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April is Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month.
Genocide, mass atrocities, and crimes against humanity are often linked to kleptocrats fomenting violence in nations they are supposed to lead. Perpetrators in Congo, Sudan, and elsewhere use various international financial systems to fuel conflict and sustain their own hold on power. Follow the link to learn how you can take a stand.
This op-ed, co-authored by board member John Prendergast, originally appeared in the St. Louis-Post Dispatch.
Alice (not her real name) was living in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, when war erupted in December 2013. As soldiers went from house to house shooting anyone they found, she witnessed the killing of seven of her relatives and her pastor. Her pastor had been gathering people together to try to protect them. But when the soldiers found him, they shot him and poured beer on him.
"Old enemies from Sudan's north and south say they have reached a deal to allow a vote for independence."
You can watch BBC video coverage of the deal after the jump.
"Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says the fragile power-sharing government in his country 'was given a short life' and he intends to reclaim control through new elections."
"A jailed U.S. citizen, on a protest hunger strike for more than a week in military-ruled Burma, was not able to appear in court because of poor health, his lawyers said Saturday."
"The United States on Tuesday condemned political violence and arrests in Sudan in the wake of unrest in the troubled African country, and urged Khartoum to 'allow freedom of expression and peaceful demonstrations.'"
"Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has met a government minister in Rangoon in the third such meeting since the beginning of October."