Google and George Clooney partner to help prevent Sudan violence

Kimihiro Koshino/AFP/Getty ImagesAs reported in the UK's Guardian news by Chris McGreal (read the full story here), two famous names have joined forces in an extraordinary project to help prevent violence in the aftermath of the upcoming CPA Southern Sudan referendum vote. The possibility for war or Khartoum-sponsored tribal violence remains high, particularly in the border regions such as Upper Nile, Jonglei states which are sites of significant oil operations. Another hot spot is the border Abeyei region which has a separate and still unresolved referendum on unity with the north or southern governments.