Unity State also borders Abyei, a region claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan. Since South Sudan became independent in July 2011 there have been clashes in Jau area, which is also claimed by both countries.
Area: 35,956 km²
Approximate Population: 585,801
Other Important Towns: Rubkona, Mayom, Leer, Adok, Nyal
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Unity State News
Al Jazeera English | Safety concerns for those fleeing Sudan violence | 5 May 2012
Al Jazeera English | Sudanese oil interest bow to China | 4 May 2012
Al Jazeera English | Civilians bear brunt of Sudan clashes | 24 April 2012
Al Jazeera English | Sudan calls government of South an ’enemy’ | 16 April 2012
Sudan’s parliament has branded South Sudan’s government an "enemy" and called for a swift recapture of a disputed oil-producing region. Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford reports.
Al Jazeera Englsih | Nazanine Moshiri with latest updates on the Sudan’s conflict | 14 April 2012
South Sudan says its northern Unity State is being hit by sustained Sudanese air attacks. Sudan previously maintained it is not attacking civilian areas in the South.
Al Jazeera English | UN alarm over Sudan-South Sudan clashes | 12 April 2012
Sudanese warplanes have launched an attack on a major South Sudanese town, bombing the capital of the oil-producing Unity border state, according to South Sudan officials. Al Jazeera’s Nazanine Moshiri explains:
Al Jazeera English | Sudanese jets attack oil pipeline | 5 April 2012
Al Jazeera crew forced to take cover, as South Sudan claims to have shot down one of planes which carried out raid. Al Jazeera’s Nazanine Moshiri reports from on the Sudan-South Sudan border.
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