Demonstrations have swept through Sudan’s capital and neighboring cities for the past three weeks. Despite police violence and a crackdown on the media, hundreds of Sudanese have taken to the streets protesting the brutal, economically destructive regime of President Omar al-Bashir.
Leading Electronics Companies Stand Up for Conflict Minerals
Microsoft, General Electric, and Motorola revealed their support for regulations on conflict minerals. This announcement came at the heels of a grassroots advocacy effort organized by Enough’s Raise Hope for Congo campaign and other activist groups, urging companies to back regulations on the use of conflict minerals.
Last year, civilians in Abyei—a contested region along the border of Sudan and South Sudan—fled when the Sudan Armed Forces violently took over the area. With the recent withdrawal of these forces, civilians are beginning to return to Abyei, hoping to piece their lives back together.
Refugee School Headmaster Shares his Enough Moment
Abdel Aziz Adam, a Darfuri refugee and headmaster at Obama School in Djabal refugee camp, describes how he recognized the need for providing a quality education to students in eastern Chad. He believes that he was given the gift of education and is responsible for passing it on to the next generation.
Amidst Police Crackdown, Protests Continue in Sudan
Al Jazeera reports on the anti-government protests in Sudan as thousands gathered in the capital’s Hijra Square on Friday. Police attempted to disperse crowds through tear gas, but this did not deter protesters who are fed up with President Omar al-Bashir’s 23-year-long regime.
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