December 20, 2013

Preventing South Sudan's Inferno

George Clooney & John Prendergast, The Daily Beast

The Associated Press

After suffering so long for independence, South Sudan faces a new civil war. What the country’s leaders and the international community can do to contain the crisis.

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TAGGED: Sudan, Africa, George Clooney, South Sudan


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