At least thirteen aid agencies have been kicked out of Darfur, Sudan this week. That's after the International Criminal Court in The Hague issued a warrant for the arrest of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for alleged war crimes in the region.
Later today the International Criminal Court will announce whether it is issuing an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in the western province of Darfur.
Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has ruled out talks with South Sudan on the simmering border conflict that has prompted fears of all-out war. Earlier, Sudanese jets bombed a border area in South Sudan.
The world's newest nation, South Sudan, will be one year old next week. The country is a long way from changing its status as one of the poorest and most illiterate in the world. Yet some find reason to celebrate.
Ahmed Gallab was born in Sudan and raised in the US. In his early 20s he gained a measure of indie-rock fame playing with groups such as Of Montreal and Yeasayer. But it's his solo project Sinkane that seems to be drawing him back to his African roots.
South Sudan has come a long way since separating from the north one year ago Monday. It has a new currency, international dialing code and Internet domain. But it's a long way from changing its status as one of the poorest and most illiterate countries in the world.
When a coup overthrew the government of Sudan in 1989, Ahmed Gallab's family fled to the United States. He was just five. In the 23 years since, Gallab has become a musician. And while his music is infused with the sounds of his heritage, it transcends far beyond that.
Darfur has been embroiled in conflict since 2003. One impact of the fighting is that refugees often don't have access to clean drinking water. A group of college students in Boston has been raising money to build deepwater wells to supply cleaner water.