US ramps up civilian task force in Sudan in preparation for referendum

Posted by Kendall Harmon

A team from the newly formed US Civilian Response Corps is building a significant presence across the southern half of... [Sudan].

There is a possibility civil war could break out between the Christian south and Muslim north after the referendum in January which will decide by a simple majority whether southern Sudan becomes the world's newest sovereign state.

In an interview with The Daily Telegraph Ambassador Robert Loftis, the Civilian Response Corps chief, who is directly answerable to the US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, said he was sending teams around the region to "observe, report and monitor"

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Posted October 28, 2010 at 8:20 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. New Reformation Advocate wrote:

I’m glad for every sign of increased concern for the terrible plight of the sorely oppresed and impoverished people of southern Sudan.  This token effort by the US may well be too little, too late, but we’ll see.

David Handy+

October 28, 9:28 am | [comment link]
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