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Sudan Official Challenges Rights Group’s Rape Report

A Sudanese government official has accused the U.S.-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) of trying to tarnish Sudan’s image after the group accused the army of raping more than 200 women and girls last October in the Darfur town of Tabit.  A report released Wednesday called the rape a crime against humanity.  Information Minister Ahmed Bilal said the rights report was released as the government of President Omar al-Bashir is trying to improve relations with the West and launch a...

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