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Obama Lifts Sudan Sanctions, JWW Responds

JWW’s Director of Advocacy and Programs Mike Brand wrote in The Hill today about President Obama’s decision to lift sanctions and open up trade with Sudan; a regime that has continually committed genocide, war crimes, and crimes against hu

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A Message from Our New Board Chair, Diana Buckhantz

I have been involved with nonprofits for over 25 years, and while I have had the privilege of working with other organizations that do extraordinary work on various important issues, there are few whose staff and leadership are as committed to the mission

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DR Congo Reaches Agreement to End Kabila’s Rule

A deal has been reached in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for President Joseph Kabila to step down from power, paving the way for the country’s first democratic transfer of power. While the deal is clearly a welcomed alternative to Kabila st

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Taking Stock After Three Years of Conflict in South Sudan

What do South Sudanese See as the Way Forward? It has now been three years since violence first broke out in the world’s newest nation. What began as a fight between different factions of the Presidential Guard on December 15, 2013, quickly grew into a

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Failed Evacuation of Aleppo Leaves Thousands at Risk

Such a crystallizing statement from the outgoing Secretary General of the United Nations (UN). The international community has once again failed the people of Syria. It is appalling that after five years of conflict and nearly a half a million lives lost,