Major headlines coming out of Syria, Burma, Yemen, Cote d’Ivoire, Sudan and South Sudan, Libya, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Here is the daily roundup and summary of the major headlines coming out of conflict areas. United to End Genocide does not necessarily support the views expressed in the articles in this post.
Sudan and South Sudan
“The Sudanese government on Tuesday appeared to reverse a decision it announced yesterday by which oil exports from South Sudan passing through the north’s pipelines would come to a halt…”
Sudan criticized for “repulsive” investment policy—Sudan Tribune
“An Arab businessman has castigated the Sudanese government for its failure to create a transparent environment for investment, few days after Khartoum decided to eliminate its investment ministry under intense pressure from the parliament…”
Government attacks LJM training camp –Radio Dabanga
“Government forces attacked a Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM) training camp in West Darfur on Tuesday, the camp commander told Radio Dabanga…”
“The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, Lise Grande, has said the food security situation in the country is alarming. In an interview with Radio Miraya, Grande said that about a third of the population is food insecure, and the situation is expected to worsen by next year due to a number of factors…”
“As he approaches the imposing compound on the outskirts of Juba, a motorbike taxi driver shakes his head and refuses to stop within 200 metres (yards) of South Sudan’s military headquarters. He says the fear of crossing the security forces at night is what empties the busy streets, where by day hundreds of his colleagues loiter on corners vying for business…”
South Sudan: US to Host International Conference for South Sudan—US Dept. of State (Reported by allAfrica)
“The United States will host the International Engagement Conference for South Sudan December 14-15 in Washington to honor the new nation and begin a development and investment dialogue with the government of South Sudan…”
Turkey imposes sanctions on Syria—BBC News
“Turkey has announced a raft of economic and financial sanctions on Syria over its violent crackdown on protesters…”
Syria Releases Hundreds of Prisoners, Unrest Continues—Voice of America
“Syria has announced the release of more than 900 prisoners, while activists say fresh clashes have erupted in the flashpoint Daraa province…”
“World pressure on the Syrian regime escalated Wednesday as Turkey announced tough economic sanctions and a leading U.N. body announced a Friday meeting on the human rights situation…”
Democratic Republic of Congo
“For the past two days, Chantal Pande has set her alarm for 4:30 a.m., putting on her makeup and arriving before dawn at the polling station where she’s been assigned to vote in Congo’s momentous election. Each day she waited from first light until nightfall, queuing at one of the 485 vote centers that as of Wednesday still had not received ballots in this giant nation attempting to organize its first election since the end of its civil war…”
Security Council renews arms embargo and sanctions in DR Congo –UN News Centre
“The Security Council today agreed to extend by another year the arms embargo and other sanctions it has imposed against armed rebel groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for nearly a decade…”
Congo Militia Leader Sanctioned by UN—Voice of America
“A Congolese militia leader running for parliament has been added to a United Nations sanctions list because of alleged human rights abuses. The U.N. missions of France, Britain, and the United States said Tuesday that Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka has been added to a list of people subject to a worldwide travel ban and asset freeze…”
Why eastern DR Congo is ‘rape capital of the world’ –Mmegi Online
“”Reports record that 48 women are raped every hour. I have been working in the region for 10 years and have seen a tragic development in this unpunished crime against the heart of society…”
Ex-Ivory Coast leader faces charges in Hague—Al Jazeera
“Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo will appear before the International Criminal Court in The Hague within days to face charges of crimes against humanity…”
“Millions of people in Yemen are facing a severe humanitarian crisis, a senior United Nations relief official said today, warning that the situation is likely to deteriorate over the next year despite the recent accord to restore peace and stability…”
“Fighting between Shi’ite rebels and Sunni Islamists wounded at least 26 people in north Yemen Wednesday, as the new prime minister worked to form a government under a Gulf plan to avert civil war by easing President Ali Abdullah Saleh from power…”
“Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived here on Wednesday to measure the depth of the political and economic opening the country’s new government has unexpectedly begun. After years of abysmal relations between the United States and Myanmar, the Obama administration has promised to respond to progress — Mrs. Clinton’s trip being the most significant reward so far — even as it presses for more significant steps to end the country’s repressive rule and international isolation…”
“The daughter of Muammar al Qaddafi urged Libyans Tuesday to overthrow the country’s interim government in an audio message likely sent from Algeria where she has been in exile…”
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