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  • Faith-based charity to airlift persecuted Christians out of Sudan

    08/21/2013 9:53:32 PM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 21, 2013 | Perry Chiaramonte
    An international relief agency plans to airlift some 3,400 Christians out of Sudan, where they face increasing persecution from the Islamist government. The Barnabas Fund has already whisked about 5,000 Christians from the embattled country, where President Omar Hassan al-Bashir has vowed to create a “a 100 percent Islamic constitution, without communism or secularism or Western [influences].” The Christians will be taken to South Sudan, a smaller nation formed in 2011 where religious freedom is better tolerated. “We launched this as major global initiative, and have had such a tremendous response from the Christian community,” Julian Dobbs, a bishop and...
  • White House official praises Muslim Brotherhood leader

    03/08/2011 4:46:21 PM PST · by opentalk · 31 replies
    WND ^ | March 8, 2011 | WND
    WASHINGTON –While visiting a mosque in the Washington area last week, a senior White House security official lavished praise on a Muslim cleric who happens to be a top leader of the radical Muslim Brotherhood in America, FBI investigators point out. "They are so ignorant," said one FBI veteran regarding the White House. "This is unbelievable bullsh--." White House sources explain that deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough was unaware of the cleric's radical ties, and added that the presidential assistant attended the outreach event as a show of support for the Muslim community ahead of Thursday's congressional hearings on...
  • Sudanese official directly linked to genocide to meet with Obama administration

    04/30/2013 4:48:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    damnstraightpolitics.com ^ | 4/30/13 | Donlyn Turnbull
    In what I’m considering a new low, even for this administration, the State Department has announced it will be hosting a Sudanese delegation know for state sponsored terror and crimes against humanity by means of ethnic cleansing in the Darfur region. The Obama administration agreed to a high-level meeting with a delegation from the Sudan, the State Department announced on Monday. The Associated Press is reporting Senior officials with the National Congress Party, (NCP) of the Sudan have agreed to come to Washington for the “candid discussion on the conflicts and humanitarian crises within Sudan.” The delegation will be led...
  • Sudanese Man Charged in Attack on Child

    03/24/2013 3:27:03 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/3/13 | Maayana Miskin
    A Sudanese man has been charged with several crimes in connection to the attempted rape of a young child in her home in southern Tel Aviv. Mohammed Suleiman Ahmed, 22, was indicted Sunday for attempted rape of a child under age 14, as well as for assault, aggravated assault causing injury, threatening violence, theft, and breaking and entering with criminal intent. Ahmed entered a family home at 5 a.m. on March 3 and began stealing items. He then took a knife and entered the children’s room and attempted to rape an 8-year-old girl at knife point, and threatened the girl’s...
  • Sudanese Illegals in Demo Outside Gov't

    10/14/2012 3:40:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/10/12 | Gil Ronen
    Illegal Africans in Tel Aviv Israel News photo: Flash 90 In a show of chutzpah, illegal Sudanese work immigrants organized by subversive "human rights" groups demonstrated outside the government compound in Jerusalem Sunday against their own expected incarceration, as the cabinet held its weekly meeting. Minister of Interior Eli Yishai (Shas) said in reaction: "I am sorry about the condition of the Sudanese citizens, and also of the rest of the world's citizens upon whom fortune has not smiled. "However, my duty as a minister in the government of Israel is not toward the citizens of Africa, but to the...
  • Missouri Muslim Charity Director Pleads Guilty

    06/30/2010 12:41:40 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies
    SNIPPET: "On Friday, Mubarak Hamed, the former director of the now defunct Islamic American Relief Agency-USA (IARA) based in Columbia, Missouri, pled guilty to three counts of a federal indictment charging that he illegally sent more than a million dollars to Iraq in violation of U.S. sanctions, conspiracy, and tax violations. Federal agents raided IARA's offices in 2004, seized its assets, and said it was part of a global network of similar Islamic charities that supported terrorist organizations. As part of his plea agreement, Hamed admitted the U.S.-based charity was part of this international network, with the IARA branch based...
  • DoJ official refuses to denounce demands for Saudi-style blasphemy law

