SLU Pundit

The weblog of Kevin Boyd, a student at Southeastern Louisiana University

Monday, July 12, 2004

Darfur update

South Africa based News 24 is reporting that the UN will consider sanctions against Sudan this week. They also report that for the first time in a long time, the Americans and Europeans are on the same page on this issue.

EU Business reports that the European Union is considering sanctions as well against Sudan.

German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer "pressures" the Sudanese government to end the situation in Darfur. However, he says now is not the time for sanctions.

Finally, the Scotsman reports that the Darfur situation is leading to food and water shortages in Chad as well. The locals in Chad have taken the refugees from Darfur and as a result, the refugees have eaten up most of the food and exhausted most of the water supplies. Fights are now common at the few functioning wells that remain.

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