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Vol 51 No 12

Published 11th June 2010


Flash point Southern Kordofan

Amid complaints of Khartoum’s meddling and the SPLM’s betrayal, how South Kordofan reacts will be critical to the referenda in January

The rerun of the population census in South Kordofan next week will highlight another flash point in Sudan’s shaky North-South peace agreement ahead of the referenda on self-determination for the South and Abyei, due on 9 January. Two years ago, the Brussels-based International Crisis Group warned that South Kordofan could be ‘the next Darfur’. Since then, the political climate has worsened and now many more share such concerns.

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