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The Final Betrayal of Sudan: Obama administration's lifting of economic sanctions; UN Ambassador Samantha Power justifying the move, claiming a "sea change" of improvement in humanitarian access

Eric Reeves | Posted 01.14.2017 | Women
Eric Reeves

The moral hypocrisy, the mendacity, and the sheer foolishness of the Obama administration's claim that there has been a "sea change" of improvement in...

"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...

Why Can't The Obama Administration Speak Honestly About Sudan?

Eric Reeves | Posted 07.05.2016 | World
Eric Reeves

The Obama administration has from the beginning found it difficult to speak honestly about the ghastly realities defining Sudan under the National Islamic Front/National Congress Party regime in Khartoum. This is particularly true of human suffering and destruction in the western Darfur region, but also in the southern states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

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.

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.

Video Report Sheds Light On Fierce Fighting In Sudan

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 02.12.2015 | World

As Sudan gears up for general elections in April, the country's president, Omar al-Bashir, has ramped up the fight against rebel forces across the cou...

Elections for Dummies: Why Do We Let Elections Legitimize Tyrants?

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Rebecca Tinsley

Every year the international community (meaning the developed Western nations, the UN and the European Union) spends millions of dollars bankrolling ballots in profoundly undemocratic places. Why do we bother?

Graphic Video Captures Bombing Attack On Sudanese Village

Posted 11.19.2013 | World

A video purporting to show the Sudanese army bombarding a village in Sudan's Nuba mountains was posted to YouTube Sunday. The graphic footage includes...

Bombing Campaign Causes Horror In Sudan

Posted 10.29.2013 | World

Hosna Tutu was sitting next to the remnants of a burned house in the Sudanese village of Angola. Antonovs belonging to the Sudanese army had pounded t...

Syria and Sudan: Our Selective Moral Outrage

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 10.30.2013 | World
Rebecca Tinsley

It is legalistic hair-splitting to condemn the use of chemical weapons in Syria while turning a blind eye to the deliberate and sustained targeting of unarmed civilians in Sudan.

Why Is America Turning a Blind Eye to al Qaeda?

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 03.20.2013 | World
Rebecca Tinsley

This week Leon Panetta said America has "a responsibility to go after al Qaeda wherever they are." He was referring to U.S. efforts to assist the French in Mali. Yet, not that far away, the U.S. turns a blind eye to extreme Islamist policies and actions that threaten America's security.

Experts Call on Obama to Airlift Food to Starving Sudanese

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 10.30.2012 | Impact
Rebecca Tinsley

Almost 200,000 people from South Kordofan and Blue Nile states have fled across the border into South Sudan to escape the violence which began 15 months ago. However, hundreds of thousands remain trapped in Sudan, sheltering in caves and living on grass and insects.

Life and Death Deal or No Deal

Tom Andrews | Posted 10.09.2012 | World
Tom Andrews

Life-saving breakthrough or yet another broken promise? That is the question that hangs over the news of an agreement made by the Sudanese government to finally allow aid into South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

Sudan: Blue Nile Civilians Describe Indiscriminate Bombings, Killings

Human Rights Watch | Posted 06.23.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

(Juba) – Civilians are bearing the brunt of abuses in Sudan’s simmering border conflict in Blue Nile state, Human Rights Watch said today, based o...

The Republic Of Sudan: Crisis Within

Arjun Sethi | Posted 11.01.2011 | World
Arjun Sethi

The Republic of Sudan's recent decision to permit UN relief agencies into South Kordofan for a humanitarian assessment is a smokescreen. The international community must demand more.

South Sudan: A New Nation Is Born, A Rough Road Lies Ahead

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.17.2011 | World
Dorian de Wind

Its grasslands have absorbed too much blood. Its winds have carried away too many sounds of interethnic, religious and civil warfare and strife in which more than two million people have been killed.