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1779sudanesegenocide
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  • 1. Hunting for the truth Modern Genocide: Darfur in Crisis
  • 2. Sudan <ul><li>Darfur is a region of Sudan, on the eastern side of the country. </li></ul><ul><li>Darfur means “Home of the Fur”, Muslim farmers who call the region home. </li></ul><ul><li>It is divided into three smaller regions; Northern, Southern, and Eastern Darfur </li></ul>
  • 3. Sudanese Culture <ul><li>Languages of Sudan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Official state language is Arabic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A number of tribal languages are still spoken. </li></ul></ul>
  • 4. Sudanese Culture <ul><li>Food of Sudan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kissra, a bread made of dura or corn is the main staple of the nation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moukhbaza is a dish made of banana and stemmed from Ethiopian influences. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kawal is a form of stew made from certain plant roots. </li></ul></ul>
  • 5. Modern Genocide: Sudan <ul><li>Conflict </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Janjaweed, militia group recruited from Abbala (camel herding tribes), fighting the Baggera (mostly land tilling tribes). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sudanese government denies supporting the Janajaweed even though they have given them many supplies including weapons. </li></ul></ul>
  • 6. Conflict in Sudan <ul><li>Omar El-Bashir </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Current President of Sudan </li></ul></ul>Key Political Leaders <ul><li>Minni Minnawi </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leader of the Sudanese Liberation Army. </li></ul></ul>
  • 7. Key Political Leaders cont. <ul><li>Hassan Al-Turabi </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Suspected Leader of JEM(Justice and Equality Movement) </li></ul></ul>
  • 8. Headlines from the conflict <ul><li>“ U.S. Calls Killings In Sudan Genocide” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-Washington Post, September 10, 2004. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Khartoum and Arab Militias Are Responsible, Powell Says” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-Washington Post </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Genocide in Darfur sparks outrage, but little action” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-USA Today </li></ul></ul>
  • 9. First hand experience <ul><li>Brian Steidle, an amateur photographer and ex-marine went to Darfur with a camera on a private contract for the state department. In an email to his sister, commenting on what people would do if the public saw the pictures, he said: </li></ul><ul><li>”… there would be troops in here in a matter of days.&quot; </li></ul>
  • 10. UN Response <ul><li>Resolution 1706 passed. </li></ul><ul><li>Called for 22,500 UN peacekeeping troops to come into the region and support the already existing 7,000 AU(African Union) unites in place. </li></ul><ul><li>Sudanese president is still waiting to solve conflict without international troops. </li></ul>
  • 11. Covering Genocide <ul><li>Brian Steidle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Photojournalist </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Paul Salopek </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reporter </li></ul></ul>

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