SUDAN WATCH: National Geographic video report: Shattered Sudan - Drilling for Oil, Hoping for Peace

Monday, November 22, 2004

National Geographic video report: Shattered Sudan - Drilling for Oil, Hoping for Peace

"Hostilities in Sudan have dragged on for most of the past 50 years and claimed more than two milion lives. It's a fight for self-determination and control over resources, particularly oil. The government in the north is strafing, starving and abuducting populations in the south. Miraculously, the Nuba people find the courage to sing - even laugh - in the face of despair. Randy Olson and fellow photographer Meredith Davenport describe the conflict."

The above extract is from the opening page of this powerful video report at the National Geographic. It is not to be missed. The report is short. If you are on dial-up, it loads quickly. Please turn on your speakers and see what went on in Sudan BEFORE Darfur. And ask yourself if Darfur is any different, and how did they get away with genocide for so long?

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Copyright Marco Longari / AFP

Above photo: Sudan Darfur Attack, 26 January 2003 - A soldier of the Justice and Equality rebel movement poses inside an empty house after an alleged government plane bombed the empty town of Tine-Sudan on the border with Chad.

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Copyright Olivier Jobard / SIPA PRESS

Above photo: Chad - Refugees from Darfur, Sudan.

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