Darfur

Saturday, April 6, is the anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, which claimed 800,000 lives in 100 days. In the wake of Rwanda, the world vowed 'never again.' The atrocities occurring for the past five years in Darfur question the world's commitment to tha

Friday, April 4th, 2008

Darfur citizens

This Sunday will mark the 14th anniversary of the start of the Rwandan genocide, an event of systematic murder that saw an estimated 800,000 people die over a mere 100 days.

On March 14, Lieutenant-General Romeo Dallaire came to Western to talk not only about the horrors he witnessed during his time in Rwanda as head of the United Nations’ Peacekeeping Force, but about the worst humanitarian conflict of the 21st Century â€" Darfur. (read more)

Background

Friday, April 4th, 2008

Map of Darfur

After five years, 200,000 deaths and the displacement of more than two million people, the atrocities in Darfur, Sudan seem to be without an end.

Tensions first arose in Darfur during the 1980s over land and water scarcity. (read more)

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