World Over Aftershow: The Worsening Crisis in Sudan with Bishop Macram Gassis
Thursday, June 9, 2011
On the World Over Aftershow this week, longtime friend of program, Sudanese Bishop Macram Gassis and I continued our discussion on the worsening situation there just weeks before the South gains its independence. Renewed fighting over an oil rich region has many concerned about a potential resumption of the two-decade civil war that ended in 2005. That war claimed the lives of more than two million people. More than one-hundred have been killed in recent weeks, and as many as 100,000 have fled the border region after President Umar al-Bashirs Sudanese army seized the disputed region of Abyei, late last month. Media coverage has been scant and a new humanitarian crisis is emerging, and Bishop Gassis is warning that the situation is becoming most desperate for the people of his diocese and Southern Sudan.

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