Sudan border state tense

State of emergency in Blue Nile state after army clashes with rebels formerly aligned to south Sudanese rebels.

    Communities along Sudan's volatile border with South Sudan are bracing themselves for more violence.

    Omar al-Bashir, the Sudanese president, has declared a state of emergency in the Blue Nile state after his army clashed with rebels formerly aligned to south Sudanese rebels.

    Bashir also fired the state governor and replaced him with a military ruler.

    Fighters loyal to the former governor are now battling the Sudanese army. Thousands of people have reportedly fled the area.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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