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Author: Akshaya Kumar

Brazen Assault Caught on Camera As Security Council Debates Darfur Peacekeeping Mission

Brazen Assault Caught on Camera As Security Council Debates Darfur Peacekeeping Mission
New photographs smuggled out of Darfur show uniformed Sudanese security forces brazenly assaulting Darfuris living in El Salam camp for the internally displaced. The camp, on the outskirts of Nyala in South Darfur, is host to tens of thousands who fled their homes due to violence. The recent assault was carried out last week under the pretense of a disarmament campaign. However, Abu Sharati, spokesman for the camp residents' association argues "the main objective of this attack is terrorising the camp population and dismantling the camp." ...
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Janjaweed Reincarnate: Sudan’s New Army of War Criminals

Janjaweed Reincarnate: Sudan’s New Army of War Criminals
Janjaweed Reincarnate: Sudan’s New Army of War Criminals ...
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Op-ed: Darfur, The Genocide America Forgot

Op-ed: Darfur, The Genocide America Forgot
Earlier this month, Sudan’s paramilitary Janjaweed forces razed 127 empty villages in Darfur to the ground. According to reports in local media, this was their second rampage over the same territory in as many months ...
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7 Things You Need to Know About South Sudan’s Agreement to End Hostilities

South Sudan
7 Things You Need to Know About South Sudan's Agreement to End Hostilities
Today, South Sudan’s government and opposition forces signed a cessation of hostilities agreement in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Following weeks of intense mediated talks, this agreement is just the first step on South Sudan's long road to a durable peace ...
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South Sudanese Diaspora Speak Out on Violence Back Home

South Sudan
South Sudanese Diaspora Speak Out on Violence Back Home
On December 15, political infighting within South Sudan's ruling party mutated into an ugly and violent confrontation on the dusty streets of South Sudan's capital city ...
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Al Jazeera America Op-ed: South Sudan’s Salva Kiir needs to put his black hat back on

South Sudan
Al Jazeera America Op-ed: South Sudan’s Salva Kiir needs to put his black hat back on
As divisive violence rocks the world’s youngest nation, the U.S. has a role in averting civil war ...
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Op-ed: Satellites Correctly Predict Military Campaign Against Civilians in Sudan

Op-ed: Satellites Correctly Predict Military Campaign Against Civilians in Sudan
Satellites correctly predicted a new military campaign by government forces on Sudan’s civilians—so why is the international community turning a blind eye to the violence? ...
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What Happens to a Dream Deferred? The Case for Immediate African Union Action on Abyei

What Happens to a Dream Deferred? The Case for Immediate African Union Action on Abyei
On October 31, 2013, residents of the contested Abyei region that lies between Sudan and South Sudan announced the results of a historic unilateral referendum to join South Sudan. This Enough Project report contextualizes the Ngok Dinka community's vote to join South Sudan and calls for the U.S. and the African Union to take immediate action to help determine Abyei’s final status ...
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Human Security Warning: Sudan Army Poised for Offensive in South Kordofan or Abyei

Human Security Warning: Sudan Army Poised for Offensive in South Kordofan or Abyei
The Satellite Sentinel Project is issuing a human security warning for civilians living in Buram, Tess, and other areas to the south of Kadugli in Sudan’s South Kordofan state ...
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Daily Beast: End Sexual Violence In War Zones

Daily Beast: End Sexual Violence In War Zones
United Nations has partnered with the UK to launch a powerful new political campaign to end rape in war. Already, 128 countries have publicly committed themselves to a new Declaration of Commitment to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. It promotes women’s full participation in peace negotiations. In doing so, the declaration casts women as more than victims of sexual assault during conflict who require restitution. Instead, it envisions them as peacemakers and change agents for their countries' futures ...
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