PBS Newshour speaks with Pulitzer Center journalist Rebecca Hamilton on the challenges the new nation of South Sudan, which declared independence on Saturday, July 9, will face in the future.
South Sudan's declaration of independence today is a victory for the new republic and the U.S. allies who made it possible. But peace between the north and south remains elusive.
A message from Northern Sudanese on South Sudan's independence day -- and a plea to Khartoum to let journalists in.
South Sudan will become an independent nation Saturday, but many speculate about what the future will hold for the new country.
South Sudan is set to become an independent nation on Saturday, July 9, but tensions between north and south persist, and the challenges of building a new nation loom large.
Pulitzer Center grantee Jina Moore interviews Rebecca Hamilton for Guernica Magazine. She discusses how southern Sudan. which is scheduled to become the world’s newest country, will impact the rest of the region.
The violence in Southern Kordofan escalates despite President Obama offering economic incentives for the country in exchange for peace.
Eyewitnesses in the Southern Kordofan region say people living in the Nuba Mountains are being targeted by heavy shelling and aerial attacks while responding to the humanitarian crisis.
While many fear trouble in Southern Sudan with the upcoming split, Northern Sudan's instability is equally troubling.
The challenge of crafting a policy response to the Southern Kordofan situation must be met despite lack of first-hand information. Foreign reporters are denied access—some beaten and turned away.
On Tuesday, June 14th, Rebecca Hamilton spoke on The Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU 88.5 in Washington, D.C. about the instability in Sudan.
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.
By Allie Feras. American University's The Eagle
An amplified focus on the genocide in Darfur has drawn international attention away from tragedies occurring in south Sudan, filmmaker Jen Marlowe said at a panel discussion Tuesday evening.
"The peace process that was started [in South Sudan] ... has been allowed to slide back into what looks like a slide back into civil war," Marlowe said.