While Khartoum developed into a modern city, Tuti Island retained its bucolic environment. But that may be about to change now that a new bridge has been built connecting Tuti to the capital city. Reporter Hana Baba has the story.
South Sudan's government is dependent on foreign non-governmental organizations for many of its functions. Matthew Brunwasser reports from Juba on what the NGOs do in South Sudan, and about concerns that the new country is too dependent on the groups.
Last week the Obama administration eased a 20-year trade embargo against Sudan, a nation the US still considers a sponsor of foreign terrorist organizations. Now, as the North African country looks to part with past alignments and improve US relations, it’s finding that battling extremism at home can be tricky business.
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.