Some disturbing developments along the frontier of the world's newest country, the Republic of South Sudan. It would appear that the Sudanese airforce violated south Sudan's airspace and bombed a refugee camp near the border.
In hotel bars and restaurants across Juba, near-constant coverage by Al Jazeera English of the fast-moving events in Egypt over the past two weeks has inspired conversation among southerners about the possible ripple effect of the impassioned uprisings.
The results of last months' South Sudan independence referendum are being officially announced today. Still, once independent, South Sudan will beset by problems of a failed state. UPDATE from Maggie Fick in Juba
The New York Times inexplicably mistranslates the testimony of a Sudanese woman in a video feature posted to the Times' site. Then, it edits out the mistake. What is going on here? UDPATE January 28 2011 with NYT public editor's response. UPDATE II: The Times issues stunning correction.
Negotiations resumed today in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum between top officials from Sudan’s north and south. These leaders, representing two regions of the same country, will soon begin relating to each other as diplomats from two different nations.
The Satellite Sentinel project has captured images of troops and other military assets in South Kordofan, a Sudanese province that buttresses the disputed Abyei region. In the images you can see artillery, a helicopter, garrisons, and and armored personnel carriers.
It will be a new struggle for the new country’s leaders to forge a path that includes not only those groups who fought in the war but also those people who were born in refugee camps in East Africa, who grew up in Nebraska, who studied at Oxford and who drive motorcycle taxis in Juba.