War crimes continuing in Sudan's Darfur region, Amnesty warns

World / Crime & Legal Jun 12, 2019

War crimes continuing in Sudan's Darfur region, Amnesty warns

Sudanese security forces have continued to commit "war crimes and other serious human rights violations" in the Darfur region, Amnesty International said Tuesday, as the African country has been rocked by political turmoil following the military's ouster of autocrat Omar al-Bashir in April. Based on ...

George Clooney urges action on Sudan generals' assets

Entertainment News Jun 12, 2019

George Clooney urges action on Sudan generals' assets

Hollywood star and activist George Clooney on Tuesday urged the international community to go after illicit money from Sudan, voicing hope that financial pressure would change the calculus for generals who violently put down pro-democracy protests. Clooney — a longtime campaigner for human rights in ...

Khartoum residents in 'state of terror' after bloody crackdown by military

World Jun 7, 2019

Khartoum residents in 'state of terror' after bloody crackdown by military

Fearful Sudanese hid indoors Thursday as heavily armed paramilitaries roamed the capital following a crackdown on protesters that authorities admitted had left dozens dead and prompted the African Union to suspend Khartoum. Members of the Rapid Support Forces, who rights groups say have their origins ...

Entertainment News Apr 12, 2019

George Clooney says Bashir toppling not enough for Sudan

Actor and activist George Clooney said Thursday that the fall of Sudan's veteran strongman, Omar al-Bashir, was not enough and called for the dismantling of the military-led system. The Hollywood heartthrob, who has been arrested protesting Sudan's campaign in Darfur that the United States described ...

World Apr 7, 2016

U.N. says 138,000 people displaced in new fighting in Darfur

An escalation in fighting in Darfur has forced 138,000 people to flee their homes since mid-January and there is no end in sight to the 13-year conflict in Sudan's vast western region, the U.N. peacekeeping chief said Wednesday. Herve Ladsous painted a grim picture to ...