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No Lines, No Peace? – Special AN online piece

Check out the latest In Focus article on the Anthropology News website by AAA member, Joshua Craze. Here is an excerpt:

On the Borders of Abyei

In 2005, the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) brought an end to Sudan’s second civil war. Since then, Abyei – a small contested area now nestled between Sudan and South Sudan – has been the object of several peace agreements, a boundaries commission, and an international arbitration; all of which has made a solution to the Abyei crisis more distant than ever.

In May 2011, after months of militia attacks sponsored by the National Congress Party (NCP), the ruling clique in Sudan, the Sudanese army occupied Abyei, displacing the resident population in an attack that an internal UN memo said was “tantamount to ethnic cleansing.” As of February 2012, Abyei continues to be occupied.

To read the entire article, click here.

Boundaries Featured in Feb AN

Latino immigrant group and allies travel in caravan to rally in Birmingham, AL. Taken June 2011 in Tuscaloosa, AL. Photo courtesy Gwendolyn Ferreti

Read this month’s thematic series on boundaries on the Anthropology News website. This month we’re pleased to start the series with essays by:

Be sure to check the AN website throughout February for more in this series by Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier, Joshua Craze, Britt Dahlberg, Gabrielle Oliveira, Maria Sapignoli, and Nayantara Sheoran.

Share what you think about any contribution to AN – rate any post on the AN website by clicking on the stars that appear under the title. AAA members are also invited to post comments to start or contribute to a discussion about any of the essays.


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