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The Satellite Sentinel Project, or SSP, released two new reports, documenting the latest developments in the conflict raging on the border between Sudan and South Sudan.
JUBA, South Sudan -- Except for a few early risers, Yida refugee camp in Unity State, South Sudan was sleeping when an unlikely assortment of people headed north to the border with Sudan and over into the embattled Nuba Mountains. In the front seat of the ragged Land Cruiser sat Not On Our Watch board members George Clooney and John Prendergast, and a handful of human rights researchers.
"Four women from a rights group have been denied bail after staging an allegedly illegal demonstration and will remain in jail until Tuesday, the end of a two day holiday marking 30 years of independence in Zimbabwe, their group says."
"Vote counting has started in Sudan after the five-day landmark elections."
"A black-empowerment law that could force foreign companies to sell majority stakes in operations here has been shelved 'until further notice,' Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said as his government seeks to reassure skittish foreign investors whose funds are needed to support a shaky economic recovery."
"Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has asked opposition parties to join his government if he wins landmark elections currently under way."
"Three bombs ripped through traditional New Year festivities in Burma's biggest city of Rangoon Thursday, killing nine people and injuring 94 others, officials and state television said."