War In Darfur

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Darfur, the western part of Sudan state located in Africa. Darfur is not a nation, but the section was homed by 6 million people. The area is split into the three parts, the North, West and South Darfur; the three areas are about the same size of France. The war in Darfur started in February of 2003. The genocide began after the people have accused the Sudan government for negligence. There are so many causes for war within the Sudan region; with no results that could satisfy both the people and the government the war has gone more than a decade long. The war in Darfur has claimed many casualties varying from young children to elderlies. The war is still an ongoing this very moment taking so many precious lives. Why the drift between…show more content…
Janjaweed are rebels that have raided, killed, raped people in the Darfur area. Not only are they rebelling against the Sudan government, but they are stealing from the villages that are being raid. Understanding the history of Sudan, reasons for the why the tension between the Arabs and the Africans in the Darfur and the Janjaweed tactics it can better help knowing some of the reason for the war.
Let’s begin with a background of Sudan’s history. The country of Sudan is located in northeast of Africa and measured approximately one-fifth the size of the United States of America. The Capital of Sudan is Khartoum and has 7 neighboring countries; those nations would be Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Libya, and South Sudan. The current President is Omar al-Bashir, who was assumed into office on June 30, 1989 and has been President for about 27 years. Sudan has two official languages which are Arabic and English and three other languages (Nubian, Ta Bedawie and Fur) that are also addressed throughout the land. As for the nationality in this country is Sudanese and the cultural groups being Sudanese Arab, Fur, Beja, Nuba and Fallata. The
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The Janjaweed are a group of rebel who goes to different villages and town filled with farmers to terrorize and steal from. The meaning of Janjaweed in Arabic is “a man with a gun on a horse.” The rebellious group are Arabic tribes that would attack farmers that are African or have a darker skin complexion. The raids would get more and more violent as time passed. The two non-Arab groups, Sudan Liberation Army and the Justice and Equality Movement had begun fight the Sudan government over mistreatment as well as for resources. Due to the uprising, the Janjaweed continued to make their ways through different towns and villages to help make their regime stronger. According to Brenden Koener (2005), the Janjaweed would “inhabited by members of the African tribes from which the rebel armies draw their strength—the Zaghawa, Masalit, and Fur tribes.” The Sudan government support the Janjaweed group in killing black Africans that are predominantly largest in the Darfur region. The group have killed more than 30,000 people in the first year of the war. The government helping a group like the Janjaweed to terrorize the people is disgusting and has gotten many attentions around the world. The United Nations heard of the action that is being done to the people and stated that the action is inhuman. The United State called the actions of the Janjaweed as a genocide. After the comment of United States Secretary of State Colin Powell, the President of Sudan denied all claims of
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