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US: Strengthen Targeted Sanctions on Burma

The US Congress should adopt legislation to enhance targeted sanctions against Burmese military commanders who are implicated in serious human rights abuses, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to congressional leaders with 45 other nongovernmental and faith-based organizations.

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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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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, […]

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#SmartSudan Policy

Dear President Trump,  CC: The Honorable Mike Pence, Vice President  The Honorable Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State The Honorable Nikki Haley, Ambassador to the United Nations We ask that the Administration immediately appoint a Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan in order to bring urgently needed diplomatic leadership to facilitate efforts to bring peace […]

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#SmartSudan Policy

The United States is in need of a Sudan policy that effectively supports the people of Sudan in their efforts to establish a viable state that is no longer a breeding ground for terrorism and is no longer plagued by genocide, mass atrocities, forced displacement, human rights abuses, and gross mismanagement of the country and […]

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Obama’s upsetting decision to lift sanctions on Sudan

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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Campaign Success!

Earlier this year, we joined the Congo advocacy community in a  to promote free and fair elections in the DR Congo by imploring Secretary of State John Kerry to impose targeted sanctions on President Joseph Kabila and his inner circle. We are very pleased to announce that our organizing efforts were a success. As of […]

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A new approach to sanctions in Sudan

Thanks to our friends at the Enough Project for this post. Read more about modernizing a sanctions approach for Sudan here.  Many of us have worked together for years now to stop the atrocities being perpetrated against the people of Sudan. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir continues to commit abuses against his own people throughout Darfur, […]