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More on Sudan and Darfur. Slaves purchased on the South Sudan /  Darfur border. 

South Sudan has reached the 60% turnout needed to pass the referendum on secession from the north, the south’s ruling party and ex-rebel group says.

Slate: South Sudan Votes for Secession

Slate: South Sudan Votes for Secession : Related: Dan Patterson in South Sudan and Darfur.   /via @creepysleepy: News via @Slate Their new country will be poor and underdeveloped, but as they vote for separation this week, that doesn’t matter to southerners. MALAKAL, Sudan—Dancing under a crescent moon, James Aman’s children […]

Related: Dan Patterson in South Sudan and Darfur.   /via @creepysleepy:
News via @Slate
Their new country will be poor and underdeveloped, but as they vote for separation this week, that doesn’t matter to southerners. MALAKAL, Sudan—Dancing under a crescent moon, James Aman’s children leapt and whooped to celebrate the breakup of Sudan. More than a dozen sons and daughters and nieces and nephews sang and bounced in unison in the cool night, accompanied by the tooting of a cow’s horn. “They are dancing because we are happy for the referendum today and that now we have our own country,” Aman said, watching with a smile as the teenagers left his reed-walled compound to begin a noisy circuit of the unlit neighborhood. “They are dancing because the weight of the north is now gone.”
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Slate: South Sudan Votes for Secession

Related: Dan Patterson in South Sudan and Darfur.   /via @creepysleepy: News via @Slate Their new country will be poor and underdeveloped, but as they vote for separation this week, that doesn’t matter to southerners. MALAKAL, Sudan—Dancing under a crescent moon, James Aman’s children leapt and whooped to celebrate the breakup of Sudan. More than a dozen sons and daughters and nieces and nephews sang and bounced in unison in the cool night, accompanied by the tooting of a cow’s horn. “They are dancing because we are happy for the referendum today and that now we have our own country,” Aman said, watching with a smile as the teenagers left his reed-walled compound to begin a noisy circuit of the unlit neighborhood. “They are dancing because the weight of the north is now gone.” Keep Reading on Slate

Slate: South Sudan Votes for Secession

/via @creepysleepy: The AK-47 is one of the most durable and effective weapons ever created.  Here’s @NPR’s perspective: npr: “It’s out there. And the weapon that’s out there is the weapon that tends to get used. But the other reason is the design. It’s very, very simple. It’s almost intuitive. […]

/via @creepysleepy: I visited Darfur and South Sudan in the spring of 2008.  It would be easy to dismiss George Clooney’s efforts Sudan as a cynical, Hollywood exploitation of Darfur.  However, Clooney has done his homework and contributed much to ending the crisis.  It’ll be interesting to see how he […]

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