Articles Tagged With Sudan
Section: Politico - World | Date: 2011-08-16 10:14:28
A report released yesterday (15 August) by the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says that, if substantiated, violations of international criminal law and international humanitarian law which are alleged to have taken place in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan State in June “could amount to crimes against humanity or war crimes.”
On 5 June 2011, violence broke out in Southern Kordofan between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA). In the ensuing days, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Human Rights Component of the United Nations Mission to Sudan (UNMIS Human Rights) received reports of serious violations of international human rights and international humanitarian law, including extrajudicial killings, arbitrary arrests and illegal detention, enforced disappearances, attacks against civilians, looting of civilian homes and destruction of property. (See here for a background to the conflict in Southern Kordofan.)
Section: Politico - World | Date: 2011-07-10 11:03:58
South Sudan celebrates its independence this week, becoming the world's newest nation. But the festering divisions that are likely to haunt the north and South for the foreseeable future beg the question: will secession succeed in providing stability for the long-oppressed citizens of these two countries? By Fatin Abbas (A version of this article was posted on OpenDemocracy.net).
As South Sudan celebrates its independence on July 9th, becoming the newest African nation, feelings of jubilation are widespread among Southern Sudanese, and understandably so. Secession, which is the outcome of the referendum vote brokered as part of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A – the ex-southern rebel movement) and the Khartoum government in 2005, represents a milestone in the country's history. After decades of oppression and exploitation at the hands of the north, and a north-south civil war fought on southern territory that left millions dead, Southerners at last have the chance to escape the cycle of violence and injustice by taking control of their own destiny. Given the deplorable role that successive northern governments have played in thwarting that destiny, it is no surprise that Southerners have opted overwhelmingly for secession.
Section: Tonight with Vincent Browne - Tonight Emails and Texts | Date: 2009-10-19 12:45:25
Topics: Abuse of children buy swimming coaches, The homecoming of Sharon Commins, the use of the government jet to bring her back from Sudan, Enda Kenny and the abolition of the Senate.
Participants: Justine McCarthy, Gary O’Toole, Ellen O’Malley Dunlop, Catharine Halloran and John Glennon
I went to a priest house. He said to me would you go to bed with me? I didn’t tell anyone. I said you’re a sick man. I was only 11year old. He give me sweets or money
Section: Archive - World | Date: 2007-07-10 12:34:52
Looming behind the humanitarian catastrophe in Darfur is Sudan's other, older, bigger war – the 1983-2005 north-south conflict that claimed over two million lives and displaced over four million people. The conflict was resolved, on paper at least, by the January 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA); that agreement is now in jeopardy.
Section: Archive - World | Date: 2007-06-21 17:58:07
The number of global refugees has risen for the first time in five years largely because of violence in Iraq, according to a recent United Nations report.
The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) report, '2006 Global Trends', announced that nearly 10 million people were driven from their home countries because of violence, poverty and natural disasters in 2006. These figures show a 14 per cent increase from 2005, when the number of global refugees hit a 26-year low at 8.4 million.
The global refugee count has not been this high since 2002, when the UN reported 10.6 million refugees worldwide.
Section: Archive - World | Date: 2007-01-23 16:54:51
Controversy surrounding the future chairperson of the Afican Union (AU) through 2007 is likely to dominate the eighth summit of the African Union (AU) which opened in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, yesterday under the themes 'Science, Technology and Scientific Research for Development' and 'Climate change in Africa'. Although candidates for the AU chair, due to be elected on Monday 29 January, have not been confirmed, Sudan's president, Omar al-Bashir, is expected to be elected to the position. Khartoum hosted the summit in January 2006 and, as the only candidate for the chair, was expected to be elected to the position for one year. However, amid ongoing conflict in Darfur, and under pressure from governments and human rights groups, the AU took the unprecedented step of postponing Sudan's candidacy. Instead, Congo-Brazzaville was appointed to chair the AU in 2006, and it was agreed that Sudan would succeed as head of the AU in January 2007.
Section: Archive - World | Date: 2005-01-29 00:00:00
Pakistan was also a strong opponent of sanctions, along with Russia, which has a veto. Compromise resolutions were reached, but were widely mis-reported as having given Sudan a deadline to act or else face sanctions. In fact, the furthest the Security Council members were willing to go was to order monthly reports and say they were prepared to consider "further action".
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