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Western Balkans: a “no man’s land” for refugees

Two recent reports highlight the need for new approaches to handle the significant rise in asylum seekers entering the European Union. While Amnesty International identifies multiple human rights violations in the non-EU territory between Greece and Hungary, it stresses that the solution to end the abuses must be a European one.

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Three Lessons in Repression from Khartoum to Juba

Civil society activists in Khartoum suffered at the hands of Sudanese authorities for decades, but there was hope for South Sudanese activists after the country seceded from the north on July 9, 2011. Most of South Sudan’s leading activists and journalists relocated to Juba, where they hoped to start afresh and contribute to developing their proud new nation. Today, almost four years later, South Sudan has crumbled into a war zone, and civil society is on the defensive yet again.

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Meanwhile, in Sudan, this is what al-Bashir’s been up to

As South Africa dissects the implications of President Omar al-Bashir’s visit, and his illegal departure, it’s worth remembering that although the International Criminal Court wants him for crimes committed years ago, the Sudanese President is still in power – and he’s still dropping cluster bombs on civilians. By Nuba Reports. continue reading »

Opinion: GM Cotton a False Promise for Africa

Genetically modified (GM) cotton has been produced globally for almost two decades, yet to date only three African countries have grown GM cotton on a commercial basis – South Africa, Burkina Faso and Sudan.

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South Africa: Bashir Flees South Africa, Dodging Arrest

Cape Town — President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan flew out of South Africa on Monday, hours before a court ordered his arrest on the charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity he faces at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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Khartoum accused of arming South Sudan rebels

An international monitoring group says it has evidence that Sudan has been air-dropping arms and ammunition for use by South Sudan rebel forces. The London-based Conflict Armament Research (CAR) group reported last week that their investigators had found evidence of the Sudan supply operation during a field visit to a South Sudan People’s Army (SPLA) base in Malakal in Upper Nile State last December.

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