Posts Tagged "sudan"

URGENT ACTION: As peace talks resume, South Sudan needs your support today!

February 27, 2014

Since mid-December 2013, widespread violence, killings and displacement have been the daily reality for millions of South Sudanese. Church leaders in South Sudan issued a plea for peace shortly after the violence broke out on December 15. This is the…

Post filed in: Africa, Gender Justice, Women of Courage

Women of South Sudan desire a life of dignity, sustainable peace, and development

October 17, 2012

KAIROS funded partner, the Fellowship of Christian Councils and Churches in the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa (FECCLAHA), a sub regional fellowship of churches affiliated with the All African Conference of  Churches, held a workshop with women representatives of…

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Sudan and South Sudan at the brink of war

April 30, 2012

KAIROS and its members are concerned about the recent  escalation of fighting between the Republic of Sudan (Sudan) and the Republic of South Sudan (South Sudan).  KAIROS joins with the international community in urging the utmost restraint in favour of…

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Women’s Rights : Instruments for Lasting Peace

May 14, 2011

‘Women’s Rights : Instruments for Lasting Peace’ contributes research and analysis to the KAIROS Women of Courage Initiative , a program of research, education, networking and advocacy to promote women’s rights and support women’s rights defenders in the global South….

Post filed in: Africa, Gender Justice, Latin America, Women of Courage

KAIROS commentary on demonstrations in the Middle East and North Africa

February 4, 2011

From Tunisia to Sudan, political change is sweeping across the Middle East and North Africa

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What’s next for Sudan?

January 16, 2011

Voting wound up Saturday afternoon in Southern Sudan’s referendum on self-determination. A local singer in Juba referred to this entire process as simply “doing the paper work” of secession. It’s true, the result may be foregone. But now that voting…

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An inspiring story from Sudan

January 14, 2011

I read the article below in the Juba Post this morning. It’s one story of many, but it’s similar to what we witnessed at a couple of polling centres over the last week and I think it’s worth excerpting here:…

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Inside an observation mission

January 13, 2011

There are only 2 days of voting left (assuming that the Referendum Commission doesn’t extend voting). Several observation teams are discussing preliminary statements, including the Carter Center and the EU. We are, as well. What to put in a statement…

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Images from the Referendum in Southern Sudan

January 12, 2011

Posted are some images from the referendum on self-determination in Southern Sudan taking place January 9-15, 2011. Day One Yei Day Two Congo Road Day Three Maridi Road Day Four Juba Road ——————————————- John Lewis, KAIROS International Human Rights Coordinator,…

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Self-determination: some questions remain

January 8, 2011

It’s hard not to get caught up in the enthusiasm the people of Juba feel for the coming days. Tomorrow, Jubans and their neighbours throughout Southern Sudan begin voting in a referendum on splitting up Sudan. In a few months,…

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The virtue of patience: freedom and lost luggage

January 7, 2011

Good people have many virtues, including patience. By that account, the people of Southern Sudan must be good people. They have exercised remarkable patience over the last few decades, waging a struggle for independence which included 20 years of war…

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SpOILer?

January 6, 2011

There is a lot of talk of oil in Juba. The referendum on splitting up the country which begins on Sunday will begin to clarify positions on who benefits from the considerable oil revenues of Sudan. It won’t be the…

Post filed in: Africa, Ecological Justice

Will there be blood?

January 5, 2011

It’s the question on everyone’s mind: will war break out after the referendum? The short answer is: I don’t know. And it’s possible, nobody does. The president of Sudan, Omar Al Bashir, was in town on Tuesday saying all the…

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Juba, finally

January 5, 2011

After a journey that lasted too long (sailing up the Nile would have been quicker) I am in Juba, Southern Sudan. What is immediately apparent is that, if this town is going to become a new national capital (and it…

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Sudan, Canada, and the struggle for self-determination

December 16, 2010

“Respect the outcome of the referendum, embrace peace and resist any call to return to war.” Women’s groups of Sudan, Khartoum, December 2010. 6 years is a long time to wait. But after six years of interim peace, the people…

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Sudanese and Canadian church support historic South Sudan self-determination referendum on January 9, 2011

October 10, 2010

South Sudan will hold an historic self-determination referendum on January 9, 2011 called for in the historic 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement ending the North-South civil war in Sudan.  A Sudanese ecumenical delegation lead by the Sudan Council of Churches, a KAIROS-funded…

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Sudan Clings to Precarious Peace

May 6, 2010

“For the first time in 24 years, Sudan has held multiparty elections. The vote, which took place between April 11 and 15, fulfilled one of the key conditions of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) which ended Africa’s longest running…

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Elections in Sudan: A Step Forward?

March 17, 2010

Despite concerns, including doubts raised by one of the major parties from Darfur, the National Election Commission of Sudan has continued planning for national elections in April 2010. Three days of polling are set to begin in Sudan on April…

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