North Sudan forces 'take control' of Abyei
A UN official says it appears that northern Sudanese forces have taken control of Abyei, a contested town on the border with South Sudan.
It follows three days of clashes between northern and southern forces in the area.
The dispute over the oil-rich region is seen as a possible trigger for a new war, and comes just weeks before the South is due to become an independent state.
The BBC's James Copnall reports from Sudan's capital, Khartoum.
22 May 2011
- From the section Africa