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A New York-born doctor is the only surgeon at this Nuba Mountain trauma center

GIDEL — The outdoor church service deep in the inaccessible heart of Sudan’s Nuba Mountains begins early, before the sun’s heat becomes too difficult to bear.

Hidden war: scores killed, displaced in Sudan's Nuba Mountains

NUBA MOUNTAINS — Just 16-years-old, with a slight frame, Taqueen lies in the same hospital bed he has for a month, a grimy plaster cast covering his left leg from hip to toe. 

The number of refugees worldwide is going up

There are now more than 45.2 million displaced people — 15.4 million refugees, 937,000 asylum seekers and 28.8 million forced to flee within the borders of their own countries. The crisis is at its worst since 1994, according to a report released today by the United Nations. And more unaccompanied children sought asylum last year than ever before.

Analysis: Is The Hague racist?

NAIROBI — As the African Union celebrates its 50th anniversary, its position on the International Criminal Court shows how little has changed from the bad old days when its members’ fondness for looking after each other at the expense of their people earned it the nickname the “Dictators’ Club."

Africa has greater potential than India: Stanchart

UN envoy says forces cannot protect civilians in South Sudan's east

"We cannot sustain a presence with the logistical capacity that we have, with the problems we have with air transport and by road. So we cannot protect civilians in big, big, big numbers," UN envoy Hilde Johnson said.

Sudan tribal leader killed in disputed Abyei region

A top tribal chief was killed in the Abyei region that is disputed by Sudan and South Sudan Saturday.

Darfur gold mine collapse rescue called off; 100 workers missing

The rescue effort for 100 miners believed trapped inside a collapsed gold mine in Sudan's Darfur region has been called off.
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