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Swedish oil firm blamed for war crimes in Sudan - Global Witness hopes oil revenue may pave the way for peace in Darfur


A consortium led by Swedish Lundin Petroleum is partly to blame for war crimes committed in Sudan between 1997 and 2003, a report by the European Coalition on Oil in Sudan charged Tuesday.Swedish oil firm blamed for war crimes in SudanReport from The Swedish Wire - Tuesday, 08 June 2010; 12:56Author: AFP / The Swedish Wire:ECOS, an umbrella group of European organisations "working for peace and

Coup attempt underway in Niger


See reports at Niger Watch, Thursday, 18 February 2010.

CNPC drilling first overseas offshore well in Sudan


CNPC drilling first overseas offshore well in SudanFebruary 16, 2010 BEIJING (Reuters): Top Chinese oil and gas firm CNPC has started drilling its first overseas offshore exploration well in the Red Sea Basin off Sudan, CNPC’s inhouse newspaper reported on Tuesday.Tokar-1 is one of two exploration wells in Block 15, located some 130 kilometres southeast of Sudan port, that CNPC and its partners

Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) says interested to explore Sudan’s oil


Do Huu Hao, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade met executives from Sudapet earlier this week in Hanoi, the ministry said in a statement released in Vietnam capital on Thursday.Sudan now produces 500,000 barrels a day, most of which is exported to China, Japan and Indonesia.Vietnam says interested to explore Sudan’s oilFrom Vietnam Business Finance News, Thursday, 11 February 2010:(

Meme: Joe Trippi's Eleven-Eleven 1111Campaign - America's and Britain's Veterans have given so much. Now, you can give back.


Joe Trippi, one of America's greatest bloggers, has launched Eleven Eleven Campaign. The objective of the Eleven Eleven Campaign is simple: to get 11 million Americans to donate $11 to support America’s Veterans. Here is a copy of Joe's latest tweet on Twitter:Tomorrow is Veterans Day, and now is our moment to encourage our friends, family members and colleagues to join us...

IMF Helping Africa Through the Crisis


As a reminder, the IMF agreed to mobilize $17 billion through 2014 for lending to low income countries, mostly in Africa—trebling our lending capacity to these countries. This goes far beyond the promise given by our Managing Director in Tanzania to seek a doubling of concessional resources. The financial terms of IMF support have also become more concessional, with zero interest until the end of

FOCA: China, Africa hold summit to reinforce bilateral trade


Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao can expect a warm welcome from Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak and finance and foreign ministers from 50 countries when the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCA) starts in the Egyptian resort of Sharm El-Sheikh on Sunday.Ever-eager for raw materials and markets to sell its products, China has said the new meeting will lay down a “road map” to further boost

AGI: Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative


From The Office of Tony BlairNovember 05, 2009Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative to create development through good governance becomes charityThe Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative has become a registered UK charity after creating a unique 'hands-on' approach to development and poverty eradication over the past eighteen months.The Charity Commission approved the application from this

Judge: British coup plotter Simon Mann, 4 South Africans, pardoned in Equatorial Guinea


By AP November 3rd, 2009 (via Breaking News 24/7)Judge: British coup plotter Simon Mann, 4 South Africans, pardoned in Equatorial GuineaCoup plotter Simon Mann pardoned in Eq. GuineaJOHANNESBURG, South Africa — British coup-plotter Simon Mann and four South African mercenaries have been pardoned for plotting the overthrow of the government of oil-rich Equatorial Guinea, the country’s chief judge

Invisible hands: The secret world of the oil fixer (Ken Silverstein)


From Harper's Magazine, March 2009Invisible hands:The secret world of the oil fixerBy Ken SilversteinOn a cold, damp night last November, a Mercedes sedan looped through the semicircular drive of the St. James Paris, a century-old chateau-style hotel across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower. As the car rolled to a halt at the hotel’s main entrance, a well- tailored trim man named Ely Calil walked

Darfur oil seen as curse now, blessing later (Edmund Sanders)


From Los Angeles TimesDarfur oil seen as curse now, blessing laterBy Edmund Sanders, Times Staff Writer7:35 PM PST, March 2, 2007While exploration may bring needed investment in Sudan, some say it only exacerbates the fightingThe Sudanese government is quietly escalating oil exploration inside the Darfur region, a step that has led to protests from rebel leaders in a volatile area where more than

Not the worst of accords on Darfur (Julie Flint)


Julie Flint, in her latest opinion piece on Darfur (Daily Star May 9, 2006) says the rebel movements have from the beginning suffered from delusions of grandeur (I agree) and their region is "of little or no strategic importance: It has now water and no oil" (sorry to disagree - she is my favourite journalist on Darfur - there does appear to be oil in Darfur, see previous Sudan Watch entries re

Friedhelm Eronat and Cliveden Sudan named as buyer of Darfur oil rights


Further to next post below, here is a June 10, 2005 report via The Guardian by David Leigh and Adrian Gatton. [Note, Channel 4 News in their special report last night, interviewed JEM rebel Ahmad Hussein Adam]A millionaire British businessman, Friedhelm Eronat, was named last night as the purchaser of oil rights in the Darfur region of Sudan, where the regime is accused of war crimes and where

