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Don’t Embolden the #SudaneseGenocidaires

Ibrahim Ghandour, the Foreign Minister of Sudan, will be in Washington, D.C., this Thursday and Friday to seal the deal on lifting U.S. sanctions on Sudan. On Thursday, September 14, Sudanese are gathering to protest the visit of one of the architects of genocide that has destroyed their country and millions of lives, and they […]

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The Indifference of the World

I write this blog about Darfur to my three children, Boston 6, Capri 3 and Cayman 2. My desire is that through my writing they can know me, know the world and learn how they can achieve anything anything in order to change it. To the reader, I hope by giving you a transparent look […]

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Do you remember your first?

If you type the word magnificent into a Thesaurus, in return you will get a list of adjectives that will describe my day. If you type the name Umbda into the Thesaurus, nothing will come back in return. However, the words that could be there are; amazing, leader, servant, savior, teacher, inspiring, courageous, moving, loving, […]

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Tell President Obama to Make the Right Choice on Sudan

 The threat of a new war looms in SUda, even as the country prepares for a January 2010 referendum that could split it in two. It is time for a powerful, proven, and effective policy. The president faces a critical decision on how to move forward on Sudan–including one that may result in a severe […]

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Tell Obama to Make the Right Decision on Sudan

On Friday, Foreign Policy Magazine broke the news suggesting that, after months of delay, a plan for moving the U.S. Policy on Sudan forward has finally landed on President Obama’s desk. As Sudan prepares for a referendum that is likely to split it in two, and as the humanitarian crisis in Darfur grows increasingly dire […]

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I Feel Like I Have Said This Before

I feel like I have said this before. I feel like I have said the same thing many times, in my writings about Darfur–what has happened and is happening over there, and what needs to be done over here. I went from being a family counselor, advising abused children and their families here in Southern […]

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This Is The Moment for Peace and Justice In Sudan

“There is no sense of urgency that this is a crucial moment,” a State Department official is quoted as saying about Sudan in a NY Times article. The quote comes at the end of the article by Times reporter Neil MacFarquhar that focuses on the alarmingly deteriorating situation in Darfur. This lack of urgency is […]

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Sudan Urgent Action: The Moment is Now

Private reports indicate that President Obama and his senior advisors are expected to meet this week regarding the future of the U.S. Sudan policy. The situation in Sudan is urgent. President Obama and his administration should act now to provide the leadership necessary to prevent a return to war – a war that could be […]

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Urgent Action: VP Biden in Africa This Week!

ACTION ALERT! Last week, Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Africa, meeting with several heads of state and other high ranking officials to discuss a host of global and regional issues. Thank Vice President Biden for his leadership to date and encourage him to ensure that Sudan is a priority for the administration. Print and […]

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Issue 16: June 2010

VP Biden in Africa: HOPE?

Our team, and most of the other Sudan advocacy groups, has been paying attention to Vice President Biden’s trip to Africa this week, seeing it as an opportunity for the U.S. government to change course on its Sudan policy implementation. U.S. Sudan policy implementation under General Gration is (and I have to censor my language […]