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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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may 31st, 2017

New Sentry Report – Making a Fortune While Making a Famine: The Illustrative Case of a South Sudanese General

 

Note: This report was published by Not On Our Watch's initiative, The Sentry.

 

Today, The Sentry published its latest report, Making a Fortune While Making a Famine: The Illustrative Case of a South Sudanese General. It examines documents concerning Lt. Gen. Malek Reuben Riak, who was recently promoted to deputy chief of defense staff, and is one of the senior generals that the U.N. Security Council’s Panel of Experts has identified as responsible for the violence in Unity state that directly led to the famine. A close examination of these documents helps illustrate the warped incentives that are presented to senior military officials in South Sudan.

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last updated january 21st, 2010

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."

january 21st, 2010

Burmese junta worse than Cyclone Nargis: IPU official

"Rights violations by Burma's junta has caused more damage than Cyclone Nargis, a Philippines senator and top member of the world's leading body of parliamentarians said on Thursday."

january 20th, 2010

Update: Court to decide on Suu Kyi appeal within month

"Burma's Supreme Court in Rangoon announced it will decide within a month on pro-democracy leader and Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's appeal of her extended house arrest, her lawyer told CNN."

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