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Where are George Clooney and co now that Sudan needs them? | Nesrine Malik

The people are rising up. But the western celebrities and the human rights industry that fought for this are absentIn 2017, a US law firm signed a contract with the Sudanese government, to assist in efforts to lift the economic sanctions that had been suffocating the country since 1997. Within weeks, George Clooney and John Prendergast, veteran activists for human rights in Sudan, wrote a letter in Time magazine, objecting to this. They asked rhetorically, did the law firm’s senior ranks, filled...
Tags: Human Rights, Protest, Africa, Time, US, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Sudan, George Clooney, Darfur, Omar al Bashir, Nesrine Malik, John Prendergast, Clooney Prendergast


Sudan unrest enters second month with protests in Omdurman

Near daily demonstrations set off by a worsening economic crisis have shaken Sudan since Dec. 19. Protesters have called for an end to President Omar al-Bashir's three-decade rule, blaming him for the country's problems. Bashir has blamed the unrest and accompanying violence on foreign "agents" and rebels from the western region of Darfur, claims he repeated on Sunday.
Tags: Science, Sudan, Darfur, Bashir, Omar al Bashir, Omdurman


Security forces fire tear gas as more protests hit Sudanese cities

Security forces fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators who marched after noon prayers in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Friday to demand that President Omar al-Bashir step down from 30 years in power. Anti-government protests first flared last month and have posed the most serious challenge yet to Bashir, a former army general who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes in the Darfur region. In previous weeks, demonstrations have begun only after sundown and th...
Tags: Science, International criminal court, Darfur, Anti, Khartoum, Bashir, Omar al Bashir


Best things to see and do in Sudan

Because it’s been plagued by two civil wars (1955-1972 and 1983-2005) and the ongoing violence taking place in the Darfur region, many people think the whole of Sudan is dangerous; however, the northeastern region of the country is very peaceful. With a rich cultural heritage, twice as many pyramids as Egypt, and warm, welcoming locals, Sudan is worth checking out. Since very few visitors venture into the country and the government is not promoting its amazing assets, it’s a great destination...
Tags: Travel, Osama Bin Laden, Egypt, Sudan, Libya, Gaddafi, Darfur, All, Unesco World Heritage, Wawa, Khartoum, US Department of State, White Nile, South Kordofan, Hamed, Amon


Sudanese Christian refugees in Egypt treated as third-class citizens

Sudan (MNN) -- They work long hours in "unofficial" jobs for low pay. They are hesitant to send their children to public schools for fear of bullying and abuse. They share small apartments in groups of eight to ten. For Sudanese refugees living in Cairo, Egypt, life is not what they hoped for when they fled genocide and an economic crisis in their home country. Bonita Dirk with Nuba Mountains Bible Institute in Cairo (NBIC) explains: “Officially, the laws of Egypt are you have to have nine ...
Tags: Egypt, Sudan, South Sudan, Muslim, Un, Christian, Darfur, Cairo, Cairo Egypt, Dirk, Nuba Mountains, Nuba, NBIC, Prayercast, Bonita Dirk, Nuba Mountains Bible Institute


On the Front Line of the Saudi War in Yemen? Child Soldiers from Darfur

Led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudis have used their oil wealth to outsource the war, primarily by hiring desperate survivors of Sudan’s conflict.
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, War Crimes, Sudan, Yemen, Darfur, Mohammed bin Salman, Bashir, Houthis, Politics And Government, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, Defense and Military Forces, Mohammed bin Salman (1985-, Omar Hassan Al, Janjaweed


In Search of the Origin of “Silent Night”

Silent nights are an uncommon occurrence in The Big Apple, but on a frosty evening in late November, a group of people are gathered at a Colonial-Era churchyard cemetery on the grounds of New York City’s Trinity Church. There’s a nip in the air, but it has zero effect on the feeling of warmth and fellowship amongst the crowd standing under the bright lights of the giant towers of the city’s Financial District. On this night, Lower Manhattan’s nocturnal cacophony of howling sirens, honking car h...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York City, Toronto, Unesco, Austria, Vienna, Atlantic, Trinity, North America, World Trade Center, Yemen, Salzburg, Darfur, Gruber, Silent Night


