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A Return to War?

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Posted on Jan 7, 2010
AP / Alfred de Montesquiou

Sudanese refugees from the Ngok Dinka tribe wait in the village of Dokra in central Sudan in 2007.

Officials say at least 140 were killed in ethnic clashes in Southern Sudan over the past week, reigniting fears by many that the country—which still endures violence in Darfur—may return to war.  —JCL

The BBC:

At least 140 people have been killed in ethnic clashes in Southern Sudan, officials say, as aid agencies warn that the country faces a return to war.

Deputy governor of Warrap state Sabino Makana said members of the Nuer group attacked Dinka cattle herders and seized thousands of animals.

Most of the violence happened over the weekend in the city of Tonj, he said.

The UN says more than 2,000 people have been killed in ethnic violence in the south since last January.

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