American evangelicals and anti-Islamic activist helped birth South Sudan. The U.S. played a key role in helping negotiate the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) between the Republic of the Sudan and Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement (SPLM) that laid groundwork for South Sudan's 2011 independence referendum and secession.
Jamaicans living overseas journeyed home last month to attend the “Jamaica 55 Diaspora 2017 Conference” in Kingston. Gordon Williams of Caribbean Today asked some of the delegates about the impact of the diaspora on Jamaica and to assess how the nation has responded to the diaspora. The following is a sampling of their responses, edited for space and clarity: