Sunday, August 27, 2006

CNN Alert: Darfur, Sudan

Group: Darfur rapes on rise

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) -- More than 200 women have been raped in a refugee camp in Darfur in the past five weeks, a sign of the worsening humanitarian crisis in the violence-wracked Sudanese region, an aid group said Wednesday. [continue reading]

U.S.: U.N. force needed to stop Sudan 'genocide'.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A U.N. force is critical to prevent a "planned offensive" on Darfur by the Sudanese government, the U.S. State Department's top diplomat on Africa said Friday while accusing Sudan of committing genocide. [continue reading]

I have written about this one already, but here is CNN's version of events:
Sudan charges Tribune ace with writing 'false news'.
CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) -- A Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune was charged in a Sudanese court Saturday with espionage and other crimes.

Paul Salopek, 44, was charged in a 40-minute hearing with espionage, passing information illegally and writing "false news," the Tribune reported on its Web site. His driver and interpreter, both Chadian nationals, faced the same charges. [continue reading]

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