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Definition(s):

  • (n) an impoverished region of western Sudan

News

  1. New Darfur mission chief says peace cannot be imposed

    Violence is surging in Sudan's Darfur but peace cannot be imposed by force, the new head of the African Union-UN mission to the region said in an interview with AFP.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Fox News

  2. Displaced Darfuris live in 'terrible' conditions: U.N. expert

    KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese people who have fled a recent surge in fighting in the western Darfur region live in terrible conditions and face a "humanitarian disaster," a U.N. human rights expert said after visiting the strife-torn region. War broke out in the western region of Darfur over a decade ago. Mainly African tribes took up arms against the Arab government in Khartoum, accusing it of ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. US Congressional Human-Rights Panel Condemns Sudan

    Members of a U.S. Congressional human-rights panel are calling on Sudan to stop alleged state-sponsored violence and abuses against civilians. The government is fighting rebel movements in the western Darfur region and two southern states, and stands accused of a long string of rights violations, including alleged "scorched earth" tactics against villages in Blue Nile State. At a hearing ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Voice of America

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  1. "While China's representatives have conveyed to me that they are working to end the terrible tragedy in Darfur, the grim realities of the suffering continue unabated," Spielberg said in a statement.
    on Feb 14, 2008 By: Steven Spielberg Source: CBS News

  2. "For too long, the people of Darfur have suffered at the hands of a government that is complicit in the bombing, murder and rape of innocent civilians," Bush said. "My administration has called these actions by their rightful name: genocide....
    on May 29, 2007 By: President Bush Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "The violent clashes in Tibet and the failure of the Chinese Government to use its full leverage with Sudan to stop the genocide in Darfur are opportunities for presidential leadership," Clinton said. "These events underscore why I believe...
    on Apr 7, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Scopical

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