Topic: Southern Sudan

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  • Five myths about Africa

    Five myths about Africa

    Matt Damon, listen up: After five years of covering Africa, our departing correspondent tells how his perceptions have changed about a complex continent, including why some Africans resent celebrity visits.

  • Opinion Darfur ... and now more genocide in Sudan?

    Evidence is piling up that genocide is taking place in the southern border region of Sudan, affecting tens of thousands of Nuba people. But the world is dillydallying, just as it did with Darfur, Rwanda, and Srebrenica.

  • South Sudan: 5 key questions answered

    South Sudan: 5 key questions answered

    On July 9, the Republic of South Sudan became the world’s newest country. But it is also one of its poorest, joining the ranks of the most underdeveloped nations on earth. Yet with the rich oil deposits within its new borders, South Sudan may be able to overcome the daunting obstacles it faces – if it comes to peaceful terms with its northern neighbor, Sudan. Here are five frequently asked questions answered:

  • Forgive and forget?

    A Christian Science perspective.

  • Scotland Yard top ranks see resignations from phone hacking scandal

    Scotland Yard top ranks see resignations from phone hacking scandal

    Scotland Yard: The crisis triggered upheaval in the upper ranks of Britain's police, with Monday's resignation of Assistant Commissioner John Yates following that of police chief Paul Stephenson.

  • Phone hacking rocks Scotland Yard, News Corp. – and Cameron?

    Phone hacking rocks Scotland Yard, News Corp. – and Cameron?

    Phone hacking fallout leads to multiple resignations. But can the phone hacking scandal reach Prime Minister David Cameron's government?

  • South Sudan has currency. What's next on the to-do list?

    South Sudan has currency. What's next on the to-do list?

    On July 9, South Sudan became the world’s newest country when it separated from the North. It now needs to accomplish a host of nation-building steps big and small. From the new country’s to-do list:

  • 'A dream come true' as South Sudan launches new nation

    'A dream come true' as South Sudan launches new nation

    Joy and reverence rippled through the crowds during South Sudan's independence ceremony on Saturday.

  • World's newest country: South Sudan's oil remains a sticking point

    World's newest country: South Sudan's oil remains a sticking point

    As its independence draws near, South Sudan has yet to agree how to divide oil revenues with its northern neighbor, which has the infrastructure to export the oil the south needs to sell to survive.

  • South Sudan: a timeline to independence

    South Sudan: a timeline to independence

    On Saturday, after decades of civil war and almost two centuries of rule by outsiders, South Sudan will finally become an independent state. Here's a look at the road the fledgling nation has traveled to get to where it is today.