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Photos: The People Creating the World's Newest Country


Building a new country is a tough job, but somebody's gotta do it. Zed Nelson photographs the people helping create South Sudan, the world's newest country. Politicians, the middle class, newspaper editors, and rap artists are all captured in this unique photo essay of a country getting on its feet. We're curious about the accuracy of these figures - was anyone omitted? To see the whole gallery, click here.

(via The Guardian)

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Senegal Denies Release of Former Chadian President Hissène Habré

The Senegalese judicial government has refused to release Chad's imprisoned ex-president Hissène Habré on the alleged basis of his health concerns.

The Senegalese judiciary has refused former Chad president Hissène Habré's request to be released from prison. Habré faces life imprisonment for crimes against humanity including rape, kidnapping, slavery and executions. The decision by the Senegalese judiciary comes after the 79-year-old former statesman's lawyers reportedly filed for his release on the basis of health concerns.

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