Ahead of April 11 parliamentary and president elections, Sudan President Omar al-Bashir told supporters that if foreign election observers 'interfere in our affairs, we will cut their fingers off, put them under our shoes, and throw them out.'
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Boys play football on a dusty patch of land on the streets in Bentiu, south-central Sudan, on Nov. 8. Bentiu was a flash point during the two-decade civil war between North and South Sudan.
Sudan sees 'positive points' in new US strategy that offers 'incentives' for Omar al-Bashir's regime to cooperate fully with international peace efforts.
The future of Africa's largest country, including Darfur, depends on the president's willingness to twist arms.
Hillary Clinton will promote a US-sponsored resolution Wednesday that seeks to strengthen a measure approved last year that condemns the use of rape in conflict.