Sudan Declares State of Emergency

April 30, 2012  •  From

Sudan declared a state of emergency on April 29 for areas bordering South Sudan. Tensions are high between the two neighbors along their oil-rich border region, and they are gearing up for war less than one year after South Sudan seceded from Sudan.

The decree gives Sudanese authorities wide powers to make arrests and set up special courts. It was issued a day after Sudan detained three foreigners and a South Sudanese near the border and accused them of spying for South Sudan.

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