Sudan http://www.kunc.org en Will The U.S. Grant A Visa To Sudan's Indicted Leader? http://www.kunc.org/post/will-us-grant-visa-sudans-indicted-leader As the host of the United Nations, the U.S. is supposed to let everyone come to the annual U.N. General Assembly, not just the people it likes.<p>But this year, the proposition is being put to the test. Sudan's president, Omar al-Bashir, was indicted three years ago by the International Criminal Court on genocide charges stemming from the mass killings in Sudan's western Darfur region.<p>Bashir has also applied for a visa to the U.N. meetings next week.<p>"Such a trip would be deplorable, cynical and hugely inappropriate," says Samantha Power, the U.S. Fri, 20 Sep 2013 18:25:00 +0000 Michele Kelemen 49859 at http://www.kunc.org Will The U.S. Grant A Visa To Sudan's Indicted Leader? Panning For Gold In South Sudan, A Gram At A Time http://www.kunc.org/post/panning-gold-south-sudan-gram-time Digging a trench under the punishing midday sun, Thomas Lokinga stops only when he needs to wipe the sweat from his face. He is determined to find a nugget of gold amid the hard-baked ground in Nanakanak, in the eastern part of South Sudan, the <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/08/02/157791705/at-age-one-a-tattered-reputation-for-south-sudan">world's newest nation.</a><p>He's one of about 60,000 gold diggers in South Sudan unearthing an estimated $660 million worth of gold each year, according to one international mining expert. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 18:36:00 +0000 48632 at http://www.kunc.org Panning For Gold In South Sudan, A Gram At A Time How Midwives Have Become Critical In War Zones http://www.kunc.org/post/how-midwives-have-become-critical-war-zones In a conflict zone, getting the basics — food, water, shelter — is a constant challenge. And it likely involves being on the move.<p>Now imagine pregnancy. There might not be a functioning medical facility for miles. And the environment makes the woman and her baby more susceptible to complications.<p>Aid groups are increasingly relying on conflict midwives to help women in these situations. Thu, 25 Jul 2013 16:10:00 +0000 47523 at http://www.kunc.org How Midwives Have Become Critical In War Zones Inching Closer To The Demise Of A Stubborn Parasitic Worm http://www.kunc.org/post/inching-closer-demise-stubborn-parasitic-worm What's the big fuss about Guinea worm, a parasite that now infects just a few hundred people? Well, the public health community finally has the nasty bug's back against the wall.<p>There were only 542 cases of Guinea worm worldwide last year, the Carter Center <a href="http://www.cartercenter.org/news/pr/guinea-worm-announcement-011713.html">said</a> this week. That's 48 percent less than in 2011. And it's a mere blip compared to the 3.5 million cases back in 1986.<p>It means the Guinea worm hunters are very close to totally wiping out the disease from the face of the Earth. Sat, 19 Jan 2013 11:32:00 +0000 39045 at http://www.kunc.org Inching Closer To The Demise Of A Stubborn Parasitic Worm After Students Are Killed, Protests In Sudan's Capital http://www.kunc.org/post/after-students-are-killed-protests-sudans-capital In the third straight day of demonstrations, hundreds of Sudanese students in the capital Khartoum rallied to protest the deaths of four university students last week.<p>While the recent deaths sparked the protests, some students are also calling for the ouster of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.<p>"Revolution, revolution until victory!" has become the <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-sudan-protestbre8b90m9-20121210,0,2025842.story">battle cry</a> of the students.<p>Security forces <a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5itqd96mzKeaD38eVgURS4CKJhafw?d Mon, 10 Dec 2012 21:33:00 +0000 37481 at http://www.kunc.org After Students Are Killed, Protests In Sudan's Capital