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With only one more day of polling to go, Sudanese citizens have been flocking to the polls. However, many officials still site chaos, claiming that very few people who actually registered to vote made it to their designated site. For example, in South Sudan, 1,323 voters were registered for a specific site, but only 29 (or 2%) successfully made it to the poll on the first day.
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Trivia: How many Afghan civilians were killed by airstrikes in 2009? How many Pakistani civilians were killed by drone strikes in 2009?
Discussion: How do airstrikes and drone strikes affect conflict in Afghanistan and Pakistan? Are either types of strike legal?04/10/2010Posted by:
In this week's issue: in addition to opposition party boycotts, the European Union has pulled its election observers from Darfur; Burma's military regime negotiator met with ethnic armies to discuss the Border Guard Force issue; more LRA attacks were reported in Congo04/07/2010Posted by:Did you know that April is Genocide Prevention Month? This semester, we've focused on the recommendations of the Genocide Prevention Task Force (GPTF) Report.04/03/2010Posted by:
In this week's issue: Opposition parties have withdrawn from Sudan's presidential elections; Burma's NLD party has voted not to participate in elections; Human Right's Watch released a report documenting more attacks by the Lord's Resistance Army in Congo
Weekly News Brief, March 26 to April 2, 2010, compiled by Joshua Kennedy and the STAND E-team. To receive news briefs, trivia, and discussion guides, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Areas of Concern04/02/2010Posted by:
With less than two weeks to go before Sudan will hold its first multi-party elections since 1986, Yasir Arman—presidential candidate for the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM)—announced that he was withdrawing from the race.04/02/2010Posted by:03/29/2010Posted by:
Like in Darfur and the Congo, sexual violence is used as a weapon of war in Burma. Soldiers systematically rape ethnic women with the sanction of their superiors and with impunity. Outside of the context of conflict, we see rape as a crime against one person, but when used in conflict, rape is a systematic tactic that affects not only the people who have been raped but also their entire society.
Trivia: How many cases of rape have been punished by Burmese military tribunals?