SUDAN WATCH: Obama calls Darfur a genocide

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Obama calls Darfur a genocide

Shut up America, stop playing with fire telling rebels what they want to hear so they don't have to make peace. From Bureau News July 14th, 2009:
Sudan criticizes Obama for calling Darfur genocide
KHARTOUM, Sudan — Sudan’s government has criticized President Barack Obama for calling the conflict in Darfur a “genocide.”

Obama made the comment in a speech over the weekend in the African nation of Ghana.

There has been a long-running debate over whether to characterize the conflict between Sudan’s Arab-led government and ethnic African rebels in Darfur as a genocide. Obama and his predecessor both called it that, but the U.N. never has.

Up to 300,000 people have been killed since the conflict began in 2003.

The Sudanese government’s point man on Darfur, Ghazi Salah Eddin Atabani, said Monday that Obama’s comment was “regrettable.”
See commentary (and comments from readers) by columnist and filmmaker Farai Sevenzo on issues of leadership and Barack Obama's trip to Ghana: BBC News, 13 July 2009 - African View: A question of leadership

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