Mugabe returns to Zimbabwe, Sudan continues assault on South Sudan

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe returned from Asia, where he was seeking treatment for an undisclosed illness, on Thursday, the same day that Sudanese warplanes launched an assault on the southern town of Bentiu.

The aerial campaign marked the third straight day of attacks and have many fearing that a all-out war may be looming.

The U.S. State Department condemned South Sudan’s attack on Heglig, calling it “an act which goes beyond self-defense”.

Meanwhile, South Sudan is claiming that it has seized the oil fields of Heglig, which is in a disputed area and is escalating tensions. In response, the government of Sudan has pulled out of peace talks asserting that South Sudan has essentially declared war on Khartoum.

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