There were three people who declined all requests for interviews for my book: President Omar al-Bashir, Musa Hilal and George Clooney. At least Hilal had the decency to decline my requests. The other two simply didn’t respond. If I had got the chance to ask Clooney a few questions, this is what I would have … More Clooney And Me
So Steven Spielberg has pulled out of the Beijing Olympics. “I find that my conscience will not allow me to continue business as usual,” he said in a statement. “At this point, my time and energy must be spent not on Olympic ceremonies but on doing all I can to help bring an end to … More Did We Learn No Lessons From the Teddy Bear?
NAIROBI: There is a trade-off to be made between keeping Darfur in the newspapers and offering an accurate analysis. So while I might not agree that the war crimes committed there constitute genocide, that one word is probably responsible for keeping Sudan on the world’s radar while humanitarian crises in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Somalia … More Bank Faces Darfur Protest
NAIROBI: Good for the BBC. Aunty has stuck her neck out with a story that is going to displease a lot of the liberals who thought they knew what was going on in Darfur: One of a group of veteran statesmen visiting Sudan, Lakhdar Brahimi, has accused the West of pandering to unrepresentative Darfur rebel … More Rebel Spell