A live feed from a meeting of foreign ministers at the Security Council this morning. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, UK Foreign Minister William Hague and others will discuss the upcoming referenda in South Sudan.
Today was a historic day for Southern Sudan. Across the vast, underdeveloped, France-sized region, southerners lined up to register to vote in the January self-determination referendum. Here is what that looked like in one town.
Visits to remote areas of Southern Sudan make it difficult to imagine how Southern Sudan’s new status as an independent country will immediately change the lives of cattle keepers and farmers across the south.
JUBA, Sudan—Southern Sudan’s ruling party is continuing its overtures to southern military and political forces whom it angered before and during the disputed April elections process, pursuing a simple but clever strategy that the party badly needs to succeed.
RENK, Sudan--In the northernmost point of Southern Sudan, the challenges facing the south as it looks toward independence are starkly evident, but not in the way I imagined before arriving in this surprisingly developed and bustling town roughly 30 miles from Sudan's north-south border.
Nicholas Kristof, and advocates like George Clooney, deserve great credit for using their considerable platform to highlight the struggles of the Sudanese people. But portraying South Sudan as a "ticking time bomb" does not reflect reality I see here every day.