Darfur

New Reports on China’s Role in Africa

A new report from the NGO Saferworld details the effect of China’s expanding African presence on the continent’s security and stability. China’s bilateral relations with African states are largely determined by its...

The Times: Chinese Whispers

The Times has an editorial about China’s “inaction” in helping curb Tehran’s nuclear ambitions: China’s role in the six-power group and the UNSC is crucial. Its economic strength matters in the...

China Grants Sudan $3m for North-South Unity

From the Sudan Tribune: On Sunday, the Chinese government granted the government of Sudan $3 million for the purposes of strengthening unity between the north and south of Sudan. The grant comes on the heels of a recent...

Will Killing of Oil Workers Harden China’s Darfur Policy?

The Christian Science Monitor looks at the possible long-term repercussions of the killing of four Chinese oil workers in Sudan: The attack on Chinese oil workers and interests in Sudan comes as many international diplomats are...

China Has “Grave Concerns” Over ICC Sudan Decision

From the AP: China said Tuesday it was concerned about an International Criminal Court prosecutor’s decision to seek an arrest warrant for Sudan’s president on charges of genocide in the African country’s...

China Hits Back at BBC Report on Sudan

From the AFP: A BBC report alleging that China is breaking a United Nations arms embargo on Sudan is biased, the Chinese special envoy to Darfur said in comments published here on Tuesday. Envoy Liu Guijin said China’s...

Spotlight on China as Sudanese President is Indicted

From the AP: The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court filed genocide charges Monday against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, accusing him of masterminding attempts to wipe out African tribes in Darfur with a campaign...

China ‘Is Fuelling War in Darfur’

From BBC News: The BBC has found the first evidence that China is currently helping Sudan’s government militarily in Darfur. The Panorama TV programme tracked down Chinese army lorries in the Sudanese province that came...

China’s Role in War on Darfur’s Peacekeepers

In a strongly worded editorial the Los Angeles Times today implicated China in the recent attacks on United Nations peacekeepers in the Darfur region of Sudan. In what was the deadliest clash since the world body formally took...

The Chinese in Africa: Threat or Promise?

The Chinese in Africa: Threat or Promise? (July 2008) In this month’s edition of the Journal of International Peace Operations (PDF), former U.S. Ambassador to Gambia and Senegal Herman Cohen writes that China’s...

Athletes Announce Open Letter on Darfur and Olympic Truce

Stephanie Clifford writes on the New York Times blog: More than 130 athletes have signed an open letter asking the international community to pressure Sudan for a truce during the Olympics, the activist organization Team Darfur...

China-Africa: Daily News Round-Up 070208

Scott Greathead on China and the Darfur Issue In this four minute-long video clip from an event at the Asia Society in New York on June 18th, 2008, corporate lawyer and human rights advocate Scott Greathead outlines...

U.N.’s Ban Calls on China to Be Bigger Peacemaker

From Reuters: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged China to match its growing economic and political clout with more funding and troops for peacekeeping operations to meet growing international crises. China, a...

China Says NGOs Stir Anti-Chinese Feelings in Darfur

From Reuters: China’s envoy to the strike-torn Sudanese region of Darfur on Thursday accused western media and non-governmental groups of stirring up anti-Chinese feelings among opposition groups in the African country....

Darfur – UN Envoy Doubtful About Peace Process

According to Jan Eliasson, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to the Darfur region, negotiations aimed at ending the conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan have stalled and neither the Sudanese government nor the rebel...

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