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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.
"A Sudanese court sentenced another two Darfur rebels to death on Tuesday for a deadly 2008 attack, raising to 105 the number of Justice and Equality Movement fighters ordered hanged for the raid."
"The United States plans to meet officials from Burma soon and will seek more evidence it is ready to enact political reforms in return for broader dialogue with Washington, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday."
"Burma's supreme court heard final arguments on Monday against the extended house arrest of detained pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, her lawyer said.
"Sudanese warplanes and artillery pounded insurgents in the troubled western region of Darfur on Saturday, said a rebel spokesman whose group has refused to attend upcoming peace talks in Qatar."
"Southern Sudan’s leader, Salva Kiir, will run for president of the semi-autonomous region instead of challenging Umar al-Bashir for the presidency of Sudan in April elections, a spokeswoman for his party said."