Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Some Darfur Stuff

Since finally our media keepers have decided it's news. In the past, I've found this blog useful for keeping track of things.

And keep this map of oil concessions in Sudan in mind as you follow the news. Note the names of the nations interested in currying favor with the Sudanese government: Canada, Malaysia, Qatar, China, Sweden, Austria, France/Belgium (that's "TotalFinaElf" -- now simply "Total"). Pay attention to their votes in the U.N. and their official positions.

Someone I'm closely related to used to blog extensively about Darfur two years ago, on a blog that's no longer active. You might be interested in some of his opinions here, and here, and here.