Sudan’s Southern Kordofan: The Next Darfur?

29 01 2010

URL: http://www.crisisgroup.org/home/index.cfm?id=5738&l=1. Source: International Crisis Group.

This report examines the deteriorating situation in this strategic region between North and South, where both members of the Government of National Unity, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) and the National Congress Party (NCP), have been dangerously engaged in ethnic polarisation in advance of national elections scheduled for 2009. The kidnapping of nine Chinese oil workers in Southern Kordofan last week illustrates the volatility of the state.

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