Mar. 21, 2012
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir will meet early next month for just the second time since South Sudan’s independence last year. The meeting comes amidst a simmering humanitarian crisis along the border. Worldview gets an update from Sudan expert Douglas Johnson, who was recently in the war-torn country. Also, according to the National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway and Throwaway Children, some 90 percent of all children and youth trafficked for commercial sex in the United States are U.S. citizens. Kristin Lindsey, CEO of The Global Fund for Children and James Kofi Annan, founder of Challenging Heights, based in Accra, Ghana tell Worldview why these kids are at risk. And, last week a Ugandan gay rights group filed a lawsuit in the U.S. against American evangelist Scott Lively. The lawsuit alleges that Lively conspired to deprive LGBT Ugandans of their human rights through his anti-gay rhetoric and ties with Ugandan leaders. We’ll speak with attorneys for both sides. Pam Spees from the Center for Constitutional Rights represents the plaintiffs. Mathew Staver, dean of Liberty University’s School of Law, represents Scott Lively.