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America’s Sudan Sanctions Should Forbid All Dealings With Bashir’s Patrons

America’s Sudan Sanctions Should Forbid All Dealings With Bashir’s Patrons
In this guest blog post, lawyer James Bair explains what the current U.S. sanctions toward Khartoum do and don't do, pointing out some significant loopholes that should be closed to make doing business with the government of President Bashir even more difficult and U.S. efforts more impactful ...
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Chicagoland Groups to Walk for Peace in Sudan’s Darfur Region

On July 9, the historic day that South Sudan becomes an independent nation separate from the rest of Sudan, Youth United for Darfur -- the Chicagoland coalition of high schools and colleges working together for peace and education for the people of Darfur -- will hold its inaugural Walk with Darfur. The walk will take place on Saturday afternoon in downtown Chicago, in conjunction with the Sudanese Community Association of Illinois’ celebration of the independence of South Sudan ...
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Satellites Reveal Major Movement of Sudan Armed Forces in Embattled Capital of South Kordofan

The Satellite Sentinel Project has identified an apparent convoy of Sudan Armed Forces vehicles and towed artillery, stretching over two kilometers and consistent with an infantry unit of at least regiment size -- equal to approximately 1,000 troops -- in Kadugli, capital of Sudan's conflict-ridden border region of South Kordofan. The apparent convoy is pointed north, although its origin, destination and total length remain unknown ...
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Lisa Shannon: A Simple Run

Lisa Shannon: A Simple Run
Lisa Shannon’s plan was to be in Paris for her 30th birthday. Instead, she caught strep throat and had to cancel her trip. About a week before her birthday, she wound up sprawled on her couch watching the "Oprah Show," where she learned about the conflict in Congo. In her report, journalist Lisa Ling called Congo “the worst place on earth . . . and the most ignored.” Lisa was dumbfounded. The deadliest war since World War II had been raging for more than 10 years. The same guys responsible for the Rwandan genocide were still out there killing people, ...
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5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week
A weekly round-up of must-read stories, posted every Friday (or on occasion, on Saturday) ...
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Evidence of SAF Aerial and Artillery Bombardment in Nuba Mounains

Evidence of SAF Aerial and Artillery Bombardment in Nuba Mounains
Attack aircraft and helicopter gunships are within flying range of recently targeted areas in South Kordofan, according to the latest satellite images analyzed by Satellite Sentinel Project, or SSP. New fighting positions, constructed after clashes first erupted in the volatile border state in early June, were also spotted in satellite images of Dilling, a town in the northern part of the state ...
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Satellites Reveal Government of Sudan Has Positioned Rocket Launchers Near Nuba Mountains

The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has released imagery revealing that the Government of Sudan has positioned four vehicles consistent with multiple-rocket launcher (MRL) systems at a recently reinforced base within 65 kilometers of the tense border region of South Kordofan. The rocket launchers, consistent with BM-21 Grads, have a range of 20 kilometers and are capable of launching a hail of 40 rockets in a single volley ...
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Bring Guisma Home: Host a Support Sudan Home Gathering

Bring Guisma Home: Host a Support Sudan Home Gathering
“Don’t you just want to bring them home?” I’m often asked that when people see pictures and videos of me with children in the Darfuri refugee camps. I do bring them home with me, in so many ways. They are what keep me going every day in this often-depressing work. As any father would say, I love them all, but Guisma has a special place in my heart, and now you have a chance to Bring Guisma Home ...
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Ohio School District Joins the Conflict-Free Movement for Peace in Congo

Ohio School District Joins the Conflict-Free Movement for Peace in Congo
For over a year, students at the university level have been the leading voice in the movement for conflict-free products. Since Stanford University passed a proxy voting resolution in spring of 2010, four other universities, the most recent being the Ohio University Honors Tutorial College, have issued statements calling on electronics companies to clean up their supply chains, and over 50 schools across the nation are participating in the Conflict-Free Campus Initiative. Now high school students have joined the movement, using their power as individual consumers and collective communities to change the demand for conflict-free products and change the equation ...
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Satellite Imagery Corroborates Reports of Government of Sudan Bombardment in the Nuba Mountains

The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has documented visual evidence corroborating published reports that the Government of Sudan has bombarded ten towns and villages in the Nuba Mountains region of South Kordofan. Satellite imagery and photographs of attack aircraft corroborate multiple reports of a campaign of shelling and aerial bombing by Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) which has allegedly displaced tens of thousands of civilians since June 7 ...
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