Remember Darfur?

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Rebels of the Justice and Equality Movement in Darfur, 2009

 

Probably not. I discussed the region, the conflict and forthcoming Sudanese elections on Monocle 24’s Foreign Desk show with Steve Bloomfield and Yosra Akasha, a Sudanese activist. Mukesh Kapila, who first warned the world of what was happening, also appears on the show.

You can listen to it here

Some brief points:

What does any of this mean? Who knows? But one thing seems clear, we are further than ever from finding any kind of solution to Sudan’s problems – further than we were in 2004-2009 when although the world was pursuing the wrong solutions we were at least pursuing something.

Now no-one remembers.

And if you notice a strange sound in the M24 broadcast, it is me trying not to say, “I told you so.”


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