Friday, January 13, 2006

Coalition for Darfur on Darfur: Reminders"

The Coalition for Darfur has the latest in the troubled Sudanese region:
There was lots of important Darfur and Sudan-related news this week
Physician for Human Rights released an important report on Darfur that says, as the Boston Globe explains, Khartoum and the Janjaweed "committed a little-discussed form of genocide. One clause in the UN's Genocide Convention defines the crime of genocide as a group inflicting upon another group ''conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or part.'"

There were also reports that the AU mission in Darfur is going to run out of money by March and may be forced to hand over the mission to the UN.

Having the UN take over might not be an entirely bad thing, because Khartoum is poised to assume the chairmanship of the AU at the end of the month.
Read the whole thing.