UNITED NATIONS AFP - The United Nations wants to cut more than 5,300 peacekeeping troops and police in Darfur even though the UN Security Council said Tuesday it remains concerned about conflict in the Sudanese region.A plan to cut the African Union-UN...
Arabic “Land of the Fur” historical region of the Billād al-Sūdān (Arabic: “Land of the Blacks”), roughly corresponding to the westernmost portion of the present-day Sudan. It lay between Kordofan to...
Researchers at the Boston University Center for Remote Sensing used recently acquired topographic data from satellites to reveal a now dry, ancient mega-lake in the Darfur province of northwestern Sudan.
More than 100,000 people in Darfur have left the sprawling camps where they had taken refuge for nearly a decade and headed home to their villages over the past year, the biggest return of displaced people since the war began in 2003 and a sign that one of the world’s most infamous conflicts may have decisively cooled.
Rwanda: University Researchers Seek Pardon for Genocide CrimesAllAfrica.comThe association of researchers at the National University of Rwanda (NUR) in Butare region has for the first time confessed and asked for pardon for the role played by their...
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Google Earth using toggle layers to draw attention to certain political causes is not new. However, new crystal clear, high resolution imagery show destroyed Darfur villages and refugee camps in haunting clarity.
In some villages, the resolution is high enough to show the burnt ruins of individual houses. Just zoom in on the flame icons, especially in the western part of the Sudan.
President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan has denied that widespread atrocities have occurred in Darfur, but the United Nations estimates that more than 200,000 people have been killed and 2.5 million displaced in four years.
Since February 2003, the government-sponsored Janjaweed have used rape, displacement, organized starvation, threats against aid workers, and mass murder to kill more than 400,000 and displace 2.5 million people. Violence, disease, and displacement continue to kill thousands of innocent Darfurians every month.