    07/27/2012 5:35:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/27/12 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama’s top civil rights official repeatedly declined to support religious free speech during a July 27 congressional hearing, despite repeated questioning from Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks, who chairs the House’s constitution subcommittee. Tom Perez, the progressive who runs the Justice Department’s civil rights office, refused to answer the questions posed by Franks. “Will you tell us… that this administration’s Department of Justice will never entertain or advance a proposal that criminalizes speech against any religion?” Frank asked four times. Perez refused to answer, saying “it is a hard question, in the sense that when you make threats...
  • Obama: US to recognize Southern Sudan

    02/07/2011 4:14:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 49 replies
    AOL News/AP ^ | 7/2/11
    WASHINGTON -President Barack Obama says the United States intends to formally recognize Southern Sudan as a sovereign, independent state in July. Obama made the announcement Monday in a statement congratulating the people of Southern Sudan for "a successful and inspiring" referendum. Election officials said Monday that more than 98 percent of ballots in the Jan. 9 vote were for independence. That means South Sudan will become the world's newest country in July. Obama said that after decades of conflict the image of millions of southern Sudanese voters deciding their own future was an inspiration to the world. He also said...
  • Official: Hijacking thwarted on flight to Cairo

    10/21/2009 1:31:36 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies · 615+ views
    AP ^ | Oct 21, 2009 | MAAMOUN YOUSSEF
    A Sudanese man used a knife from the in-flight meal to threaten crew members after the plane left Turkish airspace and demanded that the flight be diverted to Jerusalem, the official said.
  • Sudanese who killed American spared death sentence

    08/13/2009 1:24:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 792+ views
    seattlepi.com ^ | 8/13/09 | MOHAMED OSMAN
    KHARTOUM, Sudan -- An appeals court commuted the death sentences for four men convicted of killing an American diplomat and his Sudanese driver after the driver's family decided to pardon the murderers, a news agency reported Thursday. Sudanese law stipulates that if a victim's family chooses to pardon the murderer, the person cannot be sentenced to death and the prison term cannot exceed 10 years. The case will be referred back to the initial court for a new sentence, said the Sudan Media Center.
  • 4 arrested in kidnap plot

    05/11/2009 5:45:02 AM PDT · by tm61 · 19 replies · 1,356+ views
    Roanoke.com ^ | 5/9/2009 | Amanda Codispoti
    Four men accused of planning to kidnap two Roanoke County women and hold them for ransom were indicted Thursday in U.S. District Court in Roanoke. Joshua Kasongo, 19, of Roanoke; Mohammed Hussein Guhad, 19, of Roanoke; Luke Musa Elbino, 19, of Vinton; and Anthony Eugene Muse, 18, of Roanoke are each charged with conspiring to kidnap and attempted kidnapping. Guhad and Muse are students at Patrick Henry High School. Elbino is a student at Virginia Western Community College.
  • Hezbollah's Attempted Cairo Coup

    04/15/2009 2:26:24 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 869+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | Wednesday, April 15, 2009 | By P. David Hornik
    SNIPPET: "In recent days Egypt has been disclosing details about uncovering a major Hezbollah espionage ring on its soil. AP cites a cabinet minister saying 25 of its 49 members have been arrested so far. The arrests began back in November, but the disclosures have started only now. The leader of the espionage ring—who is among those detained—was a Hezbollah agent named Sami Shehab, and the group he recruited included Lebanese, Syrians, Sudanese, and Palestinians along with 12 Egyptian Shiites. Not surprisingly, they planned attacks on Israeli vacationers in the Sinai, apparently as revenge for the February 2008 killing of...
  • Face of Defense: Sudanese Emigrants Become U.S. Citizens Together

