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South Sudan – a Subsidiary of Texas

This is one of the many reasons why Americans should pay attention to Africa. Whether through a foreign aid and development approach, a military approach, or a business approach, the United States is pulling levers in countries all over the … Continue reading

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OK – So Not Totally Peaceful

Deadly clashes in Abyei on first day of South Sudan referendum

By Ngor Arol Garang

January 9, 2011 (JUBA) – A series of clashes over the last three days involving local police force and armed elements allegedly associated with members of nomadic tribe of Misseriya , in the oil-producing region of Abyei has left an unknown number dead.

A family from southern Sudan, who has been staying in the north for 21 years, waits in Khartoum January 9, 2011 to be transported in a convoy back to the Abyei oil region (Reuters)

Yesterday Khartoum-based Arabic newspaper Al-Sahafah reported the more than 49 people were killed and dozens wounded in the clashes in the disputed area, although this has not been confirmed by the UN. Reports over the cause of the violence are not clear with different reasons put forward from both sides.

Al-Sahafah reported Sunday that, nine people of those killed from the Dinka Ngok ethnic group, while the rest were either police of members of the Misseriya tribe. Both sides accuse the other of attacking first. Reuters have reported that a UN official has confirmed the clashes have taken place but have not confirmed the number of killed or injured.

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I Hope There's More to Obama's Plan for LRA

The Obama administration just released their plan for how to finally eliminate the Lords Resistance Army from central Africa.  Drumroll please… 1.  Protect civilians 2.  Take out Joseph Kony and his commanders 3.  Promote defection or disarmament of rebels 4.  … Continue reading

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