A coalition of African charities is accusing Sudanese government soldiers and militias of kidnapping thousands of people in the war-torn region of Darfur and forcing them into unpaid labor and sex slavery. The Darfur Consortium, an umbrella organization for more than 50 groups, says it has evidence that men, women and children were abducted during the fighting in Western Sudan. The report says government soldiers and Arab government-allied Janjaweed militias abducted women and girls during raids on villages and displacement camps and subjected them to rape and forced marriage. It also says militias seized men and boys and forced them into farm work. (VOA News)

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