    03/13/2009 5:23:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 370+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Staff Sgt. Tim Meyer, USA
    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq, March 13, 2009 – The two soldiers -- one a Christian from the south, the other a Muslim from the north -- have nothing against each other, despite the past which tore their homeland of Sudan apart in more than 20 years of civil war. Army Spc. Magdi Ahmed, second from right, and Army Spc. Marlesh Mbory, far right, become naturalized U.S. citizens along with other members of the 25th Infantry Division’s 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team in a ceremony at Al Faw Palace in Baghdad, March 3, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Staff...
  • Videotapes of a Qaeda Informer Offer Glimpse Into a Secret Life

    05/01/2004 6:26:23 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 218+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 1, 2004 | BENJAMIN WEISER
    It was an extraordinary coup: in the late 1990's, federal prosecutors sat down to interview their first major informer against Al Qaeda — Jamal Ahmed al-Fadl, a former payroll manager for Osama bin Laden who would become the government's chief witness in its first trial of Qaeda operatives. But it was followed by an extraordinary blunder: for two years, even as the authorities cloaked Mr. Fadl in the secrecy of the federal witness-protection program, keeping him in undisclosed locations and communicating with him in videoconferences through a special telephone hookup, many hours of those conversations were recorded on videotape. The...
  • Freed Sudanese cameraman calls Gitmo history's worst jail (methinks he doth exaggerate a bit)

    05/05/2008 9:40:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 75+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/5/08 | Mohamed Osman - ap
    KHARTOUM, Sudan - An Al-Jazeera cameraman released from the U.S.-run Guantanamo Bay detention center last week described it Monday as the worst prison mankind has ever seen. Sami al-Haj, a Sudanese citizen, was whisked from his hospital bed in a convoy escorted by police cars with flashing lights and wailing sirens to an outdoor event in his neighborhood organized by his family. His speech was broadcast live on Sudanese television. "After 2,340 days spent in the most heinous prison mankind has ever known, we are honored to be here. Thank you, and thank all those defended us and of our...
  • Threat Matrix: April 2008

    04/01/2008 8:13:21 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,366 replies · 5,737+ views
    Afghanistan to Ask NATO for Bigger Army Afghan officials will go to the NATO summit in Romania Thursday with a request: pay to increase our national Army by 40 percent. A bigger Army, Afghan officials argue, will allow the US and other coalition members to scale back in the coming years. This appeal comes amid pleas from the US and Canada for other NATO members to commit more to the Afghanistan mission, which many analysts say has floundered over the past year for lack of resources and a coherent strategy. France is expected to contribute another 1,000 forces and...
  • Is al-Arian linked to N.C. Qaida cell?

    02/27/2003 4:15:56 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 8 replies · 390+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Thursday, February 27, 2003 | By Paul Sperry
    WASHINGTON – The brother-in-law of alleged terrorist co-conspirator Sami al-Arian attended engineering classes at the same college and time as the suspected mastermind behind the Sept. 11 terror plot, records at the North Carolina college show. The overlap raises questions about the extent of al-Arian's ties to terrorist groups. He and his brother-in-law, Mazen al-Najjar, have been accused by federal authorities of supporting Hamas, a Palestinian militia responsible for anti-Israeli suicide bombings, through an elaborate network of terrorist front groups and fund-raising arms. Mazen al-Najjar Al-Najjar, a Palestinian refugee, was arrested in 1997 and deported last year. Al-Arian, who also...
  • Sudanese Gangs Afflict Cairo Streets

    07/25/2007 3:23:38 PM PDT · by blam · 1 replies · 340+ views
    BBC ^ | 7-25-2007 | Heather Sharp
    Sudanese gangs afflict Cairo streets By Heather Sharp BBC News, Cairo Maliah Bekam, 24, came to Egypt to escape the civil war in southern Sudan, but he died in a pool of his own blood in a Cairo street. The fatal machete blows came from members of his own community. The crowning irony is that the attack happened outside an event marking World Refugee Day. Rap music is popular among many Sudanese youth Maliah is the latest casualty of violence between rival street gangs from Cairo's Sudanese community. Unofficially (there is no official figure), the death toll is at least...
  • Egyptian police kill Sudanese woman trying to enter Israel

