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Thursday, July 08, 2004

His Patience Fading, Powell Is Demanding Sudan Improvements

The New York Times > Washington > His Patience Fading, Powell Is Demanding Sudan Improvements

Secretary of State Colin Powell is demanding that the Sudanese Muslim thug rulers stop their ethnic cleansing of African black Muslims from the Darfur region. So far, one million people have been driven from their homes and the death toll is expected to be around 300,000 by year's end. The Sudanese government has promised to disarmed the Arab militias, known as Janjaweed, and deploy their police to protect the displaced refugees. According to the BBC the African Union is preparing to send 300 peacekeepers to protect refugees and ceasefire observers. Finally, there is a US plan circulating in the United Nations Security Council to impose sanctions on the thugs who rule Sudan if they continue their ethnic cleansing against the black population.

This current Republican administration is taking the lead in focusing the world's attention on the problems of Africa and this is just another example. Compare that with the indifference of the "first black president" (Bill Clinton for the non political junkies) concerning Africa. Maybe it's time for blacks to take a second look at the GOP.


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