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2009-10-19 11:01:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Enough Project at the Center for American Progress today released the following policy brief, authored by Enough Co-founder John Prendergast, analyzing the Obama administration's new policy on the government of Sudan: The ideals spelled out in the Obama administration's new paper on U.S. policy to Sudan are worthy of considerable support. The policy review represents a great deal of work inside the administration to learn lessons from...

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...

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...

2008-11-12 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...

2008-09-20 12:00:54

Text of report in English by Paris-based Sudanese newspaper Sudan Tribune website on 17 September [Report by Daniel Van Oudenaren: "Surgeons Train for Trauma Cases in Juba Hospital"] Twenty-six surgeons and doctors from southern Sudan are attending a war surgery seminar that started in Juba on Sept. 17, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announced from Khartoum. The three-day seminar is lead by Dr Gunter Wimhofer, an ICRC surgeon who has practiced in Democratic Republic...

2008-09-18 06:00:40

Text of report in English by UN sponsored Radio Miraya FM website, Juba on 17 September Wednesday, 17 September 2008 - The Juba Teaching Hospital has been treating so far over 500 patients who suffered various gunshots and landmine injures in southern Sudan since the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement. Dr Dario Kuron Lado, Director General at the Juba Teaching Hospital confirmed to Miraya FM that the hospital is still receiving a high number of patients suffering from gunshot or...

2008-09-05 06:00:22

Text of report in English by independent, Nairobi-based, USAID- funded Sudan Radio Service on 5 September People seeking medical care at Wau [southern Sudan] Teaching Hospital are not being treated because of a lack of resources. The director of Wau Teaching Hospital, Dr Paul Atyier, told Sudan Radio Service in Wau on Wednesday that the hospital is facing shortages of qualified medical staff, medical equipment and medicine. [Atyier] Wau Teaching Hospital, like other teaching hospitals...

2008-08-02 15:00:10

Text of report in English by Paris-based Sudanese newspaper Sudan Tribune website on 2 August Saturday 2 August 2008: Sudanese authorities have banned, the YouTube, a video sharing website joining other five countries in the world. Since 22 July, Internet users in Sudan have been unable to access the site, instead receiving an error message stating that the site was blocked by the National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC). Sudan is the latest in a list of countries that has banned...

2008-07-16 03:00:21

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -The prosecutor for the Interna-tional Criminal Court sought an arrest warrant Monday for Sudan's president on charges of waging a campaign of genocide and rape in Darfur, a high-risk strategy that could backfire against the people in the war-torn desert region. The indictment marked the first time prosecutors at the world's first permanent war crimes tribunal have issued charges against a sitting head of state, though President Omar al-Bashir was unlikely to...

2008-07-16 00:00:13

By The Associated Press THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Starvation and soul-destroying gang rapes are Sudan's weapons of choice in Darfur's genocide, according to prosecutors at the world's first permanent war crimes tribunal.Filing charges Monday against Sudan's President Omar al- Bashir, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said the Sudanese leader had developed a new way of perpetrating humanity's ultimate crime."Al-Bashir is executing this genocide without gas chambers,...


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