Responsibility to protect http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/37249/all en UN seeks almost $1 bn aid for war-ravaged Sudan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/un-seeks-almost-1-bn-aid-war-ravaged-sudan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The UN and its aid partners in Sudan need almost $1 billion to help victims of the Darfur conflict and wars in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states, officials said Wednesday, as funding becomes harder to obtain for the country's long-running crises.</p> <p>In one of the world's largest humanitarian operations, the agencies hope donors will provide $983 million this year to support food, water, sanitation and other assistance for 4.3 million needy people, most of them in the Darfur region which has endured a decade of insurgency and other conflicts.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/un-seeks-almost-1-bn-aid-war-ravaged-sudan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa International relations Responsibility to protect United Nations AFP Wed, 13 Mar 2013 19:46:43 +0000 5782617 at http://www.globalpost.com US invites Sudan official, drawing criticism http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/us-invites-sudan-official-drawing-criticism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States is ready to receive a senior envoy from Sudan in a bid to push forward the country's peace process, an official said Wednesday, in a move criticized by human rights advocates.</p> <p>The United States invited a delegation led by an aide to President Omar al-Beshir, Nafie Ali Nafie, after he voiced an interest in traveling to Washington, said Larry Andre, the top State Department official on Sudan.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/us-invites-sudan-official-drawing-criticism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa International relations Responsibility to protect War AFP Wed, 24 Apr 2013 22:31:17 +0000 5824607 at http://www.globalpost.com 5,000 a month dying in worsening Syria war http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130716/5000-month-dying-worsening-syria-war-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Five thousand people a month are dying in the Syria war which has now thrown up the worst refugee crisis since the 1994 Rwandan genocide, UN officials said Tuesday.</p> <p>A host of top officials called on the divided UN Security Council to take stronger action to deal with the fallout from the 26 month old civil war in which the United Nations says up to 100,000 people have died.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130716/5000-month-dying-worsening-syria-war-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Fertile Crescent Responsibility to protect AFP Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:33:10 +0000 5885462 at http://www.globalpost.com US must boost moves to halt genocide http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130723/us-must-boost-moves-halt-genocide <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States has to step up and show leadership in helping prevent atrocities and genocide around the world, two former top policy makers say in a new report Tuesday.</p> <p>As crises from Syria to the DR Congo and Sudan compete for global attention and resources, the report says the United Nations and governments are failing to implement effectively a collective responsibility to stop war crimes and crimes against humanity.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130723/us-must-boost-moves-halt-genocide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International criminal law International relations Politics Responsibility to protect AFP Tue, 23 Jul 2013 14:30:21 +0000 5891205 at http://www.globalpost.com France condemns expulsion of 20 UN staff from Darfur http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130807/france-condemns-expulsion-20-un-staff-darfur <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>France on Wednesday condemned the "unjustified" expulsion of 20 UN refugee agency staff from Sudan's Darfur region, calling on Khartoum to renew their permits immediately.</p> <p>A foreign ministry spokesman said the move would hamper the ability of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to provide aid to the two million displaced people in Darfur, 1.2 million of whom were living in camps.</p> <p>"France condemns the expulsion of 20 UNHCR employees working in Darfur," said Vincent Floreani at a press conference.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130807/france-condemns-expulsion-20-un-staff-darfur" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Business International relations Labor Law Responsibility to protect AFP Wed, 07 Aug 2013 13:47:07 +0000 5904624 at http://www.globalpost.com New Sudan riots after 29 dead in 3 days http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130926/new-sudan-riots-after-29-dead-3-days-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thousands of people protested in the capital and in the country's north, calling for the downfall of the government. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fresh rioting erupted in Sudan on Thursday as protests sparked by the government scrapping fuel subsidies raged into a fourth day and medics reported an overall toll of 29 dead.</p> <p>Thousands of people protested in the capital and in the country&#39;s north, calling for the downfall of the government.</p> <p>As the protests escalated, the largest since President Omar al-Bashir seized power in 1989, the leader wanted by the ICC for alleged war crimes and genocide cancelled a planned trip to the UN General Assembly.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130926/new-sudan-riots-after-29-dead-3-days-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Africa Hospitality International relations Responsibility to protect Technology Sudan AFP Thu, 26 Sep 2013 13:00:00 +0000 5945287 at http://www.globalpost.com Rights groups say 50 dead in Sudan fuel riots http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130927/rights-groups-say-50-dead-sudan-fuel-riots-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rights groups slammed Sudan on Friday for killing protesters demonstrating against fuel subsidy cuts, saying 50 people were shot dead in the country's worst riots since 1989.</p> <p>Activists, meanwhile, called for the protests to carry on and urged the security forces to side with the people.</p> <p>Trying to maintain a blackout on the trouble, the authorities seized or blocked publication of three newspapers, even though they are considered pro-government, journalists said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130927/rights-groups-say-50-dead-sudan-fuel-riots-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa International relations Responsibility to protect AFP Fri, 27 Sep 2013 10:19:29 +0000 5946368 at http://www.globalpost.com UN investigators head to C.Africa amid genocide fears http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140310/un-investigators-head-cafrica-amid-genocide-fears <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A group of UN-mandated investigators launch a probe Monday of human right violations in the conflict-ravaged Central African Republic amid fears of genocide and ethnic cleansing.</p> <p>The three international investigators will spend two weeks travelling the country, speaking with victims, witnesses, and actors in the conflict, and expect to draw up a list of suspected perpetrators.</p> <p>"We have to put an end to the impunity," said Bernard Acho Muna, head of an international Commission of Inquiry appointed by UN leader Ban Ki-moon in January.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140310/un-investigators-head-cafrica-amid-genocide-fears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Criminal law Hospitality International relations Law Politics Responsibility to protect AFP Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:33:40 +0000 6091443 at http://www.globalpost.com UN investigators head to C.Africa amid genocide fears http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140310/un-investigators-head-cafrica-amid-genocide-fears-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A group of UN-mandated investigators launch a probe Monday of human right violations in the conflict-ravaged Central African Republic amid fears of genocide and ethnic cleansing.</p> <p>The three international investigators will spend two weeks travelling the country, speaking with victims, witnesses, and actors in the conflict, and expect to draw up a list of suspected perpetrators.</p> <p>"We have to put an end to the impunity," said Bernard Acho Muna, head of an international Commission of Inquiry appointed by UN leader Ban Ki-moon in January.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140310/un-investigators-head-cafrica-amid-genocide-fears-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Criminal law Hospitality International relations Law Politics Responsibility to protect AFP Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:33:40 +0000 6091444 at http://www.globalpost.com Norway to extradite genocide suspect to Rwanda http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140408/norway-extradite-genocide-suspect-rwanda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Norwegian court on Tuesday authorised the extradition of a man suspected of being involved in the Rwandan genocide two decades ago.</p> <p>Eugene Nkuranyabahizi, 41, was arrested in Norway in May last year but has lived in the country since 1999.</p> <p>Rwanda, which formally asked for his extradition in August, wants him to stand trial over allegations that he took part in the 1994 genocide, in which 800,000 people were killed.</p> <p>The former teacher is accused of having participated in massacres in the areas of Nkakwa and Cyahinda, where some 7,500 people died in April 1994.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140408/norway-extradite-genocide-suspect-rwanda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity and violence Genocides Responsibility to protect AFP Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:17:37 +0000 6116279 at http://www.globalpost.com