December 25, 2013

Preventing Another Darfur in South Sudan

Prendergast & Kumar, The Daily Beast

The Associated Press

As U.S. Marines prepare to evacuate Americans from South Sudan and the UN reports discovery of mass graves, the country stands on the precipice of ethnic civil war.

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TAGGED: Darfur, Sudan, Africa, South Sudan


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