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Reflections From The South: African Union Versus The International Criminal Court – Fight Against Injustice And Impunity

The challenges and impact of armed conflict in many parts of the African continent and the common objectives between the African Union (AU) and the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the fight against genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression are the main reasons for the initial favorable response to the Rome Statute and the International Criminal Court by many African states. Decisions by African leaders in the AU in response to the International Criminal Court have created unnecessary tension between the UN and the African Union …

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South Sudan’s New Partner: Glencore International

The newly independent nation of South Sudan celebrated its independence from Sudan last Saturday and Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir traveled to the new nation’s capitol, Juba, to congratulate the Southern Sudanese people, but fighting continues in the border states, and many fear that South Sudan’s Independence Day may have been the calm before the storm, because negotiations about sharing oil revenues and the demarcation of borders, broke down before the celebrations. KPFA’s Ann Garrison has more.

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Western Funded Genocide: Ethiopia And The Ogaden

Ethiopian troops are in the oil rich, contested Sudanese Abyei region, in accordance with a new UN Security Council resolution invoking sovereign nations “responsibility to protect” vulnerable populations from genocide and mass atrocities, if their own governments aren’t protecting them. But, human rights investigators say that the Security Council is ignoring Ethiopia’s own genocide, in the Ogaden Basin, and, that the West is funding it.

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Sudan: Geostrategic Genocide Intervention

The day before John Prendergast, Bill Clinton’s former National Security Council Director for African Affairs, and co-founder of the ENOUGH Project, a non-profit lobbying organization, had called on the Obama Administration to, quote, “begin preparations to provide air defense capabilities to the Government of South Sudan.” Critics responded that Prendergast and ENOUGH were encouraging all out war in Sudan and using genocide prevention as an excuse to expand U.S. influence and military dominance in Africa.

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Press Release June 10, 2011
Amnesty International Warns of Unfolding Humanitarian Crisis in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan State; Residents Report Arrests and Killings of Civilians.
Tens of Thousands of Civilians Fleeing Artillery Fire and Aerial Bombings.
Contact: Suzanne Trimel, 212-633-4150, strimel@aisua.org
A humanitarian emergency is unfolding in the Sudanese state of Southern Kordofan, as forces from the North and South continue to launch attacks in civilian areas, Amnesty International warned today.
Tens of thousands of people are fleeing their homes as fighting continues between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and elements of the Sudan People’s Liberation …

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Storm Clouds Over South Sudan

To understand why one must start with knowing the stance of the late John Garang, father of the southern Sudanese resistance and founder of the Sudan Peoples Liberation Army (SPLA) and its political wing, the Sudan Peoples Liberation Movement (SPLM), which today is the de facto government of newly independent South Sudan.

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South Sudan: Rethinking Citizenship, Sovereignty And Self-Determination

Reflecting on the context behind South Sudan’s exercise in self-determination and the potential sources of political violence following the country’s independence, Mahmood Mamdani explores Sudan’s longer-term historical experience – the role of imposed administrative identities under the colonial system, migration, religion, slavery and the emergence of a politicised Islam – and the contemporary challenges around rethinking political citizenship.

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Predator Drones To “Stop Genocide”?

AfrobeatRadio producer Ann Garrison spoke to journalist, human rights investigator, and electrical engineer Keith Harmon Snow about the lobbying campaign to use General Atomics’ Predator Drones “to stop genocide” in Africa.
General Atomics’ Predator Drones were designed to be unmanned surveillance aircraft, but, beginning in 2000, Bill Clinton and then George Bush, had the Predators outfitted to drop Hellfire missiles, as they have in at least five countries, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Yemen, and now Libya.

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Sudanese Oil Violence, Post Referendum

The Southern Sudanese people voted for independence from Northern Sudan in January of this year. But the hotly contested oil rich Abyei region, between the districts now scheduled to join the independent states of North and South Sudan, did not vote with the rest of the country because North and South could not agree as to who would be eligible to vote. Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir vowed that he would not agree to Abyei becoming part of the South. This week clashes broke out again in Abyei, and the death toll is already reported to be over 100. KPFA’s Ann Garrison has more.

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Why Abyei Oil will Make or Break the South Sudan Independence

There has been hype over the destiny of Abyei region in the January 9th referendum of South Sudan in which South Sudan will vote to either secede from Sudan or remain in the United Sudan.
The major talking points over this issue in the referendum have been the unresolved issue over the oil rich territory of Abyei.
Recently the United States administration suggested for the first time that uncertainty still looms over Abyei even as January 9th Referendum is a few days away.
The US which has been a key player in the …