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?
Ethnic divisions, residency disputes and questions of voter eligibility threaten the viability of a successful referendum in Abyei. Failure to resolve residency issues could lead to war.
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.
Less visible than the international NGOs, community-based organizations formed and run by southern Sudanese help drive the region's development.
Read any of the media coverage of Abyei and you’ll be hard-pressed not to find the phrase 'oil-rich' placed somewhere in front of the town’s name. But these days the accuracy of the journalistic short-hand is questionable.
Weeks before semiautonomous South Sudan votes on whether to secede from Sudan, people in the border town of Abyei are concerned that a residency dispute could reignite a decades-long civil war.
Long considered a cultural bridge between north and south, the contested region of Abyei anticipates a vote to decide its identity as Sudan's referendum approaches.
In Sudan's contested Abyei region, residents know two towns: one in existence today and another destroyed by the violence of May 2008.
The dispute over whether the oil rich area of Abyei belongs to the north or south could reignite the Sudanese civil war.
Though Sudan's southern capital of Juba has developed significantly since the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, the effects have not spread to the surrounding region.
Sudanese students embrace repeating primary school in the south upon returning home from Khartoum following the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.
As its television premiere, Rebuilding Hope will air on Halogen on November 6 and 7th.