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Weekly News Brief, 4.23.10 – 4.30.10

In this week’s issue: Tribal clashes in South Darfur left 52 dead; several ceasefire groups officially rejected Burma’s Border Guard Force proposal; ICG released a report on responding to the LRA threat in central Africa
Weekly News Brief – April 23 to 30, 2010, compiled by Joshua Kennedy of GI-Net and the STAND E-team. To receive weekly news briefs, trivia, and a discussion guide, email

Weekly News Brief, 04.16.10 – 04.23.10

In this week’s issue: fifty people were killed reportedly due to cattle raiding south of Nyala; Kachin Independence Organization troops are training opposition groups who refused to join Burma’s Border Guard Force; FARDC executed 49 civilians earlier this month in Congo


Weekly News Brief, 4.9.10 – 4.16.10

In this week’s issue: Elections concluded in Sudan and results are expected on Tuesday, April 20; the Burmese government rejected the latest proposal by the United Wa State Army on the Border Guard Force, indicating it will not compromise; UN officials are reluctant to comply with the Congolese government’s request for the withdrawal of MONUC
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Weekly News Brief, 5.2.10 – 5.9.10

In this week’s issue: in addition to opposition party boycotts, the European Union has pulled its election observers from Darfur; Burma’s military regime negotiator met with ethnic armies to discuss the Border Guard Force issue; more LRA attacks were reported in Congo


Weekly News Brief, 3.26.10 – 4.2.10

In this week’s issue: Opposition parties have withdrawn from Sudan’s presidential elections; Burma’s NLD party has voted not to participate in elections; Human Right’s Watch released a report documenting more attacks by the Lord’s Resistance Army in Congo

Weekly News Brief, March 26 to April 2, 2010, compiled by Joshua Kennedy and the STAND E-team. To receive news briefs, trivia, and discussion guides, email

Areas of Concern

Weekly News Brief, 3.6.10 – 3.12.10

In this week’s issue: The Enough Project reports that the LRA may be operating in Darfur to seek protection from the Sudanese military; UN Special Rapporteur recommended the establishment of a UN Commission of Inquiry in Burma; one of FARDC’s most abusive commanders continues to receive supplies from the UN


Weekly News Brief, 2.5.10 – 2.12.10

In this week’s issue: Sudan and Chad agreed to end their proxy wars against each other; 2,000 Karen civilians fled after a government attack; Congolese army forces are suspected of attacking Kakenge village in South Kivu

Weekly News Brief, February 5 to 12, 2010, compiled by Joshua Kennedy at GI-Net and the STAND E-team. To subscribe to our education newsletters, email


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