Sudan labels Juba gov’t an ‘enemy’
KHARTOUM - Agence France-PresseSudan’s Parliament has branded the government of South Sudan an enemy after southern troops invaded the north’s main oilfield, as the United States condemned the bombing of a U.N. base in the south. The unanimous parliamentary vote on April 17 came as South Sudan in turn accused Khartoum of fresh airstrikes that killed 10 civilians and also hit a United Nations peacekeeping camp.
Sudan denied having any links to the bombing of the U.N. compound, an attack condemned by the United States on the seventh day of the most severe border fighting since South Sudan separated last July. Fighting broke out last month between the rival armies of Khartoum and Juba around Sudan’s main oilfield, called Heglig.