Podcast / Africa 26 May 2011 Sudan: The Struggle for Abyei Mere weeks before South Sudan is set to become independent, the northern Sudanese army has occupied Abyei. Zach Vertin, Crisis Group's Horn of Africa analyst, explains what sparked the conflict and how to resolve it. Share Facebook Twitter Email Linkedin Whatsapp Save Print In this podcast, Zach Vertin explains what sparked the conflict and how to resolve it. CRISIS GROUP Related Tags Sudan More for you Op-Ed / Africa Sudan and the New Age of Conflict Originally published in Foreign Affairs Podcast / Africa Khartoum is Being Destroyed. What Does that Mean for Sudan?