It is a plaster that cannot heal the region's perpetual turmoil
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Wednesday 01 April 2009
Thursday 26 March 2009
Tuesday 24 March 2009
Armed men have shot dead a Sudanese worker for a Canadian aid group in Darfur in the latest of a string of attacks on international organisations in Sudan's violent west, his employer said today.
Tuesday 17 March 2009
Monday 16 March 2009
Tuesday 10 March 2009
Thousands of children on feeding programmes face starvation, patients awaiting surgery have been left in doctorless wards and 90,000 refugees are now defenceless against a deadly meningitis outbreak in a single camp in Darfur, say international aid workers expelled from Sudan.
Friday 06 March 2009
Omar al-Bashir, the Sudanese President who has been indicted by the International Criminal Court on war crimes charges and crimes against humanity, denounced the tribunal, the United Nations and aid agencies as part of a new "colonialism".
Wednesday 28 January 2009
THE BBC is right. If they broadcast that appeal for aid to be sent to Gaza it would be taking sides. The Israeli Defence force could legitimately say "We've gone to enormous lengths to kill people, then you go and help keep them alive. How do you square that with your remit to be neutral?"
Sunday 04 January 2009
Saturday 22 November 2008
Travel, like life in general, requires judicious risk management, ranging from "Am I a strong enough swimmer to cope with those currents?" and "Should I really have that extra drink?" to "What countries are too dangerous to contemplate?"
Tuesday 23 September 2008
Wednesday 27 August 2008
The hijackers of a Sudanese plane that was forced to land in Libya freed all the passengers on Wednesday but still held six crew members, Libya's aviation authority said.
Wednesday 27 August 2008
A Sudanese passenger plane was hijacked last night after leaving Darfur and forced to land in Libya.
Monday 25 August 2008
Dozens of people were killed and more than a hundred injured during an attack by Sudanese armed forces on a camp for displaced people in Darfur.
Thursday 21 August 2008
There has been a reasonable amount of coverage of Darfur during these Olympic Games. But I would love to see even more athletes involved in speaking out about what they believe in. The problem is that even if there was an athlete that wanted to speak out on issues of human rights, he might be silenced by whatever IOC official is mediating that press event, with a bogus explanation that is my biggest problem with these Olympics: the idea that the Games are only about sport.
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