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March 26, 2023

Reuters: UN council urges Sudan to let back aid groups. The U.N. Security Council appealed to Sudan on Thursday to reconsider a decision to expel some aid groups in Darfur after an international court issued an arrest warrant for the country's leader. In a statement, the council said its members "stressed the importance of continuing the distribution of humanitarian assistance to all the needy in Darfur." They urged Sudan's government "to continue cooperating with the United Nations and humanitarian organizations and appeal to it to reconsider the decision on suspending the activities of some non-government organizations in Sudan." The statement was read to media by Ambassador Mohammed Abdel-Rahman Shalgam of Libya, this month's council president. Diplomats said it had been agreed unanimously by all 15 council members, who include Libya, a neighbor of Sudan.

Reuters: Big US pension fund may divest Sudan-linked stakes. A U.S. pension fund that is one of the world's largest money managers threatened on Thursday to divest from Sudan-linked holdings within a year in protest against human rights abuses in Sudan's Darfur region. New York-based TIAA-CREF said it will tell companies in which it holds stock to cease relations with Sudan or work to ease suffering in Darfur, where international experts say 200,000 people have died and 2.7 million have been uprooted since 2003. The announcement is among the biggest victories yet for activists who have waged a campaign to pressure U.S. money managers into divesting from PetroChina Co Ltd and other companies with ties to the oil industry in Sudan, which the U.S. government accuses of complicity in genocide. "For us it's a breakthrough," said Eric Cohen, chairman of Investors Against Genocide, a Boston nonprofit group. "It's the first clear commitment that a major financial institution has taken to not connect their customers with genocide."

CNBC: "Books of Conscience" Reading For A Difference. Coming up next month - a grim commemoration. April has been chosen by survivors from Darfur and five previous genocides to observe Genocide Prevention Month. As part of Genocide Prevention Month, organizers have partnered with the American Booksellers Association to provide a list of "Books of Conscience" for suggested reading. The titles selected are based on bookseller recommendations, critical acclaim, and sales. Some of the titles include: A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide, by Samantha Power; Night, by Elie Wiesel; The Translator: A Memoir, by Daoud Hari; Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond, by Don Cheadle and John Prendergast; and Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda, by Romeo Dallaire.

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