Sudan lever af bistand, og eksporterer fødevarer

Er det så snart nok med at betale U-landshjælp? Det er en skandale, at man endnu ikke har sat diktatorerne i Khartoum stolen for døren.

VIDEO fra New York Times

Fra Interntl. Herald Tribune – læs det hele:

Even as it receives a billion pounds of free food from international donors, Sudan is growing and selling vast quantities of its own crops to other countries, capitalizing on high global food prices at a time when millions of people in its war-stricken region of Darfur barely have enough to eat.

But here in Sudan, there seem to be plenty of calories to go around. The country is already growing wheat for Saudi Arabia, sorghum for camels in the United Arab Emirates and vine-ripened tomatoes for the Jordanian army. Now the government is plowing $5 billion into new agribusiness projects, many of them to produce food for export.

That leaves the United Nations and Western aid groups feeding more than 3 million residents of Darfur. But the lifeline is fraying.

Flygtninge i et mad-eksporterende land

Flygtninge i et mad-eksporterende land

Security is deteriorating. Aid trucks are getting hijacked nearly every day and deliveries are being made less and less frequently. The result: less food and soaring malnutrition rates, particularly among children.

Facts om Sudan

Mere bum-bum fra Fredens Religion®

Sunni shrine in Baghdad scene of deadly blast – International Herald Tribune.

Fra ferieparadiset Philipinerne

Four Hurt In Philippines Hotel Bomb Blasts, Escalating Violence In South Stems From Christian-Muslim Tensions – CBS News.

Musharraf går af


Pakistans præsident, tidligere general Pervez Musharraf, meddelte i en tale til den pakistanske befolkning mandag formiddag dansk tid, at han trækker sig fra præsidentposten.

Biografi her.

Iran opsender raket

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White House: Iran Rocket Launch ‘Troubling’

CRAWFORD (AFP)–The White House said Sunday Iran’s announcement it had launched a home-built rocket into space was “troubling” because such technology could also be used for ballistic missiles.

Fra Yahoo News:

“The Safir (Ambassador) rocket was successfully launched. All its systems … are Iranian made,” Reza Taghipour, head of Iran’s space agency, told state television, adding that a “test satellite was put into orbit.”

“We have paved the way for placing a satellite in space in future,” state television said, showing images of the pre-dawn rocket launch.

Western governments suspect Iran is trying to build an atomic weapon and have voiced concern that the technology used in the Islamic republic’s space program could be diverted to military use, claims denied by Tehran.

Sunday’s development came amid an international standoff over Tehran’s long-standing refusal to suspend uranium enrichment, a process which makes nuclear fuel but also the core of an atomic bomb.

“The Iranian development and testing of rockets is troubling and raises further questions about their intentions,” spokesman Gordon Johndroe said as U.S. President George W. Bush spent time on his Texas ranch.

“This action and dual use possibilities for their ballistic missile program are inconsistent with their U.N. Security Council obligations,” said Johndroe.