In her statements yesterday about the increasingly volatile situation in Muhajiriya yesterday at the United Nations, Susan Rice was right on about how the international community should approach what could be a mounting stand off between the Sudanese government and Justice and Equality Movement, JEM, rebels:
“While the rebel attack that provoked the clashes was ‘of grave concern,’ Rice said that ‘The onus is on the government to halt all aerial bombardment.’”
Indeed, as Michelle at Stop Genocide writes this morning, the Sudanese government cannot “cry ‘sovereignty’” when it continues to launch aerial attacks on its own civilians and, it rejects the JEM’s offer to withdraw from Muhajariya. No ceasefire statement yet from the United Nations. We’ll keep you posted.