Sunday, December 7, 2008
More war in Sudan in sight
Reuters reports that Sudan's government on Sunday confirmed it had moved troops to a volatile energy-rich central region, telling state media it wanted to halt "feverish attempts" to attack the area by Darfur rebels. The deployment into South Kordofan raised tension in the province that contains key oil fields and borders some of Sudan's most sensitive areas, including the western Darfur region, southern Sudan and the contested town of Abyei. Sudan says it produces 500,000 barrels of oil a day, a figure which it hopes to raise to 600,000 in 2009.