April 19, 2012

The Sudans Are Now Openly at War

Alan Boswell, Time

AP Photo

The road to Heglig has no sign or post marking the border between northern and southern Sudan, where Sudan's new war began on Saturday. Instead, there is a sudden trail of rotting corpses leading steadily north. At its head stands a northern Sudanese military base, now captured and looted by the South. Inside, South Sudan's generals plan their next offensive, marking troop positions and movements in the sand with a curtain rod. Outside, South South Sudanese soldiers mix freely with their allies — officially denied, but now in open view — from the Darfuri rebel group, the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM). The men are wary. They glance at the sky to check for approaching northern warplanes, and dig shallow foxholes for protection against bombs. Suddenly a Sudanese jet screams...

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Why Africa's Conflicts Never End
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A Global Assault on Religious Liberty
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Despite its best efforts, America cannot make the world free. But at least Americans can work to make the world freer. They should support religious liberty as they go out into the world. more ››
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Sudan Rebels Talk of Marching on Khartoum
Alex Perry, Time
n the shade of a thorn tree on a plain of cracked earth and yellow grass, Brigadier General Namiri Murrad lays out how the rebels of South Sudan plan to unite and overthrow President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and his Islamist... more ››