This week, an appeals chamber at the International Criminal Court ruled that the ICC should review evidence of genocide against the current President of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir. Worldfocus contributing blogger Ayo Johnson and others weigh in on the decision.
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In an abrupt change of U.S. policy towards Sudan, the State Department announced today that it would pursue serious engagement with the Sudanese government. The action is intended to help ease humanitarian suffering in Darfur. Mahmood Mamdani discusses the current situation in Sudan and the Obama administration's policy shift.
Worldfocus.org’s weekly radio show explores rising tensions in South Sudan, the site of a two-decade civil war between the Muslim north and mostly Christian south. As post-war violence mounts and threatens the region's fragile peace, South Sudan may become more deadly than Darfur. Jen Marlowe, Eric Reeves and Sunday Taabu join the conversation.
President Obama's special envoy for Sudan, Major General Scott Gration, joins Martin Savidge to discuss the Obama administration's review of its policy toward Sudan and says the Sudanese government is no longer engaging in a "coordinated" campaign of mass murder in the Darfur region.
Worldfocus contributing blogger Semhar Araia is an African analyst and consultant. He discusses the wishes of Darfuris and the goals of 19 African nations that met in Ethiopia to oppose the indictment of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.
Sudan has agreed to allow aid agencies to return to the violence-ridden Darfur region. However, the 13 aid agencies that were expelled in March will not be allowed back. A Worldfocus contributing blogger describes the predicament of aid groups and criticizes the arrangement.
As Sudan's president travels abroad despite an ICC warrant for his arrest citing war crimes in Darfur, a Worldfocus contributing blogger explores another controversial aspect of the conflict in Darfur -- death tolls, which vary widely and have political implications.
Amir Idris of Fordham University discusses the International Criminal Court's order for the arrest of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, which charges him with war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur.
The International Criminal Court may be close to a decision on whether to arrest and indict Sudanese leader Omar Hassan al-Bashir for war crimes in Darfur.