Tuesday, November 07, 2006

back to lake chad

i remember talking about sudan and uganda, and i remember thinking it had something to do with lake chad, and now it seems the same problems between arabs/non-arabs has indeed moved closer to one of the largest (and quickly fading) fresh water sources in africa. from yahoo news:
More than 100 killed in Chad ethnic violence

1 hour, 11 minutes ago

N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - More than 100 people were killed in an outbreak of communal violence between Arabs and non-Arabs in southeast Chad last week, officials said on Tuesday.

They said a quarrel between members of the non-Arab Kibede community and the Darsalim, an Arab group, in Chad's southeast Salamat region had degenerated into a deadly conflict which razed homes and granaries.

"The conflict between the Kibede and Darsalim communities a few days ago has caused 139 deaths between one side and the other and several injured have been admitted to hospital," a hospital official at the regional capital Am Timan told Reuters.

"Homes, granaries and others goods were burned," the official, who asked not to be named, added.

The officials said a government commission had been sent from N'Djamena to arrange a reconciliation between the chiefs of the two communities to halt the bloodshed.

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