What began as a violent altercation between two men in a displaced persons camp in El Geneina, the capital city of Western Darfur, quickly spiraled out of control over the weekend of January 15-17. According to current reports, the violence spread to militias–described by many survivors as Janjaweed–who then attacked at least 13 neighboring villages, […]
The newly formed transitional government of Sudan took a big step in February in announcing its openness to turn former president Omar al Bashir over to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to face charges for his crimes against the people of Darfur. For many, this announcement has been decades in the making. Bashir’s violent rule […]
A Region Questions if it Will Ever be Free of Genocide Fear emanates from Western Darfur in the shadow of the signing of the Darfur Framework Agreement. As the Transitional Government of Sudan takes these important steps toward peace, militia are rolling into the capital of Western Darfur leaving tragedy in their wake. As […]
As Sudan works to build a new government, there is much to celebrate. The country has seen the appointment of its first female Foreign Minister in Asmaa Abdalla, the new Justice Minister is of Darfuri heritage, and the newly appointed Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has ordered an independent investigation into the killing of protesters on […]
In a devastating turn of events, early Monday morning, June 2, Hemeti’s RSF launched an attack on the protesters in Khartoum. It was unexpected, and bloody.
“Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever men or women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must—at that moment—become the center of the universe.” – Elie Wiesel, Night This past May, the U.S. House […]
Over the past 13 years, the people of Darfur have suffered unimaginable violence at the hands of Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and his military. Officially labeled a genocide by the international community, efforts have been made to bring an end to the violence. The first-ever hybrid United Nations/African Union mission was launched, peace deals […]
Twelve refugee camps line the eastern border of Chad, just miles away from the Sudanese region of Darfur. Together, these camps are home to approximately 300,000 Darfuri refugees who fled the unfathomable violence in Sudan at the hands of President Omar al-Bashir, his military, and the Janjaweed – also known as Devils on Horseback. The […]