Fighting renews fears of stability in fledgling state

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The Independent Online

There has been further violence in Sudan as the country approaches partition into two separate states. At least 30 people were killed on Saturday when a militia raided the strategic southern town of Malakal.

The attack was organised by a splinter group from the south Sudanese government, which is due to take control of the region in July. The fighting has renewed fears about the stability of the new state of southern Sudan, which emerged after decades of civil war with the north.