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Sudan and Yemen are most at risk for state-led mass atrocities, according to the Early Warning Project’s (EWP’s) annual analysis released on April 12. Myanmar (Burma), Nigeria and Afghanistan are also among the countries most at risk. EWP is a joint project of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) and Dartmouth College, which is […] Read More

Genocide continues to rumble forward in Darfur. Despite the fact that these grisly atrocities were the first in the history of the United States to be recognized as genocide while they were unfolding, today powers around the world are turning a blind eye and rolling back sanctions. Darfur, the first declared genocide of the 21st […] Read More

Lists of 20th-century genocides differ widely. Yet, six instances always appear: Armenia (1915), the Holocaust in Germany (1933), Cambodia (1975), Rwanda (1990), Bosnia (1995) and Darfur (2003). Other manifestations of genocide are found in some catalogs but not others: Herero and Namaqua (1904), Greek (1914), Assyrian (1915), the Holodomor in Soviet Ukraine (1932), Croatia (1941), […] Read More

The end of Sudan’s two-decade civil war in 2005 brought hope, but not stability or lasting peace. A peace treaty led eventually to a 2011 referendum that resulted in South Sudan becoming a free and independent nation. The triumph would be short-lived, however, continuing a tumultuous history within the African nation – a painful reality […] Read More

Corneille Gato Munyamasoko, general secretary of the Association of Baptist Churches in Rwanda (AEBR), received the 2015 Baptist World Alliance Congress Quinquennial Human Rights Award. The presentation came on Thursday during the Baptist World Congress in Durban, South Africa. BWA General Secretary Neville Callam called Munyamasoko a “committed Christian” who has worked to “help people […] Read More

Sin festers in the darkness. The same is often true in the politics of oppression. Genocide, a term first used in 1944 to describe the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political or cultural group, breeds in the shadows. Torture, rape and whole scale destruction prevails where impunity abounds and information is suppressed. All […] Read More

I remember sometime in my educational process becoming aware of and wrestling with the term “benevolent dictator.” As a Western, independent child of the Enlightenment, I had assumed all dictators were bad dictators. I had only heard the word used in a negative context. But there are those in power who see it as a […] Read More

Baptists in Africa have expressed deep displeasure at ongoing conflicts on the continent that have led to “wanton destruction of life and property of defenseless and vulnerable citizens.” Making special reference to the Central African Republic (CAR), South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the All Africa Baptist Fellowship (AABF) called “upon […] Read More

I met Yai Kiir Dau, a young South Sudanese evangelist, at the training hospital of Juba, where a Hungarian Baptist medical team had been working already for a week caring for the patients who were injured during the conflicts of December 2013. This sincere young man said that the Baptist center in the capital was […] Read More

The North African region of Sudan – governed by British and Egyptian authorities until 1956 – has long been a hotbed for Muslim-Christian tensions. Embroiled in a conflict that spans two civil wars, it comprises a predominately Muslim Arab North Sudan and a predominantly Christian South Sudan. On July 9, 2011, South Sudan was formally […] Read More