Darfur: Grief Useless, Rhetoric Empty, Nothing Changed

Q&A: History of Sudan’s Darfur conflict

The United Nations Security Council has approved a 26,000-strong peacekeeping force to replace the 7,000 African Union (AU) observer mission struggling to protect civilians in Sudan’s western province of Darfur.

The exact make-up and deployment date for this beefed up force is […]

US Military Bases On African Continent: “Baloney”

Bush ordered the Pentagon to set up a new Africa Command last year but left its headquarters in Germany amid anxiety over an expanding military presence in Africa.

The issue has shadowed Bush’s six-day journey across the continent, as demonstrated by a Tanzanian newspaper headline declaring that he came to “militarize” […]

Bush Skips Conflict Areas In Africa – Really?

COTONOU, Benin (AP) — President Bush said Saturday that his five-nation trip to Africa is meant to highlight success stories and that even though he’s skipping conflict-ridden areas, his administration is actively engaged in resolving turmoil on the continent.

In a news conference with the president of Benin in western Africa, Bush defended […]

EU-Africa Summit Fails To Downplay Human Rights: KUDOS To Merkel

Ignoring Darfur crisis · African and European MPs attack summit agenda · British boycott criticised by EC president Barroso A worker hoists Italy’s flag and others who are participating in the EU-Africa summit in Lisbon. Photograph: Armando Franca/AP

European and African leaders arriving for today’s summit in Lisbon were accused by parliamentarians […]

Bush DoubleSpeaks About Darfur – What Promises?

U.S. Promises on Darfur Don’t Match Actions

Bush Expresses Passion for Issue, but Policies Have Been Inconsistent

By Michael Abramowitz Washington Post Staff Writer

In April 2006, a small group of Darfur activists — including evangelical Christians, the representative of a Jewish group and a former Sudanese slave — was […]

Japanese Play Down Historical Indiscretions, Just Like We Do

By CHISAKI WATANABE, Associated Press Writer

TOKYO – More than 100,000 people protested Saturday in southern Japan against the central government’s order to modify school textbooks which say the country’s army forced civilians to commit mass suicide at the end of World War II.

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Publishers of […]

Displaced And Wretched, Israel Turns Away Darfur Refugees Again

Israel will turn away Darfur refugees By LAURIE COPANS, Associated Press JERUSALEM Israel said Sunday it would expel refugees from Sudan’s war torn Darfur region, touching off hot debate over whether the Jewish state, founded after the Nazi genocide, has a duty to take in people fleeing persecution. Israel has been grappling […]

US Fall From Grace Creates Global Power Shift

THE GLOBAL POWER BAROMETER

In their own words:   “The world is bigger than the West”, a BBC correspondent; Source: BBC.

Russia, China and Iran are up as they warn the US to stay out of Central Asia.

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Darfur Refugees – Where Will They Go Now

Border anarchy Jerusalem Post, Israel – Among the more disconcerting anomalies in the judgmental pronouncements by purported human-rights advocates is their scathing criticism of Israel in recent …

‘Israel creating unnecessary drama’ Ynetnews, Israel – Sudanese minister promises his country ‘will find the way to deal with refugees’. Israel to […]

China, Darfur and The Genocide Olympics

June 15, 2007 12:44 Reposted from Time’s The China Blog Darfur, U.N. Troops and Beijing: Cause and Effect?

The China Daily reports that China has welcomed Sudan’s sudden decision to accept a U.N. peace keeping force for the troubled region of Darfur. While it remains […]