For pity’s sake…

…when will our government and the rest of the international community get together and do something about this?

It is really hard to convey what it is like, when in the dark hours of the early morning, jeeps come in with searchlights, knowing that these people have absolutely no protection.

I’ve been covering Africa for 21 years and I thought I’d seen everything, but to watch the officials and the police of a state like Sudan – which has just signed a peace agreement – demolishing people’s shacks under the eyes of international observer and breaching international law, is quite extraordinary and unique.

The population is terrorised and bewildered, with little faith in the power of the international community.