Africa: Darfur and South Sudan: Burning Village

African Union soldiers find the village of Tama freshly burning more than a week after it was originally attacked by Arab Nomads backed by government forces North of Nyala, November 2005.  The AU made several attempts at patrolling and conducting an investigation on the village of Tama after it was attacked, and the surviving villagers fled to a nearby village, and was kept away by nomads who continued to surround the village and shoot at approaching vehicles.  Hundreds of villages have been burned and pillaged throughout Darfur by Arab Nomads, leaving hundreds of thousands of civilians displaced throughout the country.
Burning Village, Tama, South Darfur

African Union soldiers find the village of Tama freshly burning more than a week after it was originally attacked by Arab Nomads backed by government forces North of Nyala, November 2005. The AU made several attempts at patrolling and conducting an investigation on the village of Tama after it was attacked, and the surviving villagers fled to a nearby village, and was kept away by nomads who continued to surround the village and shoot at approaching vehicles. Hundreds of villages have been burned and pillaged throughout Darfur by Arab Nomads, leaving hundreds of thousands of civilians displaced throughout the country.