April 25th, 2012
04:53 AM ET

South Sudan president accuses Sudan of declaring war

South Sudan's president accused Sudan of declaring war on his nation as tensions between the two neighbors intensified, sparking fears of a return to conflict over unresolved oil and border issues.

President Salva Kiir made the comments during a visit to Beijing, marking the latest in fiery war rhetoric that has drawn alarm and condemnation from the international community.

This trip comes  at a critical time "because our neighbor Khartoum has declared war" on South Sudan, he said Tuesday.

China - a crucial trading ally to both nations - urged restraint and negotiations on outstanding issues between the two rivals.

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  1. banasy©


    April 25, 2012 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  2. Cynic

    Did he get a receipt?

    Because without a receipt, he can't prove they declared war on him. Didn't he know that? Silly guy.

    April 25, 2012 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Lmao @ Cynic, too funny!

    April 25, 2012 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |