Weekly News Brief, 4.30.10 - 5.9.10

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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. To receive weekly news briefs, email education@standnow.org.
Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Two bombings killed three and wounded five last weekend, when buses carrying Christian students exploded in Mosul last Sunday.
  • The Iraqi civilian death toll rose significantly in April to 274, demonstrating militants’ resolve to resort to violence to affect change. Despite the increase, levels of violence remain lower than their heights in 2006 and 2007, as well as lower than levels recorded by the Iraq Body Count in 2008 and 2009.


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