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On the brink of a Sudan-Chad war

Thousands of Sudanese people took to the streets of Khartoum this week to participate in a nationalist "victory" rally after Sudanese security forces repelled a shock attack on the capital by Darfur rebels. Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir ramped up the rhetoric as he addressed the highly charged demonstration in the centre of the city.

Hunt for kidnappers stepped up in Ethiopia

Britain sent a six-strong team of senior Foreign Office officials to Ethiopia on Saturday to step up diplomatic efforts to free foreigners feared kidnapped in a remote area of the Horn of Africa country. Two groups of tourists were believed to have been kidnapped in a remote, inhospitable area of Ethiopia where separatist rebels operate.

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