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march 28th, 2018

Bipartisan Congressional Letter Urges Corruption and Human Rights Benchmarks for U.S.-Sudan Policy

 

Note: This statement was originally published on enoughproject.org.

 

Today, in a bipartisan letter to U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan, 57 members of Congress pushed back against normalizing relations with a Sudanese regime that is still run by a leader wanted for genocide and crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court.

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march 14th, 2018

The Key to Making Peace in Africa: Fighting Corruption Can Help End Conflict

 

Note: This piece originally appeared in Foreign Affairs, and was written by George Clooney and John Prendergast.

In December 2013, competing factions of South Sudan’s ruling party plunged the country into a horrific civil war as they fought over the spoils of the world’s newest state. Now in its fourth year, the conflict has ravaged the economy, resulted in tens of thousands of deaths, brought hundreds of thousands to the brink of famine, and displaced more than four million people, making this Africa’s largest refugee crisis since the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. And yet, amid all the suffering, a small clique of government elites and their cronies inside and outside South Sudan have benefited financially from the fighting, siphoning off the country’s oil wealth and storing the money in their private bank accounts and in luxury real estate in neighboring countries.

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last updated january 9th, 2010

january 9th, 2010

Critical year ahead for Sudan amid fears of war

"On the fifth anniversary of the signing of a deal ending decades of war between North and South Sudan, US President Barack Obama's special envoy has commended the agreement as 'the foundation of peace.'"

january 8th, 2010

Update: Zimbabwe diamond mine abuses 'continue'

"A human rights group says it is concerned about 'continuing abuses' at diamond mines in Zimbabwe."

january 8th, 2010

U.S. pushes Sudan on election preparations

"Sudan's leaders must redouble efforts to guarantee fair elections or risk plunging the giant African nation back into chaos and violence, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday."

january 7th, 2010

Burmese whistle-blowers sentenced to death - BBC source

"Two Burmese officials have been sentenced to death for leaking details of secret government visits to North Korea and Russia, the BBC has learned."

january 7th, 2010

Zimbabwe auctions diamonds, regulators watch

"Zimbabwe will begin auctioning diamonds from its controversial Marange fields on Thursday, state media reported, as the government moves to curb illegal trade and comply with international standards."

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