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    01/31/2010
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    In this week's issue: the Sudanese government set a two month deadline to complete negotiations with Darfuri rebel groups; 2,000 people have been displaced in Burma this week; the FDLR has recovered positions in South Kivu, DRC
     
    Weekly News Brief, January 22 to 29, 2010
    Compiled by Joshua Kennedy of GI-NET and the STAND E-Team.

  • 01/30/2010
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    In a post earlier this month, we discussed the importance of leadership in preventing genocide. The Genocide Prevention Task Force (GPTF) Report specifically calls upon the American president, Congress, and people to lead and support genocide prevention initiatives. But what exactly does the GPTF suggest as methods of preventing genocide?

  • 01/25/2010
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    This week's topic is the importance of early warning in genocide prevention. To learn more, read the second chapter of the Genocide Prevention Task Force Report.

     

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    01/24/2010
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    In this week's issue: the Sudanese government attacked rebel forces in Furug resulting in 18 civilian deaths; ethnic leaders in Burma reaffirmed that they will not participate in upcoming elections without a review of the 2008 constitution and the release of all political prisoners; former CNDP leader Laurent Nkunda is ready to be returned to Congo or to the Hague to face criminal charges
     
    Weekly News Brief, January 15 to 22, 2010
     
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    01/17/2010
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    In this week's issue: SLM rebels attack Sudanese government positions, General Than Shwe confirms that Myanmar is planning 2010 elections, and the mandate for MONUC in Congo is extended for another five months.

    Weekly News Brief, December 18 to January 14

    Your weekly news brief, compiled by Joshua Kennedy of GI-NET and the STAND E-Team. To receive news briefs and education newsletters, email education@standnow.org to subscribe.

  • President Obama at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    01/10/2010
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    Over one year ago, the Genocide Prevention Task Force, a project of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, the American Academy of Diplomacy, and the US Institute of Peace, released a report detailing recommendations for US policymakers on preventing genocide. The report acknowledges that the current US government response to genocide and mass atrocities is ad hoc; there are no standing institutional mechanisms nor procedures for addressing potential and emerging crises.

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    01/09/2010
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    5 years ago today, the 9th of January of 2005, Africa’s longest civil war came to an end: the armed and political giants of North and South Sudan signed the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Naivasha, Kenya.

    5 years later, the 9th of January of 2010, none of the words in the title “Comprehensive Peace Agreement” have shown themselves on the ground:

    Comprehensive:

    Although it is the anniversary of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, comprehensive is not a word that should be used to describe the extent of peace in Sudan.

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    12/24/2009
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    In this week's issue: the International Crisis Group releases a report warning of wider conflict in Sudan, ethnic ceasefire militias in Burma increase opium production to purchase weapons, and the Lord's Resistance Army threatens a repeat of last year's Christmas massacre in DR Congo

    Areas of Concern

  • 12/11/2009
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    Earlier today, President Barack Obama accepted his Nobel Peace Prize at Oslo City Hall. Recognizing the combined importance of nonviolence and military action to accomplishing and maintaining peace, President Obama emphasized the necessity of acting in accordance with international law.

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    12/04/2009
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    In case you missed today’s hearing in the House Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health - which included US Special Envoy General Scott Gration's first testimony before Congress since the release of the administration's Sudan policy we've put together some highlights and a wrap-up of blogs, commentary, and news coverage.

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