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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 Sudanese rebel leaders suspected of war crimes in Darfur will appear on Thursday at the International Criminal Court to face questions over the killing of 12 African Union peacekeepers in Darfur in 2007."
"At least 20 people were killed on Tuesday in fresh fighting between rival Sudanese tribes in the western region of Darfur, a tribal chief told AFP."
"The U.N. Security Council expressed grave concern on Monday over a spike in violence in Sudan's western Darfur region, which a U.N. envoy said was seriously hindering protection and aid for civilians."
"Sudan must relax a near blanket ban on travel to remote parts of South Darfur to let aid groups reach areas hit by a resurgence of violence, the EU's commissioner for humanitarian aid said on Saturday."
"Rebels in Sudan's troubled Darfur region have released 35 government troops held since clashes last week."