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Boycott threat roils key Sudan elections

KHARTOUM, Sudan - (AP) Sudan's first multiparty elections in decades have been thrown into disarray by allegations of government violations and opposition threats of a boycott. The disputes wreck hopes of transforming a conflict-plagued nation and could instead end up fueling violence in Darfur and...

Sudan opposition accuses US of backing flawed poll

KHARTOUM, Sudan - (AP) Sudan's opposition parties accused the United States of backing the country's elections despite the deep flaws favoring the government, as officials announced Monday voting was extended for two days following complaints of problems at the polling stations. Sudan's...

Sudanese Islamists Violate Human Rights With Christian Purge

Radical Islamists have fully seized the reins in Sudan with the government giving Christian citizens until April 8 th to flee the country. To remain means to face likely death, as the rule of law is abused to violate human rights by religious bigots. This ultimatum affects more than a half million...

Sudan Threatens Religious War Against South Sudan

Sudan's Pro-Islamist President Omer Al-Bashir is orchestrating acts of violence as a means to intimidate the South Sudanese government. Given that Southern Sudanese are primarily Christian and animist, it is unsurprising that Al-Bashir is pushing Sudan's Muslims into a "holy" war...

Anti-regime protests sweep Sudan's capital

CAIRO (AP) - Riot police fired tear gas and civilians armed with machetes and swords attacked protesters during five days of demonstrations sweeping Khartoum demanding ouster of Sudan's autocratic ruler, a Sudanese opposition leader said Thursday. Saata Ahmed al-Haj, head of the opposition Sudanese...

Should Sudan Join the U.N. Human Rights Council?

If former Liberian President Charles Taylor, now convicted and sentenced for war crimes, had retained power, would the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) offer his regime membership? Would the mass murder, torture, and use of child soldiers be ignored so that Liberia could weigh in on human rights...

Sudan withdraws candidacy for UN rights council

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Sudan has withdrawn its candidacy for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council following strong criticism from human rights and pro-democracy groups. Sudan's U.N. Mission said in a letter obtained Friday by The Associated Press that "it is Full version (available to...

Sudan blocks UN force from investigating deaths

CAIRO (AP) - The international peacekeeping force in Sudan's Darfur region said Saturday that its forces were blocked by the military from reaching the destination of an alleged attack that killed 10 people. The hybrid U.N. and African Union peacekeeping force, UNAMID, said in a statement that...

ICC prosecutor: Sudan may face more Darfur charges

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Sudan may face more charges for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in Darfur, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Thursday. Fatou Bensouda told the U.N. Security Council that crimes continue to be committed under Full version (available...