Posts Tagged ‘Sudan’

Although the Arab-dominated Sudanese government initially threatened a return to fundamental Islamist rule in the predominantly Black country if any “citizen” showed support for the arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court for President Omar al-Bashir, who has ignored the warrant, it appears the government will allow its Black citizens in Darfur to starve […]


President Omar al-Bashir had already expelled humanitarian aid groups from Darfur, in reaction to an arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court charging him with war crimes and crimes against humanity, but now he’s allowing gunmen to engage U.N. and African Union peacekeepers in the city of Niyala, in the southern part of Darfur. A spokesperson […]


The European Union turned over command Sunday to the United Nations for a mission in Chad and the Central African Republic after the one-year mandate for the mission expired. Five thousand U.N. troops replaced 3,500 EU troops, though some EU troops will remain in the region. The U.N. and EU forces will secure humanitarian operations […]


In a meeting with UN General-Secretary Ban Ki-moon, President Obama spoke out Tuesday against the Sudanese government’s latest move to expel humanitarian aid groups — a reaction to the International Criminal Court’s issuance of an arrest warrant for Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir, for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur. President Obama said, “we have […]


Sudanese opposition leader Hassan al-Turabi (above), jailed two months ago after saying President Omar al-Bashir should turn himself in to the Netherlands-based International Criminal Court, has been released. The ICC issued an arrest warrant last week for the Arab president, charging him with war crimes and crimes against humanity, which President Bashir has totally mocked. The […]


  Update (3/5/09) – According to the United Nations, the government of Sudan ordered humanitarian organizations in Darfur to leave and seized the agencies’ assets, in response to the International Criminal Court’s arrest warrant for President Omar al-Bashir (above). Pray. Update (3/4/09): The International  Criminal Court ignored warnings of the possibility of increased violence in Sudan and issued […]


Ahead of the planned peace talks with Sudan’s most feared rebel group, the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), in the Darfur conflict, the Sudanese government has agreed to release 24 detainees as a gesture of goodwill. In turn, JEM officials have agreed to release 21 government soldiers. Sudan’s Arab president, Omar al-Bashir, met with the emir […]