- Making News: Report Accuses Sudanese Government of Atrocities
Some 30,000 people have been killed in Sudan-s province of Darfur, where Janjaweed Arab militias have burned the villages of black Africans. Human Rights Watch reports that the government has failed to make good on promises to protect a million survivors from rapes, beatings and other abuse. Alfred Taban, who reports for the BBC from Khartoum, where he-s managing editor of the Monitor, says the situation is deteriorating.
- Reporter's Notebook: Ahmad Chalabi Returns to Baghdad to Face Charges
When President Bush addressed the State of the Nation, Ahmad Chalabi was seated right behind the First Lady. Today, the one-time Pentagon favorite returned to Iraq to respond to charges of currency counterfeiting that could land him in jail. His nephew, Salem Chalabi, who led the tribunal that will try Saddam Hussein, is facing charges of murder. Long-time Chalabi advisor Francis Brooke says the accusations are political motivated.
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