UN: South Sudan violence kills at least 800 in 2011

JUBA, Sudan - More than 800 people havebeen killed this year in a rise in violence in south Sudanbefore its independence in July, the United Nations said onWednesday.

This year 151 incidents across nine of the south's tenstates have killed 801 people and displaced nearly 94,000 more,according to the United Nations. The violence had also crippleddevelopment.
outhern Sudanese voted to separate from the north in aJanuary referendum, promised to them as part of a 2005 peaceaccord which ended decades of civil war in Sudan. The warclaimed some two million lives and destabilised much of theregion.
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