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Old 03-09-2012   #2
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Default The legacy of peace, more war

A BBC report that opens with:
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Largely hidden from the world's media, a conflict is raging in the border area between Sudan and the new nation of South Sudan. The BBC's Martin Plaut reports from the border on the plight of the thousands who have fled their homes and the rebels' motives.
Link:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-17276865

Why? This is offered:
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The rebels who are taking on the government in Khartoum are the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-North).
They see themselves as continuing in the footsteps of the movement from which they sprang, the SPLM of the late John Garang, which now runs the newly independent state of South Sudan. When independence came in July last year, many SPLM forces in Blue Nile and South Kordofan were left stranded in Sudan. These areas were supposed to have been allowed a vote to choose autonomy, but this was blocked by Khartoum.
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