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Google, UN and others to watch Sudan with satellites

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, December 29, 2010
4 years ago3,992 views ...

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

<< Groups including the United Nations, Harvard University, Google Inc and an organization co-founded by actor George Clooney are launching a project using satellites to "watch" Sudan for war crimes before a vote that could split the African country in two.

The Satellite Sentinel Project, which begins on Wednesday, is meant to provide an "early warning system" for human rights and security violations before the January 9 referendum on whether to divide Sudan into north and south.
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