The violence in Southern Kordofan escalates despite President Obama offering economic incentives for the country in exchange for peace.
The Washington Post
The Sudanese government refused calls by the U.N. Security Council to withdraw from Abyei. Northern forces seized the contested town and territory May 21.
Thousands of Sudanese have fled their homes in the contested north-south border region of Abyei after the government began bombing the area. Most are dehydrated and hungry after days in the bush.
Following northern Sudan's seizure of Abyei weeks before the south is scheduled to separate, rumors are circulating that the north intends to occupy more territory along the border.
The situation in Darfur is increasingly dire, as the Sudanese government is preventing the few remaining aid organizations from delivering essential food and medical supplies to hundreds of thousands.
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.
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.