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Rally for the Rohingya

Background: The Rohingya are a minority ethnic group from Myanmar’s Rakhine State – they are mostly Muslim but there are also some Hindu. The Rohingya population are denied citizenship under the 1982 Myanmar nationality law, despite being able to trac

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South Sudan’s youth: perpetrators or peacebuilders?

Below is an excerpt from an op-ed by Mike Brand just published by IRIN: “There are no opportunities for youth here,” said Yar, a 20-year-old South Sudanese refugee from Jonglei, stuck in the Nyumanzi refugee settlement in northern Uganda. Her words we

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The United States has Lifted Sanctions on Sudan

On Friday Oct. 6, the Trump administration decided to lift economic sanctions on the genocidal regime in Sudan citing, “the Government of Sudan’s sustained positive actions to maintain a cessation of hostilities in conflict areas in Sudan, improve hum

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We are better than this

Reflections on the horror at Charlottesville… Until this past weekend, Charlottesville, Va., was best known as the home of the University of Virginia, one of the best universities in the country. It was also touted as the home of Thomas Jefferson, a