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Against a Tide of Evil, Sudan Summit Recap, Satellite Imagery

MagkaSama Team - March 17, 2013
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Against a Tide of Evil, Sudan Summit Recap, Satellite Imagery

Our weekly round-up of must-read stories you might have missed. In focus this week: Against a Tide of Evil: Whistleblower to the First Mass Murder of the Twenty-First Century by Mukesh Kapila, Act for Sudan Emergency Action Summit Recap and Satellite Imagery (Satellite Sentinel Project) confirms Sudan Armed Forces buildup at border hotspot.


Against a Tide of Evil by Mukesh Kapila – March 14, 2013

In this no-holds-barred account, the former head of the United Nations in Sudan reveals for the first time the shocking depths of evil plumbed by those who designed and orchestrated ‘the final solution in Darfur’ and why so many good men stood by and did nothing. A veteran of humanitarian crisis and ethnic cleansing in Iraq, Rwanda, Bosnia, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone, Dr Mukesh Kapila arrived in Khartoum in March 2003 having made a promise to himself that if he were ever in a position to stop the mass-killers, they would never triumph on his watch…


Act for Sudan Emergency Action Summit Recap – March 14, 2013

Over 200 Sudan activists from across the United States joined in Washington, D.C., last weekend for a conference sponsored by Act For Sudan. A diverse group of attendees came to build relationships with one another, influence Members of Congress, hear from Sudanese diaspora and policy experts, and plan for collective next steps as a movement. Participants brought inspiration, vigor, and dedication, as well as unique perspectives and approaches to the table. The program was interspersed with distinguished panelists and individuals sharing personal testimonies, and it demonstrated clearly that the Sudan activist movement is still full of energy and passion. The summit culminated in a lobby day on Monday, where over 100 participants met representatives and senators on Capitol Hill and asked for the U.S. government to pursue a new, comprehensive policy under the soon-to-be appointed new special envoy to Sudan and South Sudan…


Satellite Imagery Confirms Sudan Armed Forces Buildup at Border Hotspot – March 15, 2013

Satellite imagery from March 5, 2013, analyzed for the Satellite Sentinel Project, or SSP, by DigitalGlobe’s Analysis Center, shows newly-arrived main battle tanks, 10 heavy transporters (HETS), and two Mi-24 helicopter gunships, in Heglig, an oil producing region in South Kordofan, Sudan, which South Sudan claims lies within its territory. Heglig was the scene of the last major military engagement between Sudan and South Sudan in April 2012. This recent increase in activity brings the total tanks in the greater Heglig area to 22, which is the equivalent of two tank companies. According to SSP’s monitoring of this hotspot, Sudan Armed Forces’, or SAF’s, total presence in the Heglig area, including the two tank companies, is now equivalent to two reinforced infantry battalions…

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