March 28, 2012

Sudan Unleashes Yet Another Crisis

Armin Rosen, The New Republic

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The Yida refugee camp, just south of the disputed border between the Republic of Sudan and newly-independent South Sudan, rarely feels like the edge of a warzone. Children chase donkeys and bicycle wheels through the streets, and the men spend the day languidly sipping spicy coffee in the camp’s surprisingly busy marketplace. The warzone is in the Nuba Mountains in the region of Southern Kordofan, a fifteen kilometer trek away, through the desert and across the border with the Republic of Sudan.


Still, it is difficult to be optimistic here. Nearly 100 refugees arrive in Yida every day, seeking an escape from the fighting in the Nuba Mountains, and relief from this past year’s poor harvest, which was greatly reduced by the effects of the war. (Full disclosure: I...

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March 16, 2012
Clooney and Satellite Spying
Daniel Tovrov, Int'l Business Times
Business News l Skip to Main ContentBy Daniel Tovrov: Subscribe to Daniel's RSS feed March 16, 2012 10:38 AM EDTGeorge Clooney believes that he has found evidence of the Sudanese government murdering its own citizens. Using... more ››