Speaker | Entrepreneur | Author

Sam Davidson's blog

If you'd like to get more ideas like these sent to you each day, it's easy: sign up here.


A Small Step For Justice

In hopes of raising awareness about the reality of genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan, Sam writes every Monday about a key issue in an attempt to stop the atrocity. Doing so may not bring about a wave of change, but it is a small ripple that represents the tide that needs turning.

Today, the President of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, was denied the chairmanship of the African Union. This position rotates among leaders of African member nations. He was supposed to have the chair last year, but his turn was postponed a year because of the worsening situation in Darfur.

Justly, he was denied leadership again this year. Mr. Bashir is one of the main reasons Darfur remains as it is. His continued opposition to a joint UN-AU peacekeeping force leads directly to the deaths of innocent civilians.

I don't know if this rejection will immediately lead to Bashir to allow the troops to enter Darfur, but I hope something will.

OtherSam DavidsonComment