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Friday, 04-17-15, 16:25Moreno Ocampo - Ma'aliya Are Janjaweed[African Arguments] Yesterday I had the opportunity to put a question to Luis Moreno Ocampo, former Prosecutor of the ICC, who was visiting the Fletcher School. The question was a clarification on footnote 3 on page 12 of the July 14, 2008, public application for an arrest warrant against President Omar al Bashir. read more...
Friday, 04-17-15, 7:38Voting in Sudan Election Extended By a Day to Boost Turnout[Deutsche Welle] Khartoum -Sudanese voters show little interest in an election that President al-Bashir is expected to win. The opposition called for a boycott and polling station staff have little to do other than welcome visiting candidates. read more...
Thursday, 04-16-15, 14:10Election Extended For A Day[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The National Election Commission (NEC) on Wednesday announced the extension of the official three-day voting process with one day. Two presidential candidates announced their withdrawal. The police in Khartoum was pressured to vote. read more...
Thursday, 04-16-15, 12:04Cluster Bombs Used in Nuba Mountains - End Indiscriminate Bombing[HRW] Nairobi -Evidence indicates that Sudan dropped cluster bombs on civilian areas of Southern Kordofan's Nuba Mountains in February and March 2015, Human Rights Watch said today. Cluster munitions are indiscriminate weapons banned under the Convention on Cluster Munitions that Sudan has yet to join. read more...
Thursday, 04-16-15, 10:35Wheat Shortage On the Minds of Voters in Sudanese Elections, Analysts Say[RFI] As Sudanese vote, or don't, in the elections that were extended by one day on Wednesday, one thing is evident: from Khartoum to Darfur, and from Port Sudan to Blue Nile, there is a lack of wheat and a lack of bread. Voter apathy and perhaps no bread has kept voters at home. read more...
Wednesday, 04-15-15, 11:36Sudan Election Diary - the Lonely Voter[African Arguments] The great Sudanese painter Rashid Diab has a recurring motif in his work of the last few years: a tableau of several women, depicted by the splashy colour of the bright tobe they are wearing, standing all alone in a vast desert. Visit a polling station in these elections, and you may well see something similar: sand, space and not many people. read more...
Wednesday, 04-15-15, 5:21Bashir Presumed Poll Winner[IPS] New York -Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is predicted to roll up an easy victory in national polls this week, adding another five-year term to his already 26 years in office. read more...
Tuesday, 04-14-15, 7:18Election Wrapped Up With Low Turnout[Al Jazeera] Khartoum -Sudan has wrapped up the first of three days of presidential elections shunned by the opposition and expected to return incumbent President Omar al-Bashir to power. read more...
Monday, 04-13-15, 11:00Elections 2015 - Bashir On the Campaign Trail[African Arguments] Not many presidential candidates - certainly not in this very lopsided election - are serenaded into a packed stadium by an 18 piece live band, including seven violinists. But - for better or for worse - Omar al Bashir is not your average candidate. read more...
Monday, 04-13-15, 8:58Bashir Aims to Extend Rule As Controversial Polls Open[Deutsche Welle] Polls have opened in Sudan's presidential and parliamentary elections. President Omar al-Bashir, who has been ruling the African state for quarter century, is likely to win the vote due to opposition's boycott. read more...

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