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Pittsburghers Protest Visit by Sudan Officials

Peter Okema, 27, a Uganda native and one of the protest organizers, does not think the government should get off so easily. If the country's leadership is so weak, said Okema, it has no purpose in serving the country.The whole intention is to give a good image to bad government, said Okema, a recent Pitt graduate who also asserted that Khartoum has a horrible record on human rights. Kabeir's visit, he said, "will be used to misinform people."

Sudanese official Denies Genocide in Darfur

Rosenberg said that the forum presented only Kabeir's view. Kabeir, he said, was presenting disinformation. "He is coming to talk to Muslims, who understandably want to feel pride in their traditions, and enlist them in his propaganda campaign," Rosenberg said

A Sudanese official's visit to the University of Pittsburgh sparked a protest Saturday from a group angry with that government's involvement in a conflict in the country's Darfur region. According to United Nations estimates, Janjaweed militias have massacred as many as 300,000 civilians there since 2003.

  UN finally admits Uganda has world's most neglected tragedy

Late October, the UN finally came open and admitted that the human situation in northern Uganda is the "worst human tragedy," even "worse than Darfur." Briefing reporters after addressing the UN Security Council, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs who also doubles as the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland, admitted the fact that the situation in northen Uganda has been the most neglected and yet it is worse than the Darfur crisis in Sudan. (15-NOV-04) Details here http://www.humanrightshouse.org/dllvis5.asp?id=2583

The horror of the Genocide and Criminal Enterprise in Congo

If there is any group of people in Africa who have been betrayed by their own African leaders, looted, maimed and killed by foreigners then those people are no doubt the Congolese people of the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Genocide, torture and economic plunder have been and still remain the major instruments Western nations have used to exploit and ruin the Congo. For the 115 years of Belgium colonialism and subsequent U.S. imperialism over 10 millions Congolese were killed. Today, Congo is no better off than it has been 100 years ago and has remain what some analysts have preferred to call the “ world’s biggest disaster.” Details here

 

 

Genocide and Starvation in Uganda

There is a serious genocide being committed against the Acholi people of northern Uganda. Hundreds of the Acholi are dying everyday. Children are abducted, women raped, schools closed while the population starves.The situation is unbearable. The Acholi need your help, and they seriously need it now. Link for details http://www.blackcommentator.com/93/93_otika_uganda.html

Ugandan President is a war Criminal

Since 1986, Museveni's army has been known to commit some of the worst atrocities on the ethnic Acholi people who occupy the regions of Gulu, Kitgum and Pader. The UPDF, also formerly known as the National Resistance Army (NRA) became infamous for burning civilians alive in huts, killings, and the rapes of both women and men in what the Acholi called tek gungu. Tek Gungu referred to rape of men and women by Museveni's soldiers who would force a man or woman to kneel down (gungu) before the rape is committed against the male or female victim. These rape incidents have been documented by Human Rights Watch and yet remain ignored by most so-called mainstream media. Museveni, despite his army's atrocities remains a Western "darling." Details here http://www.worldpress.org/Africa/1917.cfm

****Africa Peace Education is not responsible for the content for the newspapers and websites in which the above stories have been published. Email us at africapeace@gmail.com if you have any questions.


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