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8 October 2013

Special Report: The Darfur conflict's deadly gold rush

Author: Ulf Laessing, Reuters

...[Gold] has begun to alter the nature of the decade-old conflict in Darfur, transforming it from an ethnic and political fight to one that, at least in part, is over precious metal. Fighting between rival tribes over the Jebel Amer gold mine...has...

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28 February 2011

[PDF] Getting Sudan’s Oil Deal Right is Key to Peace

Author: European Coalition on Oil in Sudan (ECOS)

Negotiations between NCP [National Congress Party] and SPLM [Sudan Peoples' Liberation Movement] on post-referendum arrangements for Sudan’s oil industry are to resume on 1 March 2011 in Addis Ababa. The shared dependency on oil between North and...

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1 January 2011

[PDF] Private sector actors & peacebuilding: A framework for analysis

Author: Intl. Council of Swedish Industry (NIR), Swedish Institute of Intl. Affairs (UI)

The role of private sector actors in peace processes is a growing field of research...it is clear that private sector actors may play important roles when it comes to fostering peace and development in conflictaffected countries...The development from...

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29 December 2010

Google and George Clooney Aim Satellites at Sudan, Become "Anti-Genocide Paparazzi"

Author: Jenara Nerenberg, Fast Company

George Clooney is joining Google, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, and the United Nations in an effort called the Satellite Sentinel Project to monitor violence and human rights violations in Sudan as the country prepares to vote on January 9......

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21 April 2010

Can air cargo carriers be forced to choose between arms and aid?

Author: Katie Nguyen, Reuters

As if getting relief supplies to conflict zones isn't hard enough, there's always a risk the air charter company you've hired is also involved in a spot of weapons smuggling…Last year, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)...

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2 March 2010

Sudan Workshop Looks at Business and Investment in Conflict-Affected Countries

Author: UN Global Compact

The first joint UN Global Compact – Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) event was convened in Khartoum on 1-2 March 2010 in collaboration with the Global Compact Local Network Sudan. The event focused on responsible business and investment in...

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27 January 2010

Sudan to Offer Darfur Oilfield for Development, Angering Rebels

Author: Maram Mazen, Bloomberg

Sudan wants oil companies to develop a new oilfield in its troubled northwestern Darfur region Energy and Mining Minister Al-Zubair Ahmed Al-Hassan said…“We urge companies not to deal with the regime in Khartoum in oil exploration,” [said] Ahmed...

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1 January 2010

[PDF] Lessons UNlearned: How the UN and Member States must do more to end natural resource-fuelled conflicts

Author: Global Witness

The will and the capacity of the United Nations...and Member States to deal with natural resource fuelled conflicts is weak. In eastern Democratic Republic of Congo...civilians die on a daily basis because of a war that is stoked by the international...

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2 October 2009

Talisman Court Upholds Sudan Genocide Suit Dismissal

Author: David Glovin, Bloomberg

A [US] federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit accusing Talisman Energy Inc., a Canadian explorer, of human rights violations in Sudan... “Plaintiffs have not established Talisman’s purposeful complicity in human rights abuses,” the...

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9 July 2009

Blood Money on Wall Street - U.S. Fund Companies Need to Take a Stronger Stand for Human Rights

Author: [column] David Weidner, Wall Street Journal

Given the choice, we would reject profiting from criminal activity… [W]e wouldn't accept cash from a regime supporting genocide. It wouldn't even be a choice -- for most of us. That's why it's so repulsive that mutual-fund companies including Vanguard...

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