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July 9, 2012 South Sudan rebel now president takes on poverty, graft

Source: Reuters

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, who fought as a rebel chief in one of Africa's longest civil wars, has confronted those two old and deadly enemies of development - poverty and corruption - in his first year as head of the...

July 6, 2012 Sudanese refugees face growing health crisis - photographs

Source: MSNBC

Refugees in South Sudan are facing a nutrition and disease crisis as conflict and hunger in the neighboring Blue Nile State of Sudan continue to drive people across the border.

July 5, 2012 South Sudan: Disaster unfolds in world's newest nation

Source: Daily News and Analysis

A humanitarian tragedy is unfolding in a remote corner of South Sudan, the world's newest nation — and one of its poorest — as it prepares to celebrate its first anniversary of independence.


Source: Investors Against Genocide

SCOTTSDALE, AZ –Shareholders approved the genocide-free investing proposal on the ballot of the ING Emerging Countries Fund in a lopsided vote, yesterday. The proposal passed with 59.25% voting in favor, 10.84% voting against...[more]

July 2, 2012 On Its First Birthday, South Sudan Wrestles with War and Corruption

Source: Mother Jones

South Sudan came into being a year ago but remains fragile today: It is rife with violent conflict and corruption, and sorely lacks infrastructure. In 2005, a peace treaty between Sudan's mostly Muslim North and mostly Christian...

June 29, 2012 Analysis: Sudan rulers dig in as foes look for Arab Spring

Source: Reuters

Outside the University of Khartoum, riot police in blue fatigues perch on pickup trucks, keeping watch as young women in bright headscarves and men in button-down shirts walk by carrying textbooks to class in Sudan's intense...

June 28, 2012 South Sudan: Refugee Agency Warns of Looming Health Crisis in Yida

Source: All Africa

Sanitary and hygiene conditions in Yida have taken a radical turn for the worse, owing to the rapid growth of the population in the refugee settlement. UNHCR's head of office in Bentiu, Marie-Helene Verney said the surge was...

June 26, 2012 Support Grows For ICC Action On Sudan War Crimes

Source: VOA

The Southern African nation of Malawi recently took steps to support international efforts to bring to justice those responsible for war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region.

June 25, 2012 Sudanese police crackdown on growing protests

Source: CNN

Sudanese police fired tear gas on a hundred university students demonstrating against government austerity measures and calling for the president's ouster Sunday, a journalist in Khartoum, Sudan, reported.

June 22, 2012 Sudan humanitarian crisis escalates as water runs out


Refugees in South Sudan will be without water in about one week according to the aid agency, Doctors Without Borders. Despite this, refugees continue to enter the camps looking for an escape from escalating violence in the...

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