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the international boundaries of southern Sudan, was published by the
Rift Valley Institute in 2010.

EdWaRd Thomas worked in Sudan and Egypt for twelve years as a
teacher, human rights worker and researcher. He completed a PhD at
Edinburgh University in 1998 on the history of the Republican movement,
a Sufi-inspired group that called for the reform of Islamic law and civil
rights for all Sudanese. He is the author of Islam’s Perfect Stranger: The Life
of Mahmud Muhammad Taha (2010). He was Director of the RVI Sudan
Course 2009–2010.

GéRaRd PRuniER is a former researcher at the Centre Nationale de la
Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and has worked on East African modern
history and politics for the past 20 years. He is the author of The Rwanda
Crisis (1959–1994): History of a Genocide (1995), Darfur: The Ambiguous
Genocide (2005) and Africa’s World War: Congo, the Rwandan Genocide, and the
Making of a Continental Catastrophe (2009). He is currently an independent
consultant on African affairs.

JéRômE Tubiana is a researcher specializing on Darfur and Chad.
He has travelled extensively in both countries as a consultant for the
US Agency for International Development (USAID), the AU-UN Joint
Mediation Support Team (JMST) for the Darfur peace process, and various
NGOs. He is the author of the book Chroniques du Darfour (Glénat, 2010),
a number of reports on Darfur and Chad for the Small Arms Survey and
‘Darfur: a war for land?’ in Alex de Waal (ed.), War in Darfur and the Search
for Peace (2007). He holds a PhD in African Studies from the Institut
National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Paris.

John RylE is Legrand Ramsey Professor of Anthropology at Bard
College, New York, and Director of the Rift Valley Institute. He has
worked in Sudan as an anthropologist, writer, film-maker and human
rights researcher and is the author of Warriors of the White Nile (1984), a

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