Skip to comments.Africa: Amnesty Reports on Sub-Saharan Africa's Human Rights Record
Posted on 05/28/2011 2:43:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
The armed conflict in Darfur, Sudan, intensified throughout the year, resulting in tens of thousands of newly displaced people, some of whom crossed into neighbouring Chad. Civilians were directly targeted in some attacks by armed groups and by government forces. Parts of Darfur remained inaccessible to humanitarian organizations and the joint UN-African Union (AU) mission in Darfur (UNAMID). Humanitarian workers and UNAMID staff were frequently abducted in Darfur, following a pattern similar to that seen in eastern Chad in recent years. Various mediation efforts during the year produced no tangible results. Repression by the Sudanese authorities continued in Darfur, with people being arbitrarily arrested, ill-treated and kept in detention without charge, primarily by the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS). On a more positive note, preparations for the referendum on the secession of south Sudan did not lead to an increase in violence...
Chad called for the withdrawal of the UN Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT) and the UN Security Council meekly complied, despite the potential negative impact on the protection of hundreds of thousands of refugees and displaced in eastern Chad. The displaced and refugees in eastern Chad remained at risk of human rights abuses, including violence against women and the recruitment and use of children by the Chadian armed forces and armed groups. Large parts of the Central African Republic remained under the control of armed groups and were affected by violence, including attacks against civilians by the Uganda-based Lord's Resistance Army. Tens of thousands of people remained displaced and sexual violence remained prevalent.
In Somalia, the armed conflict between the Transitional Federal Government (TFG), supported by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), and armed Islamist groups continued unabated, especially in Mogadishu.
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Well, this has been a productive Saturday. ;’)
Once again I will ask.
Name one successful sub-Saharan country.
Maybe one successful African country.
Can any other continent claim this kind claim this kind of success?
It all depends on how one defines success. ;’)
I think you could also ask, in say, AD 350, "Name one successful Northern European country" and, compared to Rome, you'd definitely say, "None."
Sub-Saharan Africa now, is a lot like N. Europe at that time...as most of the people groups are only 150 years away from the stone age...
Of course it took the fall of Rome for Europe to reorganize and eventually advance into the modern age, led by the North this time, not the South--all without foreign aid...
I wish the same for Africa. I think the aid we've given to prop-up tin-pot dictators has been a huge mistake--all related to the West's conscience of the "white man's burden." The sooner they stop playing the victim, the sooner they will advance...on their own.
But they're all FREEEEEEEEE!
The brainless liberals and progressives are ecstatic!
What's a little massacre, senseless mayhem and rape among free people?
The African paradise, free of White colonialism!
There ain't gonna be an "African Spring" any sooner than the "Muslim Spring."
That is to say, never.
Their peculiar form of population control is nothing if not dramatically effective.
And it's all "natural."
What's to complain about? It has already been decided you can't force them to act civilized.