Sudan gives long-term residents just days to quit the country for the South

Written by Rebecca Tinsley with Olivia Warham of Waging Peace. Originally appeared in  The Guardian Imagine that everyone living in Britain who had an Irish grandparent was given nine months to leave and return to Ireland. Imagine that people with Irish grandparents were summarily fired from their jobs, and had to scramble to sell their homes and possessions – and that hundreds of thousands faced expulsion from their homes and were forced to settle in an unfamiliar country that some had never visited. Up to 700,000 southern Sudanese people living in Sudan do not have to imagine – this is the frightening situation that confronts them. Twenty years of civil war between President Bashir’s regime…

The UN: A Tale of Two Eleanors

Written by Rebecca Tinsley with Olivia Warham of Waging Peace. Appeared originally in The Huffington Post If Eleanor Roosevelt, the dynamic force behind the foundation of the United Nations, could see what is happening in Syria right now, no doubt she would weep. She would likely agree with Hillary Clinton, who last week called for Security Council unity to tackle the “horrific campaign of violence” that has “shocked the conscience of the world.” Mrs Roosevelt believed in the Big Society decades before David Cameron graduated from Bovril to Bollinger. But her vision was much grander: of a world community that acted on its best internationalist instincts, putting aside the greedy, narrow nationalism that had led…