SUDAN WATCH: Terrible things are happening today in Darfur

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Terrible things are happening today in Darfur

The UN confirms the village of Hamada in Darfur was nearly totally destroyed and the 105 civilians feared killed are mostly women and children.

UN envoy Jan Pronk is visiting Darfur today where the renewed fighting last week uprooted more than 9,000. 8,000 fled to nearby Menawashi and 1,250 to Mershing, both in South Darfur state.

Dr Eric Reeves provides a good insight into what happened in Hamada January 14-16, 2005: please do not miss the must-read analysis which opens with the line:
"At this moment, terrible things are happening today in Darfur, Sudan"--- Kofi Annan, January 24, 2005, to the UN General Assembly.
Note also, three Sudanese men working for an American Christian aid agency have been abducted in Darfur.

Sudanese air force bombs people in Darfur, NGO reports casualties

An Associated Press report Jan 26 says the African Union confirms Sudan's air force used an Antonov to drop bombs outside the southern Darfur town of Shangil Tobaya, 65 kilometers south of El Fasher this afternoon.

"It is a major ceasefire violation," said a senior AU political officer for Sudan.

Village of Terbeba after being burnt
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Sudan supports Indian claim to permanent UN seat

New Delhi, Jan 25 report: Sudan today extended its full support to India's claim for a permanent seat in the UN Security Council as this would safeguard the interests of the Afro-Arab countries.


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