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Darfur in the News

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March 20 , 2008

Olympic Torch Ignites Trouble on Coast  20/03-2008 11:16  (The New York Sun)
With Chinese troops engaged in a violent confrontation with protesters in the restive region of Tibet and elsewhere across China, the visit of the Olympic torch to San Francisco next month could leave the city by the bay with a black eye rather than the worldwide publicity bonanza local officials were expecting.

U.N. says Sudan targeted civilians in Darfur  20/03-2008 09:54  (Xtra News)
GENEVA (Reuters) - Sudanese forces targeted civilians in air and ground attacks on villages in Darfur this year, the United Nations human rights office and the U.

Darfur Activists Plan Beijing Protest  20/03-2008 07:24  (Washington Post)
BEIJING -- Activists will demonstrate in Beijing during the Olympics to press China to help end bloodshed in Darfur, a group said Thursday, adding to the government's public relations headaches as it tries to quell protests in Tibet.

Attacks on Darfur villages were deliberate military strategy: UN  20/03-2008 06:14  (Yahoo! Canada)
GENEVA (AFP) - Attacks on four villages in West Darfur in January and February by the Sudanese armed forces amounted to a 'deliberate' military strategy, the United Nations said in a report on Thursday.

Activists and Fidelity Spar Over Genocide  19/03-2008 20:55  (Wall Street Journal Template)
Activists trying to block mutual-fund investments that may be linked to genocide in places such as Sudan's Darfur region lost when shareholders of two Fidelity Investments funds rejected their proposal.

EU force chief in Chad warns ready to fight aggressors  19/03-2008 19:08  (Yahoo! Canada)
NDJAMENA, Chad (AFP) - The commander of the European Union force in Chad and the Central African Republic warned Wednesday that his troops will hit back at the first hint of attack.

Fidelity Funds Reject Genocide - Linked Proposal  19/03-2008 16:12  (The New York Times)
Filed at 3:35 p.m. ET BOSTON (Reuters) - Shareholders in two Fidelity Investments funds on Wednesday rejected a proposal to block investments in companies linked to genocide and human rights abuses.

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