So much happening across the world and so little (infinite) blogging space to put it into.
The Sudanese government seems to be itching for a war in the region and it is the people that really suffer, the Indy reports from Yida:
“On the outskirts of Yida where this month’s 5,000 new arrivals are camping there are hundreds of severely malnourished children. Medical staff at the camp reported twice the normal monthly total of malnutrition cases in the first three weeks of April suggesting a sharply increasing hunger crisis across the border in Khartoum-controlled Southern Kordofan. Refugee leaders at Yida have refused to be relocated further south to the capital of Unity State, Bentiu, complaining the land allocated to them is a “malarial swamp” with no trees. The UN said talks are “ongoing” with the hope of persuading some refugees to relocate to camps further inside South Sudan.
The divorce of the two Sudans last year, which followed a long civil war, left several divisions of what was the southern guerrilla army, the SPLA, inside the interim borders of the new Sudan. The government in Khartoum has accused the south of conspiring with these civil war allies in areas like the Nuba Mountains and launched a brutal offensive against them, which has been marked by the bombing of civilian areas.”
The world looks on as the Syrian government continues to kill people, the BBC on events around Aleppo:
“Live ammunition was reportedly used to disperse an anti-government protest outside dormitories adjacent to Aleppo University’s campus late on Wednesday.
As many as 200 students are thought to have been arrested during the raid.
Aleppo has so far not experienced the violence and large-scale protests seen in other cities during the uprising.
But there have been almost daily demonstrations by its students.”
Apparently, there are elections on for the London Mayor and London assembly, HOPE Not Hate has some sensible advice.
James Bloodworth at Huff Post reminds us of what British fascism could look like. Personally, I feel he’s understates it, but it is worth a read.
I am glad that President Obama has done the right thing.