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U.S. Diplomacy in Sudan: What's at Stake

Given the enormously high stakes in Sudan—a national election, largely funded by the U.S., slated for April next year that could dissolve into violence, and a referendum in 2011 that will give the South the chance to vote to become an independent country—it’s critically important that the Obama administration strike the right tone in its policy and diplomatic strategy toward Sudan, at a time when the country could easily slide back into a hot war within the next 18 months.

Enough, along with the other organizations leading the ongoing Sudan Now campaign, sent an open letter to President Obama today that underlines the major problem that we see with the administration’s emerging policy  Read More »

Cast Your Vote!

There are just hours left to vote for the best video in the Come Clean 4 Congo YouTube contest. Voting ends at midnight tonight, so vote now for one of three semi-finalists that our celebrity judges selected. All of the videos do an exceptional job of creatively addressing the links between the trade in conflict minerals that we support through our insatiable demand for electronics devices and the sexual violence that has made eastern Congo the most dangerous place in the world to be a woman or girl.  Read More »

New Violence in Somali Capital as UN Elevates Displacement Figure to 1.5M

There were reports of fresh fighting in the Somali capital of Mogadishu over the weekend, as the U.N. refugee agency released new stats about displacement caused by violence in the volatile country.  Read More »

WashTimes Spotlights Rape in Congo

Survivor in Congo - Enough/R. Feeley

The Washington Times  today rolled out an impressive, full-page cover story under the headline Rape as a Tool of War: Congo’s Greatest Shame. The story is part of the paper’s week-long series titled “The Lost Story of the Lost Continent: How Rape Is Used as a Tool of War in Congo,” which will feature reporting by the Times’ U.N. correspondent Betsy Pisik and photojournalist Mary Calvert, who recently spent six weeks in eastern Congo.

The exposure to the conflict in Congo is excellent, but I fear that the tone used to describe what is happening to women, girls, and men in Congo may leave readers feeling hopeless about a seemingly intractable conflict half a world away.

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A Commendable Step: Project Seeks to Map Minerals Supply Chain

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Resolve, an NGO working on a supply chain mapping project with the consumer electronics industry, recently provided an update about its investigation into the supply chains for tin, tantalum, and cobalt – two of which are conflict minerals that are helping to fuel violence in eastern Congo.  Read More »

Judge Issues Verdict in Lubna Hussein Case

A Sudanese judge today found Lubna Hussein, the journalist accused of indecency for wearing pants, guilty in a much-watched case that has spurred a groundswell of support from women inside Sudan and international media attention.  In what was clearly an attempt to save face for the Sudanese government, the judge spared Lubna the 40 lashes typically meted out to people found guilty of violating Sudan’s decency laws, but fined her $200.  Read More »

Hulu Launches Tracy McGrady’s 3 Points Movie

We’ve brought you video clips from the visit to the Darfuri refugee camps that led to the creation of the Darfur Dream Team Sister Schools program and blog posts by Houston Rockets star Tracy McGrady whose vision for the program made it happen. Now, Hulu brings you the full-length documentary, 3 Points, and to mark the occasion, this interview with T-Mac on the Hulu blog.  Read More »

Gration Claims Administration Agreement for Sudan

  U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan retired Maj. General Scott Gration briefed bloggers at a round table Friday claiming there was "agreement on the overall broad framework on what we call incentives and pressures." Asked about the SudanNow campaign he said  "if anybody wants to come and help us, come on down."  Read More »

Sudanese Archbishop: Raids in South Meant to ‘Disturb the CPA’

Displaced people in Jonglei State - AP

In the midst of increasing violence throughout Sudan’s South, Archbishop Daniel Deng has emerged to say that some of the attacks are not from cattle raids as reported, but are well-organized killings instigated by those who want to derail the Sudan peace process. The archbishop said the insecurity caused by the violence may ultimately sabotage promises of national elections next year and a Southern independence referendum in 2011. “It is a way of telling the people, ‘Well, there is insecurity in the country, so we can not go for elections,’” he told Voice of America.  Read More »

5 Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

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A weekly round-up of must-read stories, posted every Friday.  Read More »

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