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Sudan Militia Attack Former Southern Rebels-SPLA

Southern Sudanese former rebels said militia fighters allied to the northern Khartoum government had attacked them despite a recent peace deal supposed to end Africa’s longest war. In another sign of problems that may hurt efforts to cement peace, a senior U.N. official said the world was failing to provide humanitarian aid Sudan’s war-ravaged south, which may encourage a return to fighting. “We have the end of the bloodiest war of our generation but we are failing to support the peace process,” U.N. aid chief Jan Egeland told Reuters during a trip to the region Saturday. The Khartoum government and Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) signed a comprehensive peace deal in January to end two decades of civil war in the south that pitted the Islamist government against the mainly Christian and animist south. Full Story

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