Saifee Durbar: The Last Railway Baron?

London-based businessman Saifee Durbar has a novel approach to making Africa self sufficient.

Durbar plans to span Africa by linking Sudan in the east with Cameroon in the west with a railroad that goes through the Central African Republic.

Minerals and other raw materials found in the Central African Republic will be used to construct the railroad.

Dayton Stands (and Rocks) for Darfur

Dayton, Ohio—Local activists and citizens gathered at the Pearl Nightclub in downtown Dayton Thursday, March 6, to raise funds for Dayton for Darfur.

Dayton for Darfur to hold benefit concert

Dayton for Darfur to Hold Benefit Concert
Musical and spoken-word performers to raise funds and awareness at the Pearl in downtown Dayton.

Dayton Rally and March for Darfur


Dayton for Darfur has planned a rally and march for Saturday, April 19. The rally will begin at Courthouse Square in downtown Dayton. A march will then lead the rally from Courthouse Square to the Dayton Convention Center. The purpose of the rally is to educate the public about the genocide in Darfur, to increase lobbying efforts, and to raise funds to contribute to the Save Darfur Coalition and Doctors Without Borders. The April 19 event will feature select speakers, including a refugee from Darfur and interested policy-makers. Cosponsors of the event include: Amnesty International, The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), The Dayton Circus, The Dayton International Peace Museum, Genocide Intervention Network, Ginghamsburg Church, The Jewish Community Relations Council, the Save Darfur Coalition, Save the Children, STAND (University of Dayton chapter), and Wright State University Physicians for Human Rights. Literature and merchandise will be available, and preprinted letters and petitions will circulate.

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