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Vol 45 No 14

Published 9th July 2004


Smiles and shadows

With perhaps 1,000 people now dying every day in Darfur, Khartoum is still defying even the mild demands made last week by Colin Powell and Kofi Annan. The United States Secretary of State and the United Nations Secretary General (in close touch for weeks) played 'good cop, bad cop'. Retired General Powell towered unsmilingly over a beaming President Omer el Beshir (a less retired general). Meanwhile, Darfur villages were being bombed.

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