Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Bishop warns of South Sudan war

From the BBC-

One of Sudan's most senior church leaders has warned that violence in the south is threatening the peace deal that ended the 21-year civil war.

Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul Yak said recent clashes had been called "tribal conflicts" over cattle but were really deliberate attempts to cause unrest.

Some 2,000 people have died in such clashes this year, the UN says - more than in Darfur.
Southern leaders have blamed the north - accusations denied by Khartoum.

In a rare statement, the head of the Episcopal Church of Sudan warned that the 2005 peace deal was in "grave danger" unless more is done to prevent conflict.

'Unknown forces'

His warning statement follows an attack in Jonglei state on Friday in which some 42 died, including a two church officials the archbishop said were "shot at the altar of the church".

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