Women broke out in song and men wrapped themselves in flags as voters in Southern Sudan began casting ballots today in a week-long independence referendum likely to create the world’s newest nation about five years after the end of a brutal civil war.
Sun, 09 Jan, 2011
Despite years of inaction by Sudan’s government, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held out hope that President Omar al-Bashir might still order his country’s courts to prosecute war crimes in Darfur and possibly avert his own war crimes trial by the International Criminal Court.
Fri, 13 Mar, 2009
US President Barack Obama, declaring the violence in Darfur and inaction in the face of its worsening humanitarian crisis are “not acceptable,” pledged today to work more closely with the United Nations to bring peace to western Sudan’s conflict-wracked region.
Wed, 11 Mar, 2009
Gillian Gibbons, the teacher jailed in Sudan for allowing her students to name a teddy bear Mohammed, arrived back in Britain today and declared: “I never imagined this would happen. I am just an ordinary primary school teacher.”
Tue, 04 Dec, 2007
On the eve of a high-level UN meeting on Darfur, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court urged world leaders to “break their silence” and put justice at the top of the agenda because there will be no peace as long as alleged war criminals remain free in Sudan.
Fri, 21 Sep, 2007