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Ethiopia Offers Troops For Disputed Abyei Region

June 01 2011


The government of Ethiopia has offered to send peacekeepers to Sudan's region of Abyei, the BBC reports.

Ethiopians could be sent if both Juba and Khartoum make the request, said a government representative.

Officials said southern Sudan has accepted the offer for peacekeepers, while the north is said to be considering it.

The north deployed troops in the disputed area last month, raising fears of future conflict in a country where there has been fighting for more than two...

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