What’s up in South Sudan?

I’m catching up on the news and interesting commentary about South Sudan’s ongoing independence referendum. Here are some things that caught my eye.

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  1. On a related note, Mahmood Mamdani (Columbia) and Salah Hassan (Cornell) are both African intellectuals who challenge the framing of the conflict in Darfur as genocide. See http://www.lrb.co.uk/v29/n05/mahmood-mamdani/the-politics-of-naming-genocide-civil-war-insurgency, http://blackagendareport.com/?q=content%2Fwhats-really-happening-darfur-interview-mahmood-mamdani or http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/cup_detail.taf?ti_id=5595 for example. As Mamdani points out, the framing matters because an accurate diagnosis is paramount for the prescription to work.

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