Minni Minnawi with U. Bush after he signed the May agreement.
UN organizations point to impending genocide in South Sudan Time is running out. The opinions in this article belong to the authors. CNN The situation in Syria, where civilians are being bombed each day and millions are fleeing for their livesleaves one in despair.
Years into the disaster, the politics have become so complex that it is hard to see a way to stem the bloodshed. But there is another genocide that is looming and can be prevented: Read More This is all happening in the context of a civil war that began in Decemberwith a steady descent since into a tribal contest between Dinka, Nuer and other ethnic groups.
There have been ethnic-based killings on all sides and growing demands for vengeance. Mayo is mainly populated with displaced people from Darfur and Kordofan where fighting between rebels and President Omar Al-Bashir troops has forced people from their homes.
Unfortunately, these countries -- Uganda, Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, Djibouti, and Eritrea -- all have differing and sometimes competing interests in South Sudan. The result is a peace process that lacks firm pressure on the government of South Sudan and an unwillingness by IGAD member states yet to support either strong sanctions or an arms embargo on those threatening genocidal violence.
Yet, no solutions are possible without the support of these neighboring states. Time is running out Time is running out. All sides are actively recruiting new soldiers, including childrenand stockpiling weapons. But the worst can be prevented. IGAD members must recognize the full impact of any genocide:Dec 15, · The situation in Syria leaves one in despair, but there is another genocide that is looming and can be prevented in South Sudan.
Genocide in the Darfur Region of Sudan (Present) Civil war has existed between the northern and southern regions of Sudan for more than a decade. The northern region, centered on the capital of Khartoum, is predominantly made up of Muslims who are ethnically Arab, while groups of Christians and animists live in the south.
The War in Darfur is a major armed conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan that began in February when the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) rebel groups began fighting the government of Sudan, which they accused of oppressing Darfur's non-Arab population.
The “Darfur Genocide” refers to the current mass slaughter and rape of Darfuri men, women, and children in Western Sudan. The killings began in , as the first genocide in the 21st century.
Unrest and violence persist today.
The “Darfur Genocide” refers to the current mass slaughter and rape of Darfuri men, women, and children in Western Sudan. The killings began in , as the first genocide in the 21st century. Sudan's president, Omar al-Bashir, the same man responsible for genocide in Darfur has continued his attacks on Darfur and expanded his killing into the states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile – slaughtering men, women and children and displacing hundreds of thousands of people.