"Blood Metals"

The video above offers some insight into the situation currently taking place in the Democratic Republic of Congo, or the DRC. For those of you who have very little knowledge of just how serious this conflict is, please watch it, and then think of it together with the story below. The article says the demand … More "Blood Metals"

Darfur update…

Are there any doubts remaining about whether or not the regime of Omar Al-Bashir, the Sudanese President, is actually looking for a peaceful solution to the conflict in Darfur? From AP: The peacekeeping force in Darfur said Tuesday it was still trying to evacuate those wounded in airstrikes two days earlier that an aid group … More Darfur update…

Empty promises

Almost four years ago, both President Bush and his opponent, Senator John Kerry, stood in front of a crowd declaring that the atrocities being committed in Sudan’s western Darfur province were indeed genocide. The international community decided that action needed to be taken. The phrase “never again” was invoked on numerous occasions. Advocacy groups took … More Empty promises

14 years ago…

I found the video above on Youtube, and I thought it put things into perspective pretty well. 14 years ago, in April of 1994, the tragedy that would become the Rwandan Genocide was underway. In the end, it would become the most efficient killing spree in human history, with some 1,070,000 people killed by the … More 14 years ago…

Africa burning…

Over the weekend, rebels based along the border between Sudan’s violence-racked Darfur province and the central African nation of Chad pushed across the desert into the Chadian capitol, engaging in fierce battles with government forces. At one point, the rebels managed to seize control of most of the capitol city of N’Djamena and surround the … More Africa burning…