Friday, July 14, 2006

Where is the African Union in Darfur?

By Julie Flint, the Daily Star

July 12, 2006 — An attack on the North Darfur village of Bir Maza last weekend bore all the hallmarks of the war the Sudanese government and the Janjaweed militias have waged for the past three years against the Darfur rebel movements and the civilians accused of supporting them: a ground offensive by regular and militia forces, aerial support from helicopter gunships, murder, and rape. But the government’s partner in crime in Bir Maza was not the Janjaweed. It was Khartoum’s new partner in peace - the faction of the rebel Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) led by Minni Minawi. Read more >>>

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