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Obstacles Test African Force in Grim Darfur

Maj. Essodina Kadangha was in hot pursuit of a band of Arab militiamen robbing villagers on their way to market. “Stop! Stop! Stop!” shouted Major Kadangha, a Togolese Army officer, straining to be heard from the roof of the armored personnel carrier hurtling through the desert. “You missed the turn!” If only he could have communicated with the Nigerian driver of the Canadian personnel carrier. Their donated radios worked on different frequencies, leaving them unable to hear or talk to each other. The militia, known as the janjaweed, got away that day, as they have almost every day in the brutal conflict that has racked Darfur. Full Story

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