    07/23/2007 7:42:43 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies · 509+ views
    al Bawaba ^ | July 23 2007
    Egyptian police shot and killed a Sudanese woman and seriously injured four others Sunday on the Sinai Peninsula as they tried to sneak into Israel, a local police officer said. Many refugees trying to enter Israel from Egypt have been detained, and some hurt, by police, but Haja Abbas Haroun's death was the first of its kind. Haroun, 28, died instantly by police gunfire, while four others, including a woman and young girl, were critically injured and taken to a local hospital, said Capt. Mohammed Badr of the northern Sinai police force. The border guards detained 22 refugees with Haroun...
  • Lock out these refugee thugs

    02/04/2007 3:30:58 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 5 replies · 595+ views
    Sunday Herald Sun ^ | 4 February 2007 | Lincoln Wright
    AUSTRALIA is set to drastically reduce its Sudanese refugee program this year. With growing community concern about the behaviour of the refugees, Federal Cabinet will soon consider a proposal from Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews to reduce the intake from Horn of Africa nations. Australia's humanitarian program has allowed thousands of Sudanese refugees to come to Australia in recent years. But there are growing doubts about the wisdom of the decision, especially with the rise of gangs of Sudanese youths and drunk drivers. There are about 18,000 Sudanese in Victoria, with many traumatised by their experience of civil war -- and...
  • Iraq hands death sentence to three 'foreign fighters'

    01/03/2007 9:33:02 AM PST · by TexKat · 30 replies · 1,028+ views
    AFP ^ | January 03, 2007
    BAGHDAD: An Iraqi court has sentenced a Saudi, a Syrian and a Sudanese to death after finding them guilty of Al-Qaeda related terrorist offences, the US-led coalition in Iraq said on Wednesday. The alleged foreign fighters were among 48 detainees convicted by the Central Criminal Court of Iraq between December 8 and 28 last year. Since the fall of Saddam Hussein's government in March 2003, hundreds of Muslim volunteers have flooded into Iraq to fight against US forces and, increasingly, the Shiite-led government. The Syrian and the Saudi "were captured on June 19 in a targeted raid on Al-Qaeda members,"...
  • US Laments Sudanese Inflexibility Over Darfur

    09/29/2006 6:14:54 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 261+ views
    VOA ^ | 9-29-2006 | State Department
    US Laments Sudanese Inflexibility Over Darfur Force By David Gollust State Department 29 September 2006 The United States said Friday it is not abandoning its drive for a U.N. peacekeeping force to replace the African Union force in Darfur despite what it says is Sudanese intransigence on the issue. Sudan is also blocking a visit by the Bush administration's new envoy for Darfur, Andrew Natsios. Head of AU Commission Alpha Oumar Konare, right, inspects an honor guard during an arrival ceremony at AU headquarters at Darfur town of Al-Fasher (File photo - June 20, 2006) The Sudanese government has been...
  • Racist Arab & Islamic Iranian Quotes towards Africans

    09/21/2006 2:52:37 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 1 replies · 1,753+ views
    Racist Arab Quoteswww.raceandhistory.com/cgi-bin/forum/webbbs_config.pl/noframes/read/911racist arab quotes Posted By: SopdetDate: 20, August 02, at 6:56 a.m. Arab/Iranian/Indian views on black Africans during the medieval era "In both Arab and Iranian Islamic writings, blacks are accused of being stupid, untruthful, vicious, cowardly, sexually unbridled, ugly and distorted, excessively merry, and easily affected by food and drink." Minoo Southgate, 1984, Negative Images of Blacks in Some Medieval Iranian Writings Arabs called African Blacks (typically East Africans) the 'Zanj'. Most Arab writers who spoke disparagingly of black Africans had never traveled to subSaharan Africa. Many of their tales were based on hearsay. In the Arab...
  • Refugee admits rape, tells chaplain sorry isn't enough [Australia]

