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South Kordofan: Sudan’s latest humanitarian hotspot | GlobalPost

Omar al-Bashir’s government is waging a brutal war against the people of South Kordofan. As Sudan’s army fights anti-government rebels, an estimated 1 million civilians suffer from daily air strikes that threaten their lives and prevent them from growing crops. The situation is fast becoming another humanitarian crisis to equal Darfur, but the international community has barely responded. NUBA MOUNTAINS, ...

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Charles Taylor guilty of aiding Sierra Leone war crimes | Amnesty International

International judges in the Hague have found former Liberian president Charles Taylor guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes during the Sierra Leone civil war. “While today’s conviction brings some measure of justice to the people of Sierra Leone, Taylor and the others sentenced by the Special Court are just the tip of the iceberg.” ~ Brima Abdulai Sheriff, Director ...

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South Sudan’s Salva Kiir says Sudan has declared war | BBC News

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir says Sudan has “declared war” on his country, following weeks of fighting along their common border. Mr Kiir was speaking in China, which is a major buyer of oil from both countries but has long been an ally of Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir. On Monday, UN chief Ban Ki-moon condemned Sudan for bombing a border ...

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Campaigners claim World Bank helps facilitate land grabs in Africa | guardian.co.uk

Food shortages and rural deprivation exacerbated by World Bank policy, says NGO ahead of land and poverty conference The World Bank is helping corporations and international investors snap up cheap land in Africa and developing countries worldwide at the expense of local communities, environment and farm groups said in a statement released on Monday to coincide with the bank’s annual ...

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Sudan and South Sudan close to war | The Guardian

All-out war between Sudan and South Sudan has edged closer as warplanes bombed a large town in the South, destroying a street market, killing a boy and injuring 10 people. Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir, further ratcheted up the tension on Monday by suggesting the time for talking is over, leaving only “the language of the gun and ammunition”. Weeks of ...

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South Sudan to withdraw from disputed oil town | guardian.co.uk

South Sudan is to withdraw its troops from the disputed oil town its forces took over last week, pulling back from an offensive military action that pushed the south closer to all-out war with its northern neighbour, Sudan. In a statement, President Salva Kiir said the south still claimed Heglig as part of South Sudan and he expected its status ...

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Tens of thousands protest military’s rule in Egypt’s Tahrir Square | Telegraph

The protests were aimed at stepping up pressure on the generals to hand over power to civilians and bar ex-regime members from running in forthcoming presidential elections. Both Islamists and liberals turned out in force for the protest, to show the widespread anger at the military over the country’s political chaos ahead of the first presidential elections since the fall ...

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Kony 2012: Ugandans Criticize Popular Video for Backing U.S. Military Intervention in Central Africa | DemocracyNow!

We look at the controversial video, “Kony 2012,” that targets Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a group notorious for kidnapping children, forcing boys to become fighters, and using girls as sex slaves in Central Africa. Released on March 5, it was viewed more than 100 million times online in just under a week, making it the most ...

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