Sudan: Evidence of chemical weapons used to kill hundreds including children in Darfur

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Benjamin Lowy

 

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Amnesty International

An Amnesty International investigation has gathered horrific evidence of the repeated use of what are believed to be chemical weapons against civilians, including very young children, by Sudanese government forces in one of the most remote regions of Darfur over the past eight months.

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South Sudan Plan on ending impunity for sexual and gender-based violence

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Peter Louis

The Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare, in partnership with the United Nations, held a two-day high-level dialogue to discuss the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. The dialogue featured national leaders from government, military, law enforcement, civil society, and the United Nations speaking on the theme, “Addressing Impunity on Sexual and Gender Based Violence in South Sudan.”

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Raila Odinga has an equal chance of winning the Presidency as Uhuru Kenyatta

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Joe Khamisi

“We will not settle for perfunctory peace that is disrupted every five years by an election cycle, Uhuru Kenyatta confidently remarked at his first-term inauguration on 10 April 2013. “Rather, we are calling and working towards a permanent peace… A peace that fosters unity.”

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Suing governments over terror no sure thing despite U.S. Sept 11 law

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Mica Rosenberg

Families of Sept. 11 victims and others who may seek to sue foreign governments accused of supporting terrorism in the United States still face significant legal hurdles, despite a boost from passage of a law allowing such cases to proceed.

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