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  • 04/19/2010
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    April is Genocide Prevention Month, and a time when we remember the genocides of the past. As anti-genocide activists, we spend our time monitoring current conflicts, educating others, and taking action to ensure that further violence will be prevented and these conflicts end. This year, we have educated ourselves and others on the importance of prevention, ensuring that genocide does not occur in the first place. However, we spend little time thinking about what happens after genocide.

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    04/19/2010
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    In this week's issue: Elections concluded in Sudan and results are expected on Tuesday, April 20; the Burmese government rejected the latest proposal by the United Wa State Army on the Border Guard Force, indicating it will not compromise; UN officials are reluctant to comply with the Congolese government's request for the withdrawal of MONUC
     
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  • 04/17/2010
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    Trivia Answers: 149 Afghan civilians were killed by NATO airstrikes in 2009.  

    Discussion: How do airstrikes and drone strikes affect conflict in Afghanistan and Pakistan? Are either types of strike legal?  

  • 04/15/2010
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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.

  • 04/13/2010
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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?  

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    04/10/2010
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    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 Congo

     

  • 04/07/2010
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    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.

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    04/03/2010
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    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 education@standnow.org.

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  • 04/02/2010
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      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.

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