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May 13 , 2008

Don't coddle Beijing – it must account for its role in Darfur  13/05-2008 10:20  (Globe & Mail)
Many consider it taboo to speak of the genocide in Darfur and the upcoming Beijing Olympics in the same breath. I disagree entirely. I believe the two should be firmly linked in the public's mind, and I said so in blunt terms during a recent CBC interview.

Sudan posts $246M bounty for Darfur rebel  13/05-2008 08:30  (Washington Post)
KHARTOUM, Sudan -- The Sudanese government has doubled its bounty for the country's most wanted Darfur rebel leader whose troops staged a daring raid on the outskirts of the capital, state television reported Tuesday.

Translator of Nightmares: The Horrors of Darfur Defied Description, But Daoud Hari Found a Way to Tell the Story  13/05-2008 08:27  (Washington Post)
Sleepless during nights of exile in Chad, Daoud Hari stared at cracks in his room's mud walls. The lines formed random shapes that reminded him of drawings from thousands of years ago -- of horned beasts, of women, men and children.

Rights group concerned at mass arrests in Khartoum  13/05-2008 06:55  (Yahoo! UK and Ireland)
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Human Rights Watch voiced concern on Tuesday at mass arrests in Khartoum after an attack on Sudan's capital by Darfur rebels and said it feared some people had been tortured or killed.

Sudan Briefly Arrests Islamist Leader  12/05-2008 20:28  (The New York Times)
NAIROBI, Kenya Hassan Turabi, a flamboyant Islamist leader who was once friends with Osama bin Laden, was arrested Monday morning on suspicion of fomenting a rebellion.

Official: Chad closes border with Sudan  12/05-2008 19:59  (Washington Post)
N'DJAMENA, Chad -- Chad closed its border with Sudan on Monday and put a halt to bilateral trade, a minister said, a day after Sudan severed diplomatic ties with Chad.

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