As U.S.-Sudan Ties Thaw, the Human Toll Rises in the Nuba Mountains

Dr. Tom Catena, who is stationed in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, accepts the 2017 Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity, Yerevan, Armenia, May 28, 2017 (Aurora Prize photo).
Dr. Tom Catena, who is stationed in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, accepts the 2017 Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity, Yerevan, Armenia, May 28, 2017 (Aurora Prize photo).
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On Jan. 13, 2017, as his term was winding down, former U.S. President Barack Obama issued an executive order announcing plans to revoke longtime sanctions imposed on Sudan. The order also called for a sanctions review by next month that would determine whether the government of Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir, had continued with what the order described as “positive actions,” including maintaining a cease-fire in conflict areas, improving access to humanitarian aid and cooperating with the U.S. to address regional conflicts and terrorism threats. As Sudan awaits the sanctions review, this week marked the six-year anniversary of the conflict in […]

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