White House Watches Warily as Sudan Splits

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jul 08, 2011 9:29 AM
 White House Watches Warily as Sudan Splits
As Sudan prepares to divide into two nations on Saturday, Obama administration officials and Africa watchers on Capitol Hill are warning that the situation on the ground remains fragile and fears remain that the region could slip into another round of bloodletting.

There are many reasons for concern—chief among them is that President Omar al-Bashir’s regime in northern Sudan is spoiling to crush the seeds of rebellion in disputed areas that he hopes to keep aligned with the northern capital of Khartoum.