Month: December 2009

In the spirit of the Copenhagen climate negotiations I thought it would be appropriate to discuss Darfur in the context of climate change. Darfur is perhaps the first armed conflict sparked by environmental erosion –particularly drought- and judging by the severity of the fighting it is rather disturbing to imagine how resource conflicts between major… Read More

By Alexa Huffman The Sudanese ambassador to the United Nations, Abdalmahmoud Abdalhaleem, says it is now the time for international peacekeepers to prepare to leave Darfur. This was in response to a United Nations report by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.… Read More

NEW: The Darfur Digest has been relaunched as the Stand Digest. The December 2009 issue is now available. The relaunching of the digest allows us to occasionally broaden our subject matter, while maintaining the main theme and message that the digest has always presented. This month, we provide an insider view of the Democratic Republic… Read More