SUDAN: UN urges support for AU Darfur mission ahead of UN peacekeepers

Gereida, where 120,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) are gathered, was described as the 'epicentre of the severe humanitarian situation'...Leaders in displaced communities said more than 300 villages around Gereida had been abandoned because of the threat of attack since November 2005.

Please, Professor Tenet!

[Maureen and Michael Hearn] are tireless in their efforts for peace and can’t understand why all Americans haven’t awakened to the lies that took us to war, the deaths of more than 2,400 US troops in Iraq, the maimed and brain damaged and the violence that continues to kill so many Iraqis.

South Africa: Celebrate the Constitution

Monday, 8 May, will be one of our red letter days this year. On this day we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the adoption of our Constitution on 8 May 1996.

SUDAN: UN humanitarian chief visits strife-torn Darfur

The UN estimates that some 3.6 million people are affected by conflict in Darfur, of whom 1.8 million are internally displaced and 200,000 have fled to neighbouring Chad.

Bush's Very Questionable Judicial Nomination

The Senate will soon vote on the nomination of Terrence Boyle to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Democrats have blocked his nomination, owing to his poor judicial record.

The Aftermath of Bolivia’s Gas Golpe

Four days after President Evo Morales exploded with a resounding decree which nationalized Bolivia’s natural gas resource and rattled the global economy, multinational energy corporations, and regional leaders alike, the uproar over the decision has begun to subside.

Washington Post Blogger Attempts Defense of Rumsfeld

Rumsfeld not only did not rely on the CIA.  He created his own 'intelligence' operation in the Pentagon called the Office of Special Plans.  Has the Washington Post heard about this?

Bolivia: President Morales Does the Unthinkable

It was an almost theatrical strategic move. On May 1, his 100th day in office, Bolivian president Evo Morales decreed the nationalization of the country’s natural gas industry.

Barry Bonds and the Steroids Question

Barry Bonds is currently two home runs away from passing Babe Ruth on the lifetime home run list and he is under investigation.

NIGERIA-SUDAN: Clock ticks on third Darfur peace deadline in a week

Rebels from western Darfur, most of them black, mounted their anti-government campaign in 2003 accusing Arab-dominated Khartoum of sidelining and neglecting the desert region the size of France.

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