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The Referendum for Northern Sudan's Self-Determination?

Mohamed El Dahshan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mohamed El Dahshan

If the international community intends to assist the people of Sudan -- all of it -- then it should assist its economic, political and social growth, not leave it in the hands of an authoritarian regime.

China's Free Rider Syndrome

Will Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Will Marshall

There is no method to North Korea's madness. And as long as China keeps enabling Pyongyang's belligerent behavior, the world's response will remain dangerous.

Through Ballot or Bullet

Tim Luccaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tim Luccaro

According to the students I spoke with in South Sudan, the referendum represents the culmination of more than 50 years of struggle, standing as the final step in a long and painful march to independence.

Thanksgiving Day, Human Rights Activist Calls on President Obama and U.S. Congress to Support South Sudan Independence

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Heather Robinson

Disappointing news this Thanksgiving Day, as human rights activist Simon Deng received an update that the Sudan Peace and Stability Act, sponsored by ...

Ex-Slave and Human Rights Activist: President Obama, Do Not Let Ticking Time Bomb Go Off

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heather Robinson

Today human rights activist and escaped slave Simon Deng finished an historic barefoot walk to each of the 535 offices of the U.S. Congress in an appe...

Movie Review: Carlos

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

The only problem is that this great production leaves viewers in love with Carlos, a shallow demagogue, a Marxist-turned-Islamist and a gun for hire who worked for the world's most notorious secret police forces.

Sudan - Southern Secession, Oil, and Debt Relief

Ben Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Leo

Next week, President Obama, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, and other global leaders will meet with Sudanese leadership to discuss the upcoming refe...

Will Adam Bush Have Died in Vain?

Susan Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Morgan

The international community, in its desire to focus on the upcoming referendum, is offering its approval for a government strategy that will likely lead to more suffering among the displaced.

Could Halayeb's Manganese Wealth Trigger A Sudan-Egypt Conflict?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Egypt and Sudan almost came to blows 17 years ago over the Halayeb region, said to be rich in manganese. Since then, the Sudanese government has called for a negotiated settlement of the dispute.

As Non-Violence Takes Root, So May a Palestinian State

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

Why after so much suffering and the spilling of so much blood, does non-violence seem to be catching on in Palestine?

Will Obama Finally Pay Attention to Sudan?

John Prendergast | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Prendergast

Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Joe Biden talked tough when they were presidential candidates, but this administration's day-to-day diplomacy on Sudan has been troubling.

Sudan: Women's Groups Advocate for Rape Law Reform

Refugees International | Refugees International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Women's groups in Khartoum are working together to push for reform of north Sudan's criminal laws on rape and adultery. Despite all of the difficultie...

DINING: Chuck E.'s in love -- with Muslims!

Brooklyn Paper | Brooklyn Paper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

See this story at Lysandra Ohrstromfor The Brooklyn PaperChuck E. Cheese would never be confused with an Arabic restaurant, but h...

U.S. Diplomacy in Sudan: What's at Stake

John Prendergast | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Prendergast

Given the enormously high stakes in Sudan, it's critically important that the Obama administration strike the right tone and substance in its policy and diplomatic strategy.

Fashion Forward

Rabbi Jennifer Krause | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Jennifer Krause

Some of us may put our pants on one leg at a time, but others risk a punishment of forty lashes if they dare do so. Lubna Ahmed Al Hussein knew the latter could be her fate, but she put her pants on anyway.

Sudan's Darfur War Over, Says UN Commander

Reuters | Andrew Heavens | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's Darfur region is no longer in a state of war and only has one rebel group capable of mounting limited military campaigns,...

In Focus: Somalia Defeats Rwanda To Win Third-World Cup

The Onion | The Onion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

KHARTOUM, SUDAN—The host city of the 2006 Developing Nations Football Championship erupted in cheers that nearly drowned out the cries of the starvi...

Sudan Sentences Darfur Rebels To Death For 2008 Khartoum Slaughter

Mail and Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Sudanese court on Wednesday condemned 10 rebels from the Darfur rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) to death for an unprecedented attack on Kh...

Al-Qaeda Leader To Sudan: Start Guerilla War Against The West

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An audio statement purportedly by al-Qaeda's deputy leader has called on the Sudanese to lead a guerrilla war against Western states in response to th...

"Once Again" in Darfur

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

"Never again" has turned into "once again," and history repeats itself with genocide in Darfur.

Darfur Asylum-Seeker Kicked Out Of UK, Then 'Murdered' In Sudan

The Independent | Robert Verkaik | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Adam Osman Mohammed, 32, was gunned down in his home in front of his wife and four-year-old son just days after arriving in his village in south Darfu...

Obama's Move on Darfur/Sudan

Raj Purohit | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Raj Purohit

Bringing systemic change to Sudan will take focused, long term diplomacy but the crisis in Darfur and threat to refugees needs a rapid response from the President Obama.

Bashir Rejects ICC Arrest Warrant: What Happens Next?

The Huffington Post | Catherine Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

On March 4, the International Criminal Court issued a warrant for the arrest of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, accusing him of committing war crim...

Maintaining the Peace we Have in Sudan

Amb. John Danforth | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. John Danforth

The Comprehensive Peace Agreement, signed by the Sudanese government in 2005, could well collapse this year, restarting an old war and perhaps aggravating the ongoing war in Darfur.

Darfur Conflict Ravages Environment

Reuters | Andrew Heavens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Sudan's Darfur conflict has devastated the environment in the region, stripping forests and destroying farmland, according to a U.N. report. People c...