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Genocide, Starvation, LGBT Attacks take Backseat to Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe

Cecil, a 13-year-old lion that was, for many Zimbabweans, the sole source of pride in an otherwise hellish dictatorship, is dead. His death at the hands of an American dentist has done what the deaths of tens of thousands of Zimbabwean humans have failed to do since Robert Mugabe’s ascendance to head of state: get Americans to care about Zimbabwe.

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Sudanese President: CIA, Israel Behind ISIS and Boko Haram

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir told Euronews the CIA and Israel’s national intelligence agency, the Mossad, took part in the creation of the Islamic State and Boko Haram. He also suggested forces not focus on military action against the radical Islamic terrorist groups, since violence could cause more extremism.

Refugee Camp in Darfur

The Daily Beast: In Darfur, Mass Rape Within Minutes

Darfur may not be in the public eye as it was when every liberal arts student donned a “Save Darfur” shirt, when world powers issued public condemnations, and “Rock for Darfur” performers raised tens of thousands in donations annually (there were 22 concerts in 2006 alone).

Refugee Camp in Darfur

World View: Darfur on the Verge of Return to Full-Scale Civil War

The Darfur genocide has sometimes been called “Everybody’s favorite African war,” since George Clooney and other movie stars, and politicians like Susan Rice, Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden have all made “Stop the genocide” and “Save Darfur” and “Enough is enough” part of a very stylish and progressive do-good campaign.