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1 By Clare Brennan DARFUR GENOCIDE

2 Map of Sudan and the Darfur region

3 VOCABULARY Janjaweed: a government funded armed tribal militia group within Sudan SLA: (Sudan Liberation Army) Sudanese rebel group, defied the Sudanese government JEM: (Justice and Equality Movement) Sudanese rebel group, defied the Sudanese government Omar al-Bashir: the president of Sudan who possesses almost all effective political power Janjaweed militia entering a village on Camels

4 “US” = SLA + JEM + People of Darfur (Black Sudanese) “THEM” = Janjaweed + Sudanese government (Arab Sudanese) Genocide is racially based

5 8 STAGES Origins of Conflict  Civil war  Tension btwn Darfurians + Arabs over land rights  Janjaweed = old rivals of SLA and JEM  Govt. neglect lead to poverty and starvation Neglected children living in Darfur

6 8 STAGES 1956: Independence from Britain Civil War: North vs. South – ends in – Civil War starts again 1990’s – govt ignores Darfur violence Feb – rebel groups attack 2005 – Comprehensive Peace Agreement Timeline

7 8 STAGES State Sovereignty  Authoritarian govt, all power given to President Omar al-Bashir  Sept – UN proposes resolution putting sanctions against Sudan’s leaders  Haven’t done so, afraid to challenge state sovereignty Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir

8 8 STAGES How genocide is carried out  Muslim Arab Sudanese killing Muslim Black Sudanese (Classification)  Carried out by Janjaweed  Sudanese leaders fund and supply Janjaweed (Organization, Preparation)  Enter villages, kill men, rape women, burn houses, destroy entire villages, separate families, shoot those trying to escape (Dehumanization, Extermination)  Escapees travel to Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps  Pollute water + cut off economic resources

9 Villages in Darfur being burned down and destroyed

10 8 STAGES Total DeathsDisplaced Civilians Deaths per Day Deaths per Month +400,000+2,000, ,000 Statistics  President Omar al-Bashir is claiming to have only lost around 10,000 lives (denial)

11 8 STAGES – REVIEW a) Classification – black Africans vs. Arab Africans b) Symbolization – no specific examples c) Dehumanization – harming people, separating families, raping women d) Organization – govt. funded Janjaweed, planned route of villages e) Polarization – no help or protection f) Preparation – govt. cut off Darfur g) Extermination – burning villages, killing people h) Denial – reject evidence of genocide Suffering children of Darfur

12 INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE Sep, 2004 – US Secretary of State declared this an act of genocide US and UN initiated + supported peace agreements, but many countries will not sign up/will not follow them once signed USA June 2005 – ICC investigated human rights violations in Darfur March, 2009 – ICC issued arrest warrants for al- Bashir, Ahmad Harun, + militia leader Ali Kushayb International Community

13 INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE Justice/Recovery  Genocide still going on  Justice began thru US and international response, but there is still so much more to be done  Some death rates have declined (as a part of recovery), but many people are still suffering/being harmed  Many injuries and health concerns still exist and will continue to affect Darfurians even once genocide is ended Corpses in Darfur

14 WORK CITED "11 Facts About Darfur." Do Something. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Mar BBC News. BBC, 14 Mar Web. 14 Mar "Council on Foreign Relations." Council on Foreign Relations. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Mar "Darfur ConflictPeace Elusive in War-torn Region." Darfur Conflict. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Mar "Darfur Genocide | World Without Genocide." Darfur Genocide | World Without Genocide. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Mar "The Basic Facts about Darfur." The Basic Facts about Darfur. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Mar "The Free Automatic Bibliography and Citation Maker." EasyBib. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Mar "United Human Rights Council." United Human Rights Council. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Mar "United to End Genocide." United to End Genocide. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Mar


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