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Crisis in Sudan Darfur Genocide
Darfur/Sudan – genocide on a massive scale
From the Save Darfur Coalition:
“The emergency in Sudan’s western region of Darfur presents the starkest challenge to the world since the Rwanda genocide in 1994. A government-backed Arab militia known as ‘Janjaweed’ has been engaging in campaigns to displace and wipe out communities of African tribal farmers.
“Villages have been razed, women and girls are systematically raped and branded, men and boys murdered, and food and water supplies targeted and destroyed. Government aerial bombardments support the ‘Janjaweed’ by hurling explosives as well as barrels of nails, car chassis and old appliances from planes to crush people and property. Tens of thousands have died. Well over a million people have been driven from their homes, and only in the past few weeks have humanitarian agencies gained limited access to some of the affected region.
“Mukesh Kapila, the former United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Sudan, said on March 19, 2004 that the violence in Darfur is ‘more than a conflict, it's an organized attempt to do away with one set of people.’ The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has issued its first ever genocide emergency. John Prendergast of International Crisis Group warns, - We have not yet hit the apex of the crisis.”
“The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) estimates that 350,000 people or more could die in the coming months. Ongoing assessments by independent organizations such as Medecins sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) suggest that USAID’s estimate may be conservative. If aid is denied or unavailable, as many as a million people could perish.
“Lives are hanging in the balance on a massive scale.”
The editors of Accountability-Central believe that the events in Darfur need to be kept in focus --- there must be an end to this tragedy that is occurring each and every day. There must be a return to accountability on the part of Sudan’s Government. This section will focus on news and commentary and background research including lists of those organizations that are working to provide direct aid to the people of Darfur; those lobbing the UN for action; and others that are applying economic and shareholder pressure to those companies and corporations that are doing business in Sudan or supporting the government that is allegedly behind these terrible atrocities. There is a strong measure of “corporate and institutional accountability” in these tragic events.
Latest on Crisis in Sudan Darfur Genocide
September 27, 2012 Sudan and South Sudan agree oil deal, spokesmen saySource: BBC News
Sudan and South Sudan have reached a deal on border security and oil production that will allow oil exports from South Sudan through Sudan to resume, say spokesmen for both sides.
September 26, 2012 UK spends millions for Sudan and Congo armySource: Daily News.com.uk
The British government has spent millions of dollars on training military, police and security personnel from Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, regimes considered to be oppressive by the international community and that...
September 25, 2012 Sudan, South Sudan leaders make another push for border dealSource: Reuters
ADDIS ABABA - Sudan and South Sudan leaders will try again on Tuesday to seal a border security deal after failing to achieve a breakthrough in the previous two days, officials said on Monday as both sides disagreed over whether...
September 23, 2012 Sudan, South Sudan leaders meet to discuss border security, oil dealSource: Reuters
ADDIS ABABA - Leaders from Sudan and South Sudan will meet on Sunday for the first time in a year to try to agree on border security so that South Sudan can start exporting oil again, a lifeline for both economies. Sudan's...
September 20, 2012 Nonprofit CEO pay tops $1M rises; so does scrutinySource: Huff Post
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September 20, 2012 South Sudan: Water shortages hit crisis point in refugee campsSource: Bikyamasr.com
GENEVA: Severe water shortages in refugee camps in South Sudan close to the Sudanese border have helped drive upcontributed to a rise in mortality and malnutrition rates to alarming levels, in what is a major humanitarian crisis....
September 19, 2012 Sudan, S.Sudan leaders to wrap up talks at summit in EthiopiaSource: Reuters
ADDIS ABABA, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir will hold a summit with his counterpart from South Sudan, Salva Kiir, in Ethiopia on Sunday to wrap up two weeks of talks to end hostilities between the...
September 18, 2012 Amnesty Intnl asks Egypt to arrest Bashir when he arrives in Cairo SundaySource: Egypian Independent
Amnesty International on Friday called on Egypt’s government to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir when he arrives in Cairo this Sunday to meet with President Mohamed Morsy and other top Egyptian officials as part of a...
September 17, 2012 SUDAN SAYS 'NO' TO USA … to securing US Embassy in SudanSource: Fox News
Sudan has rejected an offer by the United States to send Marines to increase security at the U.S. embassy in Khartoum, amid protesters and police clashing. The announcement Saturday follows the United States saying it was sending...
September 14, 2012 Majok Tulba reveals the brutal truth about Sudan's civil warSource: The Australian
Tulba's story is extraordinary (a word we overuse, but not in this case). He grew up in a village in what is now South Sudan, a region blighted by decades of civil war. Goats were his family's livelihood and one of his jobs was...
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