January 19, 2019

Seizure of Abyei raises war fears

[Published in print on May 28, 2011]

JUBA, South Sudan – Weeks before southern Sudan formally breaks from the north, the region is on edge. Harried government officials and army officers rush to meetings in the capital of the soon-to-be nation as rumors circulate that the north intends to occupy territory all along the border.

The fear stems from the Sudanese government’s invasion of the contested border region of Abyei last week and seizure of the largest town in the area, also called Abyei. Read the rest of the article as it appeared.

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