Sudan Peace Act
The Sudan Peace Act
is a US
law condemning Sudan
. It was signed into law October 21
by President George W. Bush
According to Nat Hentoff:
- More than 2 million black, non-Muslim civilians in the South have died from an ongoing civil war since 1983 in that country. The United States now declares in a law that "the acts of the government of Sudan . . . constitute genocide as defined by the [1948 United Nations] Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide."
- The northern National Islamic Front government in Khartoum has enslaved women and children in the south of Sudan; engaged in ethnic cleansing; bombed churches and schools; and prevented food from humanitarian agencies from reaching the black Christians and animists trying to withstand the armed "jihad" forces of the north.