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Army advances in western Sudan

Sudan’s army has captured a border town as it moves to end an uprising sparked by greviances over government neglect of the western region of Darfur. Refugees fleeing across the border have confirmed that government forces are now in the Sudanese side of Tine. More than 100,000 people have fled the fighting into Chad. Aid agencies say the humanitarian crisis is escalating. On Thursday, three civilians died and 15 were wounded after Sudanese bombs landed across the border in Chad. Arab militiamen, backed by Sudanese Government forces, have been fighting a year-long rebellion by two groups. Diplomats have described the fighting as “ethnic cleansing”, with entire villages inhabited by dark-skinned people who speak African languages being destroyed. More than 500,000 have been displaced in total. The little publicised conflict has flared as peace talks to end the separate 20-year war in the south of the country have been making substantial progress. Full Story

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