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Violence has flared up in South Kordofan, a restive province of Sudan bordering the newly independent Republic of South Sudan. There are unconfirmed reports of massacres and extrajudicial executions carried out by forces loyal to the government in Khartoum. To find out what's happening in South Kordofan, The Link's Marc Montgomery talks to Thomas Tieku, director of African Studies at the University of Toronto and also lead researcher for the Africa Initiative at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), an independent think-tank in Waterloo, Ontario