News Update

Due to a technical problem, our listserv software has been nonfunctional for the past five weeks. This has meant that we weren’t able to send out the January Digest via the listserv and we won’t be able to send out the February Digest via the listserv either, unfortunately. Please share the Digest (attached) with anyone… Read More

I’m sorry to have been so derelict in my blogging duties of late, but luckily there are many Stand’ers out there doing really interesting, inspiring things to cover for me. The blog post below was written by Anne Wagner, a Stand leader who just returned from her second trip to Sudan. Anne is consistently one… Read More

There is an article in a recent New Yorker that gives a really good anecdotal account of life in the refugee camps in Chad. It’s a long read but full of first hand accounts, historical narratives, and in-depth commentary on the situation along the border between Sudan and Chad. It begins with this juicy line…… Read More

I. Executive Summary Canadian Politics and Darfur: With the prorogation of parliament until January 26, there have been no new developments on Canadian politics and Darfur this month. This month‟s section will therefore take the opportunity to examine the past year‟s key developments in Canadian politics regarding the crisis in Darfur. Security in Darfur: The… Read More

This just in from Stand’ers Scott Fenwick and Joel Stephanson – Thousands Made Slaves in Darfur. During the North-South war, Sudan became famous for the slave trade. Armed by the government as proxy militias, Arab tribes on the border with the South would raid Southern villages and kidnap children to sell as slaves in the… Read More