Making Sense of Sudan By William Bowles

27 July 2004

Have you noticed something missing in the media of late? Have you noticed how Iraq has virtually disappeared from front-page coverage to be replaced by the latest ‘Third World disaster’ – Sudan?

Conspiracy? Well if redirecting people’s concerns to something less ‘controversial’ than Iraq can be a considered a conspiracy, then yes it’s a conspiracy. After all, who can’t fail to be moved by the obligatory images of starving Africans and the predictable headlines eg “Congress presses for armed action to halt Sudan ‘genocide’” (London’s Telegraph 24/07/04). Millions have been raised for the ‘victims’ by an online Website for the latest catastrophe to beset yet another African ‘basket case’.

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