Thursday, 10 July 2008

Memorandum to Djibril Bassolé: Building blocks for peace in Darfur

Filed under: Africa files — story spotted by Catherine Morris @ 18:05 PDT

We congratulate you and welcome your appointment as mediator for the Darfur peace process. Your work is as vital as it will be challenging, and we believe that with leadership,and credible support from the international community, peace is within reach for Darfur. Equally clear without an effective peace process, Darfur’s violence will continue, and Sudan’s ultimate fragmentation will only become more likely.
Your role is one side of a triangle: Ending the catastrophe in Darfur requires not only support for a peace
process, but also international protection for civilians through rapid deployment of UNAMID and accountability for the many human rights abuses that have taken place to date.

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