"What we do in the next three to six months, I believe, will determine the course of this region ..., and so it's very important that we get this right," says Scott Gration, U.S. special envoy to Sudan. (Associated Press)
FILE - In this Oct. 2, 1996 photo, Keba Phipps, left, former player of the US volleyball Olympic team, and Manute Bol, of Sudan, who played in NBA as center with Philadelphia 76ers, on the catwalk for Chiara Boni, at the unveiling of her collection for the Spring-Summer 1997 in Milan.
Hip-hop singer Emmanuel Jal survived war and hunger in Sudan after being saved by the late British aid worker Emma McCune. Today, he is fasting to raise funds for a school in Sudan dedicated to his rescuer's memory. (Associated Press)