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2009-05-29 11:11:00

CSI Urges President Obama to Help Stamp out Slavery in Sudan WASHINGTON, May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Christian Solidarity International (CSI) issued a report on the liberation of 232 Sudanese earlier this month. The slaves - Christian and traditionalist members of the Dinka tribe - were liberated, with CSI's support, from Arab masters in Darfur and neighboring Kordofan. The released captives were then repatriated to their homeland in Southern Sudan by Arab retrievers working in...

2009-03-11 12:27:00

Government Efforts to Abolish Slavery in Sudan Falter WASHINGTON and AWEIL, Sudan, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 267 African Sudanese slaves were freed from captivity in a CSI-sponsored liberation action spanning the end of February and first days of March. All 267 liberated slaves were Southern Sudanese victims of government-sponsored war crimes. They were captured by militiamen during Sudan's 22 year-old civil war, pitting the Arab/Islamic-based Government of Sudan against the...

2006-04-04 03:39:33

By Opheera McDoom BOR, Sudan (Reuters) - As the hot African sun rose over the banks of the river Nile, 320 southern Sudanese crammed into a boat and chanted verses from the Bible before they set off on their way home after more than a decade in exile. "From the darkness into the light," the mostly women and children from the Dinka tribe chanted. They waved crosses and rose to their feet on the battered barge, the vessel that would carry them home. They are some of thousands who fled...

2005-08-02 08:43:37

By Katie Nguyen NEW SITE, Sudan (Reuters) - In a silent, single file, mourners came to view the casket of Sudan's Vice-President John Garang on Tuesday, paying final tribute to the former rebel leader credited with delivering an historic African peace deal. Led by his widow Rebecca, dozens of grieving relatives sang hymns and prayed aloud over the coffin containing Garang's body, retrieved from a remote mountainside close to the Ugandan border where his helicopter crashed at the weekend....

2005-06-27 12:48:56

By Matthew Green PALIANG, Sudan (Reuters) - Sprawled on the ground with hisface pressed into the earth, the boy looked like he mightalready be dead. Naked but for a pair of bangles on his ankles and whitedust caking his skin, the four-year-old had collapsed a fewsteps from a group of starving children sheltering under atree. It was as if he had been discarded. Working as a reporter in Africa, it's not uncommon to seepeople dying. For it to be a child, in a village in southernSudan, during...

2005-06-27 11:32:37

By Matthew Green PALIANG, Sudan (Reuters) - Sprawled on the ground with hisface pressed into the earth, the boy looked like he mightalready be dead. Naked but for a pair of bangles on his ankles and whitedust caking his skin, the four-year-old had collapsed a fewsteps from a group of starving children sheltering under atree. It was as if he had been discarded. Working as a reporter in Africa, it's not uncommon to seepeople dying. For it to be a child, in a village in southernSudan, during...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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