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South Sudan in the Senate

John Prendergast | Posted 03.11.2014 | World
John Prendergast

Today the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is holding a hearing on the urgent crisis unfolding in South Sudan. There are a number of specific things the U.S. can do to make a real difference in supporting peace.

Pizza With an Icon -- Don't Miss

Mary Wald | Posted 01.24.2014 | Entertainment
Mary Wald

The days are gone where a few people make the decision on what airs on a handful of television stations. The Internet has equalized media production. Today you can make it happen with passion of purpose, networks, and a touch of magic. S

'The Deadliest War:' An Environmental Connection

Bill Chameides | Posted 02.03.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

A mix of factors, ranging from the ethnic to the territorial and political, can be pointed to as the root cause of the Congo War. John Prendergast also points to another: greed abetted by Congo's rich supply of four lucrative metals -- gold, tin, tungsten and tantalum, all used in modern electronics.

Why Obama Sent Troops to Africa

Mia Farrow | Posted 12.25.2011 | World
Mia Farrow

2011-10-25-Screenshot20111025at2.08.25PM.pngWith U.S. troops on the ground, President Obama has the credibility to ask African and other nations to contribute troops and end atrocities in the most blighted parts of the continent.

Help Us Pick the Impact and Education Game Changers of 2011

Posted 10.18.2011 | Impact

HuffPost's Game Changers series celebrates 100 innovators, visionaries, and leaders in 12 categories who, whether working in the spotlight or under th...

Peace in Sudan, Enslaved by Politics

Elizabeth Blackney | Posted 12.06.2011 | Impact
Elizabeth Blackney

Rep. Chris Smith convened the hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights to address Ker Aleu Deng's situation as a "Lost Boy." The young man spoke eloquently.

What the Arab Spring Means for Sudan

John Prendergast | Posted 11.13.2011 | Impact
John Prendergast

The Obama administration should shift its policy away from trying to negotiate a series of deals with regional actors, and move toward support for Sudanese efforts to change the status quo.

War Again Between North and South Sudan?

John Prendergast | Posted 07.23.2011 | World
John Prendergast

Bashir's government feels certain that it will face no international consequences for its attack on Abyei, which threatens to plunge the North and South Sudan back to full-scale war.

Sudan. Through Clooney's Eyes.

MP Nunan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
MP Nunan

WASHINGTON (AP) - A group founded by American actor George Clooney said Tuesday it has teamed up with Google, a U.N. agency and anti-genocide organiza...

George Clooney In Southern Sudan Over War Worries

AP | MAGGIE FICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

JUBA, Sudan — American actor George Clooney is visiting the little known region of Southern Sudan. The U.N. Security Council arrived to a raucou...

GQ 'Better Men Better World Search' Honors Ordinary Men Making A Difference

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

GQ Magazine's Better Men Better World Search is honoring men who have taken action to make a difference in their communities and the world around them...

George Mitchell's Lessons for Darfur

John Prendergast | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Prendergast

In my own experience working on various African peace processes, protracted negotiations are required for breakthroughs; breakthroughs almost never precede protracted negotiations.

President Obama in Oslo on Human Rights Day

John Prendergast | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Prendergast

Wwith the added luster of the Nobel, peace activists hope that President Obama will wade more deeply into resolving the situation in both Sudan and Congo.

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

John Prendergast | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Prendergast

Given the enormously high stakes in Sudan, it's critically important that the Obama administration strike the right tone and substance in its policy and diplomatic strategy.

Sudan Now

John Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Norris

There has never been a more critical time in Sudan's history, nor a more acute opportunity for the U.S. to lead a bolder path forward, than right now.

Secretary Clinton's Opportunity: Ending the World's Two Deadliest Wars

John Prendergast | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Prendergast

In the aftermath of Secretary of State Clinton's trip to Africa, the U.S. has a chance to help bring an end to two of the great unfolding tragedies of the 21st century.

A Sudan Policy Review with Life or Death Implications

John Prendergast | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Prendergast

By John Prendergast The Obama administration is in the midst of a contentious review of its Sudan policy, which was the subject of three hearings on ...

Electronics Companies and Consumers Can Help Stop Congolese Bloodshed

John Prendergast | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Prendergast

Have a cell phone or laptop computer? Then the conflict in eastern Congo, which has killed five times as many people as the war in Iraq, affects you.

Pretzel Logic

John Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Norris

Former Special Envoy to Sudan, Andrew Natsios, criticizing Obama's approach to Sudan, is akin to Rumsfeld coming out of retirement complaining that the administration is handling Iraq poorly.

Obama Can Make a Difference in Darfur

John Prendergast | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Prendergast

In an op-ed appearing this month in The Wall Street Journal, Sojourners President Jim Wallis and I argue that President Barack Obama should now move t...

Darfur Activist Under Fire

Huffington Post Contributor | Eamon Kircher-Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Is the war in Darfur genocide? Have American activists done anything to help stop the violence? On Tuesday, John Prendergast and Mahmood Mamdani faced...