Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Crisis rages in Sudan

The AP:
The Sudanese Air Force is bombing villages in rebel-controlled areas north of the regional capital of El Fasher, the international groups said. The number of civilian casualties is not known, the United Nations mission in Sudan said.

The Sudanese military denied the bombings were continuing.

Nigeria's president, Olusegun Obasanjo urged more support for a beleaguered African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur.

``It is not in the interests of Sudan, nor in the interests of Africa, nor indeed in the interests of the world, for us all to stand by and see genocide being developed in Darfur," Obasanjo, the leader of Africa's most-populous nation, told diplomats, UN and AU officials during a visit to Ethiopia.

2 Comments:

Blogger Chuck said...

There has been a TV ad telling President Bush to stop the genocide now. Where the hell are the European countries who colonized most of Africa and then just walked away handing over the reins of government to totally incompetent people. These new governors pillaged what small coffers a country had and set theselves up as lord and master.

America never had a colony in Africa, although some would say Liberia started out as one, so why is it Bushes job to stop the genocide in Darfur?

I don't believe Africa will ever grow out of its fratrecidal nature. It is still a primitive place with a lot of primitive tribes. HuTus' hate Tutsis and try at every opportunity to kill as many as they can. In Darfur the Arabs hate the tribal people and are doing their best to eleminate them.

I say the best thing is for the former Colonial powers to take on the burder. After all they set the wheels in motion.
Chuck

8:11 PM  
Blogger copy editor said...

For all of their vaunted historical awareness, Europeans neglect their relatively recent histories in Africa, the Middle East and the Indian sub-continent.

8:15 PM  

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