Despite South Sudan’s independence, confrontations with the North persist

March 21, 2012

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Violence in the Sudan continues near the border city of Southern Kordofan, where the Sudanese military bombed a school.

South Sudan gained independence in a referendum last July. But now, with 400,000 people displaced and starving, unresolved issues could lead to a third Sudanese civil war. Worldview talks with Douglas H. Johnson, a scholar specializing in  Sudan.  Johnson was an member of the Abyei Boundary Commission  The commission was a dispute resolution mechanism. It drew a boundary in the disputed South Kordofan in 2005. It was ignored by  Sudan and South Sudan and that’s where the displacement and fighting is taking place today.  Johnson tells Worldview what's happening in the region right now.