Regions / Sudan
Don't be too surprised, but a tough attitude is the best gift you can give Darfur today.
The latest UN resolution may well be a turning point in stopping genocide. But much hinges on political will.
It's amid the U.S. government's contradictory posturing and less-than-humanitarian geopolitical motives that the activist movement addressing Darfur operates.
How about kicking UN peacekeeping up a notch? A rapid response unit is needed now more than ever.
The U.S. gets an opportunity in February to end the genocide.
A range of U.S.-based advocacy groups, such as Africa Action and Human Rights Watch, as well as the United Nations, are calling for international intervention to stop “ethnic cleansing” in western Sudan.
At the heart of the debate is the question of whether progressives believe that U.S. power can be used for good in Africa or elsewhere in cases of mass killings and other crimes against humanity?
In the first week of January, Sudanese rebels and the Khartoum government signed a pact ending one of Africa's longest wars.
For the past two years, the destruction of Darfur has played out before the eyes of the world, and the member countries of the United Nations have remained largely paralyzed.
"The window of opportunity for peace in Sudan is beginning to close," according to the report.