Sudan civil war
Civilians who fled this January told UNHCR of massive air bombardments and fierce ground attacks. Watch the full report by
Meanwhile, Marin contacted Jal to ask him to recruit Sudanese actors for the film. Duany, a longtime pal, was among his recommendations
I learned how to use weapons before I could read and write. It was not my decision, it happened simply because, during the civil war, there were no schools, so that AK-47s in our hands replaced our pens and books.
Youn Malual Immigrated To Denver From Sudan To Save His Family From Civil War, Found Shot To Death In Parking Lot (UPDATE)
Malual immigrated to the United States six years ago from Sudan to escape the civil war that threatened his family's survival
Only time will tell whether "North" Sudan will accept a Republic of South Sudan -- and whether or not the two states will work in concert or begin an African Cold War with oil as the bargaining chip.
With the North-South referendum now clearly in sight in Sudan, it is high time for world leaders to press Khartoum to secure a sustainable, enduring peace. It can do so by ending its long history of abuses.
View a small sample of images from Steinmetz's gallery below. All photos and captions are shown courtesy of National Geographic
Conflict and bloodshed in Sudan are not limited to the Darfur region -- separate crises are flaring in the north, the south