The Congressional Black Caucus Africa Taskforce will host a forum about ending and preventing famine in Nigeria, Somalia and South Sudan on April 26.

As clashes between the Sudans escalate, a mediator from the 54-state African Union arrived in Khartoum Thursday to reinstate peace discussions, reports AFP. SEE ALSO: Trayvon Had Drugs In His System Thabo Mbeki arrived in the Sudan’s capital city, disobeying orders by United Nation Security Council demands to meet on Wednesday. However, negotiations are said […]


South Sudan is expecting an $8b loan from China for major projects that include the building of roads, telecom networks, bridges and other infrastructural developments, the BBC reports. SEE ALSO: South Sudan’s Conflict Is Nothing New The deal was made public after South Sudan President Salva Kiir returned from his diplomatic trip to Beijing. South […]


South Sudan announced on Friday that it’s pulling its military forces out of the disputed, oil-rich border town of Heglig in Sudan, the BBC reports. SEE ALSO: Food Stamp Use Up 70 Percent South Sudanese troops captured the town last week because they claim Sudan was using it as a base from which to launch […]

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a new peacekeeping force for South Sudan on Friday, assuring the world’s newest nation on the eve of its independence of military and police support to help maintain peace and security. The council authorized the deployment of up to 7,000 military personnel and 900 international police, […]

JUBA, Sudan  — The people of South Sudan finally get their own country on Saturday, an emotional independence celebration few thought possible during a half century of civil wars and oppression that left more than 2 million dead. Military parades and celebrations will burst forth Saturday in front of dozens of visiting world leaders. But […]

JUBA, Sudan — Sudan’s president will speak at independence celebrations in the south this weekend, officials said Monday, just days after he vowed to continue a military offensive in a border region. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir supported the January referendum that paved the way for the oil-rich south to secede and become the world’s newest […]

JUBA, Sudan – Southern Sudan soldiers attacking a rival ethnic group fired indiscriminately on unarmed men, women and children at a remote Nile River village, killing or wounding hundreds of civilians, according to witness accounts in a confidential U.N. report. A U.N. team that traveled to the village 11 days after the April 23 killings […]

Sudan –In a stunning turn of events, Southern Sudan is slated to become the world’s newest country. The results are in from last month’s independence referendum, and close to 99 percent of ballots cast for secession from Sudan’s north. Juba is oil-rich but lacks the embassies and skyscrapers of other world capitals. There was only […]

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is congratulating the people of Sudan for the weeklong referendum on the future of the south.

JUBA, Sudan — Thousands of south Sudanese poured out to vote for a second straight day in a landmark independence referendum on Monday, bringing the region a step closer to becoming the world’s newest state. Repeating the jubilant scenes witnessed on Sunday, huge queues formed outside polling stations in the regional capital Juba from long […]

Sudan (McClatchy) — As world capitals go, this surely would rank among the more modest. No grand boulevards; only a few two-lane roads. No commanding monuments; only some grim government buildings rising from dirt lots that turn to muck when it rains.