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.
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This action was originally posted by Enough Project President Obama will embark on an historic trip to Kenya and Ethiopia in late July 2015, providing a unique opportunity for the United States to secure regional support for pressuring the warring parties to make the necessary concessions for peace. By ending the culture of impunity that surrounds this […]
Obama’s Stained Legacy
Mr. Obama said that genocide is “a stain on our souls” and promised that “as a president of the United States I don’t intend to abandon people or turn a blind eye to slaughter.”
Malawi’s newly elected (and first female) president, Joyce Banda, has taken a crucial stand against indicted war criminal Omar al-Bashir by denying him attendance at her country’s upcoming African Union summit.
Amid reports of government-sponsored aerial bombardment of civilians, summary door-to-door executions and evidence of mass graves in Southern Kordofan, 54 human rights and anti-genocide organizations in 27 states have issued an open letter to President Obama asking for limited military action to destroy carefully selected military assets of the government of Sudan. The organizations represent […]
National Call-in Day
Last year, the United States led a successful international diplomatic effort to secure a peaceful referendum for South Sudan. In private meetings with President Obama and other top White House officials, we were told that your advocacy helped steer them in the right direction. You’ve already proven you can make a difference for Sudan — […]
For Immediate Release: May 20, 2011 Washington, D.C. – Sudan Now, a group of human rights and anti-genocide organizations, today called on the Obama Administration to condemn the Government of Sudan for conducting air strikes against civilians in Darfur and preventing humanitarian assistance from accessing the affected sites. The administration should demand that access for […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sudan Now applauded the appointment of Dane Smith as the senior U.S. diplomat for Darfur, and strongly urged President Obama and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton to appoint a team under the diplomat to help focus efforts on revitalizing the Darfur peace process, securing humanitarian access, and introducing accountability […]
Call for Intensified Diplomatic Efforts on Darfur, Justice, Human Rights FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 27, 2010. 10 a.m. Eastern CONTACTS: Joshua Berkman, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-792-2893 Jonathan Hutson, email@example.com, 857-919-5130 Janessa Goldbeck, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-559-7405 Ann Brown, email@example.com, 301-633-4193 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the United Nations High Level Meeting on Sudan on September 24, 2010, leading Sudan advocacy […]
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 […]