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Dharfur: Cat in Charge of Protecting the Mice

Today on an interview on BBC, I heard the UN Secretary General saying that the man appointed to be the Minister for Humanitarian Affairs had been responsible for co-ordinating and authorizing many of the Janjaweed attacks on Dharful villages. It’s the kind of thing that is so stunningly outrageous that sometimes I can barely wrap my mind around it.

I found an article on BBC News: Africa in which it says the following:

ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said he had strong evidence that the Sudanese Minister for Humanitarian Affairs Ahmad Harun and the leader of the pro-government Janjaweed militia, Ali Kuchayb, were involved in attacks on civilians in Darfur.

The leadership of the Sudan pretends to be co-operating, pretends to be looking for solutions and working with the United Nations, and does exactly what it pleases, which is to work toward accomplishing the extermination of the people of Dharfur.

December 7, 2007 - Posted by | Africa, Bureaucracy, Crime, Cultural, Dharfur, Geography / Maps, Leadership, Lies, Living Conditions, Political Issues, Social Issues |


  1. God, I hate what’s happening there..

    Comment by chikapappi | December 7, 2007 | Reply

  2. Somehow I really dont think things will change there, the government is just as bad as the militants carrying out these barbaric attacks on women and children along with murdering men.

    Comment by ananyah | December 7, 2007 | Reply

  3. Chickapappi – Me too.

    Ananyah – I think it is a callous and calculated policy, racist and evil. Targeting the women and children is demoralizing. We have a large population of Sudanese now in Seattle. On the gloomy, rainy, windy days, I imagine what it must be like to be them, aliens, missing their homes in the Sudan, longing and knowing they can’t go back. The whole situation is heartbreaking.

    Comment by intlxpatr | December 8, 2007 | Reply

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