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AFRICA AND THE DIASPORA => General African News => Topic started by: Ayinde on May 07, 2004, 03:46:03 AM

Title: Sudan 'like Rwanda in 1994'
Post by: Ayinde on May 07, 2004, 03:46:03 AM
Cairo - Sudan is waging a bloody campaign of "ethnic cleansing", killing thousands of people and driving a million more from their homes by bombing villages, shooting men and raping women, a prominent human rights group said on Friday.

The New York-based Human Rights Watch described a pattern of violence by government forces and militiamen, known as janjaweed, made up of nomads who often sweep into villages riding camels and horses.

Human rights groups said the two forces - the Arab-dominated government and the Arab militia - set out last year on a deliberate campaign to drive black African tribes from the Darfur region.,,2-11-1447_1523371,00.html