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Vol 45 No 23

Published 19th November 2004


Sudan

Murder by any name

The NIF keeps killing; the West offers aid and debt relief

The failure of the West's policy on Sudan - and in particular its failure to respond to the suffering in Darfur - was clear in the lead up to the meeting of the United Nations Security Council in Nairobi on 18-19 November. Around 1,000 civilians a day are still estimated to be dying in Darfur, almost all from government attacks or their aftermath. Yet the draft of Britain's resolution to the Council put no real pressure on the National Islamic Front government to cease its slaughter.

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