As southern Sudan prepares to become independent, many are waiting to see how the new government will handle regulating its oil industry, which is a crucial lifeline and one of its biggest challenges.
The Washington Post
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.
On Sunday, millions of southern Sudanese will vote on whether they want to become an independent nation from the north, after decades of struggle and a bloody civil war.
Nepal is promoting tourism for homosexual couples in order to revitalize its economy. But many Nepalis oppose the initiative for cultural and religious reasons.
Southern Sudanese vote soon on independence. Will it bring rapid development -- or more of the corruption and military spending that has characterized the interim government thus far?
As Sudan-based media are being routinely subjected to government censorship, Radio Dabanga, a Dutch-based radio service, is now the only media outlet routinely providing uncensored information.
One of the leading causes of death among Bangladeshi children is drowning. But some adults are battling the problem by starting centers dedicated to teaching kids how to swim.
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.
Students have braved arrests and torture in their efforts to bring democracy to Sudan through nonviolent protests and social media.
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.
A heated debate between Nepal's government and the Maoists over how to integrate thousands of former rebels into the national forces has brought the Himalayan nation to a standstill.
For a decade, he carried a 9mm pistol and battled government forces in almost every corner of Nepal as part of a Maoist insurgency that ravaged this majestic Himalayan nation.