The curse of civil war

The curse of civil war
Planes set on fire at Khartoum Airport, as part of the Sudan conflict. (Image: Getty)
The Economist
In Sudan, the laws of war carry no more weight than the rules of Quidditch.As two thuggish generals fight for power, civilians have been murdered, diplomats attacked and patients evicted from a hospital so that soldiers can use it as a fortress. The battle that began on April 15 could be the start of a full-scale civil war. But another way of looking at it is even gloomier. Sudan has endured a kaleidoscope of civil wars for most of the time since independence in 1956. The mayhem this week illustrates an underreported global calamity:...

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