The Washington Post

Abyei, Sudan's Potential Tinderbox

Tensions are high in Abyei, Sudan's contested border town. Despite a peaceful referendum, the Ngok Dinka fear they might be left belonging to the North if the South gets its independence.

South Sudan Independence Vote at Risk

A political battle over oil resources and border demarcation is jeopardizing the upcoming referendum on South Sudan independence and could renew a decades-long civil war between the north and the south.