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Endorse the Nobel Peace Prize 2018 for the global community of Human Rights Defenders!

Over 200 organizations from all over the world have signed on to the open letter initiated by PBI UK endorsing the Nobel Peace Prize for the global community of Human Rights Defenders. As you know, the MagkaSama Project was founded in 2003 during the genocide in Darfur to support Human...

Act for Sudan: ‘The United States must expel Mohammed Atta al-Moula’

Act for Sudan: ‘The United States must expel Mohammed Atta al-Moula’

Last month, Act for Sudan sent a letter to Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, to express their concern over the acceptance in the United States of Sudan’s former Director of National Intelligence and Security Service (2009-2018), Mohammed Atta al-Moula as the new Charge d’Affaires...

Organizations call for a strong monitoring and reporting mandate on Sudan

Organizations call for a strong monitoring and reporting mandate on Sudan

You can read it every week in our news, the already dire situation in Sudan is getting worse. In a joint letter initiated by the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS), the MagkaSama Project and 31 other organizations have issued a call ahead of the 39th Session of the...

‘Lessons and Challenges from the Genocide in Sudan’ by Eric Cohen (Act for Sudan)

‘Lessons and Challenges from the Genocide in Sudan’ by Eric Cohen (Act for Sudan)

Act for Sudan is an alliance of American citizen activists and Sudanese U.S. residents who advocate for an end to genocide and mass atrocities in Sudan. We often support their actions and join them in their advocacy, signing letters and sharing their news and reports. Act for Sudan’s...

Myanmar: RSF condemns illogical refusal to free Reuters reporters

Two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, have been detained in Myanmar since Dec. 12, 2017, and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the international community to step up the pressure on Myanmar. RSF wrote on their website: The two journalists are paying for the...

Organizations express their concern regarding the recent arrests of journalists and human rights defenders in Ethiopia

Freedom of the press and freedom of expression in Ethiopia are complicated to say the least. Last month we were happy to announce that jailed Ethiopian journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega had been released, read our post here for more details on his story. In the post we wrote that this...

Sudan: Some critics freed, others remain in custody

Sudan: Some critics freed, others remain in custody

The deteriorating economic conditions prompted protests in Sudan, starting last January. We posted an article on the situation a couple of weeks ago in: Sudan: Economic collapse accelerating and inflation rate at 128%… The reaction of Sudanese security forces has once again been very...

Open letter concerning the crackdown on peaceful protests in Sudan

In September 2017, we signed the letter by The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) with other NGOs calling for strong, action-oriented resolution on Sudan at UN Human Rights Council. Read our post here. Once again, Sudanese security forces have arrested scores of people...

Letters to Deputy Secretary of State and to Congress regarding the Sudan Regime

Letters to Deputy Secretary of State and to Congress regarding the Sudan Regime

Last week, Act for Sudan published two letters: one to Deputy Secretary of State: Humanitarian Aid for the People of Sudan, the other one to Congress: Ongoing Human Rights and International Law Violations by the Sudan Regime. Extract from the first letter addressed to Mr. John J....

John Prendergast and Ian Schwab (Enough Project): ‘The Sudan Sanctions Must Stay’

John Prendergast and Ian Schwab (Enough Project): ‘The Sudan Sanctions Must Stay’

A few months ago, we wrote an editorial about the bewildering (to say the least) lift of U.S sanctions on Sudan in: Sudan: From Darfur and chemical attacks to European partnership and U.S collaboration. In a recent article published on U.S. News & World Report website, John...




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