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Posts Tagged ‘Sudan’

Torture of Channel 4 journalists in Sudan highlights need to investigate Darfur chemical attacks

Phil Cox/NVF   By Amnesty International The torture of two journalists abducted en route to Jebel Marra, in Sudan’s Darfur region, is not only a grave affront to press freedom, but also proof the Sudanese authorities have something to hide in the region, said human rights NGO Amnesty International ahead of the airing of a […]

South Sudan refugee crisis escalates: Uganda and region in urgent need of assistance

UNHCR photo   By Male Daniel Eight months after fresh violence erupted in South Sudan, a famine produced by the vicious combination of fighting and drought is now driving the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis.

The Price of Fear, the Price of Dictatorship

Reuters photo   By Sami Jamil Jadallah   Revisiting the Arab Spring   I grew up when there were curfews that lasted for days, when listening to the wrong radio station could land you in jail, when a stupid, illiterate “security/mokhabarat” could haul you to jail for no reason and I remember when and actually […]

How the Muslim Ban is going to affect my gastronomical life

Emmanuel Dunand/AFP   By Ahmed Tharwat Donald Trump our new Czar, the political ISIS of American politics, the one who beheaded more than a dozen career politicians on national TV during GOP debates. In his crusade against Muslims and Islam, the leader of the civilized world, replacing the leader of the free world, called for […]

Hateful, toxic rhetoric creating a dangerous and divided world

Mario Tama/AFP   By Amnesty International Politicians using toxic rhetoric, reminiscent of the 1930s, are creating a dangerous and divided world, said human rights NGO Amnesty International as it launched its annual assessment of human rights around the world.

Trump signs new executive orders at the Pentagon

UPI photo   By Kanwal Abidi President Trump, on Friday at the Pentagon, signed an Executive Order that he said would provide a thorough vetting of refugees to ensure that terrorists cannot get into the United States.

Totalitarian dominance within African Democracy

By Ogunniyi Abayomi The recent Ghanaian election was observed as the exemplary illustration of a democratic state within its sphere of power. The display of maturity during the election between President Mahama over the loss of the presidential seat to Nana Akufo-Addo exhibited the total value demonstrated for the satisfaction of the masses, rather than […]

The Business of War

AFP photo   By Ricardo Swire The superpower ideological divide that previously structured world conflict is now obsolete. Governments in America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East have unconventionally turned to private military companies to intervene in conflict on their behalf.

The National dialogue in Sudan has died a clinical death

Eraphim Hamid/AFP   By Mohamed Elgadi It is unfortunate for Sudan, to a scandalous degree that the national dialogue is no longer, this from a terrorist Khartoum government led by President Omar al-Bashir.

Refugee crisis set to get worse, not better

UNICEF photo   By Amnesty International Wealthy countries have shown a complete absence of leadership and responsibility, leaving just ten countries, which account for less than 2.5% of world GDP, to take in 56% of the world’s refugees, said Amnesty International in a comprehensive assessment of the global refugee crisis published.

South Sudan crisis increases as civilians flee insecurity

By Peter Louis Nearly three years after conflict erupted in South Sudan, the regional impact of the crisis is rising alarmingly as the number of South Sudanese crossing international borders in search of safety grows each day.

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

Benjamin Lowy   By 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.

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

Mark Kauzlarich/Reuters   By 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.

United States discredited by war in South Sudan

By Dukhan Jundit The United States, believed by most South Sudanese to be a friend in their stand for peace in the country, have contradicted themselves in their motivation as the world’s champion of democracy by accepting an illegitimate Vice President General Taban Deng Gai to land on its soil as representative of President Kiir.

Is Riek Machar the new saviour of South Sudan?

Goran Tomasevic/Reuters   By Dukhan Jundit Decades ago, Dr Riek Machar-Teny was fighting both Bashir and Garang to liberate South Sudan from injustice and corruption, but many Sudanese are unaware of who freed them from a regime of dictators.

Warlords, please leave South Sudan alone!

