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Abyei, Sudan's Potential Tinderbox

Tensions are high in Abyei, Sudan's contested border town. Despite a peaceful referendum, the Ngok Dinka fear they might be left belonging to the North if the South gets its independence.

South Sudan Independence Vote at Risk

A political battle over oil resources and border demarcation is jeopardizing the upcoming referendum on South Sudan independence and could renew a decades-long civil war between the north and the south.

International Criminal Court charges Sudan's Omar Hassan al-Bashir with genocide

Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir is charged with orchestrating genocide by the International Criminal Court.

The International Criminal Court's judges on Monday charged Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir with orchestrating a bloody campaign of genocide against Darfur's three main ethnic groups, the first time the Hague-based court has accused a sitting head of state of committing the most egregious international crime.

Mao in the Mountains

Following a peace agreement in 2006, the Nepalese government and Maoists have engaged in heated debate over how to integrate the thousands of members of the People's Liberation Army into the national forces.