Sudan Declares War on South Sudan

President Salva Kiir of South Sudan has warned that Sudan has effectively declared war against the newly Independent South Sudan. The Sudan Air Force has bombed targets inside South Sudan. Land-locked South Sudan stopped pumping oil through Sudan in January. In view of the government of Sudan in Khartoum failing to pay the hundreds-of-millions of Dollars of oil revenue due to South Sudan, they had no other option than to withhold oil from the North.

Bloodshed Over Oil

The Khartoum government responded by bombing oil fields in the South. South Sudan is planning to build a pipeline through to the Kenyan coast and another through Ethiopia, to Djibouti on the Red Sea. Both projects are intended to make South Sudan independent of Sudan's fuel infrastructure and processing plants. Other flash points in this escalating conflict are oil-rich regions in disputed territory, claimed by both the South and the North. The National Islamic Front government of Sudan has waged ethnic cleansing in oil-rich areas such as Abyei and Heglig. Heglig, one of South Sudan's main sources of income, has had its oil processing plant destroyed by Sudan Air Force bombings.

New Jihad Unleashed

Reportedly the Sudanese army has crossed into South Sudan with tanks and artillery. Reports have been received of Sudan Air Force MiG-29 jets bombing targets in the Bentiu region of South Sudan. The marketplace in Rubkona, near Heglig was rocketed. Sudanese Commander, General Kamal Abdul Maarouf, boasted to Reuters that his army had killed over 1,200 South Sudanese in these latest clashes. The dictator of Sudan, Omar Al Bashir, vowed to teach South Sudan "a final lesson by force". Muslim mobs have burned churches in the North.

Nuba Under Fire Again

Churches in the Nuba Mountains have come under aerial bombardment. A Bible College in the Nuba Mountains has been damaged by aerial bombardment by the Sudan Air Force. Christians report aerial bombardments by both MiGs and Antanovs.

Genocide Planned for the Nuba

Al-Jazeera television has broadcast footage of the governor of South Kordofan, the indicted war criminal Ahmed Harun, addressing his soldiers before being deployed to the Nuba Mountains: "You must hand over the place clean… swept, rubbed, crushed. Don't bring them back alive! We have no space for them!" The broadcast footage then shows an army commander standing near the governor, declare: "Don't bring them back! Eat them alive!"

Refugees Flee Jihad

Up to 4,000 people are fleeing into South Sudan, every day, to escape the fighting in Sudan's Blue Nile Province. They estimate that over 160,000 refugees are already in camps in South Sudan's Upper Nile. Over 38,000 Nuba refugees have fled across the border from South Kordofan into South Sudan's Unity State. The Khartoum government has continued aerial bombardment of refugees and blockade of humanitarian aid reaching the Nuba Mountains. Almost a million Nuban are facing starvation conditions.