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    06/06/2010
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    In this week's issue: More clashes are reported in South Darfur; a splinter group of Burma's NLD registered for the elections; MONUC will transition to MONUSCO in July with a greater focus on civilian protections

     

    The Week That Was, May 26 to June 2, 2010, compiled by Joshua Kennedy of GI-Net and the STAND E-team.

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    05/24/2010
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    In this week's issue: Violence is escalating between Darfuri rebels JEM and the Sudanese police; the US has formally extended sanctions against Burma for another year; representatives from different industries met with the Department of State to discuss ensuring their minerals are conflict-free
     
    Weekly News Brief, May 14 to 21, 2010, compiled by Joshua Kennedy of GI-Net and the STAND E-team.
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    05/17/2010
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    In this week's issue: at least 107 people have been killed in inter-tribal fighting in Darfur since March; officials warn that Burma's elections will not be legitimate; Congress passed an act to address the ongoing LRA threat in Central Africa

     

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    05/13/2010
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    In this week's issue: an official from Sudan's National Election Commission recognized cases of vote rigging; 10,000 Karen have fled to Thailand escaping expected clashes; Five people were killed when Mai Mai militia attacked a town in North Kivu
     
    Weekly News Brief, April 30 to May 9, compiled by Joshua Kennedy at GI-Net and the STAND E-team.
  • 05/06/2010
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    Watch this video blog for an update on recent events in Sudan.

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    05/03/2010
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    In this week's issue: Tribal clashes in South Darfur left 52 dead; several ceasefire groups officially rejected Burma's Border Guard Force proposal; ICG released a report on responding to the LRA threat in central Africa
     
    Weekly News Brief - April 23 to 30, 2010, compiled by Joshua Kennedy of GI-Net and the STAND E-team. To receive weekly news briefs, trivia, and a discussion guide, email education@standnow.org.

  • 05/02/2010
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    While STAND began as a Darfur group, recent years have seen our mission expand to concern all areas of genocide and mass atrocities world-wide. Fulfilling such an expansive mission is no easy task. As strong of an organization as STAND is, it is unrealistic to think that we could educate and advocate on any and every spot in the world where civilians are targeted for systematic violence. To be most effective, we must prioritize and focus on a few, most urgent, crises around the world. How do we decide?

  • 05/02/2010
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    Last week's trivia and discussion concerned the possible MONUC withdrawal from Congo and consequences as a result.

    Trivia: possible repercussions of MONUC leaving Congo

  • 04/28/2010
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     Iraqi refugee, Ihab Basri, is a freshman at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. His life story is a powerful one—a story of war, of family, of survival, and of hope that peace is coming to Iraq once again.

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    04/26/2010
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    In this week's issue: fifty people were killed reportedly due to cattle raiding south of Nyala; Kachin Independence Organization troops are training opposition groups who refused to join Burma's Border Guard Force; FARDC executed 49 civilians earlier this month in Congo

     

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