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Sudan is preparing to vote on January 9 to decide if the South will become independent from the North. The referendum is part of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed in 2005 ending the Civil War, which lasted 22 years and led to the deaths of an estimated 2 million people. Analysts fear the possibility of renewed violence.
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"Two German humanitarian workers were abducted late on Tuesday when unknown gunmen swooped on the offices of the THW group in south Darfur, a United Nations official said on Wednesday."
"The head of Darfur's largest rebel group, the Justice and Equality Movement, said peace talks that began on Wednesday between the Sudanese government and another rebel group will be fruitless without his movement."
"Fighting on Tuesday between government troops and rebels of the Justice and Equality Movement killed 50 people and wounded 101 in Sudan's Darfur region, an army spokesman said."
"Fifty people were killed as rival Arab tribes clashed for the third time this month in the Darfur region of western Sudan, a tribal chief told AFP on Saturday."
"Two Sudan rebel leaders have appeared at the International Criminal Court to face war crimes charges over an attack on peacekeepers in Darfur."