    09/11/2006 11:59:04 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 8 replies · 225+ views
    Catholic News ^ | 12 Sept 2006 | anon
    A newly arrived Sudanese refugee who went on a sex-crime spree after taking amphetamines, has told a Catholic Prison Ministry chaplain that he was an "evil person" for the terrible thing he had done. Hakeem Hakeem was found guilty last month of the rape of a 16-year-old girl, a court was told yesterday, according to an Age report. He also took amphetamines for the first time before raping and bashing a 63-year-old woman in her home the next day. Prosecutor Michele Williams said Hakeem choked the elderly woman and slashed her throat twice. "She thought she was going to die,"...
  • Egypt arrests 6 Sudanese trying to cross into Israel, seek asylum

    05/26/2006 3:33:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 243+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 26/05/2006 | AP
    EL ARISH, Egypt - Egyptian police captured six Sudanese, including a one-year-old boy, who were trying to cross into Israel early Friday to seek asylum, a security official said. The six were arrested at dawn as they tried to get over the coil of barbed wire that marks the border in Egypt's northeast Sinai desert, said Brig. Gen. Adel Fawzi, the chief of the North Sinai criminal investigation department.
  • Saddam's Philippines Terror Connection(Yes, Saddam financially supported terrorists)

    03/18/2006 5:58:16 AM PST · by KCRW · 129 replies · 3,699+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 03/18/2006 | Stephen F. Hayes
    SADDAM HUSSEIN'S REGIME PROVIDED FINANCIAL support to Abu Sayyaf, the al Qaeda-linked jihadist group founded by Osama bin Laden's brother-in-law in the Philippines in the late 1990s, according to documents captured in postwar Iraq. An eight-page fax dated June 6, 2001, and sent from the Iraqi ambassador in Manila to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Baghdad, provides an update on Abu Sayyaf kidnappings and indicates that the Iraqi regime was providing the group with money to purchase weapons. The Iraqi regime suspended its support--temporarily, it seems--after high-profile kidnappings, including of Americans, focused international attention on the terrorist group. The...
  • Twelve car bombs in Iraq cause relatively few casualties - Sudanese hostages released

    01/01/2006 11:15:15 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 358+ views
    ap on San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 1/1/06 | Jason Straziuso - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq – Insurgents exploded 13 car bombs across Iraq on Sunday, including eight in Baghdad within a three-hour span, but the New Year's Day onslaught killed no one and injured only 20 people, police said. A Sudanese official, meanwhile, announced that six kidnapped employees were freed after Sudan announced it would close its Baghdad embassy as demanded by the kidnappers. A Cypriot man kidnapped four months ago also was freed after his family paid a ransom, a relative said. The day's first car bomb in Baghdad exploded at about 8:15 a.m., wounding two Iraqi soldiers in an army patrol...
  • To the general media, No more beating around the bush, say it out loud: ARAB RACISM & ISLAMIC JIHAD!

    10/21/2005 2:10:54 PM PDT · by Actuality · 18 replies · 1,126+ views
    http://www.geocities.com/realtrueactuality
    ARAB RACISM & ISLAMIC JIHAD!!! Are Militant Muslims DECAPITATING Tourists in S. Philippines? IT'S ARAB MUSLIM FANATICS' RACISM + JIHAD!!! Did Sadistic Saddam attack Arab Kuwaiti 'brothers' tortured them horrifically? IT'S ARAB MUSLIM FANATICS' RACISM + JIHAD!!! Did Sadistic Saddam BUTCHER/GASSED/TORTURED HIS OWN PEOPLE? IT'S ARAB MUSLIM FANATICS' RACISM + JIHAD!!! Do Arab Muslim Militant Hamas/Islamic-Jihad/other 'Palestinian' Militants (& often Fatah - connected to the official 'Palestinian' authority) TARGET BABIES, (not as the West targets terrorists) Yes or no? IT'S ARAB MUSLIM FANATICS' RACISM + JIHAD!!! Did Arab Islamists attack French subways? (1985) IT'S ARAB MUSLIM FANATICS' RACISM +...
  • Is 911 commission calling clinton "unreliable," or did it choose willful ignorance this time, too?

