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last update: july 13th, 2017

july 6th, 2017

George Clooney and John Prendergast: An American Lobbying Firm Is Helping Sudan's Vile Regime

 

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in TIME and was written by The Sentry's co-founders George Clooney and John Prendergast.

 

Earlier this summer, K Street law and lobbying firm Squire Patton Boggs inked a contract with the Sudanese government aimed at removing U.S. sanctions on that regime. The firm will be paid $40,000 a month by a government that’s on the U.S. state sponsors of terror list, with a head of state, Omar al-Bashir, wanted for genocide by the International Criminal Court.

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june 22nd, 2017

The July Deadline Won’t Work: Why the U.S. needs to delay the decision on Sudan sanctions

 

Note: This policy brief was published by the Enough Project.

 

As a July decision approaches on whether to permanently remove most sanctions on Sudan, the Trump administration should properly evaluate progress, or lack thereof, on each of the five tracks on which progress is required, and the administration should not privilege any single track over others. Enough’s view is that the evidence available concerning multiple tracks is inconclusive. Combined with the fact that key senior Trump administration officials responsible for Africa policy are not yet in place, this calls for a six-month delay on the decision, during which time the Trump administration should assign the additional staff needed to gather credible information and assess progress on each of the five tracks. While properly assessing progress on the five tracks, the Trump administration should also pivot to pursue a separate new track of engagement focused on advancing peace and human rights in Sudan.

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last updated january 21st, 2010

january 21st, 2010

Update: Hunger looms as Zimbabwe's planting season ends

"In a dusty field in northern Zimbabwe, villagers clapped and sang as they received desperately needed seed and fertilizer for their crops, their only source of food and income."

january 21st, 2010

Human Rights 'Deteriorating' in Burma: HRW

"Burma's human rights record continued to deteriorate in 2009 ahead of a scheduled elections in 2010, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW)."

january 21st, 2010

Zimbabwe suspends constitution-making project

"Zimbabwe has suspended its public outreach efforts to gather views on a new constitution, throwing another obstacle on the path toward fresh elections, state media said Thursday."

january 21st, 2010

Update: Sudan rebels say Sunday peace talks unlikely

"The main rebel group in Sudan's Darfur has said peace talks in Qatar with the Khartoum government were unlikely to resume as hoped Sunday but instead there may be 'consultations' to choose another date."

january 21st, 2010

SPLM candidate confident of beating Bashir in Sudan poll

"The candidate of Sudan's southern former rebel movement said on Thursday that he was confident of defeating veteran incumbent Omar al-Bashir in a presidential election expected in April."

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