Sudan grapples with rebellion in Nuba

Mountainous border region now a flashpoint as tensions persist between Khartoum and Juba governments.

    Tensions have been escalating between Sudan and its southern neighbour after South Sudan captured the Heglig oil field.

    Sudan has since regained control of the facility. However, peace talks between Sudan and South Sudan have been suspended following the recent clashes. And Sudanese officials say those talks will not resume unless security issues are resolved.

    Meanwhile, the Nuba mountains along the border remain a flashpoint. The rebel group, Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), says that it is fighting for the liberation of the Nuba people. 

    The SPLM-North is banned in Sudan. In the view of the Khartoum government, the group has been waging a proxy war against it with the backing of the authorities in Juba. And a former general says the SPLM-N is trying to topple the government in Khartoum.

    Al-Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from Sudan.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Zimbabwe military's statement after seizing power

    Zimbabwe military's statement after seizing power

    Major General SB Moyo addresses the nation after Zimbabwe's military seizes state TV, blocks off government offices.

    The Muslims of South Korea

    The Muslims of South Korea

    The number of Muslims in South Korea is estimated to be around 100,000, including foreigners.

    Aamir Khan: The Snake Charmer

    Aamir Khan: The Snake Charmer

    Can Aamir Khan create lasting change in Indian society or is he just another Bollywood star playing the role of a hero?