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Southern Sudan

Sharing My Story

Emmanuel Jal | Posted 02.20.2013 | Impact
Emmanuel Jal

My father was a Commander for the Sudanese People's Liberation Army. He ordered hundreds of children to be taken by force from their families. Parents were becoming upset and as a result, my father sent me out as an example.

Taking the Long View for the Peoples of Sudan and South Sudan

Princeton Lyman | Posted 12.16.2012 | World
Princeton Lyman

Despite the peaceful independence of South Sudan in July 2011, the past year has seen tensions mount, borders close, and oil turn off. Sudan and South Sudan can now turn their attention to their economies and the needs for better governance, development and resolution of internal conflicts.

Literacy Will Tap Into South Sudan's Greatest Resource

Wendi Dwyer | Posted 10.23.2012 | World
Wendi Dwyer

If our goal is to provide education to equip South Sudan to solve its own problems, then it is essential that we teach the women and girls how to read.

A Year After South Sudan's Independence, a Needless War of Attrition Between South Sudan and Sudan

Earl W. Gast | Posted 09.08.2012 | World
Earl W. Gast

Many Sudanese people are trapped in the conflict zone, with little access to food, water, shelter, or medical care. However, the government continues to deny international humanitarian organizations full and unfettered access to affected areas.

Sudan Will Lick Its Elbow

Matt Kohn | Posted 08.29.2012 | World
Matt Kohn

After years of infighting among different rebel groups and civil society, often confounding outsiders who wanted to help, the various Sudanese factions have unified in their determination to overthrow the NCP.

Beer Shirts in Los Angeles and Doctors in ... South Sudan

Brett Walkley | Posted 07.30.2012 | Los Angeles
Brett Walkley

400 medical students at The University of Juba College of Medicine in South Sudan, a country less than 50 licensed doctors, are living in tents and struggling to feed themselves, yet determined to become the country's first generation of doctors.

The Lost Boys Of Sudan And Faith At The End Of The World

Wendi Dwyer | Posted 05.14.2012 | Religion
Wendi Dwyer

The "End of the World" is not a date, it is a place. I know because a U.N. flight dropped me off there about a month ago. It is in Northern Bahr El Ghazal in South Sudan.

Empowering Women in the World's Newest Country

Hilde Johnson | Posted 05.08.2012 | Women
Hilde Johnson

South Sudan is the world's newest nation, and while we celebrate the first International Women's Day in independent South Sudan, we must look at how we can address the great challenges faced by women and girls in one of the world's least developed countries.

Thousands Flee Violent Clashes In Sudan

AP | Posted 11.03.2011 | World

GENEVA -- The U.N. refugee agency says thousands of people are believed to be fleeing to Ethiopia to escape fighting in Sudan's Blue Nile state. U.N....

South Sudan: New Country, New Beginnings

David Weiss | Posted 09.18.2011 | World
David Weiss

The key to stability and peace is economic development. A prosperous, stable people are less likely to go to war with their neighbors.

Did A U.S. Group Discover Mass Graves In Sudan?

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 09.13.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — Sudan activists on Thursday called for the United States and the international community to intervene in a region of Sudan inac...

Celebrating Independence And Honoring God -- Half A World Away

Richard Stearns | Posted 09.07.2011 | Religion
Richard Stearns

More than 8 million people in the Republic of South Sudan will celebrate their first Independence Day on July 9. It is only a beginning of a long road for this new nation's people to live up to their potential.

What You Need To Know About South Sudan

Posted 09.07.2011 | World

With South Sudan's hour of independence drawing nearer, many locals are said to be in a contemplative mood, recalling their country's half-century wor...

PHOTOS: South Sudan Begins Countdown To Independence

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.07.2011 | World

JUBA, Sudan (AP)--When Southern Sudan becomes the world's newest country on Saturday, its people will rejoice in the streets as it enters statehood as...

Lucas Kavner

Lost Boy of Sudan Turns Nonprofit Leader | Lucas Kavner | Posted 08.28.2011 | Impact

As Dominic Diing recounted the story of his journey from Sudan to America, it was easy to get swept up in the cinematic scope of events leading up to ...

Land Mines Return To Southern Sudan, Reverse Progress

AP | By MAGGIE FICK | Posted 08.04.2011 | World

JUBA, Sudan -- An increase in military battles in Southern Sudan has resulted in the laying of new land mines, reversing the time-consuming progress d...

The Birth Pangs of the World's Newest Country: The Republic of South Sudan

Lee Bycel | Posted 07.11.2011 | World
Lee Bycel

I am here to witness and understand what will happen here in the months to happen -- and to try and grasp what it will take on a human and political level.

80 Killed In South Sudan Violence

AP | PHILIP MABIOR | Posted 07.10.2011 | World

JUBA, Sudan — More than 80 people were killed when rebels attacked cattle herders in Southern Sudan, officials said, while hundreds marched in t...

Protecting Civilians and Promoting Peace in Sudan (Video)

Mia Farrow | Posted 05.28.2011 | World
Mia Farrow

2011-03-28-gjgj.jpgMany South Sudan residents feel abandoned by the international community. But we also know it is not too late to change the equation.

Bang the Drum for Peace in Darfur (Video)

Don Cheadle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Don Cheadle

2011-03-15-darfur.jpgPeople are still dying in Darfur. Villages are still being bombed. Women are still being subjected to sexual assaults. Here's what we need to do.

Fighting Malaria With Nets

Mandy Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mandy Moore

2011-03-08-mandysmall.jpgTackling malaria in a country like the Central African Republic is a huge uphill battle, and my experiences there have been a have been a healthy dose of reality.

Why Southern Sudan Should Be Watching Egypt

Ruth Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ruth Allen

Global lessons -- from the Balkans to elsewhere in Africa -- should be analyzed for southern Sudan's unique situation.

Hilde F. Johnson, Assistant Secretary General in the United Nations, on the Future of Sudan

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

In a recent interview with Hilde F. Johnson, we discussed the secession of Southern Sudan and future prospects for peace and stability.

Bearing Witness In A Violent World

Rachel Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rachel Johnson

We witness to the promise that has been given to us, but we are also called to witness the suffering of God's children.

What Egypt Taught Us About Ourselves

David Ropeik | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Ropeik

Deep down inside, what the Egyptians are really after is a universal desire of people everywhere -- a feeling of control over their own lives.