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.
China is attempting a delicate balancing act - trying to mediate the explosive dispute between Sudan and the newly independent nation of South Sudan. As The World's Mary Kay Magistad explains to host Marco Werman.
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.
Jeffrey Gettleman, East Africa Bureau Chief for The New York Times, wrote that the poaching of elephants for the illegal ivory trade has gotten out of control in Central Africa, and has become increasingly militarized.