A WORLD EXCLUSIVE MADE BY OUTSIDER TELEVISION FOR AL JAZEERA
As Southern Sudan prepared for its historic independence day last weekend fim-makers
Callum Macrae and John D McHugh travelled into the Nuba Mountains in the disputed
border state of Southern Kordofan, where rebels are fighting the forces of the Khartoum
government - and civilians are suffering daily bombing by government planes.
a world exclusive they travel to a secret location deep in the Nuba mountains to
meet SPLA commander, Abdel Aziz Al Hilu, to conduct the first interview with the
rebel leader since the war broke out over a month ago - in which he calls for the
creation of a united front to bring down the government of Omar Al Bashir.
interview Eyptian UN 'peacekeepers', trapped and immobilised in their base in the
SPLA-held town of Kuada - unable to leave and accused of collaboration with Khartoum's
forces. REPORTER/DIRECTOR: CALLUM MACRAE CAMERA/PRODUCER: JOHN D MCHUGH EDITOR: JOHN