Darfur: Radio Dabanga News Digest Number 18 | 28 June 2015

 
This eighteenth installment of Darfur: Radio Dabanga News Digest has as its primary concerns the growing water crisis throughout Sudan, but hitting Darfur especially hard, and the relentless deterioration of security and humanitarian conditions in Darfur. There are also a number of significant political developments reported, as well as growing civil unrest. The consequences of economic implosion in Sudan are also evident in many dispatches. Sudan Tribune has again been the source of several key reportson Darfur and the growing political crisis.
[For previous (weekly) Radio Dabanga Digests, see:
Darfur: Radio Dabanga Digest, Number 1 | http://wp.me/p45rOG-1CD
Darfur: Radio Dabanga Digest, Number 2 | http://wp.me/p45rOG-1De
Darfur: Radio Dabanga Digest, Number 3 | http://wp.me/p45rOG-1Dt
Darfur: Radio Dabanga Digest, Number 4 | http://wp.me/p45rOG-1Ei
Darfur: Radio Dabanga Digest, Number 5 | http://wp.me/p45rOG-1EL
Darfur: Radio Dabanga Digest, Number 6 | http://wp.me/p45rOG-1Fp
Darfur: Radio Dabanga Digest, Number 7 | http://wp.me/p45rOG-1FL
Darfur: Radio Dabanga Digest, Number 8 | http://wp.me/s45rOG-6452
Darfur: Radio Dabanga Digest, Number 9 | http://wp.me/p45rOG-1Gi
Darfur: Radio Dabanga Digest, Number 10 | http://wp.me/p45rOG-1Gt
Darfur: Radio Dabanga Digest, Number 11 | http://wp.me/p45rOG-1Hq
Darfur: Radio Dabanga Digest, Number 12 | http://wp.me/p45rOG-1HY
Darfur: Radio Dabanga Digest, Number 13 | http://wp.me/p45rOG-1Ia
Darfur: Radio Dabanga Digest, Number 14 | http://wp.me/p45rOG-1II
Darfur: Radio Dabanga Digest, Number 15 | http://wp.me/p45rOG-1Ji
Darfur: Radio Dabanga Digest, Number 16 | http://wp.me/p45rOG-1JU
Darfur: Radio Dabanga Digest, Number 17 | http://wp.me/p45rOG-1Kp
Darfur: Radio Dabanga Digest, Number 18 |http://wp.me/p45rOG-1L7 -and below
The reports are organized under the following headings:
[1] THREE REPORTS OF NOTE-these are highlighted not because they are related to one another, but because they are of particular note in understanding the security crisis in Darfur and the growing political crisis throughout Sudan.
[2] CONTINUTING WATER CRISIS
[3] HUMANITARIAN THREATS
[4] SECURITY BREAKDOWNS AND THREATS
[5] POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS
[All emphases in all quoted material (in bold) have been added; all editorial comments are in italics, in blue, with my initials following; a useful and quite recent administrative map of Darfur appears here.)-ER]
Eric Reeves, 28 June 2015
[1] THREE TELLING REPORTS

·  Air raid kills girl near Fanga in Darfur's Jebel Marra | June 23, 2015 | Fanga
In an aerial bombardment north of Fanga in East Jebel Marra on Tuesday afternoon, one girl was killed. One of the relatives of Nemat Musa Yahya, 12 years old, said that the Antonov plane of the Sudanese Air Force dropped nine bombs at about 2:30pm in the area north of Fanga. The explosions led to the death of Nemat... The fire that resulted from the explosions spread and burned parts of the land. The residents, the relative explained, panicked and many have fled their houses. The Sudanese army is in control of Fanga... More than a dozen civilians were reportedly killed by shelling from the military forces in Fanga.
[It is important to remember that the barbarism of killing twelve-year-old girls by means of indiscriminate aerial bombardment is not confined to Darfur. Nicholas Kristof filed a powerful dispatch from the Nuba Mountains, describing in graphic detail the bombing he witnessed while in the Nuba. Children again seem to be the primary victims of Khartoum's campaign of extermination | http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/21/opinion/sunday/nicholas-kristof-a-rain-of-bombs-in-the-nuba-mountains.html?_r=0 ]
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​Full report with links and photographs at | http://wp.me/p45rOG-1L7 ​
  Eric Reeves 
Smith CollegeNorthampton, MA  01063       413-585-3326       ereeves@smith.edu
       Skype: ReevesSudan