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August 1-15, 2008

NIGERIA: Business Day
“UPS announces $100,000 grant to support Darfur refugees”
Published: August 5, 2023

The UPS Foundation has announced a $100,000 grant to Africare to fund improvements at Gaga Camp, which is one of several small communities that have become a new home for more than 17,500 refugees.

More than half of the refugees are children, fleeing violence in war-torn Sudan over the past three years. Gaga Camp, located 60 kilometres from eastern Chad’s main city of Abeche, was opened in 2005, and more refugees arrive there every day.

Funding from The UPS Foundation will complement Africare’s current assistance in improving the living conditions of the refugee population and surrounding villages with a focus on children with food deficiencies.

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UGANDA: Daily Monitor
“Do more to help Darfur, Nobel laureates tell China”
Published: August 3, 2023

A delegation of women Nobel Laureates and an American acress on Friday asked China to step up its role in ending what they called genocide in Darfur.

Laureates Wangari Maathai and Jody Williams, and American actress turned Darfur activist Mia Farrow visited Juba, as part of a tour starting from Burma and including Ethiopia, and would include Chad.

“We all know China is Karthoum’s, or Sudan’s, closest business partner,” Farrow said.

Farrow pointed out that 70 per cent of the oil revenues, mostly from China, is used to propagate attacks in Darfur with weapons bought in China.  And she said that China is Khartoum’s chief protector in the UN Security Council, “rendering toothless every single resolution” including the one of last year to bring peace keepers.”

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SOUTH AFRICA: Mail & Guardian
“ICC intermediaries threatened”
Published: August 1, 2023

Lawyers at the International Criminal Court (ICC) are seriously concerned about the absence of protection for so-called intermediaries who communicate between victims in Africa and lawyers in The Hague.

For the first time in international law victims of war crimes can take part in investigations and trails a the ICC, but lawyers representing those from Darfur and the Democratic Republics of Congo (DRC) say the intermediaries they use to contact victims on the grounds are in danger because of their work.

Carine Rapita, a lawyer from Kinshasa who represents victims in the case against Thomas Lubanga, told the Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR) that she flew one of her intermediaries out of the DRC when the threats became too serious.

Read the full article here.


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