47 killed in Sudan South Darfur fighting: local leader

Clashes between rival ethnic groups in Sudan’s South Darfur have left at least 47 dead, a local leader said Monday, a day after over 80 people were killed in separate clashes elsewhere in the restive region. The violence in the two states is some of the most significant fighting reported since the signing of a peace agreement in October, which observers hoped would end years of war. While former rebel forces have committed to lay down their weapons, decades of conflict have left the vast western region awash with weapons and divided by bitter rivalries. Key issues include land ownership and ac…

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