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A “21st century statesman” is what Newsweek is calling board member George Clooney for his long-standing efforts to push for high political engagement in Sudan—the most recent of which was detailed in the magazine’s cover story this week.
The successful launch of South Sudan’s referendum is cause for celebration, but a lot of work remains, emphasized Senator John Kerry, and board members George Clooney and John Prendergast at a press conference in Juba on the first day of polling.
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"A Burma court Friday rejected an appeal by pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi against her extended house arrest, just days after the US re-engaged with the country's ruling junta."
"Facing protests and the threat of a boycott, Nestlé Zimbabwe said on Friday it will no longer purchase milk from Gushungo Dairy Estate, owned by Grace Mugabe, wife of President Robert Mugabe, along with seven other farms supplying Nestle under the same contract."
"China kept Burma off the agenda of the United Nations Security Council this month by seeking to put the issue of civilian deaths in Afghanistan on the schedule, Chinese and French envoys said. Neither subject made it."
"Nine Zimbabwean human rights activists and others tortured in custody are suing government officials for $510,000 (£322,000), their lawyer has said."
"President Robert Mugabe has accused the West of using 'filthy clandestine divisive antics' to undermine Zimbabwe's power-sharing government."
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