A fresh wave of terror is being wrought in Darfur by the Janjawid militia which is capitalising on the withdrawal of peacekeepers after the revolution in Sudan.
Witnesses and victims report a revival of the group’s “slave hunts” in which girls and women have been rounded up, atrocities committed and communities looted by armed gangs on horseback, camels and in 4x4s mounted with guns.
The largest gathering of Arab militias in a decade was reported in Tawila, North Darfur. Analysts believe the Janjawid are taking a last chance to grab land, labourers and sex slaves while Sudan’s transitional government negotiates peace deals.
These are Arab Sudanese preying upon blacker Africans.
Ms. Malik is Arab Sudanese and takes great effort to write about how we British have hereditary guilt for our treatment, two centuries back, of blacker Africans.
I do so look forward to her article on this subject.