Monday, June 30, 2008

Darfur update

ZAM ZAM CAMP, Sudan (Reuters) - Markets stocked with fresh fruit and vegetables. Shiny new gas stations. Freshly built houses. Smooth paved roads. A pizzeria.

These are not images one would normally associate with Sudan's western Darfur region, where hundreds of thousands of people are estimated to have died in five years of conflict. But they are all found in El Fasher, capital of North Darfur state.

A glimmer of hope? Let's hope that this violence can end soon enough. Perhaps, someday, all of Darfur will have what El Fasher has.

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