Khartoum lodges complaint against S. Sudan at UN
Clashes have pitted Nuba rebels once allied to southern rebels against the Sudanese army
Sudan‘s government has lodged a complaint at the UN Security Council against South Sudan, accusing it of fomenting unrest in its northern neighbour, an official announced on Tuesday.
The complaint also accused South Sudan, which obtained its independence in July, of “supporting rebels” against the Khartoum government, foreign ministry spokesman Al-Obeid Merwah said in a statement.
“Our representative to the UN delivered to the president of the Security Council a complaint against the government of South Sudan,” he said.
“The government of South Sudan is still causing problems in Sudan by supporting, training and encouraging rebel movements in South Kordofan and Darfur,” Merwah said.
South Kordofan remained under Khartoum’s northern administration when South Sudan became independent in July, but clashes have pitted Nuba rebels once allied to southern rebels against the Sudanese army.
In the Darfur region of western Sudan, bordering South Sudan, some rebel groups maintain links with the SPLM, the ruling party in the south.
South Kordofan was a battleground during the north-south civil war from 1983 to 2005, and Khartoum is trying to reassert its authority within its borders redrawn following the