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2010-10-28 11:57:13

Education is often heralded as an engine for peace and prosperity, but in the fifty-year civil war that has gripped Sudan, schools have played an important role in deepening the country's divisions. That's the conclusion of Anders Breidlid, a professor of international education and development at Oslo University College. His research on education in Sudan is published in the November issue of Comparative Education Review. Since taking power in northern Sudan in 1989, the Arab-dominated...

2009-05-06 12:45:47

U.S. actress Mia Farrow is documenting on YouTube her hunger strike in support of refugees in Darfur. The New York Post Wednesday said Farrow is now in Day 11 of a water-only fast she hopes to keep for a three weeks to protest the ban of 16 human welfare agencies from the region by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. Of course, I don't expect that me on a hunger strike is going to do that much, the Post quoted Farrow as saying in one YouTube clip. But if it provides a news hook for newspapers...

2009-04-22 11:50:22

U.S. actress Mia Farrow says she plans to go on a hunger strike to protest the Sudanese government's decision to expel foreign aid agencies from Darfur. Farrow has long campaigned on behalf of the people in the war-ravaged region. The goodwill ambassador for UNICEF said she plans to start her fast of only water Monday. The BBC quoted the 64-year-old actress as saying she wants to demonstrate outrage at a world that is somehow able to stand by and watch innocent men, women and children...

2009-03-30 13:33:00

NEW YORK, March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC is gravely distressed by the lavish welcome afforded to Sudanese President Omar El-Bashir, whose arrest on charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes is sought by the International Criminal Court, at the Arab League summit in Qatar. "Welcoming an accused mass murderer with a kiss on the red carpet is morally repugnant," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "This action is unworthy of the role as a respected regional mediator to...

2009-03-04 09:34:00

In letter leaders commend U.N. Security Council, ICC support for pursuit of justice in Darfur WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 100 Darfuri and Sudanese diaspora leaders worldwide today issued a letter of support for the International Criminal Court arrest warrant for Sudanese President al-Bashir, issued today in The Hague. Signatories commended U.N. Security Council and the International Criminal Court's support for the pursuit of justice in Darfur. To arrange...

2008-12-23 13:54:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Jewish World Service (AJWS) recently sent a letter, signed by nearly 200 rabbis, urging Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to continue blocking attempts by the United Nations Security Council at delaying justice for Sudan's president, Omar Al-Bashir. Since 2003, the Government of Sudan has been arming and organizing militias, with backing by the Sudanese army, to engage in a genocidal campaign against the people of Darfur. To date, the...

2008-11-12 15:00:08

Sudanese President Omar Hassan Bashir says he's ordering a cease-fire with rebels based in Darfur and will move to disarm pro-government militias. Bashir made the declaration Wednesday after receiving the recommendations of the Sudan People's Initiative, a Khartoum-backed plan that did not include any input from the key rebel group Justice and Equality Movement, the BBC reported. A prosecutor from the International Criminal Court in The Hague is seeking genocide charges against Bashir...

2008-09-24 18:00:31

Text of report entitled "Sudanese to protest ICC's allegations through mobile phones" published in English by state-owned Sudanese news agency Suna website Mobile phone users will kick off a campaign next Friday [27 September] in protest of allegations by International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor against the president of the republic, Field Marshal Umar Al-Bashir. The users will send messages to any of the telecommunication companies. Chairman of the Sudanese Organization for...

2008-08-26 03:00:21

Text of report in English by Paris-based Sudanese newspaper Sudan Tribune website on 26 August Sudanese troops today attacked the largest displaced camp located in South Darfur leaving scores dead and many more injured. An IDP representative told Sudan Tribune that 86 people were killed and 221 wounded. However other put the death figures between 50 and 122. Monday's attack is the fifth of its kind against Kalma camp which is the home of more than 90,000 people who fled their villages...

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