Sudanese warplanes bomb South, clashes rage
[Daily Nation (Kenya)] Sudanese warplanes bombed South Sudanese frontline positions four times at the weekend, while militia forces were attacking Southern troops in border areas, the Southern army said Monday.
"There is still bombardment in Panakuach," with four bombs dropped near the South Sudanese forward army base, army front man Philip Aguer told AFP, the latest violence in weeks of border fighting.
"There has been fighting in Wedakona, Upper Nile state, with Khartoum supported militias" that was still raging early Monday, he said.
Both sides accuse the other of funding rebel militias in their territory, as part of a proxy war until outstanding issues over contested territory, oil revenues and borders are resolved.
Sudanese bomber planes have launched waves of air strikes on Southern military positions, as well as on towns and villages, in the most serious unrest since the South's independence and which has raised fears of a wider war.
After almost a month of fighting, the African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
last week ordered the two sides cease hostilities within 48 hours, but the violence has continued.
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