Saturday, July 10, 2004

Race against death

Powell Sees 'Race Against Death' in Sudan's Darfur

Sudan must immediately stop Arab militias from attacking Africans in Darfur to win "the race against death" in the western Sudan region, Secretary of State Colin Powell said on Thursday.

If it does not halt the violence that has driven more than 1 million people from their homes and speed delivery of aid, Khartoum may face unspecified "further measures" by the international community, Powell said.

U.S. officials have said marauding government-backed militias known as Janjaweed are conducting ethnic cleansing against Africans in Darfur, putting thousands at risk of death from starvation or illness as the rainy season approaches.

Janjaweed is a Weapon of Mass Destruction and there's no hiding it. Where are the war hawks? We need to step in here.

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