Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Sudan update

A government-sponsored protest in Khartoum this week demonstrated against pressure from the international community to place a UN force in the Darfur area.

      Several hundred Sudanese rallied in the center of Khartoum, chanting anti-U.N. and anti-U.S. slogans, saying they would fight to protect Sudan from international intervention. Hundreds more drove through the capital in buses, waving banners and singing nationalist songs.

Interesting, in that it’s not just a government that’s oppressing and killing a minority in the country of Sudan, it’s an ethnic group whose leaders control the country.  The Black Muslim and Christian ethnic groups in the West and South, respectively, don’t have representation in the government of Sudan, and not only are disenfranchised, but often oppressed. 

What, you thought they would welcome us in?

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