Khartoum students mobilise against 'foreign forces'

Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A local student group here has disclosed that about 540 students were in military camps undergoing training to confront "any foreign intervention force" entering Sudan.
"Darfur will be a graveyard for foreigners who try to intervene in its territories.
we know they have a hidden agenda and they don't care about Darfur people, but their interests," said Haider Abdel-Nabi, Chairman of the North Darfur State Students' Union on Sunday.
He was making an apparent reference to looming threats by the United States, United Kingdom and European Union to take military action in the war-ravished western Sudanese region.
   Abdel-Nabi denounced the "international media campaign against Sudan", describing it as "a plot targeting both Islam and Sudan".
   Last Friday, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution on Darfur calling on the Khartoum government to disarm Arab militias called Janjaweed within 30 days, or face sanctions.
The UN and international relief organisations have accused the allegedly pro-government Janjaweed of waging a brutal campaign to drive Sudanese citizens of African origin out of Darfur, creating one of the world's worst humanitarian crises.
Unofficial estimates put the death toll in the 17-month-old conflict at 30,000, while a million others have been forced to flee their homes and an estimated two million people are in dire need of food, medicine and other essentials.

02 august 2004 09:29:00

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