Even though the south of Sudan has split from the north, the war is hardly over. Pete Muller was able to visit Blue Nile State, a restive area of Sudan, to provide a rare glimpse of the rebels who are now fighting to overthrow the government in Khartoum.
But even though the south has now split off, the war is hardly over in Sudan. A new conflict has erupted in the Nuba Mountains and in Blue Nile State, where tens of thousands of southern-aligned rebels are now battling the Arab-dominated government of Khartoum, Sudan’s capital.
Grüß Gott – a fairy tale is a project by Austrian-born, Berlin-based photographer Florian Reischauer in which he revists his childhood home, a small village in Austria—a place that now seems surreal to him. Endless waves of grain and verdant pastures comb
On Thursday, August 7th, Georgian armed forces entered into the breakaway region of South Ossetia to assert Georgian governance of the region – a de facto (yet largely unrecognized) independent republic that has support from neighboring Russia. Russia responded on August 8th by sending its own military into Georgia – not only into region of South Ossetia – but also into the nearby breakaway republic of Abkhazia and deeper into Georgia itself. Many Airstrikes and ground skirmishes have taken place since, with several parties calling for a cease-fire, but no agreement as yet. Those paying the highest price for the war are the South Ossetian civilians, which may have suffered (depending on who is reporting) between 100 and 2,000 deaths to date