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August 8, 2023

Darfur's Torchbearer  08/08-2008 00:38  (Washington Post)
When you put the Olympics in the hands of a dictatorship, the results are predictable. Yet the Chinese government still found a way to surprise even its critics -- not so much by behaving oppressively but by doing so in a foolish and entirely unnecessary way.

Mia Farrow to air alternative 'Darfur Olympics'  07/08-2008 17:56  (The New York Times)
Filed at 3:58 p.m. ET KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) -- As the Summer Games open in Beijing, actress activist Mia Farrow is Web-casting her own ''Darfur Olympics'' from a refugee camp on the barren Sudan-Chad border, aiming to shame China into using its influence with Khartoum to end the Darfur conflict.

Foreign Activists Slip Chinese Security  07/08-2008 17:43  (Washington Post)
BEIJING, Aug. 7 -- China's intense efforts to block any protest that would mar the Olympic Games were challenged Wednesday by foreign activists equally bent on diverting attention to issues as varied as Tibetan independence, the crisis in Darfur and religious freedom.

No Parking Helicopters, Send Them to Darfur  07/08-2008 13:46  (Huffington Post)
Residents of Turtle Bay are used to seeing shiny black vehicles with diplomatic license plates but it is not every day one with 20 foot blades slips into a parking spot adjacent to the "Gateway to the United Nations," Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, on Second Avenue at 47th Street.

Darfur camel ambush 'kills six'  07/08-2008 10:48  (BBC)
Six people have been killed and 28 wounded after men on camels attacked a civilian convoy in the Sudanese region of Darfur, the UN has said.

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