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Author: Laura Heaton

Sign the Petition, Demand Oversight on Sudan Policy

Just days before elections begin in Sudan, there's a valuable window to urge our elected officials take a long, honest look at the Obama administration's implementation of the Sudan policy ...
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Breaking News: SPLM to Boycott Elections in North

Citing a statement delivered by SPLM secretary general Pagan Amum at a press conference today in the southern capital of Juba, Reuters reported that the party would refuse to participate in protest over widespread irregularities ...
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From Congo to a Film Fest Near You: ‘Blood in the Mobile’

From Congo to a Film Fest Near You: 'Blood in the Mobile'
When Danish filmmaker Frank Poulsen began working on his documentary "Blood in the Mobile" three years ago, few people were making the connection between Congo's mineral wealth, the world's deadliest war, and the electronics industry ...
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5 Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

5 Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week
A weekly round-up of must-read stories, posted every Friday ...
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Sudan Poll Set for April 11, But Will It Happen?

Sudan Poll Set for April 11, But Will It Happen?
Less than two weeks from now, barring any last-minute change-ups, Sudanese will go to the polls for the first time since 1986. But plenty of hints of potential late-breaking curveballs were brewing this week, most notably the breaking news today that the South’s ruling party, the SPLM, would withdraw its candidate for president, Yasir Arman ...
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Somalis in Mogadishu Protest Shabaab Abuses

Somalis in Mogadishu Protest Shabaab Abuses
Hundreds of Somalis took to the streets of the capital of Mogadishu on Monday, protesting the militant Islamist group Al Shabaab that controls large swaths of the country ...
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5 Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

5 Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week
A weekly round-up of must-read stories, posted every Friday (or, on very rare occasions, Saturday) ...
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‘What Happened to Darfur?’

'What Happened to Darfur?'
“What happened to Darfur?” The question came up in a conversation at a friend’s birthday party last night. My new acquaintance genuinely wanted to know, posing the question as she might have mentioned the name of a friend from high school she used to see every day and just realized she hadn’t thought of in years ...
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Bashir Threatens To Expel Int’l Organizations… Again

Bashir Threatens To Expel Int'l Organizations... Again
Amid mounting calls from opposition and international groups to slightly postpone Sudan’s elections next month, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir issued a warning that proponents of the delay will be expelled from the country ...
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Bill Maher, Emile Hirsch Talk Congo’s Conflict Minerals

Actor Emile Hirsch made an impassioned pitch for conflict minerals advocacy during HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher last Friday ...
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