Topic: Southern Sudan
This week’s attacks underscore how the disputed, oil-rich border town of Abyei has been used as a lightning rod by political leaders in both northern Sudan and soon-to-be independent South Sudan.
03/03/2011 04:31 pm
Beijing's successful evacuation of tens of thousands of Chinese from Libya has highlighted China’s growing role in North Africa and the Middle East.
03/02/2011 10:57 am
Egypt’s military has suspended the country’s Constitution and tasked experts with overhauling its fundamental law. Other countries in the region may also soon be in line for such a make-over – redesigning government institutions, enshrining individual liberties, entrenching guarantees of democratic accountability. But not all constitutions are created equal. Here are a list of six big issues to consider when creating a Constitution from scratch:
02/28/2011 05:38 pm
The United Nations Security Council unanimously set sanctions on Libya Saturday, with China deciding to join in and punish a country for its human-rights violations. Such a move could set a new direction for China, as well as help the UN cope with other crises in the Middle East.
02/28/2011 03:17 pm
A South Sudanese man who was sent to Cuba to receive a communist education is back in South Sudan, reaping the benefits of a booming economy.
02/23/2011 04:05 pm
South Sudan's charges that Khartoum is arming rebel movements to destabilize the future independent country could further strain between the historic rivals.
02/23/2011 03:01 pm
Guest blogger Laura Heaton outlines the issues still facing Sudan after the south's independence referendum and urges the media and international community to not lose interest.
02/18/2011 12:08 pm
As recent events in Egypt have shown, international support for aging despots can wane quickly once crowds hit the street and violence kicks off. Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni, in power now for 25 years, already faces declining support outside of his country – but it's unlikely he's going anywhere just yet. It's almost certain he'll win the official count in today's presidential election. Here are some reasons why the international community might not want to push Museveni too hard:
02/18/2011 11:58 am
Those who said that "winds of change" were blowing through the Middle East were right. The past two months have seen a series of stunning political shifts that began with Tunisians' ousting of their former president in mid-January. Tunis and Cairo's cries, first of first anger and then of jubilation, have been beamed into living rooms across the region and are now reverberating along the North African coast, through the Gulf, and up into the Levant. Here is a look at where those "winds of change" are taking us. (Editor's note: This is an updated version of a story that originally ran on Feb. 2 and will be continually updated.)
02/16/2011 11:31 am
The United Nations humanitarian office in South Sudan's capital, Juba, says that 1 in 7 women who become pregnant 'will probably die from pregnancy-related causes.'
02/10/2011 02:22 pm