In other news…

November 8, 2023

Sudan has fallen off the mainstream news agenda. This despite the fact, as reported by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), that ‘some 14 million children in Sudan are in urgent need of life-saving humanitarian assistance’ and ‘many of them are living in a state of perpetual fear – fear of being killed, injured, recruited or used by armed actors’.

Around 10,000 civilians have been killed and close to 6 million people forced to flee their homes with horrific reports of rape and sexual violence. The struggle, as wars generally are in capitalism, is largely over resources and strategic positions.

Funny that this conflict isn’t getting the same attention or protests as the ones in Ukraine and Gaza.