So this week we hear that Sudan's oil industry is worth a cool $9 billion a year.
While the United Nations is still appealing to the rich donor counries for about half of its Sudan budget, and Darfur funding for the NGOs is certainly becoming unpopular now that the crisis is entering it's third year I thought someone might eventually make the novel suggestion that the Sudanese goverment pay for something (like food, medical care, water...)for its own people for once.
Unfortunately, no one is. Khartoum villas continue to flourish though, and I hear there is now an actual ATM cash machine in Afra Center. I suppose all of that cash must be accumulating somewhere - all I can report is that none of it seems to be making it to Darfur. Funny that.