Boondoggle

One blogger’s personal bridge to nowhere

Slavery

In case you thought it couldn’t be any worse

Strong evidence has emerged of children and adults being used as slaves in Sudan’s Darfur region, a study says.

Kidnapped men have been forced to work on farmland controlled by Janjaweed militias, a coalition of African charities says.

Eyewitnesses also say the Sudanese army has been involved in abducting women and children to be sex slaves and domestic staff for troops in Khartoum.

But Khartoum said the report was “very naive” and called the authors ignorant.

Not at all surprised by the findings, and even less so by Khartoum’s obstinately combative reaction.

UPDATE: Beth at Passport saw it at the same time and has more.

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December 17, 2008 - Posted by | Darfur, Sudan | ,

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