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List aims to reunite abducted Sudanese

A research group said yesterday it had compiled a detailed list of more than 11,000 people abducted by militia and probably forced into slavery in southern Sudan, site of Africa’s longest-running war. The Kenya-based Rift Valley Institute said it had copious details of 11,105 people seized by government-backed militia over the past two decades in the northern Bahr-el-Ghazal region of southern Sudan. More than 90 per cent of them were missing. The institute hoped its database would help aid agencies track down and reunite villagers taken from their homes, often by mounted militia who dragged people away behind horses or marched them for days before forcing them into labour. Full Story

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