AFJN Concerned About U.S. Military Action in Somalia

On January 9th, in the latest development in the U.S.’ global War on Terror, air strikes undertaken by U.S. military aircraft hit presumed al-Qaeda terrorist hide-outs in southern Somalia, though subsequent statements from the Pentagon... READ MORE

Militia Attacks Resume in Darfur

Militia attacks have resumed and the humanitarian situation continues to worsen in Darfur. Meanwhile, the international community and humanitarian organizations are decreasing their involvement in the region. In the first week of November,... READ MORE

Bush Announces Special Envoy to Sudan

One day after tens of thousands of activists gathered in New York City to demand the immediate deployment of UN peacekeepers to Darfur, President Bush named Andrew Natsios as Special Envoy to Sudan. ... READ MORE

U.S. Senate to Debate Somalia Resolution

The U.S. Senate is set to debate a resolution calling on the U.S. government to increase its support for “peace, democracy and development in Somalia.” Senate Resolution 460 calls on the President, with... READ MORE

Rising Sexual Violence Indication of Darfur Breakdown

Humanitarian organization International Rescue Committee reported this week that more than 200 women have been sexually assaulted in the last five weeks alone around Darfur’s largest displaced camp, Kalma. This alarming trend is yet another... READ MORE

Darfur Peace and Accountability Act of 2006

The violence in Darfur has received significant attention from humanitarian and advocacy groups around the world. Unfortunately, the United States government has stayed largely removed from the conflict, allowing genocide to continue without... READ MORE

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