They dont stop killing! Where is the f'n UN.....? This is what they are supposed to be doing, this is the UN MISSION ........not stealing money off the backs of the Iraqi poor in the oil-for-food scandal or Kyoto treaty rip offs . What do they do? Stand at the border and count the people fleeing. Sick to my stomach I am...................
This is Today's Monitor
|4000 flee LRA raids in southern Sudan|
|By Frank Nyakairu|
|GULU - Thousands of
villagers have fled their homes to escape attacks by the rebel Lord's Resistance
Army (LRA) in southern Sudan. |
In the last one week thousands of sudanese have been forced to cross to Kitgum inside Uganda following stepped up attacks by LRA in different parts of the war ravaged south.
The United Nations estimates, "more than 4,000 people have arrived at the refugee transit centre at Palorinya in northern Uganda seeking protection," UN spokeswoman Radhia Achouri said.
Many of the refugees said they had seen LRA rebels hacking people to death, cutting their lips off and burning homes, Achouri said.
Most of the refugees were in bad health on arrival, she said.
Meanwhile, several civilians were hacked to death on Thursday in Koch Goma outside Gulu town by suspected LRA rebels.
"They killed nine civilians and wounded 14 in Koch Doma," the military spokesman based in Gulu, Lt. Tabaro Kiconco, said.
He said the LRA leadership was worried that the UPDF was weakening them drastically
in another developing story:
SUDAN: Journalist charged, threatened after story on prophet—The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about official harassment and threats against Sudanese editor Mohamed Taha Mohamed Ahmed.
Ahmed is being tried this month on criminal charges of insulting the Prophet Mohammed after publishing an April 21 article in the daily Al-Wifaq. The article, by the well-known Muslim historian Al-Maqrizi, called into question the Prophet Mohammed's lineage, according to a local source and press reports. Ahmed, himself an Islamist, claims he published the historian's account in order to rebut it, according to the BBC and a CPJ source.
Newspapers and religious leaders attacked Ahmed following the publication of the article. The National Press Council, Sudan's official press regulator, imposed a three-day suspension on the paper, and the state prosecutor brought charges against Ahmed.
The exact charges against Ahmed are unclear, although press reports said that Ahmed could face the death penalty if he is found guilty of apostasy. Press reports said that mobs of angry people called for Ahmed's death on Wednesday and clashed with police outside the courtroom.