Sudan: Spotlight on Darfur 1 and The Darfur Collection


Huge thanks to Catez Stevens in New Zealand for initiating and hosting Spotlight on Darfur 1, a great round up of posts authored by 14 different bloggers from around the world.Catez also produced The Darfur Collection last May. Please email Catez at Allthings2all if you have a post for the next Spotlight on Darfur 2 or 3.Picture courtesy Tim Sweetman's post Let Us Weep.Thanks to Global Voices

Friedhelm Eronat is behind Cliveden Sudan and Darfur oil deal - It's blood for oil in Southern Sudan


Intermission interrupted to share some important news. [June 10 update: The following post, drafted June 9, has been edited to insert additional material. Light blogging continues. If anyone has further info on issues raised here, please let me know and I will add info and link at end of this item and/or in a fresh post at a later date. Thanks. This story may be added to and remain on front

Nepal may become next big refugee crisis: UN


The following is a copy of an online report March 2, 2005 via The Times of India:GENEVA: The United Nations is carefully monitoring the situation in Nepal and has identified it as potentially the next nation to have large numbers of people forced from their homes by conflict, a UN official has said. Dennis McNamara, who coordinates UN emergency relief for refugees who remain in their own

U.N. letter that raised questions about a series on the U.N. Oil-for-Food program aired by Fox News Sept. 19


Here below is a copy of two reports featured at Fox news on the Oil-for-Food program. The first is a copy of Fox's response to the UNs letter that raised questions about a series on the U.N. Oil-for-Food program that aired Sept. 19 on "Breaking Point." The second is a copy of the UN letter. (1) Here is a copy of Fox news report published online Oct 1 2004 in response to the UN comments: NEW

Bono to address Labour party conference in Brighton on September 29


UK Sunday Times report, September 19, 2004, by Andrew Porter, Deputy Political Editor: BONO, the lead singer of the rock band U2 and a prominent campaigner on Third World debt relief, is to address the Labour party conference in Brighton next week. The Dublin-based star, whose real name is Paul Hewson, recently gave Tony Blair an electric guitar as a present. Both Blair and Gordon Brown, the

Senate Panel Votes to Raise AIDS Funding - Bono takes AIDS Fight to Republican Convention


Here is a copy of a September 15 report out of Washington. Unfortunately I have mislaid the source and link. A Senate committee voted Wednesday to boost funds for battling AIDS and other diseases in poor nations, but provided less than half what President Bush wanted for prodding countries to adopt democratic reforms. The effort to combat AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis abroad — largely in

UN fears Sudan crisis worsening and warns of refugee exodus


Aug 20 CNN report: The UN warns that thousands of displaced persons in the Darfur region of Sudan could cross to Chad if no credible measures are taken to make them feel secure inside. Jean-Marie Fakhouri, the new director of operations in Sudan for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, made his warning Friday two days after he met 300 representatives for about 30,000 internally displaced

UN says its World Food Programme has delivered less than one third of babyfood needed for Darfur


Aug 18: The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is using costly air drops again because of the long forecasted seasonal rains. Below is an excerpt from a Telegraph report by David Blair in Khartoum filed on August 18, 2004, that explains another reason for the delays in aid getting through to Darfur. [Note the emotive language the UN uses in relation to the Darfur children, and how it wastes no time

WFP Reaches Agreement With Sudan Rebels on Food Aid


Aug 14, 2004 Geneva - This is the second report I've seen re the curious story of the UN's World Food Programme (WFP) reaching an agreement with the Darfur rebels on food aid. Over the past three months, it's been as clear as mud to me exactly why it was so difficult to get aid into (and news out of) Darfur. Were the Darfur rebels holed up in Darfur all along and the area was blocked by

Manna from heaven in Darfur - Getting aid into Darfur is like squeezing a watermelon through a keyhole


CNN report August 12, 2004, by Christiane Amanpour, CNN Chief International Correspondent, from Habila in Western Darfur - in full: Sacks of Sudanese sorghum, U.S. wheat, Candian split peas and pulses are falling from the sky, providing the villagers of Habila their first food aid in three months. In wave after wave, 414 tons of food have been delivered recently. It's still just a drop in the

Darfur epidemic fuels fear of camp closures


Copy of Telegraph's report by David Blair in El Geneina (Filed: 11/08/2004): Darfur's desperate refugees have been struck by a new blight, with the United Nations reporting yesterday that hundreds of people have fallen victim to an epidemic of hepatitis E. Aid workers in Darfur see this as the most serious threat to the camps since the onset of the refugee crisis in western Sudan last year.

As of July 1 nearly half of DPs in Darfur had not received food assistance


Aug 9: International Medical Corps (IMC) has a rapid response team in Darfur, and is coordinating with the UN and other agencies to meet the most immediate and basic human needs, such as food, shelter, clean water, sanitation and health care. The gaps in coverage are tremendous. Of the one million displaced persons and 200,000 residents of host communities in Darfur, it is estimated that nearly