SUDAN: A Victory for Humanity

Of all the brushfire wars that have raged in black Africa during the early years of independence, none has been uglier or more intractable than the civil war in the Sudan. For 16 years, the 4,000,000 black Africans of the southern Sudan have been pitted against the 11 million mostly Arab northerners. An estimated 500,000 Sudanese, most of them southerners, have been killed; hundreds of grass-hut villages have been bombed, sacked and burned by the northern army and sometimes by the southern guerrillas, the Anyanya (named for the poison extracted from scorpions...

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