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October 18, 2005

Rise in Violence in Darfu

[apologies for the break in posting - I have been ill.]

There are more militia factions in Darfur, Sudan now then previously. The janjaweed are now fighting the government, other militias, and terrorizing and murdering the people of Darfur. The situation is so bad the UN has pulled out most of its personnel.

The "silver lining" is that, according to the NYT, conflicts tend to intensify as peace becomes imminent. Supposedly the new groups want a seat at the table and/or some of the spoils of war.

More info: "Chaos Grows in Darfur Conflict as Militias Turn on Government," by Marc Lacey in the NYT

Posted by cj at October 18, 2005 8:18 AM


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