Sudan's Bashir warns South Sudan over rebels

2015-04-29 10:26
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. (File: AFP)

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. (File: AFP)

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Khartoum - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir says South Sudan is supporting and hosting Sudanese rebels inside its territory, and has warned Juba to disarm them or face repercussions.

In a speech to pro-government militia in South Darfur state quoted on Tuesday by the official Sudanese Media Centre, al-Bashir says that if South Sudan does not comply, Sudanese forces are ready to disarm the rebels themselves.

Rebels are battling Sudanese government forces in South Darfur and two other regions in fighting that has displaced tens of thousands of people in recent years.

Al-Bashir won re-election with 94% of the vote this month, according to official results released on Monday, extending his 25-year rule despite international war crimes charges and multiple insurgencies. The oil-rich South Sudan seceded in 2011.

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