Thursday, October 26, 2006

UN Representative ordered to leave Sudan

A convoy of Sudanese refugees arriving at a safer camp deeper inside Chad, from camps near the border. ©UNHCR/H.Caux

On Sunday, the government of Sudan ordered the UN Special Representative Jan Pronk to leave Sudan by today. They accused him of "psychological warfare" after Pronk commented that the army's morale had suffered after two major defeats in the Darfur region since September. This decision by Sudan has been met with negative reactions by the UN, the African Union, the United States, and others. Mr. Pronk has returned to New York for consultations with UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. UN officials say Mr. Pronk's status is unchanged.With the peace treaty in "disarray," experts in the region fear that the Sudanese government will resort to air raids on villages along the border. While the attacks target suspected rebel hideouts, it is often innocent civilians and refugees who are the victims.

Monday, October 09, 2006

محاكمة البشير في نيويورك ....!
In this post you can read writings of 3 members of our W. Ma Darfur Coalition: Abu Asal; Tumadir; and Mohamed. The post title in Arabic is محاكمة البشير في نيويورك ....!
which translated to The Trial of al-Bashir in New york...!
The post is mix of Arabic and English writings, and was visted by more than 2393 vistirs (as of today)..

W. Ma Darfur Coalition to Join the JOG campaign

"The Judgment on Genocide ( is a presentation constructed to dramatize the urgent need for UN peacekeepers in Darfur. We aim to educate the public in further detail of the decades-long crimes of the Sudanese government against their own citizens and the failure of the international community to end the genocide and crimes against humanity in Darfur."

Hundreds of cities around the US is participating in delivering the indictment to president al-Bashir. Amherst Town, represented by WMADC, is among those active communities and commited to send at least 100 indictments.
Go to this link to participate:

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Darfur Events in October, 2006

We are overflowing with events on Darfur the month of October (please mark your calendars):

1) Thurs, Oct. 5th, DarfurFast Day: monthly meeting at 5:30 pm and potluck (following at sunset/6:30 pm) to break the DarfurFast at Fanny Rothschild's; 26 Morgan Circle in Amherst (email for directions to

2) Mon., Oct 2nd - Wed. Oct. 18th, Darfur Children's Art Exhibit at Arms Library at Main and Bridge Sts. in Shelburne Falls.

At the closing on Wed. Oct. 18th, our Magda Ahmed and Mohamed Ibrahim will talk at 7 pm. Children are invited to make drawings for children in Darfur from 6 to 7 pm.

3) Tues., Oct. 3rd --
Nicholas Kristof (!) will speak at Amherst College, Johnson Chapel at 6:30 pm.

4) Sat., Oct. 28th Panel discussion along with Children's Art Exhibit at Springfield College from 1 - 4 pm; our Magda Ahmed is on the panel (flyer is coming).