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Sudan: Abyei hostilities condemned by US

The US special envoy to Sudan, Princeton Lyman, says north Sudan has put at risk possible debt relief worth billions of dollars by seizing the disputed town of Abyei.

The UN says Abyei has been looted and set ablaze since its weekend capture.

Speaking to the BBC, Mr Lyman said north Sudan had also jeopardised negotiations due to be held before South Sudan's independence in July.

  • 24 May 2011
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