- EU pledges over Euros 2m for South Sudanese refugeesAugust 19, 2017 (KAMPALA) - The European Union (EU) department for humanitarian aid and civil protection said it is doubling funding to International Organisation for Migration (IOM) to support South Sudanese refugees in the Ugandan districts of Yumbe and Moyo. Initially, the EU Directorate General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operation […]
- IMF team assesses Sudan's efforts to combat money-laundering and terrorism financingAugust 19, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - A technical team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has arrived in Khartoum on Saturday to follow-up on the donor fund to develop Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) system. According to the Sudanese network Al-Shorooq, the IMF team, which conducts its tenth visit to Khartoum, includes exp […]
- Ethiopia hosts nearly 400,000 South Sudanese refugees: UNAugust 19, 2017 (ADDIS ABABA) – The number of South Sudanese refugees living in Ethiopia as of 31 July 2017 was 382,322, a United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) official disclosed on Friday. “The total number of arrivals since January 1 is 36,939, bringing the total number since the onset of the emergency in September 2016 to over 90,000,” Diana Diaz, UNHCR […]
- EU pledges over Euros 2m for South Sudanese refugees
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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.