May 10, 2012

Sudans Brace for a War Both Thought Was Over

Josh Kron, New York Times

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South Sudan's years of conflict were meant to be over when it won its independence from Sudan last July after generations of fighting with the people of the north. But the jubilation quickly faded, and now, not even a year later, after weeks of pointed barbs and border skirmishes, this vast and vastly underdeveloped country is once again mobilizing for war - and asking some of the poorest people on earth to pay for it, with whatever they have at hand.

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TAGGED: Sudan, Africa, South Sudan

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