- NCP Shura Council adjourns discussions on al-Bashir nomination for 2020 electionsJanuary 20, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The parliament of Sudan's ruling National Congress Party (NCP), the Shura Council, Saturday decided to not discuss the re-election of President Omer al-Bashir in 2020 election at this stage. According to the Sudanese constitution and the NCP status, al-Bashir couldn't run for office for a third mandate after the end of […]
- Chiefs accuse S. Sudan official of ceasefire violation January 19, 2018 (JUBA) – Local chiefs from the Gawaar community in South Sudan have accused the country's first vice president, Taban Deng Gai of violating the cessation of hostilities agreement signed between government and rebels in Addis Ababa last year. Gai's recent visit to Jonglei state, the chiefs claimed, has escalated the war in other the […]
- U.S. Shutdown : Congressional delegation suspends visit to SudanJanuary 20, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The United States government shutdown has caused a postponement of a U.S. Congressional delegation visit to Khartoum which was scheduled for Sunday, said Sudanese parliament spokesperson The U.S. federal government shutdowns occur when Congress can't pass some kind of appropriations bill before a spending deadline and as a […]
- NCP Shura Council adjourns discussions on al-Bashir nomination for 2020 elections
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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.