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last update: june 11th, 2014

june 11th, 2014

Board Members George Clooney and John Prendergast Op-Ed: "Sudan's Silent Suffering Is Getting Worse"

This op-ed was originally published on VICE, and co-authored by board members George Clooney and John Prendergast.

 

Under the cover of darkness, in a world whose attention is diverted by more camera-accessible crises in Ukraine, Syria, and the Central African Republic (CAR), the Sudan government has revived and intensified its genocidal strategy in the main war zones of Sudan. No media is allowed. The few aid organizations still permitted to operate there are under strict agreement to do so quietly. And the United Nations mission in Darfur has recently been implicated in a broad institutional cover-up of both the scale of devastation, and of the Sudan government’s direct role in creating the crisis.

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may 21st, 2014

Board Member George Clooney Announces Expansion of Satellite Sentinel Project

During the May 20 Elie Wiesel Foundation dinner, George Clooney announced an expansion to the Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP), an initiative he co-founded three years ago with fellow board member John Prendergast. While it will continue to use satellite imagery to monitor and warn against human rights abuses in war-torn Sudan and South Sudan, SSP will expand its work in reaction to the changes in modern conflicts. As conflicts in Sudan, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, and the surrounding region become more linked with regional criminal networks, SSP will widen its focus to undertake forensic investigations to reveal how those committing mass atrocities are funding their activities and where they are hiding their stolen assets.

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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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