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03 Sep

Joint AU and UN head of mission for Darfur, Rodolphe Adada, talks to reporters ahead of the opening session of the Darfur peace talks in Sirte, Libya. The outgoing U.N. peacekeeping chief in Sudan’s Darfur region said the world should no longer consider the long-running conflict a war after a sharp decline in violence and deaths over the past year.
source: UN peacekeeping chief in Darfur says war over

Commentary: Were Darfur promises for real? – Dave Eggers and John Prendergast

Of problems and paradoxes, much ongoing posting lately at Making Sense of Darfur.

Has war ended in Darfur?, Eric Reeves, Sudan Tribune.

Aid workers warn that LRA rebels in Southern Sudan “have forced thousands of people to flee their homes and created a worrying spike in humanitarian needs”. IRIN

I was going to direct you to Ben Smith’s Politico post on the Sudan Now campaign, but the comments on that site make me embarrassed to be human, so I’ll link directly — below.

Follow the image to another reminder to the Pres to get a move on, reevaluate, re-prioritize, get a position….do something damn it. Or something like that. Truth is conditions in the IDP camps are nothing to be holding our heads up about.

Sudan Now, in conjunction with Humanity United, supported by the Enough Project, Stop Genocide Now, and Investors Against Genocide.

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Commentary: Were Darfur promises for real? – Dave Eggers and John Prendergast

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