Aug 21, 2013 — In the desperately poor country, some 60,000 informal miners are working by hand to unearth an estimated $660 million worth of gold each year. The government is hoping to lure international mining companies to carry out the search on an industrial scale.
Aug 24, 2012 — More than 100,000 people have fled to refugee camps in South Sudan to escape fighting in Sudan and find food. Heavy rains have depleted supplies and raised mortality rates above emergency levels. The United Nations has launched emergency airdrops of food to help the refugees.
Apr 29, 2012 — Sudan has declared a state of emergency as tensions mount along the disputed border it shares with its new neighbor, South Sudan. Are the two nations headed for war?
Jul 14, 2011 — Newly independent South Sudan was welcomed to the United Nations Thursday, days after the largely Christian East African nation formally seceded from Arab-dominated Sudan. But many questions linger over the young nation.
Jul 11, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the politics of the debt ceiling, and the final edition of the British tabloid News of the World. In the second hour, the future of South Sudan, and the future of synthetic organs.