Since the end of July the predominantly Christian villages of the Kaya region of southern Sudan have been subjected to systematic bombing by the Sudanese Air Force.
The aerial attacks on the Kaya tribesmen mark yet another escalation of the Islamic governments’ war against the Christian South. The bombing seems to be designed to strike terror amidst the civilian population and to undermine resistance to the planned dry-season ground assault. Over 100 000 people lost their homes and fled the bombing.
Since 1956 the successive Muslim governments of Sudan have waged a series of wars against the Christian and animist black population in the South. The Muslim leaders are determined to impose Islamic law even on the Christians.
Volume 2 - 1988
The twenty-six-year civil war between the Muslim Arab north and the Christian Black south of SUDAN has led to about one million deaths. Over three million people have fled as refugees from the carnage in the southern part of Sudan. Nearly two million have sought refuge in the outskirts of the capital, Khartoum. Vast squatter camp slums have developed disease-ridden, unhygienic ghettos where extended families live in the most primitive and over crowded conditions.
Volume 2 - 1988
Over 1 000 Christians were massacred by Muslim mobs in the western SUDAN town of Diein earlier this year. The atrocity began with 25 Dinka Christians being driven from their evening prayer service by a mob of Rizeigat Muslims armed with spears, axes and Soviet-made AK47 (Klashnikov) assault rifles. Some of the Christians were killed and several homes burnt down.