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 […]
WHEN CAN THIS STOP??
From an anonymous refugee of Darfur: The government of Sudan is one of the regimes that cannot be trusted. We even have one proverb, says that you can believe the devil, rather than Sudan government! No one can imagine, for how many years those victims of Darfur suffered, and still the same attacks, killings, rapes, […]
In a surprising move, President Obama, with only a week left in his presidency, has made the decision to lift sanctions and open up trade with Sudan; a regime that has and continues to commit genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity against its own people.
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 […]
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Déjà vu in Darfur
The suspected is now known: a Human Rights Watch report confirmed the Sudanese army brutally attacked civilians in Tabit, a town in North Darfur, Sudan late last year. The assault, which involved three separate military operations, occurred over the course of 36 hours from October 30 through the morning of November 1. People should be […]
On Friday, December 12th, 2014, International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, informed the UN Council she would be stopping the investigation into genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity in Darfur. She cited lack of action by the UN Security Council and the international community in pursuing arrests related to indictments for these crimes […]
With international attention squarely on ISIS’s reign of terror in Iraq and Syria and very little recent reporting on the intra-governmental conflict that sprouted in South Sudan at the end of 2013, one might be inclined to think the decade-old genocide in Darfur finally came to a peaceful conclusion. Not so. A UN Dispatch article […]
We CAN Do Better
It is now 10 years since the USA declared GENOCIDE in Darfur, Sudan. Humanitarian assistance is essential, and more is needed to protect innocent Darfuri civilians. In Darfur and in refugee camps in Chad, hunger has reached alarming levels. However, delivering food, including cans of oil, cannot be THE strategy in responding to genocide. We […]