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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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"South Sudan's army said on Wednesday it had chased a renegade militia commander out of his base in oil-producing Unity state, but warned he could be planning a counter-attack backed by Khartoum."
"Darfur's main rebel group, the Justice and Equality Movement, is preparing to free 35 captured members of the Sudanese army, JEM officials said on Tuesday."
"Uganda has backtracked on its decision not to invite Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who is wanted for war crimes in Darfur, to an African Union summit in Kampala next month."
"Uganda said Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who faces charges for war crimes in Darfur, had not been invited to next month's African Union summit in Kampala."
"Clashes between rival Arab tribes in Sudan's western region of Darfur killed 41 people in three days, a tribal leader told AFP on Sunday."