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Author: Matt Brown and Laura Heaton

Safe in Juba, Refugees from South Kordofan Recount Horrors

Safe in Juba, Refugees from South Kordofan Recount Horrors
Even among people with resources, relatively few Nubans are making their way out of South Kordofan. In the month and a half since the offensive there began, only about 200 or 300 Nubans have arrived in Juba. Enough met with some Nuban aid workers who were in Kadugli when the violence began, and who told harrowing stories about the first days of the crisis and how they managed to escape ...
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New Country in the Making: Building a Map for South Sudan

New Country in the Making: Building a Map for South Sudan
Google Maps – the great site that many people use to find directions to the nearest sushi restaurant, or navigate the shortest route to grandma’s house –is becoming more global by the day. One largely under-mapped region, South Sudan, got a big boost thanks to Google’s map-a-thon on Thursday. The event, held jointly at the World Bank in Washington and at Google in Nairobi, brought together map makers with the technological know-how and Sudanese diaspora with knowledge of the local terrain. The end result was a refined, more detailed map that is approaching the most accurate map ever created of ...
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