U.N.: 73,000 Flee Violence In Sudan Border Region

The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said today that “at least 73,000 people were initially displaced throughout central and eastern localities of the Southern Kordofan state as a result of fighting.” Southern Sudan will become an independent state on July 9, and fighting has escalated along the ill-defined border as both northern and southern Sudan have yet to work out how to manage the oil industry or divide debt.