Maybe next year in Jerusalem, the government will start treating the African asylum seekers as human beings, as working taxpayers, as asylum seekers, as free people, and not as infiltrators. Let's pray for that at the seder table.
Nigerian voters have also sent a strong message to ordinary Africans throughout the continent. If Nigerians can vote for a candidate of their choice, even unseating an incumbent president, voters in other African countries can do the same.
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.
We keep chasing crises. The international community -- humanitarians, journalists, funders, and general public -- go from one emergency to another, forgetting the ones left behind, until we end up back at an old one because... it's again a crisis!
Education provides children with the opportunity to shape their own future. Communities affected by conflict prioritize education.
Mothers like Achta will do all within their power to feed their children, but sometimes the reality is that it's just not possible. As a result, the children pay the price. The damage to their bodies and minds is irreversible.
By pledging allegiance to Daoesh, Boko Haram will surely gain more credibility and attract more recruits, making it even more difficult for the region's governments to successfully combat it.
10 years after the adoption of the Resolution, the situation has not improved and continues to be quite catastrophic: grave crimes continue to happen in Darfur on a daily basis.
These steps won't be easy. But we know that citizen activism can make change happen. As was the case in 2004, when an administration stalls on taking meaningful actions, it is up to citizens of conscience to take the necessary steps to ensure the people of Sudan are not lost.
I remember the day in April 2001 when Bob Simon flew into northern Kenya's Kakuma Refugee Camp to cover the Lost Boys, a story that has become among the most watched in 60 Minutes' history, and that Bob followed for the next twelve years.
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.
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 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.
In many countries, open defecation is a hidden problem. Hidden among the poor, in rural areas, or remote villages. But it should not be hidden away from public discourse.
In an increasingly globalized world, albeit with local interests, where stories often break on social media before anyone has time to breathe, journalists and PR pros can't afford to be "geography challenged."