WAMC New England News
12:42 am
Tue February 14, 2006

Amherst Students Push for Sudan Divestment

AMHERST, MA – The Darfur region of Sudan has been beset by violence since February 2003 as non-Arab rebels have fought government forces backed by militias. The UN estimates at least 180,000 people have died and at least 2 million people have been displaced in the crisis. Now, led by a student group, Amherst College has publicly divested its holdings in companies it says are aiding the government's military campaign-and it's pushing the state government and fund managers to do the same.

WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief, Dan Bobkoff has the story.