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By Michael P. Orsi
Edward Snowden should declare his patriotism in court
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - National Congress Party
While the international community is focused on the M23 rebellion, other armed groups have taken advantage of the security vacuum in eastern Congo and killed more than 260 people since April, says a U.N. report released Wednesday.
A month after he lost part of his country to a new nation, Sudanese President Omar Bashir is facing multiple challenges that could destabilize his regime, Western officials and analysts say.
The Obama administration is stepping up efforts to press northerners and southerners in Sudan to reach a deal on an oil-rich province, warning that a failure to do so will lead to instability.
U.S. religious freedom advocates are urging Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to take urgent diplomatic action to prevent a new outbreak of violence in a turbulent oil-rich region of southern Sudan, which soon could be as well known to outsiders as Darfur.
Delaying the Jan. 9 referendum on whether to divide Sudan into two countries would create instability and renew violence in the African nation, Sudanese First Vice President Salva Kiir, president of southern Sudan, warned Monday.
David Cameron, the United Kingdom's novice prime minister, couldn't have expected to re-establish “the raj.” But he hoped to burnish the British commercial image during a summer doldrums India visit.