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Monday, April 07, 2003
 
1000 CIVILIANS MASSACRED

Did you know that last Thursday 1000 civilians were massacred? You might have thought that such a massacre would be front-page news, would have drawn the condemnation of the United Nations security council, and would have seen world-wide protests demanding an immediate commission of enquiry. But it seems that none of this happens when the perpetrators and victims are black Africans. Then few in the West care. The story didn't even merit a "lead" list on the BBC's news-site, and is even ranked as less important that "More tourists missing in the Sahara", which is the lead Africa story on the BBC news home page.



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