Darfur Violence, 10 Years and Counting, Highlighted in Living Sudan Archive

From Enough blogs Mon Jan 7 2013, 12:50:06

As the 10-year anniversary of the Darfur crisis approaches, the International Criminal Court, or ICC, is considering new arrest warrants for Sudanese officials most responsible for orchestrating crimes against civilians. ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda briefed the U.N. Security Council and submitted a report [pdf] last month that highlights recent incidents that may constitute war crimes and "could be part of ongoing acts of genocide" for which the court has already issued arrest warrants for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and three of his affiliates.

"The words of the government of Sudan representatives, promising further peace initiatives, are undermined by actions on the ground that show an ongoing commitment to crimes against civilians as a solution to the government's problems in Darfur," Bensouda said.

Longtime Sudan specialist and Smith College professor Eric Reeves stresses the same conclusion, without having to conform to diplomatic pressures, in his extensive, recently released archive of state-sponsored violence across Sudan over the past five years.

The book-available in a free electronic format-compiles accounts of incidents, attacks, and trends that have garnered little public attention. Importantly, Reeves also delves deeper into events that did capture headlines, if fleetingly, to explain the implications that persisted even as media and diplomatic interest waned. In one example:

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

South Sudan:   Women Protest Worsening Oppression, Rising Food Prices (news)
Thomson Reuters Foundation
1 October 2014

Women's anger is mounting in Sudan as a result of surging food prices and worsening repression in the name of Islam, rights activists said on Wednesday at the launch of a report. [read more]

South Sudan:   Rebels Deny Receiving Military Support From Sudan (news)
Sudan Tribune
1 October 2014

South Sudanese rebels allied to former vice-president Riek Machar have dismissed reports that it received military and technical support from the government of neighbouring Sudan - from which the new ... [read more]

Sud-Soudan:   Nouvelle aide des États-Unis à Juba (news)
Les Dépêches de Brazzaville
1 October 2014

Le gouvernement américain a annoncé avoir alloué une aide d'urgence de 83 millions de dollars aux réfugiés ayant fui les combats au Soudan du Sud. Cette enveloppe ... [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!