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Civil Lawsuit On Behalf Of Sudanese Victims Brought Against BNP Paribas In U.S. Federal District Court

Eric Reeves | Posted 01.21.2017 | World
Eric Reeves

The civil suit brought yesterday on behalf of victims of atrocity crimes for which the NIF/NCP regime in Khartoum is responsible marks a moment of ext...

U.S. State Department Praises Khartoum's "Promises" of Improved Humanitarian Access

Eric Reeves | Posted 12.28.2016 | World
Eric Reeves

The U.S. State Department yesterday issued a statement praising Khartoum's promise to improve humanitarian access in Sudan. But as the actual language...

"Sudanese Disobedience Day" (December 19): The international community must warn Khartoum not to use excessive force in response

Eric Reeves | Posted 12.13.2016 | World
Eric Reeves

As Sudan approaches what has become a day of reckoning-- #عصينا19ديسمبر #Dec19Disobedience --the international community, particularly th...

Obama Administration Special Envoys for Sudan: A Succession of Failure, Duplicity, and Cynicism

Eric Reeves | Posted 11.26.2016 | World
Eric Reeves

The Obama administration--under three successive "Special Envoys for Sudan(s)"--has proved almost inconceivably misguided and destructive in addressin...

U.S. Demands Release of Darfuris Arrested for Daring to Meet with Obama's Special Envoy

Eric Reeves | Posted 08.13.2016 | World
Eric Reeves

by Eric Reeves Darfuris arrested for meeting with U.S. special envoy for the Sudan Donald Booth--all of them civil society representatives of displac...

U.S. Special Envoy Donald Booth in Khartoum--and Darfur: Consequences and Responsibilities

Eric Reeves | Posted 08.01.2016 | World
Eric Reeves

by Eric Reeves It is telling that a visit to Khartoum by the U.S. Special Envoy for the Sudans, Donald Booth, generated not a single bit of internati...

The International Embrace of Khartoum's Genocidal Regime

Eric Reeves | Posted 05.31.2016 | World
Eric Reeves

Why should we believe that Obama will not betray the Sudanese people as a whole just as cynically in the present moment, especially with the cover of so many European countries eager to embrace a genocidal regime?

Raping Girls in Darfur: A Continuing Weapon of War

Eric Reeves | Posted 01.19.2017 | World
Eric Reeves

Despite an almost total lack of news coverage, genocide in Darfur is entering its fourteenth year. It is certainly the longest genocide in more than ...

"A Week of Heartbreaks" By Mohamed Abubakr, Sudan

YaLa Young Leaders | Posted 12.17.2016 | Impact
YaLa Young Leaders

The story of how I got into peace is not a cute, warm and fuzzy one. The moment I realized that there's no good in war, and that peace is the only wa...

Obama's Sudan Legacy: Justice and Restitution for the People of Sudan

Eric Reeves | Posted 09.17.2016 | World
Eric Reeves

A remarkable opportunity has presented itself, one that allows the administration to create an important legacy for the two Sudans, one that would endure long after the end of President Obama's term in office.

Sanctions Without Purpose: U.S. Penalizes Sudanese People to Punish Their Government

Doug Bandow | Posted 09.02.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Washington obviously intends sanctions to cause economic hardship, but for what purpose? In the early 1990s Khartoum supported Saddam Hussein's Iraq against America and dallied with Islamic radicalism, even inviting Osama bin Laden to stay. However, that practice ended after 9/11.

The Perilous Change in Darfur's Demography

Eric Reeves | Posted 08.23.2016 | World
Eric Reeves

The debate about whether or not Darfur (Sudan) was the site of genocide long ago flamed out, largely because the issue became excessively politicized and the world -- in general -- no longer cared about how we referred to continuing ethnically-targeted destruction in Darfur.

Abandoning the Victims of Genocide in Darfur

Eric Reeves | Posted 06.03.2016 | World
Eric Reeves

At this very moment decisions are being made that will affect the lives and security of millions of people in Darfur, and yet we hear nothing of significance from the Obama administration about the urgency of preserving key elements of the force.

