Wednesday, February 28, 2007
The ICC is finally beginning to name names for a conflict that started on the 26th of February 2003, when the Darfur Liberation Front (DLF) claimed they attacked the headquarters of Jebel Marra District. On March 25th rebels took the town of Tine along the Chadian border around the time the Second Sudanese Civil War was ending. The rebels experienced heavy losses from air raids. On April 25th 2003, the Sudan Liberation Army and its joint partner attacked. This conflict is mainly between the Darfur region of western Sudan, mainly between the Janjaweed, and the agricultural non-Baggara people. The Darfur Peace Agreement was signed in May of 2006, but fighting still continues. Recently in January, President Al-Bashir and Bill Richardson have agreed to a cease-fire. The Save Darfur claims that they are going to try and improve humanitarian aid in Darfur. The World Health Organization has estimated over 50,000 deaths since the beginning, then—recently—the British Parliamentary Report has estimated over 300,000 deaths. Now the ICC is trying to bring some sense of justice into this abomination of human behavior.