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Comment Sudan

  • Shining the media spotlight elsewhere.

    In recent months organisations working on Sudan have become increasingly clear that the situation is dire.

    Khartoum has recently used cluster bombs against its own people, murder continues in Darfur despite the world assuming it is over, and clashes along the north-south border have spread until relations are in a state of war in all

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  • A Tale of Two Eleanors

    If Eleanor Roosevelt, the dynamic force behind the foundation of the United Nations, could see what is happening in Syria right now, no doubt she would weep. She would likely agree with Hillary Clinton, who last week called for Security Council unity to tackle the "horrific campaign of violence" that has "shocked the conscience of

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  • By Abeer Awooda, a journalist from Sudan

    Since 2003 when reports started leaking about the genocide in Darfur, the subject of Sudan became more central for the major players on the world stage.

    These revelations shook the world’s conscience into addressing the horror of what is being perpetrated there. Mindful of the events in 1994 in Rwanda, the international community

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  • Voice concerns over repatriation

    By Tajeldin Abdalla ADAM - A Sudanese journalist from Darfur, Taj has a special interest in topics relating to human rights, justice and humanitarian relief.

    Darfur’s refugees in eastern Chad spoke about their fears that the Sudanese authorities are working with their Chadian counterparts to repatriate them despite lack of security and peace in the battered region.

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  • This week Russia and China vetoed a United Nations resolution that was mildly critical of the Syrian regime’s violent suppression of internal dissent.

    It seems an understatement to suggest the international community is inconsistent in its response to massive human rights violations. 

    We live in a world where more people die at the hands of the tyrants who rule them

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