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A world without genocide | Un monde sans génocide

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


I would just like to highlight a few items from Save Darfur Canada (SDC). 1. SDC just announced the Darfur Challenge, a fundraising competition for elementary, middle and high schoolers. Check it out or get involved here. 2. I just received a mailing from SDC called the Darfur Advocacy News which has the following to… Read More


When studying Sudan, there are a few names that keep appearing over and over again: Omar al-Bashir, John Garang, Sadiq al-Mahdi and Hassan al-Turabi, to name a few. The last one, Hassan al-Turabi, is arguably the father of Sudan as it now looks. It was Turabi who was the force behind implementing shari’a (Muslim law)… Read More


Check out this article in the Jewish Tribune on Winnipeg’s Walk 4 Darfur. While I personally was not in the area to partake, it sounds like it was a great event with some 500 people in attendance. Special shout out goes to Bobbie Whitman for “doing a fan-tab-ulous job with the event.”… Read More


Everyone interested in an in-depth look at Darfur from a counter-insurgency perspective should really check out the commentary over on one of my favorite blogs, Abu Muqawama. It’s really interesting to hear the perspective of someone who was recently “on the ground” in Darfur and Khartoum, talking with rebels, government officials, and Khartoum residents. There… Read More