News Update

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


The New York Times recently had this important editorial on Darfur. It’s good to see that there is still some attention out there for Darfur, an issue that it seems many people have started to give up on. It starts with this: “In January, President Bush said this about Darfur: “My administration called this genocide.… Read More


Stand’s Darfur Digest is a monthly report which contains analysis on current events relevant to the crisis in Darfur and offers a unique Canadian perspective. It chronicles developments in four areas: Canadian politics, the security situation, negotiations and engagement, and humanitarian affairs. ————————————————————————— I. Executive Summary Canadian Politics and Darfur: Newly-appointed Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon… Read More


To pick up on an interesting discussion that was happening earlier on this blog, I’d like to point out an interview with Alan Doss, the head of MONUC, the peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in TIME Magazine. Here are some excerpts: What implications does the success or failure of MONUC have… Read More


I would like to take a moment away from the focus on Darfur to highlight the worrying events of the past week in the Great Lakes Region of Africa. While Stand focuses almost exclusively on Darfur and Sudan in its activities (with good reason), it is important to our fundamental mission of making preventing genocide… Read More