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Speak up to prevent mass atrocities

That mass atrocities and genocide should be prevented generates little debate. Where we become stuck as an international community is exactly what to do and when. Left paralyzed by an inability to respond, governments inevitably allow the worst imaginable crimes to happen, as they did in Rwanda in 1994. During 100 days, an estimated 800,000 […]

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Niger, Chad need aid as hunger crisis worsens

Oxfam International and Save the Children are calling for immediate financial aid to feed up to 10 million people at risk of starvation in West Africa. Children are most vulnerable. The risk is especially great in Niger and Chad, where drought has cut harvests by about one-third, food stocks are down and food prices have […]

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UN ends mission to protect Chad, CAR IDPs, Darfur refugees

Today, the United Nations Security Council voted unanimously to withdraw its 4,375 member force from Chad and the Central Africa Republic by December. With 3,300 military and 1,075 civilian personnel, MINURCAT was deployed to eastern Chad in 2009 to protect about 168,000 IDPs and 150,000 people in host villages, and more than 250,000 refugees from Sudan’s […]

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President al-Bashir, south’s Kiir declared winners

In an election tarnished by boycott and fraud allegations, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has been declared the winner in country’s first multi-party election in 24 years, held April 11 to 15, according to the National Elections Commission (NEC). Al-Bashir becomes the first leader to win election while under indictment by the International Criminal Court (ICC,) which […]

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Darfur’s JEM group agrees to temporary truce

Considered Darfur’s most powerful and heavily armed opposition group, the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) has agreed to a temporary ceasefire with the government of Sudan today. The development came during talks in the Chadian capital N’Djamena, hosted by President Idriss Deby, who said in a statement that a final agreement is expected by March 15, […]

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