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Author: Amy Doherty

The Challenge of Finding Durable Solutions for Darfur’s Displaced

The Challenge of Finding Durable Solutions for Darfur’s Displaced
Durable and dignified solutions to the problem of displacement in Darfur can be hard to find. But the Sudanese government's concept of building "model villages" in Darfur may create more problems than it solves ...
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On The Ground Perspectives Of Sudan Elections

On The Ground Perspectives Of Sudan Elections
With the critical vote now over, here’s a look at what Sudanese actors and observers on the ground are saying about how free, fair, and credible these elections really were ...
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New Report Spotlights UN’s Failings in World’s Resource Wars

New Report Spotlights UN’s Failings in World’s Resource Wars
A new report released by Global Witness details the challenges posed by resource-fueled conflicts to the United Nation’s peace efforts around the world, dedicating a hard-hitting segment to Congo ...
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The U.N.’s First Special Representative for Sexual Violence

The U.N.’s First Special Representative for Sexual Violence
Today marked U.N Special Representative for Sexual Violence Margot Wallström’s first day on the job ...
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Africa Has Its Say On Darfur Elections

Africa Has Its Say On Darfur Elections
People from all over Africa called in to the BBC’s “Africa Have Your Say” on Wednesday to weigh in on how the Darfur conflict will affect April elections in Sudan ...
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A Long-Term Effect Of Congo’s Endemic Sexual Violence

A Long-Term Effect Of Congo’s Endemic Sexual Violence
More than 8,000 rapes were reported in eastern Congo in 2009, according to a new U.N. estimate. These numbers are staggering in and of themselves, but a recent connection made by the UNAIDS organization highlighted the fact that these atrocities are more than a humanitarian crisis; they are also a vital public health concern ...
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Advocate For LRA Victims Takes To The Senate Floor

Rather than simply issue a statement, Senator Inhofe (R-OK) took the extra step to address the Senate chamber, stressing the vital impact the legislation would have on the children who endured the brutal tactics of Lord's Resistance Army ...
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Death In Darfur: The Story Behind The Numbers

Death In Darfur: The Story Behind The Numbers
“More than 80 percent of excess deaths in Darfur were not a result of the violence” is the much talked-about conclusion of a new study detailing why health issues such as diarrhea have killed the majority of the 300,000 Darfuris who have died since violence began in 2003. But far from downplaying the severity of the conflict in Darfur, the study should serve to reinvigorate the resolve to bring peace to Darfur ...
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Actress Andie MacDowell Works To End Silence Over Congo

Actress Andie MacDowell Works To End Silence Over Congo
The effort to raise awareness of ongoing atrocities in Democratic Republic of Congo—especially the rampant use of rape as a weapon by the Congolese military—got a boost this past weekend when actress and activist Andie MacDowell screened Emmy-nominated documentary The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo in her home state of North Carolina ...
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BBC Asks Callers: Can South Sudan Be A Viable State?

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BBC Asks Callers: Can South Sudan Be A Viable State?
In a debate today on the BBC call-in show “Africa Have Your Say,” callers from many African countries shared their views on the prospect of southern independence and reflected on issues facing the possible state and broader region ...
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