

Published 23rd June 2017


Split threatens food supplies

As the pre-harvest hunger gap begins and cholera spreads in Sudan and South Sudan, the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North split threatens the sporadic food and medical supplies to the besieged people of the Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile. The failure of the Khartoum regime, which wants to control aid, and the SPLM-N to agree to a relief system fuelled the split, say local Nuba sources. The dispute pits Nuba supporters of the SPLM-N Deputy Chairperson, Abdel Aziz Adam el Hilu, who resigned in March, against Chairperson Malik Agar's support base among Blue Nile's Ingessana people, and against his and Secretary General Yasir Arman's strategy of a coalition with the wider opposition in Sudan Call.

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