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Articles of Interest on Darfur and the Sudan
Refusing to See Darfur’s Agony: Myopic and lazy reporting, political expediency have left millions to suffer and die invisibly by Eric Reeves. Sudan Tribune. May 17, 2014.
Unnoticed Genocide by Eric Reeves. The Washington Post. February 25, 2004. Page A25
Compromising with Evil: An Archival History of Greater Sudan, 2007-2012. (You can download as a free ebook.)Originally released October 22, 2012; last revised January 1, 2013
Cataloging of the bulk of Radio Dabanga dispatches athttp://wp.me/p45rOG-1iK
- FROM DISPATCHES OF THE PAST FEW WEEKS:
Rape of women and girls, sexual violence
Abu Tira rape seven, destroy water tank in North Darfur’s Zamzam camp
ZAMZAM CAMP (15 May 2014) – Militiamen and troops of the paramilitary Central Reserve Forces (known as Abu Tira) gang raped seven women of the Zamzam camp for the displaced in El Fasher locality, North…
Abu Tira rape seven, destroy water tank in North Darfur’s Zamzam camp | Radio Dabanga
Rapes in Shangil Tobaya and Tawila, North Darfur
SHANGIL TOBAYA / TAWILA (11 May 2014) – Militiamen raped three women of the Shadad camp for the displaced in Shangil Tobaya, 60km south of El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur, this morning (Sunday). On Friday… FULL STORY
Woman, children tied to tree at North Darfur market
BIRKAT SEIRA (11 May 2014) – Militiamen captured a woman and two of her children in Birket Seira town in North Darfur’s Saraf Umra locality on Saturday evening. A witness at the central market of Birkat Seira… FULL STORY
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MAY 19, MON, 7:00 pm: Ongoing Genocide in Darfur and the Crisis in South Sudan
Speaker Ahmed H. Adam
Come to learn what’s happening in Darfur, Sudan, and South Sudan.
Why has the current crisis and ongoing genocide in Darfur fallen off the radar screen?
What’s behind the current situation in Sudan and South Sudan?
What’s the hope for a peaceful relationship between these two states?
WHEN: Monday, May 19, 7:oo pm
WHERE: The Commons, 388 Atlantic Ave begtween Hoyt and Bond, downtown Brooklyn
Train: 2/3/4/5 to Hoyt; A/C/G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn; F to Bergen; B/D/N/Q/R to Atlantic/Pacific; LIRR to Flatbush
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Ahmed H. Adam is a Visiting Scholar engaged in the Project on the Two Sudans, at The Program on Peace-Building and Rights, Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights. Born in 1968 in Darfur, Mr. Adam studied law in Khartoum in 1996 and subsequently received an LLM in International law in 1999, from the Westminster University, in London. Mr. Adam represents the people of Darfur in peace negotiations with the government of Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir. Mr. Adam will share his experiences and insights about the current dynamic of the crisis in Sudan, its scope and implications.
Sponsor: Brooklyn For Peace (Darfur/Africa Task Force)
Statement on Darfur
The government of Sudan is responsible for genocide and crimes against humanity in Darfur, a region the size of Texas, on Sudan’s western border with Chad. The Sudanese government and the Janjaweed militias it arms and supports have committed numerous attacks on the civilian populations of the African Fur, Masalit, and Zaghawa ethnic groups, killing civilians, raping women, and burning villages. Estimates of those killed range from 200,000 to twice that number. More than two million people have been driven from their homes and are threatened by famine in what the UN has called the “world’s worst humanitarian crisis.”
The UN, the African Union, the US and the EU have all spoken out on this issue, however, the Sudanese government has failed to comply with the U.N. Security Council resolutions demanding Sudan to end massive violations of human rights and disarmament of the Janjaweed. Permanent members of the UN Security Council are not helping – China and Russia are buying oil and selling weapons to the Sudanese government; France is ignoring the issue while protecting its interests in the region; the U.S. and U.K. are making empty threats which only embolden Sudan’s actions.
- We condemn the gross violations of human rights and crimes against humanity by the Sudanese government and its Janjaweed militias in Darfur.
- We call on the Sudanese government to disarm and disband the government-sponsored and supplied militia forces active in Darfur and withdraw those militias from the parts of Darfur they have occupied.
- We call on the United Nations to reinforce international observers and peacekeeping troops in Darfur. Security Council must urgently ask the African Union, under Chapter VII of the U.N. Charter, to increase the number of troops on the ground in Darfur and to expand its mandate to include protection of civilians.
- We call on the UN to establish an international human rights monitoring mission in Darfur and to collect evidence of the atrocities committed there.
- We call on the Security Council to impose sanctions on the top military and civilian leaders in the Sudanese government, including travel bans and asset freezes, and an arms embargo on Sudan as a whole, with enforcement mechanisms for all sanctions.
- We call on the Sudanese government to abide by its promise to give full access for humanitarian aid.
- We call on the US to denounce the abuses in Darfur, to support a UN resolution and sanctions against Sudan. We urge the US to demand accountability for human rights abuses and crimes against humanity in Sudan.
- We call on the US government to take steps to assure that military aid is suspended to all parties to the conflict, and to take all necessary action to prevent U.S. military aid to neighboring governments such as Chad from being used in the conflict in Sudan.
As the Tran Africa Forum stated, “Silence is unacceptable in the case of Darfur. The matter is not about picking sides in the face of civil war. It is demanding that the human rights of the people of Darfur are respected; that humanitarian assistance get to the people; and that serious efforts are undertaken to stop the fighting and bring about peaceful resolution of the conflict.”
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