August 21, 2018

“Secret” Sudanese government documents

Testerday the SPLM-led Government of South Sudan of began releasing a series of documents to the media. I have copies of  these allegedly internal Sudanese government documents, classified “secret”, which the SPLM say prove that Khartoum has been supporting rebels in the south to overthrow the Government of South Sudan. The Sudanese government claims the […]

This Doesn’t Look Like Unity By Rebecca Hamilton Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010 KHARTOUM, Sudan—”You see my home? You see my situation?” the chief from Tonj in southern Sudan asked me. Six wooden sticks were the sturdiest part of a shack that housed the chief and about 20 of his people in one of Khartoum’s poorest […]

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Lubanga trial resumes

This afternoon, Hague time, the ICC Appeals Chamber issued its decision on the prosecution’s appeal against the Trial Chamber’s July 8 decision to stay the Lubanga trial (for the second time) and to order former Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga Dyilo to be released (also for the second time). The Appeals Chamber reversed both the Trial […]

15 years later, genocide convictions for Srebrenica

This morning in The Hague, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) convicted two Chief of Security officers from the Bosnian Serb Army (VRS) of genocide, for their role in the 1995 genocide at Srebrenica where over 7,000 Bosnian Muslim men were killed. Both were sentenced to life imprisonment. Vujadin Popović, Chief of […]

‘Anonymous victim’ book covers

I’m in book cover process and have been a little surprised by quite how distraught I am at the suggestion of having the photo of a Darfuri women (the same would go for man or child) I have never met and will never know the name of, on my book cover. So I wanted to […]

Announcing . . .

FIGHTING FOR DARFUR: Public Action and the Struggle to Stop Genocide to be published by PALGRAVE MACMILLAN, Feb. 1, 2011 If you haven’t written a book before you’d be amazed at just how hard it is to nail down a title that both the author and the sales & marketing department can agree on – […]

Girifnaقرفنا

Following on from a comment from Mahid over at The Sudanese Guardian, I wanted to highlight the Sudanese voices at “Girifna” (We Are Fed Up/ Disgusted) – the student-driven organization that is trying to build grassroots support for change from inside Sudan. Their facebook page is full of activity for Arabic speakers, and they have […]

Eyes on the elections

Hi all I realize this is a terrible time for me not to be blogging, but it really is book crunch time with 7 weeks to go before my final manuscript is due (and with a current draft that is 40,000 words over my contractual word count). I am, of course, following the pre-elections build […]

Bakit

I met Bakit Musa in Goz Beida, Chad, when I traveled there with Mia in 2008. At that time Bakit was 7 years old. In January that year he had picked up an unexploded RPG when he and his friends had been out playing. It left him with only one eye, no arms from the […]

Quick update

– just submitted first ten chapters of the book to my editor. Still a long haul ahead to get it into shape, but it feels like I’m moving the the right direction. Phew.