Wednesday, December 13, 2006

As Darfur Deteriorates, Sudan's Economy Booms

"U.S. and European companies are largely shunning Sudan, but countries in Asia and the Mideast like China, Saudi Arabia and Libya have heavily invested. That could have wide political ramifications on the effort to help Darfur.

'The only effective pressure would be sanctions that would pinch targeted officials,' like those believed to have shares in government-controlled oil companies, said Colin Thomas-Jensen of the International Crisis Group think tank."

Full text from the International Herald Tribune here.