Situation in Sudan and South Sudan

Witnesses testified on the independence of and insecurity in Sudan and South Sudan. Committee members discussed U.S. policies toward… read more

Witnesses testified on the independence of and insecurity in Sudan and South Sudan. Committee members discussed U.S. policies toward Sudan and South Sudan, including how the two countries can share oil revenues and Sudan’s continued presence on the list of countries that provide support to international terrorism.

In the first panel, Princeton Lyman and Nancy Lindborg detailed the continuing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan. Ms. Lindborg warned that if the current restriction on aid is not lifted, the nation could be faced with famine by April. 

During the second panel, George Clooney testified about his visit to Southern Sudan, describing an atmosphere of fear amongst the residents due to attacks allegedly perpetrated by Sudan President Omar Hassan Ahmad Al-Bashir. These attacks, he said, have driven many people to live in caves.

A short video of Clooney’s trip to the area was also played for the committee. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
304911-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 14, 2012
Last Aired:
Mar 18, 2012

Airing Details

  • Mar 14, 2012 | 10:01am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 14, 2012 | 10:06am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 14, 2012 | 3:18pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 14, 2012 | 10:21pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 15, 2012 | 2:53am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 15, 2012 | 5:42am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 18, 2012 | 10:33am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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