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Genocide Fugitives Still at Large 18 Years Later

Genocide Fugitives Still at Large 18 Years Later

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Clooney’s Looney Plan for Sudan

Clooney’s Looney Plan for Sudan

Hollywood on the Potomac--movie actors deserting Tinseltown to remind the Big Dogs back east that every time an A-list celeb is arrested for picketing a foreign embassy an angel gets his wings. Actor George Clooney, his father Nick, and four Congressional Democrats were among more than a dozen protesters who descended on the Sudanese Embassy on March 16 for the purpose of crossing, in a disorderly fashion, a police line. The cast of characters? Along with Clooneys I and II, it included Reps. James Moran (D-VA), Jim McGovern (D-MA), John Olver (D-MA) and Al Green (D-TX). NAACP President Ben Jealous was also arrested, along with Martin Luther King III. Clooney’s mid-day performance on Mass Ave was the finale to a 3-day tour in DC that included an impassioned plea to a standing-room-only crowd at the Council on Foreign Relations, and dramatic testimony delivered to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about the miserable state of affairs in the border region of Sudan. Omar al-Bashir’s military, operating out of Khartoum, is working assiduously to wipe out mostly Christian populations hunkered down on some highly contested, oil-rich real estate to the south. Clooney, who has frequently taken on the role of the world-weary activist in his films, accuses Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and the ‘same criminals responsible for Darfur’ of conducting a genocidal war against his own people, of starving, maiming, raping, and murdering them. And he says it as if no one has ever heard it before. . .

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Senegal & Mali: A Tale of Two Democracies

Senegal & Mali: A Tale of Two Democracies

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Vicious Cycle of Climate Change and Food Insecurity in Tanzania

Vicious Cycle of Climate Change and Food Insecurity in Tanzania

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@TheWorld: Can you hear us now? #Africa

@TheWorld: Can you hear us now? #Africa

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UN Peacekeeping Again Under Fire

UN Peacekeeping Again Under Fire

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Liberia: On Balance, Not A Bad Year

Liberia: On Balance, Not A Bad Year

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2011 Year In Review – U.S. Role in the World

2011 Year In Review – U.S. Role in the World

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U.S. Defense Decimated by Debt?

U.S. Defense Decimated by Debt?

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Deadly Clash on Day Before Liberian Election

Deadly Clash on Day Before Liberian Election

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United States Watching China in Africa

United States Watching China in Africa

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Aid Britannia: Aspirations vs. Politics

Aid Britannia: Aspirations vs. Politics

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India Seeks to Engage with Africa by Distinguishing itself from China

India Seeks to Engage with Africa by Distinguishing itself from China

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Road to Deauville G-8: What's on the agenda?

Road to Deauville G-8: What's on the agenda?

THE ROAD TO DEAUVILLE, FRANCE 2011 G-8 SUMMIT: President Barack Obama arrives in Europe today beginning a six-day trip that seeks more resources to promote and support the pro-democracy movements in the Middle East's Arab Spring, a trip to Ireland, an address before the British Parliament to "re-set' US-European relations, and a G-* Summit in Deaville, Fr to discuss integrating Suub-Saharran Africa into the Global economic framework.

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World Economic Forum: Africa

World Economic Forum: Africa

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