Six months after nearly 99% of South Sudanese voted to secede from Sudan, and mere days before South Sudan officially gains independence on July 9, border disputes threaten to spiral into yet another civil war.
In a historic event starting on Sunday, January 9, four million South Sudanese will have the opportunity to vote for self-determination.
This week, PHR joins the voices of many thousands of Americans calling on President Obama to keep his promise to the people of Darfur.Displacement, rape, torture and murder of civilians continue in this western region of Sudan.
Many thanks to the more that 800 of you, from more than 30 countries (including Burma, Iran, Italy, Ivory Coast, Ireland, Israel and Iceland), who urged the Sudanese government to release members of the Doctors Strike Committee who were detained in early June.We got great news on Friday, June 25: after protracted negotiations between the Committee and the government, the doctors have been released.
We have heard from sources close to the situation that all of the recently detained doctors in Sudan have been released. Their release was conditioned on an end to their strike.