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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...

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...

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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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