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[5 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]
Miriam’s Story

Nadra Mahdi
Sudan
Everything is changed. How can she hold her baby and bring him to their community when she has no husband?
What will she say when they ask her about the baby’s father? No one will believe her. It is a strange story.
But everything that happens after that is miracle. She births the baby and a voice tells her to eat from the palm tree above her and drink from the little river under her. And when anyone asks her about her baby, she must say that she has made a …

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[4 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]

Commentary by Molly Mayfield Barbee
This week’s stories bring out that leonine mood that has come to be associated with the beginning of March. Or maybe it just feels like a week of roaring-ly big news from where I’m sitting—in an airplane on my way back from our two-year term in Sudan.
One reason this week feels full to overflowing with stories is that the long-awaited decision from the International Criminal Court (ICC) on whether or not to indict Sudan’s president Omar Al-Bashir for crimes against humanity is scheduled for this afternoon, …