Issue 1: Sept 2007

Darfur in the news: peacekeepers killed and kidnapped.

As the world waits for the 26,000 hybrid force to pull together their troops, supplies, and money for a UN-Africa Union peacekeeping mission, we see the situation in Darfur worsening. Rebel leaders have attacked a base, killing soldiers and looting their base. Today 40 soldiers are still missing. Senegal is now threatening to pull out their soldiers, one of the larger continguencies in the force, if they can not be protected. I ask this: how will these soldiers ever protect citizens if they do not have a mandate to protect? Al-bashir is calling for a 26,000 all African Union troop – a stalling tactic. How can we let the perpetrator of a genocide continue to call the shots? When will it be ENOUGH, when will the international leaders listen to their people, and stop this genocide?–KTJ Scott

Please visit:
For a BBC article on the Attack on the AU Base.

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