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· May, 2006

Stories about Sudan from May, 2006

Sudan: Women prisoners released

Sudanese Thinker reports that the Sudanese government has ordered the release of all women imprisoned for brewing illegal alcohol.

Sudan: Refugees in Israel

Passion of the Present comments on the uncertain life of Sudanese refugees in Israel

Sudan: UN Assessement in Darfur

The Sudanese Thinker reports that Sudan has finally agreed to a UN Assessment Mission to go to Darfur

Senegal: Immigration as colonization

“No Sarkozy! Immigration does not come from a vacuum,” says (Fr) Semett in a post on French interior minister Nicolas Sarkozy's immigration policies. “With centuries of merciless exploitation of subsaharan...

Martinique: Reaction to mtvU's “Darfur is Dying” Game

Martinique-based Le Blog de [Moi] reacts to “Darfur is Dying,” an mtvU online simulation game featuring a family attempting to flee Darfur. The game is designed to raise consciousness about...

Sudan: Living in Southern limbo

The Passion of the Present points to two stories in Newsday on building new lives in post war southern Sudan. No work and no school and little change.

African Diaspora: Victory for Sarkozy's Immigration Law

” [French Interior Minister] Sarkozy's immigration law [CESEDA] passed in the French National Assembly! ” says (Fr) Aimafrica . “For a country like Mali, this could be the beginning of...

Sudan: No religious freedom

Sudanese Thinker reports on the arrest of a priest for “kidnapping” a Muslim apostate who went to see him on her own. He comments that religious freedom is supposedly enshrined...

Chad: What is France doing there?

Generation Consciente, Une Autre Afrique asks (Fr) “What is France doing in Chad? In Africa?” and answers: “The day before yesterday, they waved the communist threat to explain France's presence...

Africa: Clandestine Emigration

Seckasysteme would like to see (Fr) “a summit of West African heads of state so that clandestine emigration can be uprooted and so as to find a durable solution to...

Africa: List of French Institutions Specialized in the Continent

Generation Consciente, Une Autre Afrique posts (Fr) a list of French universities, centers, laboratories and other French institutions that specialize in the study of Africa.

Sudan: Time for peace extended

Sudan Watch reports that the Darfur rebels have been given to the end of May to sign the peace deal

Sudan: rebels hold out on peace deal

Some of the smaller rebel groups in Darfur region are still refusing to sign the peace deal. Sudan Watch reports that the situation is complicated by the presence of so...

Sudan: The Abuja Agreement

SudanReeves writes a critical assessment of the recent Dafur agreement (Abuja Peace Agreement) …The Abuja agreement is little more than another request to trust a regime that has never abided...

African Music #8

I recently had a discussion with a friend about fair trade and it threw up some deep questions about African music. Who really owns the rights to the recordings? Who...

Darfur: No UN troops yet.

Sudanese Thinker has three posts on the Darfur peace talks – The Sudanese government still has not given permission for UN troops in Darfur

African Diaspora: Hard times for Africans in France and Belgium

Several francophone blogs have tackled African immigrants’ latest tribulations in France and Belgium. Choosing Immigrants Le Pangolin criticizes French interior minister Nicolas Sarkozy’s latest round of immigration policies. The blogger...

Sudan: Peace deal

Sudan Watch reports via Reuters that the Sudanese government has agreed a peace deal – in breaking news today, one rebel group has also agreed to sign.

Malaysia: Silence on Darfur

Malaysian politician Lim Kit San questions the foreign ministry parliamentary secretary on why Malaysia as the current chairman of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) is not...

Sudan: SLA

Sudan Watch points to a op/ed in the Daily Trust that claims the SLA/JEM are not serving the people they claim to support.

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