War is brewing in the region. South Sudan has accused Sudan of violating its territorial integrity and bombing South Sudanese towns and villages in the country's oil producing regions. South Sudan's Information Minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin told a media briefing in Nairobi that Sudanese aircraft have attacked several towns in the upper Nile and unity states in the past few days and that Sudanese aircraft even overflew South Sudan's capital of Juba in an escalation of tension there. Sudan has denied the allegations. The South Sudanese Minister has now called on the African Union and the United Nations to intervene to end the looming conflict that might have serious economic consequences in the region. And as Abdi Osman reports, Kenya is taking a grave view of the escalating tension between the two neighbouring countries.
The United Nations along with the U.S. and Kenya have separately expressed concern over growing tensions between Juba and Khartoum. Read more »