Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Chad, Darfur and Uganda

First of all, we have an article about Chad. Chad is located in Africa, and it shares part of a border with Sudan's Darfur region. The Janjaweed militia, with the blessings of the Khartoum (Sudan) government, have been murdering many Chadeans. Within the past 10 days, these gunmen on horseback have murdered at least 220 people and injured more. Read the NY Times article here. If you would rather not give the NY Times your personal information, read it here.

Now we move to Darfur, Sudan. While we may not be talking as much about Darfur in the press or on TV, there are many of us who are paying attention. This new story about 100 villages be destroyed by the janjaweed, along with some of Sudan's government troops, is not a new story. This is a constant story. If only more of the American people were made aware, we may be able to prevent this genocide. Will you be willing to help by blogging about this? Please visit Jay's site. (Scroll down please.)

This article was written by CNN, and there is much in it that may new to you. I recommend this article to anyone who cares about human rights, civil rights, pro-life, or just plain humanity. Here is the link for CNN, and here is the link in case CNN is missing.

This last article is a collection of the conflicts in Africa. I do not believe it covers all of them, but it is a good start. One part that I like about it is that the writer appears to be on track with the truth. What do I mean?
    While conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan dominate headlines, it is Africa -- more commonly associated with famine and disease -- that has suffered most from war in recent years.

    More than five million Africans are estimated to have died as a result of conflicts in the past decade, while the continent accounts for 80 percent of the total number of U.N. peacekeepers deployed around the world.
You can read this CNN article here, or you can read it here if it is no longer provided by CNN. Thank you, and have a nice day.