    08/16/2005 11:58:05 PM PDT · by Mia T · 17 replies · 1,901+ views
    The New York Times | 8.17.05 | Mia T
    Is the 9/11 commission calling bill clinton's statement '"unreliable," or did it choose willful ignorance this time, too? by Mia T, 8.17.05 Critics of the Clinton administration have accused it of ignoring the threat posed by Mr. bin Laden in the mid-1990's while he was still in Sudan, and they point to claims by some Sudanese officials that they offered to turn him over to the Americans before ultimately expelling him in 1996 under international pressure. But Clinton administration diplomats have adamantly denied that they received such an offer, and the Sept. 11 commission concluded in one of its...
  • Saudi Arabia sentences protestors to jail and lashes

    11/22/2003 6:17:54 AM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 3 replies · 222+ views
    AFP ^ | November 22, 2003 | AFP
    JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, (AFP) - Seven people who took part in demonstrations last month in Saudi Arabia have been sentenced to jail terms, a newspaper reported. The defendants will serve between one and three months in prison and were "ordered to sign an agreement that they would never again engage in the same offense," Arab News reported. Five defendants were jailed for a month, while two other defendants -- a Saudi and Sudanese national -- received two and three month prison terms. The Saudi national will also be lashed 60 times "for not confessing nor acknowledging that he had done...
  • Another U. N. Scandal in the making...

    02/08/2005 8:12:50 PM PST · by kcvl · 26 replies · 1,751+ views
    Per Fox News...
  • Congresswoman presses CalPERS to divest Sudanese investments (D-CA Barbara Lee / Bezerkeley)

    02/01/2005 1:02:27 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 192+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/1/05 | AP - Washington
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Claims by the nation's biggest public pension fund that it has found no investments in Sudan prompted complaints Monday from U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, that the California Public Employees Retirement System is dismissing concerns about supporting Sudanese genocide. Lee released a CalPERS letter which stated it has discovered no Sudanese investments among 1,869 companies in which it owns shares. But CalPERS also acknowledged in the letter that only 11 percent of those companies responded to its survey last year about such investments. Lee spokesman Nathan Britton said the congresswoman considers the pension fund's response inadequate. Lee...
  • Report: Up to 70,000 Sudanese dead (Paging Kofi, the Red Cross, and our Black "leaders")

    10/16/2004 11:52:00 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 11 replies · 548+ views
    CNN ^ | Oct. 17, 2004 | CNN
    GENEVA, Switzerland (CNN) -- The World Health Organization says that up to 70,000 refugees have died in Sudan's Darfur region since March 1, 2004 due to various causes, including diseases and malnutrition. WHO spokesman David Nabarro said Saturday the figure does not take into account deaths from direct violence in the conflict-torn region.
  • Sudan arming tribes says source

    10/07/2004 12:09:13 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 309+ views
    Swissinfo ^ | October 06 2004 | Nima Elbagir/Reuters
    LONDON (Reuters) - The Sudanese government is arming tribes in the east of the vast African state because of fears a rebel group already fighting elsewhere in Sudan may be preparing attacks, a Sudanese intelligence official says. The official told Reuters on Wednesday the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), led by Khalil Ibrahim and one of two rebel groups that launched an uprising in Sudan's western Darfur region, was positioning troops on the Eritrea-Sudan border. Sudanese Foreign Minister Mustafa Osman Ismail denied the government was arming tribes or militias in the east. He told reporters the armed forces were on...
  • Sudanese ruling party holds emergency meeting following coup attempt

    09/25/2004 7:22:05 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 224+ views
    BBC Monitoring ^ | September 25 2004 | Al-Ra'y al-Amm
    Sudanese authorities foiled a coup yesterday hours before it was carried out. Security and intelligence bodies revealed the plot was aimed at creating chaos inside the country by killing 38 leaders and sabotaging a number of Khartoum's main installations. Authorities said that while most of the alleged ring leaders had been arrested in the area of Soba [15 km south of Khartoum] where the plotters had gathered to discuss the coup's final details, they were still looking for the leader of the alleged coup, Al-Haj Adam Yusuf. The head of the information department said security and order had been fully...
  • Colin Powell Calls Sudanese Rampage “Genocide”

