Sudan has “declared war” on its southern neighbour after two days of bombing that hit oil installations, markets and other civilian areas, South Sudan’s leader said during yesterday.
The aerial attacks follow close to a fortnight of clashes and cross-border offensives between the former civil war foes that many fear mark the beginning of fresh sustained conflict.
On a visit to China, Salva Kiir, South Sudan’s president, told his counterpart, Hu Jintao, that, “[my visit] comes at a very critical moment … because our neighbour in Khartoum has declared war on the Republic of South Sudan”.
Still, the much-maligned campaign had always planned to take their message to the streets. This weekend, Invisible Children organized Cover the Night, a coordinated postering night held in cities around the globe, including Ottawa. And everyone was allowed to express their differing viewpoints in a calm, democratic manner! Well, actually, no.