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Rising border tensions between Sudan, South Sudan

Catholic World News - December 09, 2011

Rising tensions have prompted fears of a fresh outbreak of fighting between Sudan and newly independent South Sudan.

After winning its independence in a long and bloody civil war, South Sudan is now facing demands from the government of Sudan for the payment of heavy taxes on oil that is found in South Sudan but shipped through pipelines that pass through the north. The dispute over taxes has fueled severe tensions over the control of mineral-rich border territories between the two African states.

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