    09/09/2004 8:14:40 AM PDT · by forty_years · 6 replies · 568+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | September 9, 2004
    U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, speaking before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today, has called the Sudanese rampage against Black Africans a “genocide:” We concluded that genocide has been committed in Darfur and that the government of Sudan and the Janjaweed [Arab militia] bear responsibility and genocide may still be occurring. The Sudanese government has been sponsoring a campaign of mass rape, mass murder, forced relocations, and forced starvation against Black Africans in Darfur. The BBC today tried to spin the usual “the U.S. is damned if it does and damned if it doesn’t” argument today: Critics point out...
  • Sudanese Govt accused of links to Darfur atrocities

    07/20/2004 10:51:22 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 187+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Company ^ | July 20 2004 | BBC/AFP
    A New York-based human rights group says it has evidence that the Sudanese Government has been arming the militia accused of killing thousands of people in the Darfur region. Human Rights Watch says it has secret documents which implicate high-ranking Government officials in a policy of supporting the militia. Kenneth Roth, the organisation's director, says the notorious Janjaweed irregular force has been consistently backed up by Sudanese Government forces. "What we have found, both through our testimony taken on the ground in Darfur as well as from these documents, illustrates that the Sudanese military is actively recruiting Janjaweed militia," he...
  • Slaughter of Sudanese falling on deaf ears

    05/09/2004 8:09:56 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 20 replies · 298+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 09 2004
    'The government wants to kill all African people,'' said one witness to the ongoing massacres in Sudan, where the army, allied with local Arab militias, continues to wipe out black villages, as well as burn, rape and loot with scarcely a finger lifted by the international community. Last month, we called on the United Nations to act. This is not an internal conflict, as the U.N. might claim -- 100,000 refugees have fled across the border into Chad, part of 1 million made homeless in Western Sudan. And the U.N. has acted, in its own unique way. A few days...
  • UNHCR Chief Warns Sudan Violence Aggravating Refugee Crisis in Chad

    03/02/2004 6:44:44 PM PST · by dufekin · 209+ views
    The chief of the U.N. refugee agency says violence in western Sudan is aggravating an already serious refugee crisis in neighboring Chad. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, Ruud Lubbers visited the remote refugee camp at Farchana, Chad. The Farchana refugee camp lies on a hot and dusty plain about 50 kilometers from the border with Sudan. It is home to about 2,000 Sudanese refugees who have fled a bloody ethnic conflict in Sudan's western Darfur region. Chad is hosting about 110,000 Sudanese refugees and the UNHCR is scrambling to help them. There is a lot of resentment among the...
  • Sudan cries rape

    03/02/2004 9:24:41 AM PST · by SJackson · 16 replies · 258+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 3-2-04 | Maria Sliwa
    As he began speaking, Majok lowered his small coca-colored eyes and stared intensely at the ground. It was the summer of 2002, and I had just flown thousands of miles deep into the war zone of Sudan, the largest country in Africa, to interview former slaves. Majok, then 12, tightly hugged his long, bony legs, as we sat on the parched termite-infested ground. His ragged black shorts and ripped oversized tee-shirt hung loosely on his spindly, dust covered body. He spoke of the way he was repeatedly raped and sodomized by gangs of government soldiers, as I watched a continuous...
  • Sudan Won't Go to Peace Talks With Rebels

    02/11/2004 10:54:24 AM PST · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 147+ views
    AP Wire | Februari 11 2004 | ANDREW ENGLAND
    NAIROBI, Kenya - The Sudanese government canceled plans to attend scheduled peace talks in Geneva next week with western rebels, officials said Wednesday, just days after the president proclaimed military victory in the insurgency. On Monday, President Omar el-Bashir said the military was "in full control" of the troubled Darfur province in western Sudan and offered amnesty to surrendering rebels. The army recently has announced several successes over the rebel groups in fighting near the border with Chad. Peace talks between the government and two rebel groups, the Sudan Liberation Army and the Justice and Equality Movement, were scheduled to...