World again turns blind eye to Sudan

From Global development | The Guardian Thu Dec 20 2012, 05:27:23

Khartoum is attacking its own civilians, and people in South Kordofan are asking why the outside world is just standing by

An eerie silence suddenly descends upon Kauda's market as people scan the skies for the source of the distant yet all-too-familiar throb of Soviet-manufactured plane engines.

"Antonov!" the cry goes out, and people scatter, diving into the nearest hole or scrambling for cover wherever they can. After a few minutes the engines fade and people get up, dust themselves off and attempt to get on with what passes for normality for the beleaguered inhabitants of Sudan's Nuba mountains.

"Women and children usually constitute the largest number of casualties from these bombing raids," says Ahmed Kafi, local co-ordinator for one of the few international NGOs that still maintains a presence on the ground. "Most of the men and older children learned long ago to take cover when they hear an Antonov approaching, but the younger ones often run in panic and there is nothing in the world that can prevent a mother from chasing after her children."

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse

People and Organizations:

You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Sudan:   Pastors Go On Trial (news)
Radio Dabanga
6 July 2015

The trial of South Sudanese pastors Yat Michael Ruot and David Yein Reith continued on Thursday, when both men appeared in court to defend themselves. [read more]

Sudan:   Clashes Break Out in South Darfur (news)
Radio Dabanga
5 July 2015

At least six people were killed and nine others injured on Saturday, in clashes that broke out between Rizeigat and Habaniya tribesmen in Sunta locality, bordering East Darfur. [read more]

Sudan:   Al-Basher Attends Annual Ramadan Breakfast and Conclusion of Holy Quran Festival of Armed Forces (news)
Sudan News Agency
3 July 2015

President of the Republic, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Field Marshal, Omer Al-Basher honored, Friday, at the Officer's Club, the annual Ramadan Banquet and the conclusion of the 23the Holy ... [read more]

blogAfrica is's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!