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Sudan forces using rape as weapon of war in Darfur, HRW says

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - ‎Jan 27, 2016‎
Sudanese armed forces and militias have committed mass rape against women in the western region of Darfur, using sexual violence as a weapon of war, Human Rights Watch said. Sexual violence has emerged as a “major trend” in the North African country ...
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Sudan: Displaced Stage Demo Against War, Referendum in Central Darfur - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Zalingei - Displaced people from three camps in Central Darfur State staged a peaceful demonstration on Friday, condemning the aerial bombardments and shelling by government forces on areas and villages in Jebel Marra that have caused the ...
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UN expert calls for end to conflict and violence in Darfur and protection of civilians

The Straits Times - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
GENEVA - The United Nations Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, called for an immediate end to hostilities which have triggered new protection and humanitarian concerns in Darfur. He warned that, in the ...

Administrative Referendum: A wakeup call for the ethno-political conflict in Darfur

Sudan Tribune - ‎Jan 26, 2016‎
The protracted conflict in Sudan is an evergreen subject; much of the literature focuses on the history, causes of the conflict and the current atrocities in Darfur. However, there is a lack of knowledge surrounding the issues of division and ...
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Sudan names new military chief amid Darfur clashes: ministry

Yahoo News - ‎11 hours ago‎
Ethnic insurgents in Darfur rebelled against Bashir's Arab-dominated regime in 2003 claiming they were being marginalised.

Sudan: Chinese Blue Helmets in Darfur Safeguard Regional Peace Despite Harsh Conditions - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Nyala - No cakes, candles or feast of any kind, but 19-year-old Ding Zhaoke had the most special and unforgettable birthday in his life at a UN peacekeeping camp in the war-torn Darfur region of Sudan. The Chinese blue helmet's birthday fell on Jan.
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NCP regime poised for Darfur Referendum willy-nilly coinciding with new escalation of killing spree

Sudan Tribune - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
The flaws in the NCP decision of carrying out Administrative Referendum in Darfur regardless of the attrition proxy civil wars it continues waging against the unarmed noncombatant citizens will be exposed in this article. With the facts at hand all in ...

The Business of War

Tufts Now - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
The attempt to portray the conflict in Darfur “in black-and-white terms—evil government and virtuous rebels—was complete nonsense,” he says.

Mission creep in Nigeria: Canada worried rescuing schoolgirls could result in Boko Haram war

Embassy News (subscription) - ‎1 hour ago‎
CAF members are also currently deployed to three UN missions in Africa, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in Darfur and in South Sudan.
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Syrian refugees: The moral imperative and existential necessity

Ynetnews - ‎9 hours ago‎
Op-ed: As Jews, how should we respond to the human tragedy of Syria's mass exodus? As Europe agonizes over the phenomenon, we have our own point of view.

How America Is Putting Itself Back Together

The Atlantic - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
The numerous foreclosed homes and shuttered storefronts gave great stretches of San Bernardino a war-zone look; artists in the group covered some of the buildings with murals.

Holocaust speaker tells students to not repeat history - ‎17 hours ago‎
He traveled Monday to Portage to talk to some 400 Willowcreek Middle School students who are reading "The Diary of Anne Frank" and studying World War II. His mother, he told ... Klopfer said there are still genocides today, in Syria and Darfur. They ...

Wiccan words: Wiccaphobia

Dailyuw - ‎2 hours ago‎
We in the United States tend to feel exempt from the heinous crimes other countries have allowed to occur: the Holocaust, the Armenian Genocide, and the genocide in Darfur are just a few examples. We feel so disconnected from these ... Upon arriving we ...

Jewish Film Festival Begins Feb. 16

Memphis Commercial Appeal (blog) - ‎13 hours ago‎
"Dough," 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Malco Paradiso: Jonathan Pryce stars as a Jewish baker in London's East End whose new assistant - a teenage Muslim refugee (Jerome Holder) from Darfur - accidentally drops pot into the bread mix; before you can say ...

Geneva, a City of Diplomacy, Brims With Totems of Peace and War

New York Times - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
The United Nations has a bleak record in solving the wars of today - Yemen, South Sudan, Darfur, all driven by insurgencies from within.

Reflections from Arab Spring to refugee crisis in Europe: an argument for measure and the rule of law

Open Democracy - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
The war in Darfur had subsided. There was no more systematic violence against Darfurians, even if sporadic violence continued, so the acceptance rate for asylum claims from Sudan had declined.

McCarthy Building Companies partners with Thirst No More to aid in Rowlett Tornado Relief

Blue Ribbon News - ‎10 hours ago‎
Thirst No More has worked in many catastrophic events, in regions where people have been ravaged by war, tyranny or natural disasters including Darfur-Sudan, the Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. “Thirst No More is pleased that McCarthy was willing ...
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Burundi grenade attacks kill four, including a child

Al-Arabiya - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Fighting in the Jebel Marra has flared between forces loyal to President Omar al-Bashir, wanted on war crimes charges relating to the Darfur conflict, and the Sudan Liberation Army led by Abdelwahid Nur (SLA-AW), which has been battling him since 2003.

Sudan appeals for US and Germany to pressure rebels to engage in “serious talks”

Sudan Tribune - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
International and regional mediators have been brokering different process to end Darfur conflict since 2003 and the conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states since 2011. Foreign ministry spokesperson, Ali al-Sadiq said that Ghandour discussed ...

Preventing genocide: A bipartisan mission

Duke Chronicle - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
At that time, the United States towered atop the international system in a “unipolar moment” of post-Cold War triumph; only three years before, a U.S.