Bishop attacks the West
A SUDANESE bishop has criticised Western nations for ignoring ethnic cleansing in Sudan while intervening in Kosovo.
Bishop Macram Max Gassis said that the fundamentalist Islamic government in Sudan has waged a decade-long campaign of ethnic cleansing in southern Sudan, that has led to the death of nearly two million people — more than the population of Kosovo.
Writing in the Boston Globe, he said he hoped that the indifference to Sudan was not becuase its population was black, while Kosovo's is white.
At last an end to war
THE PAPAL NUNCIO to Ethiopia and Eritrea, Archbishop Tomasi, called the war between the countries "the biggest conventional war in the world" and commended the mediation efforts at the latest summit of the Organisation of African Unity to fmd ways of ending the conflict.
He said: "The plight of the war-displaced populations that I have recently witnessed in both Tigre and in Eritrea is heart rending.
"Under trees and in caves, without sufficient food and practically no medical care, over 350,000 Ethiopians and some 270,000 Eritreans wait eagerly to return to their villages."