Sudan People's Liberation Movement

    • 5.28.14

      Life Under the Trees

      This is chapter ten of Robert Young Pelton and Tim Freccia's sprawling 35,000-plus-word epic exploration of the crisis in South Sudan. You can skip ahead and read the full text here or

    • 12.18.13

      What the Hell Is Going on in South Sudan?

      Months of tension within the young nation turned into full-fledged fighting last Sunday night. President Salva Kiir claims that the attack was a failed coup attempt, but anti-government forces say that it was an effort by the president to crush dissent.

    • 9.24.12

      Sudan's Forgotten Warriors

      “What do people in the West think about Blue Nile?” one general asked me. “Do they think we’re winning? Do they think we’re in the right?” No, I said, no one in the West ever thinks anything about Blue Nile at all.

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