January 11, 2008 |
Sudan acknowledged that its troops shot at a United Nations convoy in Darfur, reversing an initial denial, but officials in Khartoum said the peacekeepers should have notified the government of their movements. The United Nations has rejected government demands that the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeepers provide notice of their movements and not move at night. U.N. officials have accused Sudan of trying to restrict the force or delay its full deployment with bureaucratic obstacles.
February 12, 2008 |
Chad's prime minister blamed the influx of about 300,000 refugees from Sudan's neighboring Darfur region for his country's worsening tensions with Sudan, and he demanded that the international community remove the people. Prime Minister Nouradin Koumakoye warned that if the refugees are not transferred elsewhere, Chad's government would expel them on its own. Koumakoye repeated charges that Sudan is fomenting violence in Chad because Darfur refugees are sheltering there . Chadian rebels attacked the capital this month before being driven off, but Sudan denies any involvement.
February 19, 2005
Re "Love Is in the Heir: Charles to Wed Longtime Mistress," Feb. 11: Whew! Charles and Camilla to wed! What a relief! A major item now crossed off my worry list! Maybe soon we can solve real problems, like the war in Iraq and the plight of tsunami victims and Darfur and the pretend Social Security crisis and our healthcare mess. I'll be watching your front page for good news on these topics. Ann Bourman Los Angeles
November 18, 2008
Re "When mass rape turns into genocide," Opinion, Nov. 13 David Scheffer is correct. The International Criminal Court must include the crime of rape as genocide in its long-anticipated arrest warrant for Sudan's president, Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir. The threat of these arrest warrants has finally caused a change in the status quo, after six years of genocide. Recognizing that rape is a tool of genocide sends a clear message that rape is a crime that diminishes humanity as a whole.
July 11, 2008 |
The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor will ask judges to issue an arrest warrant for the president of Sudan next week on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity, diplomats and an official close to the case said Thursday. The prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, issued a statement Thursday announcing that he would submit evidence of crimes committed against civilians in Sudan's western region of Darfur over the last five years, though he will wait until Monday at the pretrial chamber to name names.
July 17, 2011 |
How do you deal with a genocidal dictator who says he wants to reform? For more than a decade, Sudan has been the quintessential pariah state. Its armed forces carried out a campaign of genocide in Darfur, killing more than 300,000; its president, Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir, has been indicted for crimes against humanity. The Khartoum regime waged a long and unsuccessful war to prevent its non-Arab south from seceding; now that the new nation of South Sudan is independent, the regime is still attacking suspected separatists in areas under its control.
September 16, 2008 |
Basketball all-star Tracy McGrady certainly enjoys a good life. "Am I spoiled?" he asks. "Yes, I'm spoiled." McGrady's first paycheck came from Adidas in a $500,000 endorsement deal, and his first job was playing in the NBA. The Houston Rockets guard/forward lives in a mansion, has no shortage of jewelry and clothes, and flies on private planes. Unlike so many professional athletes, though, McGrady chose to leave all such luxuries behind and see firsthand how the world's least fortunate survive.
September 6, 2008 |
The American presidential race and a genocide investigation by the International Criminal Court are propelling Sudanese officials to renew efforts to strike a deal with the U.S. aimed at normalizing relations and improving stability in the volatile Darfur region. Many in the Khartoum government fear frosty U.S.-Sudanese relations could worsen under the next U.S. president. Sen. Joe Biden, the Democratic vice presidential candidate, has called for American military intervention in Darfur.
January 10, 2012
Memo to the new leaders of Libya: If you're trying to establish a democratic, internationally recognized state founded on the rule of law, it's a very bad idea to seek governance advice from the modern successor to Idi Amin. In one of the more incongruous diplomatic visits in recent memory, Libyan officials over the weekend rolled out the red carpet for none other than Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir — the dictator next door wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity for slaughtering his own people, very like the military dictator just overthrown in Libya who was also wanted by the ICC on similar charges.
October 17, 2009 |
If Hollywood were to give out grades for how President Obama is doing on issues that matter most to liberal activists here, he would get -- at best -- an incomplete. "The pace of change has begun to matter to Hollywood," said Joel Flatow , who heads the Recording Industry Assn. of America's West Coast office. And that pace, so far, may not be quick enough on the key issues of Darfur, the environment, stem cell research, gay rights, and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. So think of this as the industry's progress report on the new president.