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The World Watching Sudan 2010-12-28

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A group founded by American actor Mr. George Clooney is teaming up with Google, an UN agency and anti-genocide organisations to launch satellite surveillance of the border between north and south Sudan.

The aim is to try to prevent a new civil war after the south votes in a secession referendum next month

Organisers said on Wednesday that Mr.Clooney’s ‘Not On Our Watch‘ is funding the start-up phase Satellite Sentinel Project that will collect real-time satellite imagery from Sudan and combine it with field analysis from the Enough Project and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. (more…)