Monthly Archives: January 2011

The secret ties between South Sudan and Israel

As his country begins the countdown to independence, legendary South Sudanese commander Gen. Joseph Lagu talks about days gone by, and of his people’s secret ties with Israel. By Danna Harman JUBA, South Sudan – In each country he used … Continue reading

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Arab/Muslim response to South Sudan vote

Faith McDonnell reminds us that our jihadist enemies find the independence of South Sudan especially threatening to their worldview: There is the outrage and resistance to South Sudan’s independence from the Arab world and Islamic leaders, including from clerics at … Continue reading

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“What is at Stake in Sudan” by William Saunders

Originally published at the Catholic Thing: I once met a man who had been crucified. I remembered him as I experienced some strange events of recent days. For the past week, the people of the southern Sudan have been voting in … Continue reading

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Sudan’s Blue Nile, Southern Kordofan Face Separate Consultations

Originally published at Voice of America News: Nico Colombant | Washington Photo: Reuters Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) governor of Blue Nile state Malik Aggar speaks during joint news conference in Khartoum (File Photo). While much attention has been focused … Continue reading

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South Sudan unprepared for the flood of returning refugees

From Christian Science Monitor, January 26, 2011: On a motorcycle tour of his South Sudan neighborhood of thatched straw lean-tos and mud huts, many of them sprouting makeshift television antennas, Santino Deng gestures to a group of children busily rolling … Continue reading

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Congressman Royce questions Princeton Lyman about Sudan, Darfur and LRA

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George Clooney on lack of South Sudan war photos

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Darfur rebels, Sudan army in second clash in week

From Reuters, January 25, 2011: Sudan’s army clashed with Darfur rebels for the second time in a week on Tuesday, peacekeepers said, and insurgents said they shot down a helicopter gunship, killing at least three people. Fighting has disrupted the … Continue reading

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With South Sudan’s referendum, which US president gets the credit?

From The Christian Science Monitor, January 24, 2011: The credible and relatively peaceful referendum that took place last week in South Sudan would seem to vindicate the current US administration’s Sudan policy of the past two years. Yet members of … Continue reading

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As South Sudan prepares for independence, old hurts linger

From The Christian Science Monitor, January 2011: They call him “Commander Dan.” He arrived 24 years ago, and they say here now that he knows South Sudan better than any other “Kawaja” – white man – around. And yet even … Continue reading

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