Up to 500,000 may need food aid in Sudan

The World Food Program estimates that as many as a half million people could be forced to flee Sudan if the government in Khartoum does not allow humanitarian aid into the country, while a top US official says a humanitarian crisis is looming. World Food Program deputy executive director Ramiro Lopes da Silva said WFP […]

Independence referendum begins in Southern Sudan

People in Southern Sudan lined up to vote Sunday in an independence referendum that is likely to create the world’s newest nation, about five years after the end of a brutal civil war. Nearly four million people in Africa’s largest country are registered to vote, with balloting running until next Saturday. They’re being asked to […]