Category Archives: In the News

Activists Show Solidarity with the People of Sudan

In the wake of escalating violence in Sudan and South Sudan over the past two weeks, activists came together in New York City, Washington DC and on Facebook to urge President Obama and Congress to immediately impose further sanctions on … Continue reading

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Sudan and South Sudan on the Brink of Another Civil War

Recently I received this email from Beny Ngor Chol, one of the subjects of Courageous Journey. It serves here as an introduction to the tragic events now occurring in the disputes over sharing oil revenue and defining the border between … Continue reading

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THE LEOPARD TREE, a Must-read Novel about African Children

As an adventure novel, The Leopard Tree by Tim Merriman and Lisa Brochu, is full of suspense, twists and turns, and unexpected outcomes. But the three orphaned children—with various limitations—will steal your heart. Daudi struggles with HIV that he’s had … Continue reading

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STREET CHILDREN A CHALLENGE FOR THE NEW STATE

RUMBEK –Among the social issues troubling Africa’s newest state, South Sudan’s street children pose a delicate but serious challenge to regional authorities. Roughly half of the children were orphaned during the civil war; the rest left home due to neglect, … Continue reading

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REFUGEES POUR INTO PANRIENG

Note: This is an article that Beny Ngor Chol (of Courageous Journey) posted on his FaceBook page. Beny is from Panrieng, so this is very personal to him. Over 5,000 Refugees from South Kordofan Arrive in Panrieng, Unity State for … Continue reading

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SPLM Candidate Withdraws

Note: This is an email I received April 1, 2010 from JR Zadelman. I am reprinting it in its entirety. U.S. Sudan envoy Scott Gration began crisis talks with political leaders in Khartoum on Thursday after the shock withdrawal of … Continue reading

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SPECIAL ENVOY TO SUDAN APPOINTED

President Obama has chosen retired Major General J. Scott Gration as special envoy to Sudan. This action is urgently needed as many people around the world have been hoping that the President would appoint someone of Major Gration’s ability, experience, … Continue reading

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