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Forest People May Lose Home in Kenya Plan
By Jeffrey Gettleman - Published: November 14, 2009
The New York Times reports that little-known Ogiek, among East Africa’s last bona fide hunters and gatherers, face their gravest test yet. The Kenyan government is gearing up to evict tens of thousands of settlers, illegal or not, from the Mau Forest, the Ogiek’s ancestral home and a critical water source for this entire country. Read article here.


The world’s threatened tribal peoples
See a world map of 150 million tribal people liveing in more than 60 countries across the world, their ancestry disappearing, their ancient ways caught in conflict between modernity and others' entitlement to excess.  See map here.


The Hidden Holocaust: An Interview With Bishop Macram Max Gassis of Sudan
Over two million people have lost their lives and over four million have been displaced in the war waged by the government of Sudan against its own people in the south. It is arguably the greatest humanitarian catastrophe in the world, dwarfing—at least in terms of casualties—the recent crises in Kosovo and East Timor. As a result, Sudan has consistently been ranked as among the worst violators of human rights. Since the war began in 1983, the government has attacked citizens in the south and...

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War of the Future:
Oil Drives the Genocide in Darfur by David Morse

A war of the future is being waged right now in the sprawling desert region of northeastern Africa
known as Sudan. The weapons themselves are not futuristic. None of the ray-guns, force-fields, or
robotic storm troopers that are the stuff of science fiction; nor, for that matter, the satellite-guided
Predator drones or other high-tech weapon systems at the cutting edge of today's arsenal...

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1994 Sudan to Cincinnati Connection
Dr. Walter T. Bowers, a local physician who directed Cincinnati Reaches Out, Inc. (CRO), spoke in 1994 about the need to respond to global humanitarian issues… about the moral obligation to respond. The CRO, in collaboration with the Comboni Missionaries, invited the exiled Sudanese Bishop Macram M. Gassis of El-Obeid Diocese in Western Sudan as speaker [with participation by both Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati].  The CRO, a non-profit organization of interested physicians, lawyers, politicians, pharmacists, educators, and media professionals was founded in the height of the 1985 Ethiopian Crisis.  


March 2009 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE - Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.       
The conflict in the western region of Darfur entered its fifth year in 2008, despite a 2006 peace agreement--the Darfur Peace Agreement (DPA)--between the Government of National Unity and one faction of the Sudan Liberation Army, that of Minni Minawi. Fighting among armed opposition group factions, the Sudanese Armed Forces, and militias continues, displacing hundreds of thousands of civilians--230,000 since January 2008 alone. The complex emergency in Darfur affects approximately 4.2 million people, including more than 2.5 million internally displaced people in both Sudan and Chad. 

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An Overview: Statistics on Human Rights
Some eye-opening facts published by Christ Church Cathedral Education and Advocacy, Cincinnati Ohio.

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