'Suddenly you have to run for your life': a film-maker's take on life in Sudan – podcast

Award-winning director Hajooj Kuka on the realities of life in a wartorn country, and the inspiration for aKasha, his first feature filmSudan-based Hajooj Kuka set out to document life in refugee camps. His films include Beats of the Antonov – on war, music and the resilience of the people of the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains – and Darfur’s Skeleton, which tells the stories of Sudanese people displaced by conflict. He co-founded the Refugee Club, bringing together artists with similar backgrounds...
Tags: Film, Culture, Global development, Sudan, Darfur, Nuba Mountains, Blue Nile, Hajooj Kuka, Conflict and arms, Refugee Club


Conflict Transformation vs. Transformational Travel

In my life, I have been blessed to be able to study abroad, work abroad and to travel extensively overseas. I’ve been a TEFL instructor, a tour guide and a study abroad director. I have experienced the ins and outs of the food and beverage industry on several continents. I’ve backpacked Europe and traveled alone in the Middle East. All of these experiences have the power to transform an individual. I like to refer to them as ‘transformational travel.’ However, there is one form of ‘transformatio...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, London, Featured, California, Barcelona, Britain, Ireland, Paris, Middle East, Northern Ireland, Un, Red Cross, Volunteering, Belfast


UN-AU envoy urges UN to consider action against Sudan rebel

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The joint U.N.-African Union envoy for Darfur is calling on the Security Council to consider “stern measures” — likely sanctions — against the Sudan Liberation Army’s founder Abdul Wahid Elnur, who has refused to join the peace process. Jeremiah Mamabolo told the Security Council Monday that “from all accounts, he prefers […]
Tags: News, Sudan, Un, Darfur, Security Council, UNITED NATIONS AP, U N African Union, Nation & World, Sudan Liberation Army, Jeremiah Mamabolo, Abdul Wahid Elnur


U.N. team: Myanmar military chiefs should face ‘genocide’ case

By JAMEY KEATEN The Associated Press GENEVA — Investigators working for the U.N.’s top human rights body said Monday that Myanmar military leaders should be prosecuted for genocide against Rohingya Muslims, taking the unusual step of identifying six by name among those behind deadly, systematic crimes against the ethnic minority. The call, accompanying a first report by the team of investigators, amounts to some of the strongest language yet from U.N. officials who have denounced alleged human r...
Tags: Asia, News, China, Sport, European Union, World news, Soccer, United States, United Nations, International criminal court, Aung San Suu Kyi, Sudan, Bangladesh, Un, Myanmar, Rohingya


Kofi Annan's three key UN speeches - video

The former United Nations secretary general and Nobel peace prize laureat has died at the age of 80, his foundation said. Annan served two terms as secretary general in New York from 1997 to 2006 and retired in Geneva. He faced tough times during his tenure at the UN – the war in Iraq, which he opposed, lingering questions on UN scandals, deteriorating ties with the George W Bush administration and US rightwingers calling for his head. His worst moments, Annan said, included not being able to st...
Tags: New York, Iraq, US, World news, United Nations, Sudan, Un, Geneva, Darfur, George W Bush, Annan, Kofi Annan


Money is Spiritual: “Scarcity or Abundance?”

Scarcity or Abundance? I suffered from a scarcity mentality. What does this mean? As you already know from previous meditations, I didn’t grow up with a lot of money. I went through my whole ministry without a lot of money. I ended up literally bankrupt when I left the ministry in 2010. My default belief was that I would never have lots of money in my life and never experience abundance financially because I’d never known otherwise. I felt stuck, trapped, and fatalistic about money. In fact, som...
Tags: Apple, Business, New York, Money, Molly, Steve Jobs, Religion, Los Angeles, Success, Teaching, Philippines, Inspirational, Jesus, Darfur, Haiti, David_hayward


Hull tent art installation shows refugee family's journey

The Dirar family fled war-torn Darfur and spent four years at a refugee camp before moving to Hull.
Tags: News, Darfur, Hull, Dirar


