- Sixth humanitarian aid batch sent from Sudan to South SudanApril 28, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - A sixth humanitarian relief caravan including 1068 tonnes of sorghum Friday has been dispatched from the capital of Sudan's North Kordofan state, El Obeid to the needy population in South Sudan, said a Sudanese humanitarian official. Humanitarian aid commissioner Ahmed Babiker al-Hassan has told the official news agency SUNA […]
- Sudan, Chad discuss boosting joint border forcesApril 27, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan-Chad Security Committee Thursday wrapped up meetings to discuss ways to boost the ability of the joint border forces to preserve security and to face new challenges. The joint border force has been deployed along the joint border in 2010 in line with a deal to stop support to rebel groups and cross-border attacks. Howeve […]
- New South Sudan fighting displaces 25,000: MSFApril, 27 2017 (JUBA) – At least 25,000 people have been displaced by intense fighting between the South Sudan People's Liberation Army and Agwelek forces around Kodok, a town in Upper Nile state. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), in a statement, said humanitarian organisations that were providing essential medical services, water, food, non-food items an […]
- Sixth humanitarian aid batch sent from Sudan to South Sudan
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This according to http://www.photius.com/rankings/economy/current_account_balance_2011_0.html
I posted this next one on the Montana Reporters Abroad website, but here’s another look. (Again, you could check this out at http://www.photius.com/rankings/economy/current_account_balance_2011_0.html)
This shouldn’t be news to you, but it’s always nice to check out a list to gain some perspective (if you share the same side brain as I).
I have no new facts or analysis on this matter.
Here’s a map that explains the problems of colonization in the late 19th century.
Southern Sudan is no different than the rest of the continent of Africa, thousands of tribes vying over land organization. Southern Sudan did, however, succeed in passing the referendum for secession.
Mazrui wasn’t quite optimistic of the situation in Sudan today. He named two main causes of conflict in Africa since colonization by European countries in the late 19th century: conflict of identity (Hutus v. Tutsi in Rwanda) and conflict over resources (Niger Delta).
Southern Sudan is becoming Africa’s newest nation, but for only so long, Mazrui hinted. He noted the identity conflict that continues in the Darfur region.
Sudan isn’t the first case where tribes have relocated boundaries in Africa, and it certainly won’t be the last.
The general feeling today is that, after peaking in 2005, the conflict known as the “War in Darfur” came to an end. Here is a screen shot of Wikipedia page, war in Darfur.
But a recent post by Amnesty International’s Christoph Koettl suggests that the recent referendum has replaced the violence in Darfur in the international spotlight, yet the attacks remain a problem.
Amnesty’s Science for Human Rights Program captured satellite imagery of the continued violence.
The evidence calls for a reiteration of the fact that though the focus has shifted from the region in western Sudan, reporters must continue coverage of the issue until it completely dissolves.
Another Amnesty International report documents just how much the attacks by the government military forces has increased. The report, written before the referendum vote in January, called for the focus of the government in south Sudan to remain on human rights issues.
The referendum has passed, but much remains unanswered as to what action will actually be taken and in how much time. An estimated 20,000 displaced civilians in Darfur have been displaced since December 2010. The violations of international law are very much a reality in Sudan today.