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South Africans and people around the world are celebrating Nelson Mandela's 93rd birthday with songs and voluntary work. Millions of South African schoolchildren sang "Happy Birthday" to the frail anti-apartheid icon. Read more»

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir arrives at Bole Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Jan. 27, 2007.

Disturbing reports indicate that Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is using the Sudan Armed Forces against the civilian population in the Nuba Mountain region of Sudan's South Kordofan province. Read more»

Huts burn Monday in Abyei, Sudan, where the conflict has increased between South Sudan and North Sudan over the oil-rich region.

For months there have been warnings of a military buildup around Abyei, Sudan, particularly by the Sudan Armed Forces to the north, of troops, tanks and heavy armaments. President Omar al-Bashir's regime in Khartoum refused to give up its claims on Abyei with its fertile pastures and productive oil fields. Read more»

The United States is reasonably optimistic that South Sudan can become independent peacefully, despite several disputed issues.

South Sudan stands a good chance of becoming an independent nation peacefully, despite ongoing skirmishes and a build up of military forces on the disputed border between North and South Sudan. Read more»

Dorothy Parvaz

The Syrian government has confirmed that it is holding Al Jazeera English journalist Dorothy Parvaz, a UA graduate. “We are concerned for Dorothy’s safety and well-being," said an Al Jazeera spokesman. Read more»

This satellite photo shows a Sudan Army outpost in the border area of Muglad, South Kordofan, Sudan. The image shows trucks and armored personnel carriers as well as tracks showing movement of heavy equipment.

The Sudan army has deployed troops, light armor and artillery along the volatile Abyei border area between North and South Sudan, according to the Satellite Sentinel Project, co-founded by George Clooney. Read more»

Amnesty International released its annual survey on the use of the death penalty. The report found 18 countries executed people in 2009. China is estimated to have executed the most people, but refused to release an official figure. In the 17 other countries 714 people were executed. Read more»