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Obama's Stained Legacy on Sudan

(215) Comments | Posted August 2, 2013 | 4:28 PM

On Aug. 1, Mohamed Suleiman, an American from Darfur, sent an open letter to President Obama, imploring him to change course on his approach to the genocide and humanitarian crises in Sudan or face a stained legacy and the condemnation of history. The letter, one of a series...

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U.S. Sudan Policy Is "Killing Us"

(13) Comments | Posted January 3, 2012 | 12:19 PM

At 3 a.m., I received an email from my colleague and dear friend, Mohamed. Usually calm and measured in his communication, Mohamed raged in his email against the Obama administration and its Sudan envoy, Princeton Lyman, for their complicity in supporting the brutal regime of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, indicted...

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Sudan Bombs While White House Talks

(8) Comments | Posted February 3, 2011 | 2:29 PM

For those of us who follow events in Sudan, where the South recently voted to secede from the North and the ongoing genocide in Darfur continues into its eighth year under the watch of the international community, the stream of news reports on Thursday, January 27 was particularly noteworthy for...

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Obama's 100 Day Sudan Countdown

(5) Comments | Posted October 2, 2010 | 11:03 AM

Saturday, October 2, marks 100 days before Sudan will decide whether or not to divide itself in two. Preparations are woefully behind and civilians are at real risk of escalating violence and a potential return to war. To draw attention to the urgency of the timetable, and to ensure that...

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Will Adam Bush Have Died in Vain?

(2) Comments | Posted September 14, 2010 | 11:53 AM

On Friday, I learned that Adam Ismail Bush was assassinated by a Sudanese government hit squad. Adam was a resident and leader at Hamidiya camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Zalingei, Darfur. He was silenced because he spoke up for the rights of the nearly three...

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Obama's Sudan Moment

(16) Comments | Posted August 20, 2010 | 12:15 PM

Just as President Clinton faced his "Rwanda moment" in 1994, President Obama faces his "Sudan moment" now. When looking back, will Obama, like Clinton, express regret that the United States did not do more to save countless innocent lives? Or will President Obama keep the promises he made to the...

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Obama's Dance With the Devil in Sudan

(1) Comments | Posted May 31, 2010 | 8:25 PM

President Obama's approach to Sudan reached a new and shocking low last week when the US sent an official to the inauguration of Omar al-Bashir, a man indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur. Bashir's inauguration as president of Sudan followed...

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Sudan: A Moral Failure in the Making for the United States

(2) Comments | Posted April 7, 2010 | 3:53 PM

This weekend, President Obama's Special Envoy to Sudan, General Scott Gration, said that the elections slated to begin in Sudan in less than a week will be "as free and fair as possible." His choice of words was astonishing for its moral equivocation.

For those who follow Sudan...

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America's Obama and Sudan's Bashir: Let's Make a Deal

(9) Comments | Posted March 2, 2010 | 10:18 AM

Barack Obama and Omar al-Bashir seem unlikely bedfellows. At least I thought so when I voted for Obama in November 2008. As we all know, Obama is the President of the United States of America and the leader of the free world. Bashir is the President of Sudan and an...

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Obama's Darfur Promise

(10) Comments | Posted June 22, 2009 | 5:02 PM

During the campaign, when asked about the genocide in Darfur, Candidate Obama said, "We can't say 'never again' and then allow it to happen again. And, as President of the United States, I don't intend to abandon people or turn a blind eye to slaughter." The candidate also spoke...

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Remembering the Holocaust, Obama Must Act for Darfur

(10) Comments | Posted April 23, 2009 | 2:37 PM

Today Darfur activists from around the country, joined by actress Mia Farrow, sent an open letter to President Obama expressing concern about the administration's lack of action to end the Darfur genocide and bring peace to Sudan. The letter coincides with Obama's keynote address at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial...

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Don't Trust Vanguard: Vote For Genocide-free Investing

(2) Comments | Posted April 17, 2009 | 10:44 AM

This week, millions of Vanguard customers will open their mail or email and be presented with a unique opportunity to vote on an important shareholder proposal. Question 3 on their proxy ballot asks if they want their personal savings to be invested by Vanguard in companies that substantially contribute...

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Stars Light 'Candles For Rwanda' For Genocide Survivors (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

(11) Comments | Posted April 7, 2009 | 2:31 PM

Today marks the start of the 15th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide where an estimated 1 million women, men and children were murdered because of their ethnicity. Close to one million lives were lost in only one hundred days. The world turned a blind eye.

On this tragic anniversary, 10,000...

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The Hottest Place in Hell

(8) Comments | Posted March 12, 2009 | 5:43 PM

According to Martin Luther King, Jr., "The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict." If Dr King were here with us today, I believe that he would unequivocally agree that the recent expulsion of aid groups in the Darfur region...

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Bravo Kerry! Your Turn, Mr. President

(3) Comments | Posted February 16, 2009 | 5:37 PM

On Thursday, February 12, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry hosted an on-the-record roundtable to examine U.S. policy toward Sudan, the status of the North-South peace agreement, and the ongoing crisis in Darfur.

In a press release announcing the roundtable, Kerry stated, "Human suffering on such...

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Obama and Clinton: "Sound the Alarm" for Darfur Now

(8) Comments | Posted January 27, 2009 | 12:49 PM

During Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's confirmation hearing she said she would prioritize the Darfur crisis and jolt the world community into action. "There is a great need for us to sound the alarm again about Darfur," she said. "It is a terrible humanitarian crisis compounded by a...

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Kerry's Historic Opportunity on Genocide Policy

(2) Comments | Posted January 12, 2009 | 7:35 PM

By Susan Morgan and Eric Cohen

At last, US rhetoric on genocide may mature into effective policy against genocide. What better place to begin than the confirmation hearings to be held Tuesday by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee?

The bi-partisan "Genocide Prevention Taskforce" published its recommendations on December 8, 2008....

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Kerry's Historic Opportunity on Genocide Policy

(0) Comments | Posted January 9, 2009 | 2:13 PM

Written by Eric Cohen and Susan Morgan

At last, US rhetoric on genocide may mature into effective policy against genocide. What better place to begin than the confirmation hearings soon to be held by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee?

The bi-partisan Genocide Prevention Taskforce published its recommendations on December...

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PetroChina, the UN and Blood Money

(0) Comments | Posted January 7, 2009 | 10:17 AM

It's expensive to wage genocide. Weapons need to be bought, contract killers must be paid. However, for the genocidal regime in Sudan, expense is not a problem. The government controls the country's oil resources, a valuable commodity in the global marketplace. As Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir boasted, "Just when...

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Defusing Sudan's Ticking Time Bomb

(5) Comments | Posted January 4, 2009 | 6:40 PM

In a matter of weeks, the International Criminal Court (ICC) is widely expected to issue a warrant for the arrest of Sudan's genocidal president, Omar al-Bashir. The ICC prosecutor has charged him with ten counts of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in Darfur. Bashir has openly and...

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