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Old 30 Apr 2012, 12:09 AM   #359967 / #1
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Default Aid workers arrested in Sudan

They were clearing mines.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...uth-Sudan.html

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All of the men worked with de-mining charities clearing landmines from the disputed border area between the two countries.

Recent clashes there have sent Sudan and South Sudan, civil war foes during Africa's longest-running civil war, closer to a return to all-out conflict than at any time since a peace deal seven years ago.

All four men were taken to Khartoum, Sudan's capital, where they remained in custody last night.

Officials said they had been captured in "military-spec vehicles" in an area close to Heglig, an oil-producing town in Sudan that was briefly captured by South Sudan last week...

...The nature of their operations entailed using blast-proof vehicles, and many staff have military backgrounds.

"It's humanitarian work so the story of them being military advisers and this type of thing is completely and utterly nonsense and not true," said Williams.

"The abduction took place well within South Sudan territory. Then they grabbed them and drove back to Heglig with them where they then said they've arrested them in this disputed area while they weren't there at all." A spokesman said the Foreign Office was "urgently investigating" and had requested consular access to the British man.
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Here comes the next war...
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There already is a war between the northern and southern Sudanese.
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I mean the next one involving the West.
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