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30 Apr 2013 description

A decade after the disastrous war in Darfur began, there is no end to sight to the fighting.

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17 Aug 2012 description

People are dying in large numbers in a refugee camp in South Sudan, Medecins Sans Frontieres has warned.

The medical charity says as many as four young children die at the Batil camp every day - twice the established emergency threshold.

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02 Jun 2012 description

Up to 4,000 people are fleeing into South Sudan every day to escape fighting in Sudan's Blue Nile province, according to medical charity Medecins sans Frontieres.

MSF told the BBC that about 30,000 people were now in makeshift shelters just inside South Sudan.

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18 Apr 2012 description

By James Copnall

BBC News, Talodi, South Kordofan

As Sudan and South Sudan slip ever close towards all out conflict, a related Sudanese civil war is intensifying - and, indeed, fuelling the international fighting.

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26 Mar 2012 description

By Wyre Davies

BBC News, Kufra, Libya

The town of Kufra in Libya's distant southern desert is a long way from anywhere - historically it was a key trading station and place of rest for travellers between central and northern Africa. It has also long had a reputation for smuggling and in recent years that cargo has increasingly been human beings.

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09 Mar 2012 description

Largely hidden from the world's media, a conflict is raging in the border area between Sudan and the new nation of South Sudan. The BBC's Martin Plaut reports from the border on the plight of the thousands who have fled their homes and the rebels' motives.

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02 Mar 2012 description

By James Copnall

BBC News, Fasher

A graceful sweep of magnolia trees around a reservoir, accompanied by the low, productive, hum of a pump, hints at a very different image of Sudan's war-torn region of Darfur.

The area in western Sudan has been devastated by civil war since 2003, but Darfur is changing - for the better, some now believe.

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16 Jan 2012 description

A senior British aid official has been expelled from Chad while attempting to visit Darfur refugees still living in the east of the country.

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07 Sep 2011 description

The new state of South Sudan could be dragged into conflict in Sudan's South Kordofan and Blue Nile regions, the US special envoy to Sudan has warned.

Princeton Lyman told the BBC the South should resist the temptation to become involved in the violence.

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02 Mar 2011 description

Dozens of people have died in clashes between Southern Sudan's army and George Athor's rebels, officials say.

The fighting began on Sunday in Fangak county, the same area where more than 200 people were killed last month.

Mr Athor defected from the army last year, alleging fraud in state elections, though his group signed a ceasefire agreement in January.

The violence has raised concerns about the stability of a state born only last month in an independence referendum.

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