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Vol 52 No 12

Published 10th June 2011


Edging towards the brink

Fears are rising at home and abroad that Khartoum’s attacks could take the South back to war as Independence dawns

As the Sudanese regime bombs the Nuba heartland and moves Missiriya people into a near empty Abyei, tension is rising across Sudan, especially along the still undemarcated North-South border and in the oil fields. On 9 June, Khartoum bombed Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) troops and civilians alike in Pariang Country, Unity State, said the Government of Southern Sudan (GOSS). With less than a month before South Sudan formally declares Independence, officials from the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) privately talk about ‘ethnic cleansing’.

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