Thursday, August 24, 2006

Peace still eluding Darfur

IN THE MIDST of the turmoil in the Middle East, events in Darfur, Sudan, may have escaped scrutiny. Despite several efforts to halt the slaughter of innocent civilians, the violence continues unabated and remains a blot on man's inhumanity.

The United Nations (UN) reported recently that a peace deal signed three months ago between Sudan's government and the main rebel group has failed to halt violence in Darfur, citing an increase in rape and continued attacks by militias and rebel factions.

The global body said the May 5 peace deal, signed in Nigeria, was "doomed to failure" without more support from the Sudanese government, "with the population of Darfur continuing to suffer grave violations of human rights as violence among competing armed groups persists". Read more >>>

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