Sudan strife

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In January 2011 the people of southern Sudan voted in favor of separating from Sudan and forming an independent state; this was to take effect on July 9, 2011. Leading up to this, there were several armed clashes between forces loyal to the government of Sudan and forces loyal to the Sudan People’s Liberation Army.

The US Department of State recommends that US citizens avoid all travel to the Darfur region of Sudan and to the border areas between the northern and southern regions of Sudan, particularly the states of Upper Nile, Unity, western Bar el Ghazai, southern Kordofan, Blue Nile and the Abyei Special Administrative District.

The threat of violent crime, including kidnapping, armed robbery, home invasion and carjacking, remains high in the Darfur region and in Juba in southern Sudan.

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In January 2011 the people of southern Sudan voted in favor of separating from Sudan and forming an independent state; this was to take effect on July 9, 2011. Leading up to this, there were several armed clashes between forces loyal to the government of Sudan and forces loyal to the Sudan People’s Liberation Army.

The US Department of State recommends that US citizens avoid all travel to the Darfur region of Sudan and to the border areas between the northern and southern regions of Sudan, particularly the states of Upper Nile, Unity, western Bar el Ghazai, southern Kordofan, Blue Nile and the Abyei Special Administrative District.

The threat of violent crime, including kidnapping, armed robbery, home invasion and carjacking, remains high in the Darfur region and in Juba in southern Sudan.