Sri Lankan ‘war criminals’ deployed as UN peacekeepers

Confidential report says officers implicated in the abuse of Tamils were operating in AfricaThe UN has been sending alleged war criminals to act as peacekeepers in conflict zones, a confidential report claims.The document, seen by the Observer, and sent to the UN’s Department of Peacekeeping Operations last month, claims that senior Sri Lankan officers accused of war crimes have been deployed to UN operations in Mali, Lebanon, Darfur and South Sudan. Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, World news, United Nations, War Crimes, South Sudan, Un, Darfur, Sri Lanka, South Sudan Continue, Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Mali Lebanon Darfur


UN votes to cut UN-AU force in Sudan’s Darfur region in half

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution that will dramatically cut the United Nations-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan’s vast western Darfur region in response to reduced fighting and improved security conditions. The resolution adopted Friday by a vote of 15-0 looks ahead to “the eventual exit” of the joint […]
Tags: News, Sudan, Un, Darfur, Security Council, UNITED NATIONS AP, United Nations African Union, Nation & World


ICC prosecutor says UN fails to promote justice in Sudan

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court accused the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday of failing to take action against countries that didn’t arrest Sudan’s president to face charges of genocide in his country’s Darfur region. Fatou Bensouda told the council that more than 13 years after it referred the situation […]
Tags: News, International criminal court, Sudan, Un, Darfur, Icc, UNITED NATIONS AP, U N Security Council, Fatou Bensouda, Nation & World


UN: Situation in Sudan’s Darfur region is ‘radically’ better

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. peacekeeping chief says the situation in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region “has changed radically for the better” and the United Nations and the African Union are recommending new sharp cuts in their joint security force. Jean-Pierre Lacroix told the Security Council on Monday that the joint mission is finalizing a […]
Tags: News, United Nations, Sudan, Un, Darfur, African Union, Security Council, UNITED NATIONS AP, Nation & World, Jean Pierre Lacroix


Sudan:Sudan Change Now Calls for Release of Blind Darfuri Sheikh

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Sudan Change Now Movement is calling for the immediate release of Sheikh Matar Younis, one of the most prominent defenders of the displaced in Darfur, who was detained more than two months ago.
Tags: News, Sudan, Darfur, Khartoum, Sudan Change Now Movement, Matar Younis


South Sudan:Latest Sudanese Attacks On Darfur Show Protection Needs

[HRW] Today, the United Nations Security Council will get a briefing on the situation in Sudan's Darfur region. Since March, government-led attacks have surged against dozens of villages in Jebel Mara, a restive mountainous rebel stronghold in central Darfur, resulting in killings, widespread destruction, looting, and mass displacement.
Tags: News, Sudan, Darfur, United Nations Security Council, Jebel Mara


Sudan:Rebel Leader Calls On Washington to Side With the Sudanese, Not the Govt.

[Radio Dabanga] Paris -Abdelwahid El Nur, the leader of the mainstream Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM-AW) says his movement is "heartened" by a recent US statement calling for the cessation of hostilities in Darfur's Jebel Marra. He called on Washington "to side with the national opposition and not an illegitimate dictatorship".
Tags: News, Washington, US, Sudan, Darfur, Jebel Marra, Sudan Liberation Movement SLM, Dabanga -RSB- Paris Abdelwahid El Nur


Sudan:Washington 'Deeply Concerned' By Fighting in Darfur's Jebel Marra

[Radio Dabanga] Washington DC -The USA has called on the Sudanese government, rebel forces, and militant tribal groups to stop fighting in the Jebel Marra region.
Tags: News, Washington, Sudan, Darfur, Jebel Marra, Dabanga, Washington DC The USA


'Deals with the devil always unravel': the UK blind spot for Sudan's abuses | Rebecca Lowe

Britain and the EU are under fire for engaging with a nation with one of the world’s worst human rights records – all in the name of stemming migration When Amjed Farid was transferred to a small cell in Kober prison on 5 April, he had a sense of deja vu. “I suddenly realised it was the same one I’d been in five years before,” he says. “It brought back some unpleasant memories. I spent a month in solitary, and had hoped I’d never have to see the place again.”Farid was one of hundreds imprisoned ...
Tags: UK, Human Rights, Africa, Eu, World news, Britain, Middle East and North Africa, Refugees, Global development, Governance, Omar al-Bashir, Sudan, Conflict and development, Darfur, Migration And Development, Khartoum


