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Breaking The Silence: Congo Week, October 14 – 20, 2018

Since 2008, we have participated in Breaking The Silence: Congo Week, and many of you joined us in 2013 when we organized events and discussions during this special week. The purpose of Congo Week is to raise global consciousness about the situation in the Congo and advocate for peace,...

South Sudan Peace Deal with armed opposition groups fails to address corruption at root of conflict

In June we posted a news about the peace deal signed in Khartoum: after almost five years of a deadly civil war, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and South Sudan’s opposition leader Riek Machar met in Khartoum. Read our news: Salva Kiir and Riek Machar strike peace deal in Khartoum....

News Digest (Sep. 01, 2018): Amin Mekki Madani dies, Ahmed Al-Dai Bushara Joudah, Peter Biar Ajak, Darfur United, Bobi Wine…

News Digest (Sep. 01, 2018): Amin Mekki Madani dies, Ahmed Al-Dai Bushara Joudah, Peter Biar Ajak, Darfur United, Bobi Wine…

This is our last Weekly News Digest, a selected compilation of recent stories we publish each Saturday during Summertime. Today: Sudanese human rights defender Dr Amin Mekki Madani has died; Darfur United Men’s Team in Los Angeles; El Jareeda and El Tayyar newspapers confiscated;...

South Sudan: Sanctions and arms embargo to give peace a chance?

South Sudan: Sanctions and arms embargo to give peace a chance?

In June, Salva Kiir and Riek Machar striked peace deal in Khartoum. We were hoping this agreement would forge lasting peace in the devastated country, while many people are wondering if the involvement of Sudan is a good sign. Dr Remember Miamingi writes about the Implications of Khartoum...

Security Council drastically cuts Darfur UNAMID

Security Council drastically cuts Darfur UNAMID

The decision has been made: the UN Security Council has approved cuts in the AU – UN Mission in Darfur (UNAMID). Last month we posted an article: UN wants to scale down UNAMID’s mission in Darfur, the Head of UN Peacekeeping, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, told the Security Council that the...

Take Action; Inspire Change; Make Every Day a Mandela Day!

Take Action; Inspire Change; Make Every Day a Mandela Day!

Mandela Day, celebrated on July 18, is an annual international day adopted by the United Nations. People around the world are celebrating Nelson Mandela as he should have turned 100. Remember these wrods by Nelson Mandela on this special day: ‘A good head and a good heart are always...

Salva Kiir and Riek Machar strike peace deal in Khartoum

After almost five years of a deadly civil war, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and South Sudan’s opposition leader Riek Machar meet in Khartoum on June 25, 2018, and it seems the two leaders reached compromises on a number of outstanding issues. Times Live wrote about this...

UN wants to scale down UNAMID’s mission in Darfur

Last week, the Head of UN Peacekeeping, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, told the Security Council that the situation in Darfur has changed “radically for the better” and, as the needs of the people have changed, “the international community must adapt its support accordingly.” Reactions...

The first Paris Peace Forum in Paris, 11 – 13 November 2018

The first edition of the Paris Peace Forum will take place from 11 to 13 November 2018 in La Grande Halle de La Villette in Paris, France. Initiated by President Emmanuel Macron, over 100 heads of states and government, representatives from the major international organizations and...

International Day of Peace: ‘Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All’

International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. It’s an important day we celebrate every year as a Sama Day and the theme for 2017 is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.” As you may already know, ‘magkasama‘ (the name of...




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