Sunday, March 05, 2006

Killing worsens in Darfur as media attention fades

By Fred Bridgland in Johannesburg

ETHNIC cleansing in the remote Darfur region of Sudan – which many human rights groups say amounts to genocide – has all but slid off the international media radar in recent months. But as the news coverage has faded, the suffering and oppression of ordinary Darfurians has steadily worsened.
The crackdown by Sudan’s Arab government in Khartoum on its fellow Muslims in Darfur – who are ethnically black Africans – is now so tyrannical that UN Secretary General Kofi Annan last week wrote to the United States ambassador to the UN asking for air support to counter government-backed militias creating mayhem in Darfur. For more click here >>>

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