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Abyei

An Intimate Part of the Conflict

Belkys Lopez | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Belkys Lopez

South Sudanese women are intricately woven into a social and political fabric that has become increasingly more vulnerable to conflict. War and security are assumed to be the domain of men, while women are cast as the victims.

Regional Implications of a South Sudanese Civil War

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.09.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

The deadly turmoil that erupted in Juba last month threatens to ignite a full scale ethnic civil war across South Sudan. If peace talks between the government and the White Army rebels fail to stem the violence, a potential genocide may result.

Achieving Resiliency and Peace in Abyei

Pam Omidyar | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact
Pam Omidyar

How can people make efforts towards peace when root causes have not been addressed? How can people begin to reconstruct their families and their livelihoods when they are in limbo between Sudan and South Sudan, not knowing on which side of the recently redrawn border their land will belong?

Prioritizing Humanity in Abyei

Pam Omidyar | Posted 11.19.2013 | Impact
Pam Omidyar

Two years after Sudan split, the important central border region of Abyei remains contested between the governments and communities of a divided Sudan and a newly independent South Sudan.

Implications of Iran and Sudan's Growing Alliance

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.12.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Recent geopolitical developments across the Middle East and Africa have added momentum to Iran and Sudan's strategic partnership, an alliance driven primarily by an interest in weakening the power of Israel, and by extension the U.S., throughout East Africa.

Two Sudans: The Challenges Ahead (AUDIO)

Kimberly Abbott | Posted 09.14.2011 | World
Kimberly Abbott

Despite South Sudan's secession from the north, the saga is far from over.

Tens Of Thousands Flee Violence In Sudan

Reuters | Posted 08.22.2011 | World

KHARTOUM, June 22 (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Wednesday 73,000 people had fled violence in Sudan's Southern Kordofan border state after...

Dozens Dead In New Front Between North-South Sudan

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 08.15.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — A U.N. humanitarian report and aid workers caught in the crossfire reported on Wednesday an increase in violence in a new front...

A New Wave Of Mass Crimes In Sudan?

The New Republic | Posted 08.14.2011 | World

As the July 9 date for the secession of South Sudan approaches, something very ugly is happening in Sudan. Northern Sudan has initiated a series of vi...

The Struggle for Abyei (AUDIO)

Kimberly Abbott | Posted 08.02.2011 | World
Kimberly Abbott

The northern Sudanese army has occupied Abyei, a disputed territory that sits on the north-south Sudanese border, forcing thousands of residents to flee, increasing antagonism between North and South, and risking renewed conflict.

Sudan Fighting Displaces 35,000 Children

AP | Posted 07.29.2011 | World

LONDON — A leading charity has warned that a new wave of violent conflict has displaced up to 35,000 children in Sudan's contested border region...

Humanitarian Crisis On The Horizon As Sudanese Residents Flee Violence

AP | MAGGIE FICK | Posted 07.27.2011 | World

TURALEI, Sudan — Ayak Adiang and her children will soon run out of food – but only because Adiang opened her home to villagers running fro...

Sudan President Approves Attacks On South If Provoked

AP | KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 07.25.2011 | World

JUBA, Sudan — Sudan's president gave northern troops a "green light" to attack southern forces if provoked, while gunmen from an Arab tribe fire...

Marcus Baram

Sudan Violence Threatens To Upend Fragile Peace

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 07.24.2011 | World

Africa's largest country is on the verge of reigniting a conflict that killed hundreds of thousands of people and devastated the region over a decade....

War Again Between North and South Sudan?

John Prendergast | Posted 07.23.2011 | World
John Prendergast

Bashir's government feels certain that it will face no international consequences for its attack on Abyei, which threatens to plunge the North and South Sudan back to full-scale war.

Fighting Over Sudanese Border Town Could Re-Ignite Civil War

AP | MAGGIE FICK and KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 07.22.2011 | World

JUBA, Sudan — Southern Sudanese officials appealed for international help Sunday after northern Sudanese troops seized a disputed border town, a...

High Risk Birth of a Nation

Mia Farrow | Posted 06.25.2011 | World
Mia Farrow

South Sudan is set to become the world's newest nation on July 9, 2011, but celebrations are premature. Whether this new nation thrives will depend on whether the UN insists its peacekeepers truly protect civilians.

Doctor's Daily Blog On Sudan Brings Country's Struggles Home

Christal Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Christal Smith

It seems like the perfect time to publish this interview with a doctor/writer/activist who spent six months in Abyei with Doctors Without Borders.

UN: Crunch Time for War, Peace or Chaos in Sudan

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

With barely 55 days left until a referendum on independence for southern Sudan, the Security Council is pressing both sides of the country's north-south divide to ensure the vote takes place on time and civil war is averted.

Abyei: A Harbinger for Sudan

Colin Thomas-Jensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Colin Thomas-Jensen

As with other conflicts inside Sudan, the ongoing, violent tug of war over Abyei -- an oil rich territory straddling the north-south border -- has both local and national dimensions.