US Sanctions Both Sides in South Sudan Conflict

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department says the U.S. is issuing sanctions against individuals on both sides of the deadly conflict in South Sudan. Treasury...

Human Rights Abuses Rampant in South Sudan

A United Nations report found "reasonable grounds to believe" that both rebels and the government committed crimes against humanity, including widespread rape...

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Top 10 Aspiring Nations

Sudan held a referendum on Jan. 9 to decide whether to split into two sovereign countries. Here's a sampling of other places vying for independence — some with...

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