New tensions on border of Sudan, South Sudan
CWN - March 28, 2012
Tensions are rising on the border that separates Sudan from newly independent South Sudan, after the Khartoum government sent bombers to the border, where ground troops of the two nations have clashed repeatedly.
South Sudan, which is predominantly Christian and animist, won its independence from the Islamic north after the longest and bloodiest of Africa’s civil wars, during which the Khartoum government regularly bombed civilian communities in the south. Since establishing an uneasy peace, the two sides have continued to quarrel over oil-rich regions on their border.
Representatives of the Khartoum regime said that they did not intend to bomb the territory of South Sudan, but charged the southern government with aiding rebels in the region. A meeting between the leaders of the two governments, Presidents Omar Al-Bashir of Sudan and Salva Kiir of South Sudan, had been scheduled to take place this week, but was postponed because of the latest clashes.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our Spring 2013 goal ($28,840 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!