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In all fairness, the request from the U.S. for South Africans to intervene on Sudan’s behalf is being highly optimistic. The South Africans are struggling to keep the order of their own townships.
It is required that we all help where we can, but is the United States asking the recently emancipated colony to do too much given their lack of resources and struggling govermental structure. Should the U.N. be making these types of requests instead?
The issue is that the Sudan is facing dire human loss at the hands of dire humans. The other options to depose factions and cut off the problem from the root need to be explored rather than asking neighbors for their last bits of food.
Fighting between the Sudanese army and rebels who want to topple the Khartoum government started last year in Blue Nile and South Kordofan, and has raised concern about a larger north-south war erupting again. Groups in both states, which border South Sudan, sided with the south during a lengthy civil war but remain part of the north.
South Sudan has faced a host of problems since gaining independence in July. Some 80,000 people fleeing the fighting in Blue Nile and South Kordofan have sought refuge in impoverished and underdeveloped South Sudan. South Sudan’s Jonglei state has seen deadly ethnic violence. And tensions have risen between Sudan and South Sudan over sharing oil.
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