Thousands of Sudanese driven from homes by renewed clashes in south UN

Armed groups have raped their victims and looted property since the fighting escalated in early March, while villages have been burned to the ground, destroying schools and clinics, spokesman Fred Eckhard told journalists in New York.About 50,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) had converged in the city of Malakal, but the others were dispersed elsewhere, he said.Peace talks between the Arab-dominated Government and the SPLA of the black south have taken place in Kenya. The sticking points have been disagreements over the status of key areas of south-central Sudan: the fruitful Nuba Mountains, the southern Blue Nile and oil-rich Abyei, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in March. read more

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