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march 28th, 2018

Bipartisan Congressional Letter Urges Corruption and Human Rights Benchmarks for U.S.-Sudan Policy

 

Note: This statement was originally published on enoughproject.org.

 

Today, in a bipartisan letter to U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan, 57 members of Congress pushed back against normalizing relations with a Sudanese regime that is still run by a leader wanted for genocide and crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court.

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march 14th, 2018

The Key to Making Peace in Africa: Fighting Corruption Can Help End Conflict

 

Note: This piece originally appeared in Foreign Affairs, and was written by George Clooney and John Prendergast.

In December 2013, competing factions of South Sudan’s ruling party plunged the country into a horrific civil war as they fought over the spoils of the world’s newest state. Now in its fourth year, the conflict has ravaged the economy, resulted in tens of thousands of deaths, brought hundreds of thousands to the brink of famine, and displaced more than four million people, making this Africa’s largest refugee crisis since the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. And yet, amid all the suffering, a small clique of government elites and their cronies inside and outside South Sudan have benefited financially from the fighting, siphoning off the country’s oil wealth and storing the money in their private bank accounts and in luxury real estate in neighboring countries.

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last updated january 27th, 2010

january 27th, 2010

Zimbabwe central bank to keep contested diamonds

"Zimbabwe's Supreme Court has ordered the central bank to safeguard millions of dollars' worth of diamonds from a mine where the military is accused of killings and forced labour, a lawyer said Wednesday."

january 27th, 2010

Zimbabwe court rejects Sadc ruling to end farm seizures

"Zimbabwe's High Court has rejected a regional court ruling against President Robert Mugabe's land-reform programme, state-owned media says."

january 27th, 2010

Sudan to Offer Darfur Oilfield for Development, Angering Rebels

"Sudan wants oil companies to develop a new oilfield in its troubled northwestern Darfur region, Energy and Mining Minister Al-Zubair Ahmed Al-Hassan said today."

january 26th, 2010

Opium farming surges in northern Burma: group

"Opium cultivation in Burma is increasing rapidly in areas under the control of the military government, an ethnic minority organization said Tuesday."

january 26th, 2010

Sudan's Mahdi to vie for presidency, urges reform

"Sudan's last elected prime minister said on Tuesday he would run for president in April's elections, promising to settle the Darfur conflict and 'dismantle totalitarianism' in Africa's largest state."

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