Last night, President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address highlighting many important and pressing issues while missing others.
Last week, the voices of a burgeoning African civil society were heard loud and clear on the topic of Sudan.
This week Sudan received two undeserved rewards -- the Vice Presidency of ECOSOC and an economic development conference in Germany -- prompting outrage.
Greta Van Susteren of Fox News asked Secretary Clinton about the International Criminal Court arrest warrant for Sudanese President Bashir.
There has been far too little pressure for a resolution between Sudan and South Sudan. But civil society continues to call loudly for action.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and South Sudanese President Salva Kiir met in Addis Ababa to address the terms of reconciliation signed last September.
Two years ago, citizens in South Sudan began waiting in lines for hours to vote in a referendum over whether South Sudan should be an independent nation
Even as this year of little progress comes to an end, the United States must lead international action if 2013 is to be a better year in the Sudans.
We cannot afford to disengage from the Sudans. Urge President Obama to maintain the U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan in his second term.
With the most important players sitting on the sidelines, the people in Darfur, Abyei and elsewhere have very little to be thankful for.