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Ex-child soldier raps for peace in South Sudan | RNW

“It is time for the people to be free and free for real,” says Lam Tungwar 27, one of the thousands of former child soldiers from Southern Sudan. He has used hip hop music to overcome his personal trauma and is now an advocate for the independence of Southern Sudan. Child soldiers were a prominent feature in the civil war ...

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Sudan Report Finds Oil Transparency Key to Peace | VOA

More transparency is needed over Sudan oil revenues, according to the environmental rights group Global Witness. The distribution of resources in Sudan is a hot issue as the country prepares for a referendum on dividing the country between north and south. A peace deal made in 2005 splits Sudan’s oil revenues between the north and south, but that wealth-sharing pact ...

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Clooney, Google, UN Team Up To Watch Sudan Border

A group founded by American actor George Clooney said Tuesday it has teamed up with Google, a U.N. agency and anti-genocide organizations to launch satellite surveillance of the border between north and south Sudan to try to prevent a new civil war after the south votes in a secession referendum next month. Clooney’s Not On Our Watch is funding the ...

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The Comprehensive Peace Agreement Remains the Cornerstone of Stability in Sudan

Some question whether the tenets of the agreement have been fulfilled. Civil war consumed Sudan for all but 11 of its 48 years of independence.  The conflict pitted the Muslim north against the primarily Christian and animist south.  The second Sudanese civil war lasted nearly twenty-one years and caused untold destruction.  More than two million people died, four million were ...

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Alicia Keys: ‘Help Me Scream And Shout That We Want Peace’

R&B singer Alicia Keys and friend George Clooney have joined forces to help spearhead a new global peace initiative. Keys, an avid champion of peace and poverty, and Clooney, a longtime campaigner for peace in Sudan, join the growing list of celebrities, which includes Rocker Peter Gabriel, Virgin mogul Richard Branson, ex-United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan and former U.S. ...

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Sudan: Senior Darfur Diplomat Should Help Revitalize Peace Process For Darfur, Press Human Rights and Humanitarian Concerns

Sudan Now applauds the appointment of Dane Smith as the senior U.S. diplomat for Darfur, and strongly urges President Obama and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton to appoint a team under the diplomat to help focus efforts on revitalizing the Darfur peace process, securing humanitarian access, and introducing accountability for human rights violations. Read: allAfrica.com: Sudan: Senior Darfur Diplomat Should Help ...

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Sudan army, rebel clash hits Darfur peace deal

Sudan’s army said on Thursday it attacked the only Darfur rebel group that signed a 2006 peace deal saying it planned to join forces with rebels still fighting the government, dealing a heavy blow to the struggling accord. The Sudan Liberation Movement led by Minni Arcua Minnawi signed the internationally-brokered Darfur Peace Agreement with Sudan’s government in the Nigerian capital ...

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