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Tags Kofi Annan , Sudan incidents , Sudan issues , UN-Sudan relations

Old 21st July 2004, 12:53 PM   #1
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Sudan & Annan

With friends like Kofi Annan I am glad I am not a black African.

Sudan Militia Still Attack, UN Sanctions Unlikely - Wed Jul 21, 2004
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Wednesday Sudan had made little progress in curbing marauding militias in the Darfur region but diplomats said sanctions against Khartoum were unlikely.
Of course sanctions against Khartoum are unlikely. No jews there.
The 15-month conflict has killed at least 30,000 people, forced villagers into concentration-camp type compounds and left 2 million people without enough food and medicine.
Nothing to worry THE U.N. about.
Sudan, in an agreement with Annan two weeks ago, pledged to protect displaced civilians, disarm the Janjaweed and other armed groups, suspend visa and travel restrictions on relief workers, allow African Union human rights monitors and punish those responsible for atrocities.
Of course they promised Kofi Annan to protect his fellow Africans.
One problem is strong lobbying by the Arab League and others against any kind of sanctions or military intervention.
Of course the Arab league doesn't want to sanction a fellow Islamic country, black Africans are not really humans....
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Old 21st July 2004, 12:59 PM   #2
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And a cynical view might hold that the newly developed oil reserves in certain parts of Africa won't be a threat to OPEC control of the market place if Africa is left in a state of chaos while the UN follows it's ever successful policy of 'wait and see'.
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