I'm looking for news sources, reports written by reputable NGOs, detailed maps, long-form magazine articles regarding newsworthy events and other general info on the current state of politics, economics, stability and other issues of geopolitical interest related to South Sudan. I would like to dedicate approximately one or two full working days to informing myself about the past 10-15 years of history and the current state of the country.
Can you tell me how to get an .ss (South Sudan) domain name? Do you have any experiences getting one? [more inside]
How do I pay respects to a Sudanese coworker's family? [more inside]
I'm looking for books, articles, interviews, etc. on the the practice of slavery in Sudan. [more inside]
Why is Sudan frequently referred to with an article, as in the Sudan?
I'm a 37-year-old American, about to get a passport for the first time for a trip in March, 2009 to Southern Sudan, with a little time in Uganda. Even though the trip is months away, I'd like to get my passport as soon as I possibly can, but I'm not sure what is the best way. [more inside]
Help me find a job as a "conflict journalist" in Africa, the Middle East, or a war zone. [more inside]
Looking for a transcript of the address Al-Bashir made to The Nation Of Islam conference. [more inside]
I want to *go* help the people of Darfur. [more inside]
Where can I get up-to-date statistics about the crisis in Darfur? (My GoogleFu must be home sick today, because I can't find anything.) [more inside]
Composing a care package for friend in Sudan -- what to include? [more inside]
Say you wanted to travel up into southern Sudan from northern Uganda - neither place very happy at the moment - sometime in the next year for a journalistic research project. Say you might even want to try going all the way down the Nile to Cairo. How might you go about this? Finding out specific safety issues, red tape/paperwork, etc.
I'd like to travel the entire length of the Nile River, from headwaters to Cairo. This would involve crossing from Uganda into southern Sudan. Is this possible or just a pipe dream? How would I find out, and go about planning?