Jan 292010



In Whose Interest?
Oil provides a motive and the means …

China, oil and arms: China is a top investor in Sudan’s oil industry, buying 70% of Sudan’s oil. China is also a leading supplier of arms to Sudan, along with Russia.

As one of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council China has successfully wielded its veto power to shield Sudan from possible sanctions. Africa expert and co-founder of the “Enough Project” John Prendergast has pointed out that three of the five permanent members on the Security Council are heavily invested in the Sudanese oil sector. And, four of the five permanent members on the Security Council are either selling arms or brokering arms deals to the Government of Sudan.

Algeria, Pakistan, China, and Russia, named the “Darfur Four” by Prendergast, have major oil investments in Sudan. Each one of these countries has opposed the U.N Security Council’s plans for arms and oil embargoes.