Sudan's Prospects for Reform

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.21.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

In spite of declarations to pursue reform following South Sudan's secession from Sudan in 2011, the political landscape in Sudan has remained bleak, with the government of Omar al-Bashir continuing to repress the country's marginalized populations.

Sudan: Where Elections Matter for the Wrong Reasons

Eric Reeves | Posted 06.09.2015 | World
Eric Reeves

Sudan holds national elections in the coming days, including for the office of president. The result is a foregone conclusion, indeed to speak of the voting process that will occur as an "election" is deeply misleading.

Sudan, the Obama Administration, and the Costs of Rapprochement

Eric Reeves | Posted 05.29.2015 | World
Eric Reeves

Sudan holds elections in mid-April, including a vote for the next President. It is a foregone conclusion that the victor will be the same man who has ruled Sudan with an iron fist for more than twenty-five years.

Bombing Civilian Hospitals: A Khartoum 'Tradition'

Eric Reeves | Posted 03.25.2015 | World
Eric Reeves

If we want moral clarity in understanding the Khartoum -- as opposed to the political "complexities" adduced whenever the regime is the subject -- then let us look to Frandala. This deliberate bombing attack on an MSF hospital, by an advanced military jet aircraft, is the very face of the Khartoum regime.

Completing the Darfur Genocide: Khartoum's Renewed Ambition

Eric Reeves | Posted 03.15.2015 | World
Eric Reeves

The Darfur region in the west of Sudan was once a focus of extraordinary American civil society activism; there was also once regular international news and human rights reporting from Darfur. None of this is true now.

Following in the Footsteps of Malcolm X

Emily O'Dell | Posted 03.14.2015 | World
Emily O'Dell

Following in the footsteps of Malcolm this year in Africa and the Middle East, I've learned that knowledge, humility, and humor make for great weapons in the fight for freedom.

Khartoum Announces a Campaign to Starve the People of the Nuba Mountains

Eric Reeves | Posted 12.07.2014 | World
Eric Reeves

How can this Sudanese "Wannsee Conference"--made public by virtue of the leaked minutes of this extraordinary meeting--not be the occasion for the most robust warning to Khartoum not to pursue this campaign of starvation and ethnic annihilation?

An Expedient and Dishonest Trade-Off by the UN in Darfur

Eric Reeves | Posted 11.06.2014 | Impact
Eric Reeves

The world has decided that attention is more warranted elsewhere than in Darfur and the other deeply impoverished and malnourished populations of Sudan. But it is shameful in the extreme for the UN to make it impossible for us to judge just how living conditions in Darfur really are -- statistically speaking.

Jurji Zaidan: Renaissance Man for All Seasons

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.02.2014 | Books
Magda Abu-Fadil

He felt classical Arabic should be the object of modernization, not spoken colloquial Arabic in all its permutations, and was instrumental in the establishment of "Al Majma' Al Loghawi" (The Arabic Language Academy) to attain that goal.

Regional Implications of a South Sudanese Civil War

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.09.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

The deadly turmoil that erupted in Juba last month threatens to ignite a full scale ethnic civil war across South Sudan. If peace talks between the government and the White Army rebels fail to stem the violence, a potential genocide may result.

Film Art and Civilian Bombings in Sudan: More Than Just Incongruous

Eric Reeves | Posted 01.27.2014 | World
Eric Reeves

Such attitudes do much to explain why a year after the film festival millions of Sudanese continue to face not only relentless aerial bombardment, but severe deprivation and increasingly, in all three regions, the threat of catastrophic mortality from malnutrition and disease.

Sudan's Bloody Crackdown on Civilian Protestors: Does the U.S. Have Anything to Say?

Eric Reeves | Posted 12.07.2013 | World
Eric Reeves

Only powerful reform can allow Sudan to emerge from present barbarism, and yet Secretary Kerry had nothing to say to Ali Karti on the matter.