- U.S. needs new track for peace before to discard Sudan's sanctions: expertJune 23, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Omer Ismail, a Senior Policy Advisor at the Enough Project, said there is a need to define a new track for peace and human rights in Sudan before to decide on the definitive lift of sanctions on Sudan which is expected on 12 July. Ismail is one of the co-authors of a report released by Enough Project calling to delay the permanent […]
- SPLM-IO rebels minimise defection of army general June 23, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan armed opposition allied to the former First Vice-President Riek Machar has minimised reports claiming the defection of Brigadier Gen. David Okot to Juba faction. Reached by Sudan Tribune Col. Lam Paul, a deputy rebel spokesperson on Friday said the defected general had actually some issue with his command and preferred to j […]
- South Sudan legislator quits to protest security failure June 23, 2017 (JUBA) - A lawmaker in South Sudan's transitional national legislative assembly has tendered his resignation over the poor state of security, accusing government forces of killing and destroying properties of civilians they are mandated to protect and safeguard their safety. Abraham Majak Maliap, a Member of Parliament representing the Sud […]
- U.S. needs new track for peace before to discard Sudan's sanctions: expert
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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.