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Genocide in Darfur

The UN is finally acting, sort of-- but the agony goes on and on

01/08/2005 | by Rainer Tetzlaff | Sudan, Conflicts and Strategies

So far the butchery in Africa’s longest civil war has claimed two to three million lives and displaced seven million from their homes. The basic conflict is between the Arab Sudanese government in Khartoum and the majority black African Sudanese. The US has called the slaughter of blacks by janjaweed militias genocide; the UN has called it today‘s worst humanitarian crisis. But far too little is being done to help the victims.