Omar Al Bashir

After ousting a long-reigning dictator, Sudan's protest movement fears the military is gripping onto power.
The council itself took power in a coup on April 11 when military officials ousted and detained former President Omar al-Bashir.
The long-reigning dictator was toppled this week, but the consequences of his rule continue to be devastating.
Omar al-Bashir has been arrested in the wake of escalating protests against his 30-year rule.
Arriving at the Khartoum airport near midnight, as I did a few weeks before the American presidential election, one is struck
Yes, I know ... we house the United Nations with certain rules and responsibilities, but isn't there a point where we must take a moral stand? Isn't this just the place? Giving a forum to a mass killer to speak to the world? Really?
The legislators continue, "We urge you to enhance the U.S. approach to this conflict, and re-prioritize peace, accountability
Constant attention to the plight of Syrians, Iraqis and others has also made it easy to overlook the often more threatening circumstances of roughly 40 million people internally displaced in their own countries--most of which are not in the Levant.
Going further back to 2002, South Africa's position has definitely changed. It would be interesting to hear the views of
This decision by African leaders only reinforces the fear of many Africans that victims of genocide and war crimes in Africa
Blocking humanitarian aid to innocent civilians living in conflict zones is a violation of international law; however its effectiveness is dependent on the will of the world's leaders to uphold and implement the law in favor of the civilians under attack.
Washington obviously intends sanctions to cause economic hardship, but for what purpose? In the early 1990s Khartoum supported Saddam Hussein's Iraq against America and dallied with Islamic radicalism, even inviting Osama bin Laden to stay. However, that practice ended after 9/11.
State non-cooperation as noticed in many cases constitutes a blatant breach of international law. We have to prevent this from happening. Failing to do so would be condoning impunity- which is exactly the opposite of what we all seek.
Omar al-Bashir was allowed to leave South Africa despite a pending arrest warrant from the International Criminal Court. This reveals the ANC and President Jacob Zuma in particular as falling further into the pit of political corruption and tarnishes South Africa's international standing.
In spite of declarations to pursue reform following South Sudan's secession from Sudan in 2011, the political landscape in Sudan has remained bleak, with the government of Omar al-Bashir continuing to repress the country's marginalized populations.
Civilians who fled this January told UNHCR of massive air bombardments and fierce ground attacks. Watch the full report by
In the face of such horror, many folks in the West feel powerless to prevent more senseless death in Sudan. In fact, there are two simple steps that each and every American can take right now to make a difference: one for the short-term, one for the long-term.
When Safia insisted on filing a police report, she was harassed and followed by police and security agents. Safia had no choice but to flee Sudan.