March 22, 2011 3:44 PM

Surge in Sudan violence raises worry independence won't bring peace

This is not what most southern Sudanese thought freedom would look like. In the two months since voters overwhelmingly endorsed forming a new country after decades of civil war, Southern Sudan has slipped dangerously backward into violence. Once-dormant warlords have roared back to life, and new insurgencies against the southern government are gaining steam.

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