Sudan:First Group of Refugees in Chad Returns Home to Darfur

[VOA] The first group of 53 Sudanese refugees living in Chad has returned home to North Darfur more than a decade after fleeing, the U.N. refugee agency reports.
Tags: News, Sudan, Chad, Darfur, VOA, North Darfur, U N refugee, First Group of Refugees in Chad Returns Home


Sudan:292 Political Detainees Still in Prisons - Activists

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -A long list of political detainees from Darfur has been published. Activists claim that they were not included in the presidential order to release all political detainees in Sudan because of their allegiance to the detained Sheikh Musa Hilal.
Tags: News, Sudan, Darfur, Khartoum


Netanyahu makes late night u-turn on deal for African asylum seekers in Israel

Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, announced yesterday he had reached a deal with the UN to resettle thousands of African asylum seekers only to u-turn within hours after a rebellion by his own ministers.  The Israeli leader said on Monday afternoon that he had struck an international agreement under which around half of the 40,000 asylum seekers in Israel would be sent to Western countries like Canada, Germany and Italy.  Under the terms of the deal, the Israeli government agreed t...
Tags: News, Africa, Israel, Tel Aviv, Uganda, Britain, Egypt, Italy, Eritrea, Sudan, Libya, Un, Benjamin Netanyahu, Darfur, Rwanda, Naftali Bennett


Yorkshire football team appears in world league of stateless peoples

Debut match, between county’s first international team and Isle of Man, end in 1-1 drawBarely six months since its beer-soaked inception in the back room of a Yorkshire pub, the county’s first “international” football team made its debut in a world league for stateless peoples on Sunday.The fledgling Yorkshire side – which now ranks alongside Tibet, Greenland and Darfur on the world football stage – earned a 1-1 draw against a highly-rated Isle of Man in front of 500 spectators in a tiny village...
Tags: Football, Sport, UK News, Yorkshire, Rohingya, Darfur, Isle of man, North Of England, Tibet Greenland, Pontefract Continue


The looming crisis of European imperialism

The looming crisis of European imperialism Part I: The politics of Islam in Algeria Islam in Algeria requires a short explanation. The Muslims in Algiers, insofar as they are Berbers, are of weak faith. To the extent that they abide by Islamic tradition, they are primarily Malikites, although Hanafism is steadily gaining ground. But they hardly bother with the faith’s formal demands, quietly put forward their own traditions under the name of adaa, and pa...
Tags: Europe, England, France, Germany, Africa, Religion, America, Senegal, Spain, Egypt, Morocco, Paris, Netherlands, Belgium, Algeria, Tunisia


The deadly African gold rush fuelled by people smugglers' promises

Sudanese refugees in northern Chad are risking their lives to mine the precious ore in a desperate bid to secure a new life in EuropeRefugees from the troubled Sudanese region of Darfur, who are living in camps in neighbouring Chad, are being drawn into an African gold rush in a desperate effort to pay smugglers to get them to Europe.Digging in holes 50m deep, Sudanese refugees are risking their lives in an area not only littered with landmines but also beset by violence, which claimed at least ...
Tags: Europe, Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Global development, Sudan, Chad, Darfur


Ceasefire extended in Sudan; Christian persecution continues

Sudan (MNN) – Last October, the United States lifted sanctions on Sudan with the expectation that there would be more efforts in counterterrorism and against internal conflict. More recently, the Sudanese government opted to extend a unilateral ceasefire against rebels that was supposed to end in December. Until the ceasefire, fighting between the government and rebels had been ongoing in the Kordofan and Blue Nile regions since 2011 and Darfur since 2003. Todd Nettleton of the Voice of th...
Tags: Church, US, United States, Sudan, Darfur, Christ, WWL, Khartoum, Nettleton, Nuba Mountains, Blue Nile, Petr Jasek, Jasek, Todd Nettleton, Voice of the Martyrs USA, Voice of the Martyrs