Sudan’s seizure of the disputed Abyei region probably won’t spark a new civil war with the south and was prompted by President Umar al-Bashir ’s fears of a military coup, analysts such as Andrew Natsios , George W. Bush ’s former envoy to Sudan, said.
Sudanese President Umar al-Bashir ’s ruling party said it’s ready to use force to push out Southern Sudan’s army from two key border states, raising concern of a new conflict between the two former civil-war enemies.
The secession of Sudan’s oil-rich southern region tomorrow may rekindle unrest over soaring prices and stoke violence in outlying regions against President Umar al-Bashir’s northern government in Khartoum.
Sudanese President Umar al-Bashir fired his security adviser and former head of intelligence, Salah Gosh, the state-run SUNA news agency reported late yesterday, without giving a reason for the dismissal.
In Southern Sudan , the open palm symbol of secession is splattered across billboards and T-shirts as the region prepares to vote in a referendum that may divide sub-Saharan Africa’s third-biggest oil producer.