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February 14, 2023

In Olympic year, China urged to use its influence in Darfur  14/02-2008 11:31  (The Independent)
China has been called upon to abandon its support for Sudan by a coalition of Nobel Prize-winners and international athletes, who demanded that this year's Olympic hosts cease to trade with a regime which is held responsible by the world for the carnage in Darfur.

High hurdles  14/02-2008 07:15  (The Economist)
Controversy over Sudan casts a shadow over the Beijing...

China "Regrets" Spielberg's Darfur Decision  14/02-2008 02:55  (The New York Times)
Filed at 2:27 a.m. ET BEIJING (Reuters) - China expressed regret on Thursday over the decision by movie director Steven Spielberg to quit as an artistic adviser to the Beijing Olympics because of its policies in war-torn Sudan.

Darfur Issue May Entangle Beijing Olympics Sponsors  13/02-2008 22:54  (The Wall Street Journal - World News)
This summer's Olympic Games are six months away, but activists trying to end Sudan's attacks in Darfur have already scored one victory related to the Games and they are looking for more.

Mia Farrow: It's time to end the genocide  13/02-2008 21:26  (The Independent)
This is a critical moment for Darfur. China must do all in its power to persuade Khartoum to stop the aerial bombardment and ground attacks on civilian populations and to immediately admit peacekeepers, as outlined in the latest UN resolution, to protect civilians and humanitarians in Darfur.

Spielberg China snub seen setting trend  13/02-2008 16:22  (Yahoo Finance)
LONDON (Reuters) - China can expect more outbursts by celebrities and athletes angry at its perceived support for Sudan but opinion is divided over whether such action ahead of the Beijing Olympics will have any impact on Chinese policy.

Chad Says Sudanese, Al Qaeda Among Rebel Prisoners  13/02-2008 16:16  (The New York Times)
Filed at 2:11 p.m. ET N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad's government on Wednesday displayed more than 100 prisoners it said were captured during a rebel assault on the capital this month, branding them Sudanese mercenaries, Islamic militants and members of al Qaeda.

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