Camille Lepage   By Joe Khamisi  If reports from Juba are to be analyzed objectively, South Sudan, dubbed Africa’s youngest nation, may be on the verge of a fresh ethnic conflagration and possible economic collapse.

Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing

Guang Niu   By Cynthia M. Lardner Genocide and ethnic cleansing, forms of Scientific Racism, have been around since the beginning of time. Since the Holocaust, various conventions and treaties have been entered into making genocide a crime and ethnic cleansing a crime against humanity. International tribunals have been created, at great expense, to acknowledge […]

Africa political opposition groups in limbo

Dai Kurokawa   By Joe Khamisi  The role of the opposition in democracies all over the world is to question the government of the day and to hold it accountable. Thus, opposition parties require space, freedom, and opportunities to allow them time to prepare alternative programmes in readiness for the day they would take over.

Reflections on Anzac Day: Respect the dead, heal the wounded, end all imperialist wars

By Rupen Savoulian April 25, 2015 marked exactly one hundred years of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corp (Anzac) offensive against the forces of the Ottoman Turkish empire at Gallipoli. There were many moving, and emotional commemorative activities on the day, as Australians like myself remembered those who fell in what was an ultimately […]

Amnesty calls on Sudan to investigate student killing

By Michael Organ The human rights NGO Amnesty International has called on the Sudanese government to investigate the killing of an eighteen year old student by intelligence agents.

Back to square one!

By Shakeel Haider It’s no more a unipolar world but a world with a total breach of peace and harmony. History either repeats itself or not but the world situation looks like very much like the decade of the 1980s.

The Arab Peace Corps – Why Now?

By Sami Jamil Jadallah It is in times of wars, conflicts, chaos, terrorism and despair; investments in peace and development become more urgent.

Notes from America: What if Arab Dictators had to find a second career!!

By Ahmed Tharwat The Arab Spring in the last four years or so forced a few Arab dictators prematurely from their jobs, where they have a heck of a time handling their imposed retirements.

Islamic Military Alliance against Terrorism

By Sattar Rind It’s definitely interesting and vis-à-vis a dangerous development for the Muslim world that Saudi Arabia has announced 34 Muslim countries in the National Islamic Alliance against Terrorism, but Iran, Iraq, Yemen and Syria, despite being important Muslim countries, are not included in this Islamic military alliance.

INGOs: Enemies in Disguise

  By Sabena Siddiqi ‘Save the Children’ is an international NGO working in Pakistan since 1979, purportedly assisting children and families in the aftermath of emergencies such as floods, etc. Last week, the Government of Pakistan announced closure of the organisation’s offices throughout the country for its activities against the State of Pakistan.

Rehabilitating Women in Post Conflict Scenarios: Developing Institutional Responsibility

  By Anant Mishra Introduction The United Nations has been involved in conflict resolution since its inception after the Second World War in 1945. However, its role as global peacekeeper does not conclude with the end of violence.

Discussing ‘Peacebuilding’ and ‘Post War Recovery’

  By Anant Mishra Nations that are gripped in war, at the final stage of conflict, have the obligation to transform from a state of war to a state of peace and stability. This period however is a phase of severe instability and economic slowdown in the region, thus the condition becomes extremely difficult for […]

OVER 70 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARRESTED IN UGANDA

  By Robert Ssewankambo Officials from the Ugandan Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control (DCIC) recently carried out an operation in Kampala, where over seventy illegal immigrants were arrested.

Hamas’ Diplomatic Activism: Modified Strategies and New Alliances

  By Fadi Elhusseini Many observers saw in Tony Blair’s meeting with head of Hamas’ political bureau Khaled Meshal a breakthrough that may take Hamas out of the bottleneck and may lead to a long-term truce between the movement and Israel.

Sudanese bombers kill four in South Sudan

  By Peter Louis The Press Secretary of President Salva Kiir, Ateny Wek Ateny, on Thursday informed journalists that South Sudan for the last three days has been sustaining aerial bombardment, four innocent civilians having been killed and nine others seriously wounded.