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Diablo Views: Saving Sudan

Original post made on Aug 26, 2007

The handsome African man spoke in correct, accented English to the folks sitting in a circle in the youth room at the Danville Congregational Church on Sunday. His words on this beautiful sunny day were surreal as they told of rape, murder and starvation in Sudan, his homeland. "As I speak right now, people are dying," said Silvestro Akara Bakhiet. He was surrounded by members of his extended family, including his parents, brothers, his wife and baby, two other little children, 13 in all. They were visiting from San Francisco to take part in the church's worship service, its after-service coffee, then lunch and this conversation.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, June 9, 2006, 12:00 AM

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Posted by AFRICAN BASEBALL
a resident of another community
on Aug 26, 2007 at 3:35 am

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Posted by Call me Mike
a resident of Danville
on Sep 28, 2007 at 8:49 pm

You know, you might get a better response if you included a few facts in your story, such as Sudan's militant Muslim regime is slaughtering Christians who refuse to convert to Islam. It's the same situation as in Darfur and other places, but not a word of it in this story. Why not?


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