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U.S. and European media

March 12 , 2008

Darfur's return to hell  12/03-2008 10:59  (The Independent)
The conflict in Darfur has entered a violent and deadly new phase. Another "scorched earth" policy is being unleashed, reminiscent of the worst waves of government-backed violence that brought the Sudanese region to world attention five years ago and led the US to declare that what was happening there constituted genocide.

State Dept. Rights Report Calls Record of Sudan 'Horrific'  12/03-2008 07:27  (Washington Post)
State Dept. Rights Report Calls Record of Sudan 'Horrific' The State Department's annual survey of human rights practices around the world calls Sudan's record 'horrific' and notes that countries where power is in the hands of unaccountable rulers are the most systematic violators of human rights standards.

Darfur Outrage Spreads to Mutual Funds  11/03-2008 23:39  (Wall Street Journal Template)
Many mutual-fund shareholders this proxy season will be voting on a politically charged question: whether to discourage investment in companies doing business in Sudan, whose government is accused of abetting genocide.

Russia Backs Sanctions on Darfur Rebels  11/03-2008 21:25  (Washington Post)
UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. Security Council expressed 'profound concern' Tuesday at the upsurge in violence and worsening humanitarian situation in Darfur and Russia called on members to consider sanctions against rebel groups challenging peace efforts.

Russia Approves Help for Chad EU Mission  11/03-2008 16:03  (Los Angeles Times)
PARIS Russia has approved the deployment of helicopters to bolster an EU peacekeeping force along Chad's border with the Darfur region of Sudan, the Russian defense minister said Tuesday.

Sudan Questions Use Of Fresh Peace Deal With Chad  11/03-2008 14:36  (The New York Times)
Filed at 1:58 p.m. ET DAKAR (Reuters) - Sudan wants peace with its neighbor Chad but doubts the value of signing a fresh reconciliation pact after a string of previous accords failed, Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir said on Tuesday.

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