· May, 2006

Stories about Sudan from May, 2006

Sudan: Women prisoners released

  31 May 2006

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

Senegal: Immigration as colonization

  25 May 2006

“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 countries and a continuous transfer of their riches to the North, it is logical that the disinherited masses from Africa...

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

  22 May 2006

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 the hardships in Darfur but the blogger is not pleased (Fr): “Where is the world going? I know we have...

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 an economic catastrophy. France … after having looted our riches and our people, wants business as usual. She no longer...

Sudan: No religious freedom

  18 May 2006

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 in the constitution – “enshrined my foot”

Chad: What is France doing there?

  17 May 2006

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 in Africa. Yesterday Anglo-American jolts justified the need to stay. Today Islamist regimes peak their heads in and explain our...

Africa: Clandestine Emigration

  17 May 2006

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 the problem.” “Hundreds have died since the beginning of the year for having simply tried to escape misery,” continues the...

Sudan: rebels hold out on peace deal

  15 May 2006

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 many different groups.

Sudan: The Abuja Agreement

  10 May 2006

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 by any agreement with any Sudanese party–not one, not ever. And it asks the survivors of genocide to accept the...

African Music #8

  9 May 2006

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 brokers what? How connected is the artist to his/her audience market? Is the music industry inherently complex? Is this solely...

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 sees Sarkozy’s approach as a diversion from the real social issues raised by protestors of the CPE [Youth Employment Law]....

Sudan: Peace deal

  5 May 2006

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

  3 May 2006

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 speaking out on Darfur genocide. Lim Kit San is disappointed with the secretary's reply.

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.

Sudan: Friends of Darfur

The Voice of Somaliland Diaspora-Ottawa – posts a statement from the “Darfur Friends Association”…Any peace agreement that only signed in order to silence the guns, can stop the war for some years, but it could never bring about a lasting peace. This only can be achieved eliminating the reasons of...