Apr 12, 2008

DAFUR ON MY MIND




This week,Rwanda marks her genocide week.It was this week,'sometimes in April' 1994,when the devil went loose and found ready tools in the hearts and hands of men.Almost a million people mostly Tutsis and moderate Hutus,including innocent children were massacred in a killing orgy that has perfectly been duplicated in Dafur.Like it happened in Rwanda 14 years ago,the world is showing little or no interest in the horror that Sudan is visiting on the people of Dafur.


Sunday April 13th marks the Global day for Dafur with protesters in the world's major cities calling on the international community to take firm action to end this shameful crisis.Prominent world figures are throwing their weight behind this protest.UN's Ambassador,Actor George Clooney was quoted as saying:"Days like this matters because they keep what is happening in the eyes of the international community...if we all raise our voices,the international community will have to respond". Harry Porter's JK Rowling joined 13 other children book writers to make a plea on behalf of the children of Dafur.In an open letter signed by the writers,they demanded that:"The world needs to wake up.For too long it have let these children suffer.Our politicians need to act on Dafur". If only our politicians would be sincere to listen...

2 comments:

Sting said...

Sad but true.

Orikinla Osinachi. said...

Austyn,
Thank you for your post on the genocide in Darfur.

The rebels are actually as bad as the Sudanese forces.

Cheers and God bless.