From LA Times
Cattle-rustling and competition for food and land are blamed for much of the bloodshed in Sudan.
Among the dead were about two dozen government security officers who were defending the village, according to Maj. Gen. Kuol Diem Kuol, spokesman for the southern Sudan army. At least 46 people were injured and 1,800 were left homeless, he said.
The raid was part of a surge in violence in southern Sudan that has killed more than 2,000 people this year and displaced 250,000, according to the United Nations.
Competing for resources. Haves - who have very little - vs. have-nots. Is it ethnic, or just desperation. In other settings, ethnic vs. greed?
Even when we include in blame, colonialism, past atrocity - how do we move forward?