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U.S. Congress declares ‘genocide’ in Sudan

Here is more info about news that has yet to seem important to the US.  It is about time that something be done.  Hell, at least say something about it!

Annan, Powell urge Sudanese government to disarm militias

Thousands of refugees fleeing the war in Sudan have now crossed into Chad.

UNITED NATIONS (AP)—The U.S. Congress declared that the killings of tens of thousands of black civilians by Arab militias in Sudan’s Darfur region amount to “genocide,” while U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell warned that Khartoum must act quickly to disarm Arab militias or face U.N. sanctions.

The House of Representatives and Senate unanimously passed resolutions Thursday night urging U.S. President George W. Bush, likewise, to call the situation in Sudan “by its rightful name—genocide.”

The measures also called for the Bush administration work to with the international community to stop the atrocities in the region the size of France, where pro-government militias called Janjaweed have killed up to 30,000 people, most of them black Africans, and driven over 1 million from their homes in the 15-month conflict.

But U.N. and Bush administration officials so far have declined to label the killings a genocide.
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Posted by SPN on 07/24 at 12:40 PM in Racism / Prejudice

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