A crime that tests our willingness to stop genocide – Leading Articles, Opinion – The Independent


From the page: “Imagine a town with a population of about 30,000. One moment it’s there and the next it isn’t.

All that remains of a once bustling community of schools, hospitals, shops, houses and, above all, people is ash, bodies, charred wood and twisted metal.

A couple of survivors, or perhaps looters, sift through the debris amid the smoke. It sounds like the stuff of nightmares or horror movies. But this is not the fruit of someone’s dark imagination. As The Independent reports today, horror on this scale has been visited on the town of Abyei in southern Sudan.”