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Southern Sudan

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.

President Obama: This Is No Time to Let up on Sudan

Ruth Messinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ruth Messinger

The referendum on independence for Southern Sudan has come off with minimal violence, and it seems that Sudan's president Omar Hassan Al-Bashir will accept the inevitable outcome: Southern secession.

A New Challenge for a New Country: Southern Sudan and Returnee Communities

David Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Weiss

The most high profile event in Africa is taking place just several hundred miles north of me, in southern Sudan, where the world's one hundred and ninety third country looks likely soon to be created.

A New Chapter in Southern Sudan

Larry Garber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Larry Garber

Even as few doubt the outcome of South Sudan's referendum, the population has projected a profound collective dignity, reflecting an awareness of the enormity of the step just taken and the challenges that lie ahead.

China-U.S. Relations 'Critical' Before Chinese Leader's D.C. Visit

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

With the international media abuzz with rumors just days before Chinese President Hu Jintao touches down in Washington, Secretary of State Hillary Cli...

Territorial Triumph And Geopolitical Pitfalls In South Sudan

Derek Henry Flood | Posted 07.13.2011 | World
Derek Henry Flood

Only time will tell whether "North" Sudan will accept a Republic of South Sudan -- and whether or not the two states will work in concert or begin an African Cold War with oil as the bargaining chip.

A New Beginning for Southern Sudan?

Nicholas van Praag | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicholas van Praag

Whatever the outcome, the challenges in Southern Sudan are daunting. Some 51 percent of the population lives below the poverty line, and more than half are under the age of eighteen. Only 27 percent of the adult population is literate.

World's Newest Nation Could Be Created Tomorrow

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Whether or not south Sudan will secede from the north remains to be seen, but as these photos attest, the country's preparations for what will undoubt...

Southern Sudan referendum - photo story

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

This week southern Sudan votes in an historic referendum, to decide whether to remain part of a united Sudan or secede and become the world's newest c...

As Sudan Referendum Nears, Northerners Brace for Backlash

Jehanne Henry | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jehanne Henry

With the North-South referendum now clearly in sight in Sudan, it is high time for world leaders to press Khartoum to secure a sustainable, enduring peace. It can do so by ending its long history of abuses.

Southern Sudan: Building a New Nation

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cameron Sinclair

The outcome of Southern Sudan's upcoming election is pointing towards a new nation state and the international community will rally around its birth. The real issue is whether the international community will help or hinder.

China's Sudan Predicament

Joe Lauria | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Lauria

Caught between its longstanding opposition to independence movements worldwide and its expanding economic interests, Beijing finds itself remarkably choosing to court a separatist government.

Endgame in Sudan

George Clooney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
George Clooney

2010-12-07-cloon.jpgThere's only one month left. It's frighteningly late, but not too late, to stop the next round of bloodshed in Sudan before it starts.

Ann Curry: I Had To Warn Clooney How Revealing My New Special On Him Is

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In an interview with The Huffington Post, NBC's Ann Curry said her new documentary following George Clooney's travels through Southern Sudan is so rev...

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.

The Council On Foreign Relations Religion And Foreign Policy Series: Sudan And The Bitter National Muslim-Christian Marriage

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

For five long years, the people of Southern Sudan have looked forward to the day when they could create their own civil order, one in which their demand for freedom of conscience did not relegate them to second-class citizenship, or worse.

The Catholic University of Sudan: Not Pretty, but Makes a Lasting Impression

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Catholic Relief Services

A borrowed compound of non-descript, low-slung buildings that surround a hardscrabble courtyard would not win many converts were it on a college tour of high school juniors in the US. But to a few hundred Sudanese, it looks like Harvard yard.

Manute Bol: The Real NBA Hero

John Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
John Zogby

Manute was so much more than an NBA legend. He was living proof that none of us could ever claim that we had a bad day. Manute had seen so much more than any of us and he triumphed.

Agri-preneurship, A Solution to Africa's Food Crisis

Rachel Zedeck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rachel Zedeck

I represent a new breed of "agri-preneur" in Africa. By clarifying the links between drought, food security, malnutrition and food aid, we can incubate practical solutions to a preventable genocide.

Genocide in Darfur: How Sudan Covers It Up

John Prendergast | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Prendergast

In Sudan, the debate continues. What should be done about the genocide? How can justice and peace simultaneously be pursued?

If You Care About Peace, Now is the Time to Invest in Southern Sudan

Susan Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Susan Davis

BRAC USA aims to aid southern Sudan in the areas of microfinance, health, education and agricultural development. BRAC is now the largest microfinance provider in the country.

China: Obama's Test

Jerry Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jerry Fowler

Some are describing the president's trip to China as a test of his foreign policy prowess; it's a test of his dedication to resolving one of the thorniest problems currently plaguing the international community: Sudan.

South Sudanese Cattle Raid Kills 140

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Armed Nuer tribesmen killed at least 139 members of a rival tribe in an attack in a remote area of southern Sudan, an official said on Thursday....